Expert tips: Taree - 26/03/24

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RACE 1 - MAD HARRY (2) is a four-start maiden who will relish the drop in weight today. Disappointed as favourite when a plodding sixth over 1300m at Dubbo on March 8. Sharp improvement anticipated. LA CACHE A VIN (6) 13-start maiden who looks better suited out to the 1300m. Rattled late when a solid sixth over 1175m at Grafton on March 7. Must be included. MR VILLA (1) finished in the minor placings at his two runs back. Handles the conditions and maps to get the right run. Expected to figure prominently. MOSGIEL DAISY (3) sat on the speed and second career run to hold on well and finish third at Coffs Harbour over 1200m on March 11. Claim helps and stays in the mix.

RACE 2 - SANTATIME (4) improving with racing and brings the strongest figures after running on late when third over 1400m at Grafton on March 7. Claim suits and expected to be strong late. ALL TOO ROSEY (8) is a 19-start maiden who will appreciate the class drop today. Never comfortable on the tight Wyong track when eighth over this trip on March 14. Go on strong effort two-back at Rosehill when assessing her chances. SEASONS OF MIST (6) resumes for second prep after showing ability last time in on the provincial circuit. Since fitted with two 1000m trials and expected to be forward enough for this. SEACORE (5) back in trip when went out hard before tiring to finish eighth over 1500m at Kembla Grange on March 15. Can turn it around with a sit.

RACE 3 - SLEEPING LION (4) will be hard fit now and has no excuses today fifth-up with the claim. Sat on the speed when collared late to finish a narrow third over 1000m at Muswellbrook on March 15. This is easier and expected to go close. SIZZLING BOY (1) had genuine excuses last start from the wide draw when a plugging eighth over 1100m at Hawkesbury. Gets the right run and has a fitness edge over most of these. TELLEMALIE (8) returned for second prep with a tiring fifth over 1000m at Gosford on February 24. This is much easier and has the potential to pick these up. MERCHANT SPEED (2) two runs back have been encouraging and drops in trip after tiring late when fifth over 1400m at Nowra on February 11. Kept fresh and should handle the conditions.

RACE 4 - PENNART (2) promising gelding who relished the heavy (10) going when a dominant 3.6 len maiden winner over 1400m at Tuncurry on February 24. Has a ton of upside and finds a fairly weak C1 today. Go close. KING CORNELIUS (11) third-up today and a win looks imminent after finishing a close-up fifth over 1400m at Grafton on March 7. Has solid each-way prospects. ATACAMA (5) only the one win from 17 starts and back in his right grade today. Went out hard and stuck on well to finish a close sixth over 1600m at Gosford on February 1. Kept fresh and claim helps. GRAND HORIZON (8) caught the eye late when a sound seventh over 1200m at on March 16. This easier and extra trip suits.

RACE 5 - SO YOU SUGGEST (10) lightly raced filly who broke through for her maiden victory at start two with a slick performance over 1100m at Dubbo on March 8. In a leading yard and will have little trouble winning again from the gate. COOL DUKE (7) relished the heavy (10) conditions on debut when a commanding win over 1005m at Tuncurry three-and-a-half weeks ago. Has upside and gets in light again with the 4kg claim. EAGLEDGE (3) will be at his peak for this fourth-up and expecting more after failing to deliver this time in. This looks a little easier and has each-way prospects if he can find his best. ANTISOCIAL (4) promising filly who won well on debut last time in and two runs back have been sound. Ranged up late when a narrow neck second over 1000m at Dubbo on March 8. Senior rider on today and desperate for this trip.

RACE 6 - Group 3 placegetter IMATRUESTAR (1) is a consistent gelding who surprised at ($101) when ran on late to finish third over 1400m in the G3 Newcastle Stakes behind Rustic Steel on March 8. Massive class drop today and has a good record on his home track. The one to beat with the claim. BETTER EXPLAIN (8) total mystery last start when drifted back and failed to give a yelp when 12th over 1400m at Rosehill in BM72 grade on February 28. Run prior over this trip at Newcastle rated well after finishing a narrow third. Stable have tinkered with the gear and improvement anticipated. KAPSALI (2) relished the heavy (8) going when returned for a dominant 4 len win victory over 1500m at Coffs Harbour last time out. Goes just as well second-up and looks set for a good prep. HUNTER BRED (6) consistent gelding who deserves his chance here after resuming with an encouraging second over 1400m at Newcastle in easier company on March 8. Drop in weight suits and the concussion plates (front) come off.

RACE 7 - OCTOBER REVOLUTION (1) returns from a 31 day let-up with the claim. Has a good record this track and trip and back in class after running second over 1000m at Tuncurry in BM74 company on February 24. Won well here three back and will take plenty of stopping. SUPER FREDS (4) fitter after two even runs back and has won at this track. Anchored with the 60.5kg when ninth over 1000m at Scone on February 27. Senior rider on and look for him late. OBLIVION (3) returned to form in easier grade when swooped late to score over 1000m at Kempsey on March 16. Backs-up quickly and not to be underestimated. JUST ONE LOOK (8) started favourite in the heavy (10) going when a solid on-pace victory over 1205m at Tuncurry on March 2. Can take a hand in the finish.

RACE 8 - SOJU SESSION (1) slogged through the heavy (8) going when she returned from a let-up with a gritty long-neck victory over 800m at Coffs Harbour on March 11. Gets similar conditions today and meets a similar field. SNOWDROP (5) consistent mare due for a change of luck third-up. Chased hard with the 61.5kg when a closing second over 1005m at Tuncurry in easier company on March 2. Look for her swooping late. PENNY FOR (9) well-bred Zoustar filly from the Lees stable who strips fitter after resuming with a plugging fourth over this trip at Tuncurry on February 24. Well drawn again and lone win came second-up last time in. Has solid claims. ROBARGE (10) near her top now third-up and indicated she was ready to win after sticking on well to secure third over 800m at Coffs Harbour on March 11. Has genuine place prospects.