Grafton races Tuesday tips and full overview

RACE 3 – 1:25 PM: WESTLAWN LIFE INSURANCE 2YO MAIDEN PLATE (1015m)

7. The Sister is a very interesting first starter who had a few trials at the Gold Coast in June. Draw the rails and if the market likes her, she could make a winning debut.
Hazards: 1. Durnstein hasn’t raced since making a strong debut here in January, when he sat on the pace and held on for third place. There was support there too. Tested quite well leading and is a logical threat. 6. Gently cool myself down makes her debut for the Matt Dunn yard and has tested in Sydney three times this year, twice this preparation. Not really exposed in them, so keep an eye on the bets for a pointer. 8. Miss Espionage tested in September and has not been seen publicly since. In good hands, so any support would be great.
How to play it: Victory for La Soeur and trifecta 7/1,6,8/1,6,8.
Odds and Evens: Odds.

RACE 4 – 2:05 PM: WESTLAWN FINANCE GRAFTON CUP QUALITY PRELUDE (2230m)

5. Daring competitor is in fine form chasing a hat-trick after easy wins here and at Coffs Harbor in June. Traveling again but flying, handling all conditions and looking hard to beat again.
Dangers: 3. Atonement has been downgraded in five starts since her last victory, but this is her best chance of a finish since then. Not beaten away on a heavy Canterbury last start and deserves respect. 9. Anazone found form behind with a pair of seconds at Coffs Harbor on wet tracks a mile away. Traveling but worth the detour in shape. 4. Olympic Class may mix form but fall to him last time out at Ipswich following an 1800m win a week earlier. One-sided claims.
How to play it: Daring competitor to win.
Odds and Evens: Odds.

RACE 5 – 2:40 PM: WESTLAWN BUSINESS SERVICES CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1215m)

2. The Wizard of Oz came back in excellent form and confirmed a place on a heavy track here with an easy first win at Port Macquarie. In class but seems able to continue and should work well.
Dangers: 4. Wonder when is yet to miss a spot in seven starts for a win and comes on the heels of a Test win here nearly a month ago. At the gate wide but sure to be competitive as usual. 8. Heart of Oro was a heavy-track winner here in April and finished the race well last time out at Coffs Harbor after being beaten by half a length. Hopes all the way. 6. Split throw has been refreshed since failing at the Gold Coast a month ago. Strong previous form and could rebound.
How to play it: Wizard Of Oz wins and trifecta 2/4,6,8/4,6,8.
Odds and Evens: Same.

RACE 6 – 3:15 PM: WESTLAWN INSURANCE BROKERS CLASS 1 HANDICAP (1215m)

3. Puerto Rico should not be judged on his second failure when he suffered from cardiac arrhythmia. Tried well since then and his first run was solid. Able to bounce back.
Hazards: 6. Sweet Home Alabama hit the line well on a soft track 6 at Port Macquarie last time out and has been around the mark lately. Draw the door one and the best shape is to this kind of trip, so have a case. 4. Certify played at Inverell two starts at the time in midfield when a wanderer bet Port Macquarie a few weeks ago. Worth another chance. 2. Koondeeman doesn’t seem to like a heavy track so conditions here should be fine, may improve on last start at Armidale.
How to play it: Victory for Puerto Rico.
Odds and Evens: Divide.

RACE 7 – 3:55 PM: WESTLAWN WEALTH ADVICE GUINEAS PRELUDE (1420m)

7. Kapsali was an impressive winner at this track and a trip in his first two races last time out before having an apology on just one other start in the build-up. Tested well leading up to this and hopefully at first it should be fine.
Dangers: 6. Fight Magnus has very good wet track form and was not dishonored on a freeway at Randwick last weekend. Looking for reverse gear while traveling and this is the logical danger. 5. Cabsav narrowly won on a heavy track at Coffs Harbor before an equal effort there last time out on a soft 7. Consistent type and characteristics generally on his home track so must include. 1. Royal Return fell short of two benchmark races in Sydney, but won the last three nationally, so that has to be respected. Big weight but certain luck.
How to play it: Kapsali victory.
Odds and Evens: Divide.

RACE 8 – 4:35 PM: JOHN CARLTON CUP (1190m)

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9. Parkville is a promising guy and even though he hasn’t won first place yet, he has never run a bad fresh race. Well earned on this course in January, I don’t mind it being wet and tested very heavily in the lead. Hard to beat.
Dangers: 7. The lioness won five out of 10 and still shoots first, so she’s a decent threat. Well try and hopefully the barrier should be at the finish. 8. Patinated Ruby had some disagreeing support and led all the way to Muswellbrook on a soft 7 before a refresh. Loves the wet and looks close here. 6. Hidden hail has a good record and is another one that does well on the fresh side. Well earned here in November on a similar trip and in better shape for a few tries. Must include. 1. Burning Crown is the class racer who resumes since October 2020. Looked dynamic in two test wins but has a wide doorway and maximum weight. Check bets.
How to play it: Victory for Parksville and trifecta 9/1,6,7,8/1,6,7,8.
Odds and Evens: Odds.

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