|Manning Valley Race Club – Racecourse Dr, Taree NSW 2430
|Monday, November 27, 2023
The new week of racing gets underway at Taree on Monday afternoon, as the Manning Valley Race Club gets set to host a quickfire seven-race program. The forecast suggests some scattered showers are likely to hit the course proper, and with the surface currently listed as a Good 4 at the time of writing, we’re expecting a downgrade into the Soft range prior to the first race at 1:50pm AEDT.
Best Bet at Taree: Overextend
Overextend will return from a 162-day spell on Monday afternoon and looks primed for a peak performance based on his barrier trial. The son of Outreach was niggled along to hold a position behind a talented type in the form of Jacenza and chased home under his own steam. That should hold him in good stead for this event, and with a strong first-up profile, watch for Overextend to close off best.
Race 3 –
5yo Gelding | T: Rodney Northam | J: Chelsea Hillier (a1.5) (58kg)
Next Best at Taree: Newsbeat
Newsbeat is winless heading into start five for the Matthew Smith barn, however, he does bring some quality maiden form to this contest. His 2.6-length defeat at the hands of Flying Rani at Gosford on November 14 reads quite well, with the form stacking nicely in metropolitan company. Ashley Morgan should get a lovely run from barrier three, and with Newsbeat rock-hard fit for this event, he should prove hard to beat.
Race 5 –
4yo Gelding | T: Matthew Smith | J: Ashley Morgan (57.5kg)
Best Value at Taree: Thedaythemusicdied
Thedaythemusicdied will appreciate a step up in trip to the 1300m on Monday, as the Karen Owen-trained four-year-old heads to Taree third-up. She found the 1000m too sharp at Kempsey on November 10, but did close nicely to suggest an extra 300m would be ideal for the daughter of Domesday. She’ll hold a position from barrier seven under Madeline Owen, and with only luck in transit, Thedaythemusicdied should be finishing off well at a good each-way price with online bookmakers.
Race 4 –
4yo Mare | T: Karen Owen | J: Madeline Owen (58kg)
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Monday, November 27, 2023