Daily Racing Tips – Mackay Newmarket Day Edition

Mackay: Race 3 (1:47pm)
No. 2 Live The Moment

Live The Moment only just missed in a similar contest at Townsville last time and will take plenty of beating in the third on Mackay Newmarket Day.

The Pierro gelding was a strong and consistent performer last time in, and kept all of his best work for late when finishing a head second behind the talented Fortification.

His second-up record is good, he is drawn to receive a lovely run and will get some relief in the weights under Angela Jones.

Mackay: Race 5 (3:04pm)
No. 1 Moreno

Moreno has returned plenty of pleasing efforts this time and looms as a key winning chance in Race 5 today, at a nice price ($7 at publish).

He recorded consecutive wins at Bowen and Moranbah last month, and while he finished down the order in the Tatt’s Sprint at Rockhampton two back, he filled the minors behind the classy Star Of O’reilly here last time.

He is at peak fitness, is another runner who gets some relief in the weights and will give them something to chase.

Mackay: Race 6 (3:42pm)
No. 6 Dawson Delight

Dawson Delight will take winning form into the sixth at Mackay today and looks well placed to make it two in a row.

The Real Saga mare has continued to improve with each start back this time, culminating in her bullish win over this route last time out.

She will need some luck after drawing wide, but certainly has the class to do it again.

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Mackay: Race 8 (5pm)
No. 9 Star Of O'reilly

Star Of O’reilly has been nothing short of outstanding since arriving in North Queensland and the Mackay Newmarket looks the perfect feature race for him.

The O’reilly gelding has won four of five when saddled by the Bannons, finishing second on the other occasion, and he is yet to taste anything but success here at Mackay.

The looks a touch of overs at around the $8 mark.