Port Macquarie tips & form for Sunday, February 18

PORT Macquarie hosts racing this Sunday and punters have a great card of racing in the offing.

All the focus will be Country Championship Qualifier but there are seven other races that loom as great events.

Looking for a new bookmaker ahead of Port Macqaurie? Click on the banner below to take advantage of Neds’ sign up bonus.

Neds $500 sign-up offer

Race 1 – Maiden Handicap (1100m)

[rmOC_events_list event_ids=1181694_01]

Shoreditch went well on debut and is open to improvement. The three-year-old hit the line strongly on that occasion to finish second and looms as the best prospect in the opener.

Race 1 tip: Shoreditch to win ($2.35 at William Hill)

Race 2 – Maiden Handicap (1100m)

[rmOC_events_list event_ids=1181694_02]

Newsfan looks a class above this lot. In its two career runs the horse has finished second twice and finished no further than a length away from the winner on both occasions.

Race 2 tip: Newsfan to win ($1.80 at Neds)

Race 3 – Benchmark 60 (1500m)

[rmOC_events_list event_ids=1181694_03]

Forever Alone has recorded three-straight second placed finishes and looks overdue for a win. The horse has a win at both course and distance in the past and will be hard to hold out here.

Race 3 tip: Forever Alone to win ($2.70 at Sportsbet)

Race 4 – Maiden Plate (1500m)

[rmOC_events_list event_ids=1181694_04]

Arloarlo gets the perfect gate in which to break through for an elusive win. The horse is yet to win following nine attempts but has placed in two-straight races this preparation.

Race 4 tip: Arloarlo to win ($6 at Sportsbet)

Race 5 – Benchmark 70 (1800m)

[rmOC_events_list event_ids=1181694_05]

Rage Against will be looking to lead from the front and it gets a wonderful chance to do it. A win here would be a fourth-straight win and a fifth in six starts. Cannot knock the form.

Race 5 tip: Rage Against to win ($2.70 at Neds)

Race 6 – Class 2 Plate (1100m)

[rmOC_events_list event_ids=1181694_06]

Rocket Monkey is third-up, where it has previously won at in the past. The horse is flying this preparation, winning once and placing second by less than a length. Rocket Monkey is the clear elect to beat for us.

Race 6 tip: Rocket Monkey to win ($5.50 at William Hill)

Race 7 – Country Championship Qualifier (1200m)

[rmOC_events_list event_ids=1181694_07]

Awesome Pluck is an extremely talented galloper we think can win once again. From five races the horse has two wins and two placings, including a strong placing at Warwick Farm. We think Awesome Pluck should be winning this.

Race 7 tip: Awesome Pluck to win ($3.50 at Crownbet)

Race 8 – Benchmark 56 (1100m)

[rmOC_events_list event_ids=1181694_08]

Jemily looks the best bet in a wide-open affair. The horse won well at this track last-start on January 26 and despite jumping in weight it can do the business here.

Race 8 tip: Jemily to win ($6 at Ladbrokes)