Grafton Tips June 28
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GRAFTON TIPS – June 28
RACE PREVIEWS 🧐
Race 3 – 2:00PM WESTLAWN WEALTH MANAGEMENT GRAFTON GUINEAS PRELUDE 3YO BENCHMARK 66 HANDICAP (1420 METRES)
A field of promising three-year-olds line up here and among them is Matt Dunn’s filly DREAMTIME MAGIC (No.3) who looks a big chance of qualifying for the Guineas, to be run on Ramornie Hcp day on Wednesday 8 July. The Dream Ahead filly has shown plenty of promise herself, boasting eight top-three finishes from her ten career starts. None were more impressive than her last start win at Ballina. On a wet track, she had 60kgs to carry but still finished too strongly for her BM58 opponents over 1300m. Today she is drawn out in gate nine but has Matty McGuren sticking with her after that last start win. If he can have her mid-field with cover on settling, she should get the last crack at them in the run home. She will also enjoy the 4kg drop in weight. It’s all on the line here and I believe she can get away with this one.
Race 7 – 4:20PM WESTLAWN FINANCE GRAFTON CUP PRELUDE (2230 METRES)
The Grafton Cup is run next Sunday (5 July) and the winner of this event will be well fancied to take home the Cup. The Matt Dunn-trained PENSHURST (No.2) has enjoyed an ideal preparation for next week’s big event and would have to do a lot wrong here to lose flavour with his supporters. He has had heavy tracks to deal with at his past couple of runs and managed the challenge very well. After finishing third at Coffs Harbour in a BM74 over 2005m, he improved enough last start to beat all his rivals home here in Heavy 9 conditions. In Open company, he was allocated 60.5kgs but still finished more than a length in front of them over the 2130m trip. He was third-up off a nine-week let-up and will strip even fitter here. Matty McGuren remains aboard and from the wide gate (10), he will look to ease back early and take a sit. He is a two-time winner over 2400m so the journey won’t be an issue today. The Fastnet Rock gelding looks the one to beat here.
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