Grafton Cup day preview 2013

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Day 2 of Grafton is Cup day. Here are a few to follow on what looks a tough day!

Race 1:

Was going to avoid selecting these two as I expect them to be pretty short, but the two QLD horses VIA CON DIAS who we talked to Toby Edmonds about in an article Monday about, and DEVIL’S MELODY are obvious selections. Betting will simply be seeing if they are backable odds in such a weak race.

On Top:  14- VIA CON DIAS  +  2- DEVILS MELODY

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Race 4:

I am very keen to have something on TEN TO ZERO if he runs here. Love the Mishani Warrior and Bymonashee form in a race like this. You should get around the e/w mark and he can push forward from the gate and be hard to catch.

ALDINI the obvious danger and has a touch of class.

On Top:  5- TEN TO ZERO

Hardest To Beat:  6- ALDINI

 

 

Race 6:

Really open race! Couldn’t talk you out of anything.

GALLINARI has been an unlucky horse this prep and made ground on a bias track a couple of runs ago. Gate makes it tough here but she should be well into double figures and that may tempt me to have a bet, and I wouldn’t leave her out of quaddies.

Roughie: 14- GALLINARI

 

 

THE GRAFTON CUP 2400m

Not getting too involved this year. Fav DESTINY’S KISS and ZENNISTA are the horses to beat and are in career best form. DESTINY’S KISS has simply been dominant in Sydney while ZENNISTA has been racing in far stronger races in Brisbane and comes off a big Sunshine coast cup win!

I think RUEBEN PERCIVAL is a bit forgotten and the 55.5kg is a weight he very rarely gets to carry. He will improve off recent form.

DEVISED in the best ‘roughie’ at $21. Yes he has been against easier opposition but he will be strong late and I think he is an underrated galloper.

GRAFTON CUP numbers:

10- DEVISED

4- DESTINY’S KISS

2- ZENNISTA

6- RUEBEN PERCIVAL

 

 

Race 8:

Only reason I am tipping is because I love this race. I will be having ‘field’ in the quaddie but I’M COOL gets his chance here. He has gate 1, Cahill rides and he can smoke his pipe 3rd the fence and peel out on straightening. They will go like cut cats here and hopefully Cahill produces a beuty to get him home.

On Top: 3- I’M COOL

 

 

Grafton Quaddie: (Will be fixed up and final after 9am)

3,4,6,11  —– 1,3,6,10,11,12,14 —— 2,4,6,10 —- 1,2,3,6,7