Daily Racing Tips – Monday, March 1

Sapphire Coast: Race 2 (1:20pm AEDT)
No. 4 Nicci’s Song

Nicci’s Song is airborne right now as she shoots for her hat-trick second-up.

The Nicconi filly won her maiden well over this track and distance back in October and resumed in exceptional order three weeks ago to put two lengths on the rest of the field at Wagga.

She comes in with fitness and a class edge on her side now and will no doubt prove tough to beat.

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Sapphire Coast: Race 4 (3:10pm AEDT)
No. 1 Sebago

Sebago was the beaten favourite last time out in much tougher company over further at Moruya, but he did show plenty of toe making up ground from the rear to run on for third.

He won well over the 1200m at Port Macquarie last year, so the step back in trip does look ideal for him now at this stage of his prep.

The five-year-old has been freshened for this run and should enjoy a lovely sit just off the speed.

Sapphire Coast: Race 5 (3:50pm AEDT)
No. 7 Gunzar

Gunzar resumes from a spell looking to atone for a disappointing performance at Gundagai last August.

The five-year-old has since changed hands to the Joseph Ible stable and looks capable of running a race here based on two trials leading in.

He gets the cross-over nose band on for the first time and should enjoy a lovely run off the speed from the inside draw.

A win on the board fresh also reads well.

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Sapphire Coast Race 6 (4:30pm AEDT)
No. 7 Old Man’s Angel

The Merimbula Cup looks a winnable race for Old Man’s Angel stepping out third-up from a spell.

The old boy made up good ground for fourth last time out from a wide position and there is no doubt he’ll appreciate the rise to the mile where he’s won three times previously.

He gets in nice and light at the weights and has plenty of fitness on his side to suggest he can run well.