Grafton Preview April 18 – Tuesday Best Bets & Tips
Grafton Tips 18/04/2023
Our form expert provides Grafton tips for today’s horse racing at Grafton Racecourse and gives his best bets.
BEST BET 🏆
Race 6: No.1 CHARMED DESTINY ($2.60 with BlueBet)
The Port Macquarie-based CHARMED DESTINY has missed a podium finish just twice in his ten career starts and looks poised to add another one to his resume today. Last start, the English-bred gelding made his first visit to the Grafton track where he finally broke through for his Maiden win over the 1710m journey with Kirk Matheson on board. Sitting just off the pace, he took over inside the final 100m and went on to record a solid win. He ran the fastest final 800m to 200m sectionals that day and covered the trip, 5 lengths slower than benchmark, still the best in this line-up. Matheson has the job in the saddle again today and in this company, he looks set for another win.
NEXT BEST 🥈
Race 5: No.3 BROKEN HILL ($2.80 with Ladbrokes)
The Cody Morgan-trained Broken Hill sees the Grafton track for the first time today and fresh off a seven-week let-up, looks a solid chance for the hat-trick here. Last start, the Lonhro gelding came off a nine-week break when he took out a Class 2 over 1200m at Tamworth. That made it two from two since transferring from the Team Hawkes stable. He has trialled since then and won that on a soft track at Tamworth as well. Andrew Mallyon has the reins for the first time today who boasts a 21% success rate for the Morgan stable. Ideally drawn in gate three, he maps to settle in the first half-dozen and with a solid fresh record on his resume, he will take beating here.
BEST VALUE 💰
Race 2: No.4 KING’S GOLD ($5.60 with BoomBet)
The Glen Innes galloper KING’S GOLD is in great touch this time in and looks a genuine player in this contest today. Last start, the Sooboog gelding made the podium for the third-straight time when he collected third prize in a BM58 Hcp over 1012m at Coffs Harbour. Finishing a length from the winner that day, he ran his last 600m, 1.8 lengths quicker than benchmark, the best last start effort here. He also posted the fastest final 400m sectional for the race. His last visit here saw him break through for his Maiden win with Luke Rolls aboard. Drawn nicely in gate three, Rolls is with him for the sixth time today and with a trouble-free run here, he gets our vote for victory.