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Australian Racing: Telegraph in line to double up

There are just the two meetings set to take place on Monday, with Port Macquarie inaction on turf and Pakenham racing on their synthetic track.

Race 6 Port Macquarie

Telegraph @ 5.00

Race 7 Port Macquarie

Darci Diva @ 2.70

Race 2 Pakenham Synthetic

Briefsin Manhattan @ 3.80

Telegraph goes for Port Macquarie double

The sixth race on the Port Macquarie card is an interesting Benchmark 58 contest.

The race is set to take place over 1000m on a soft 5 track, with October Revolution expected to have his supporters.

The gelding won at this venue last month, putting a fair eighth over 1100m here when racing at this Benchmark 58 level on May 16th behind him when runner-up over 1008m here three days later.

That latest effort came in similar underfoot conditions to those that are forecast here and, while that came in a Class 2 event, he should prove competitive back in this grade.

However, a wide barrier isn't ideal here and, while the gelding's race style should negate the effects of that somewhat, he looks opposable with TELEGRAPH preferred from barrier three.

The 5.00 selection hadn't been beaten far in three starts so far this spell, before delivering a head victory in a 1000m Class 1 handicap over this course and distance on a good 4 track earlier this month.

The softer going forecast here should prove no issue given the pick broke his maiden on a soft 7 track at Coffs Harbour in June last year, while he has the trip to suit in this contest.

Group race-winning hoop Grant Buckley, on board for the pick's two most recent starts, is again in the saddle and the pair look capable of completing a double.

Darci Diva to add to win tally

In the penultimate race on the Port Macquarie card DARCI DIVA looks up to registering her fourth win in 21 career starts following some good runs in recent months.

The 2.70 selection has won twice already this spell, including when victorious by nearly two lengths in a Class 2 handicap over 1100m at this venue in March.

A foray into metropolitan racing followed with the selection failing to shine when jumping at $26 prior to finishing 14th of 16 in a 1200m handicap at Randwick last month.

The mare faded having raced behind the speed at Randwick, but showed that another win is unlikely to be far away when placing second over 1250m on a soft 7 track at Taree at the start of this month.

That Taree effort saw her chase home a front-running winner and she has a good alley in five ahead of this contest.

The trip and going are both in the selections favour here and she looks capable of delivering a second win at this venue.

Manhattan ready to break maiden

The second race on the synthetic track at Pakenham looks to be a competitive 1200m maiden event.

Connections of Jayzeal will be hoping the application of blinkers sharpens him up and he is expected to have his supporters following a sixth on the turf course here earlier this month.

The four-year-old was beaten just over two lengths that day, but is opposable from barrier eight in this contest.

BRIEFSIN MANHATTAN is the selection to deliver his first victory with jockey Jamie Mott booked to ride.

The pick's form tailed off following a promising debut in his first spell, however he showed he handles artificial tracks when three-and-a-half-lengths fifth over 1200m at Ballarat last August.

The son of Manhattan Rain resumed with a seven length second on a soft 6 track over 1200m at Bairnsdale four weeks ago and at 3.80 looks up to delivering his first victory.

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