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Grafton Tips for Tuesday, October 24

Our form expert provides Grafton tips for today’s horse racing at Grafton Racecourse and gives his best bets.



Race 2:  No.3  SIR RAVANELLI  ($2.70 with Picklebet)

The Terry Evans-trained SIR RAVANELLI is second-up today and ticks all the boxes that suggest a forward showing here is very much expected. Last start, the Iffraaj gelding was fresh off a lengthy six-month break when he finished mid-field in a strong BM72 Hcp over 1100m at Warwick Farm. With 60kgs to carry and jumping from gate 12 (of 13), he was always going to struggle but did well to finish mid-field in the end. Back to country class company today, Darryl McLellan returns for the ride after steering him to victory twice previously. The six-year-old gets the gun-run from gate one here and maps to be box-seating on settling. He won his Maiden here in his only appearance at this track. Unbeaten in two second-up appearances to date, he will take beating today.



Race 6:  No.6  RAZZLE DAZZLE  ($7.50 with bet365)

Armidale galloper, RAZZLE DAZZLE sees the Grafton track for the first time today and after three starts this preparation, she should be ready to produce her best in this contest. Last start, the Bull Point mare showed plenty of improvement off her first two starts back when she beat all but one home in a Class 2 Hcp over 1400m on her home track. With Ash Morgan aboard, she settled mid-field and ran home strongly, just finding one a little better on the day. She meets similar company today and has Morgan as the pilot again. Drawn nicely in gate five and at her peak today, she looks very much in the mix here.



Race 7:  No.8  ADELAIDE FEVER  ($6.75 with Bet Right)

Matt Dunn saddles-up several runners in this contest as we run with ADELAIDE FEVER looking the most likely to take home the chocolates today. Last start, the Choisir mare made it a hat-trick of minor placings when she collected third prize in a BM66 Hcp over 1300m at Ballina. From gate one, Ash Morgan drove her to the lead but she was unable to hold off the challenges over the final 100m of the race. With plenty of early speed here, she may have her hands full leading again, so race tactics here will play a big part in the outcome. Morgan rode the mare to her maiden win last preparation and sticks with the five-year-old again today. Ideally drawn in gate three, she looks (currently) great value with the bagmen and is capable of giving this a real shake.