Horse Racing Tips: Best Bets for Grafton and Orange with Shayne O’Cass

Astute trainer John Shelton has a talented mare in excellent condition to maintain his perfect Grafton record. BEST BET, INTERNAL MAIL

Shayne O’Cass, form analyst for the Daily Telegraph, makes his best bets and runs the Quaddie games in Grafton and Bathurst.

The Form: Complete the NSW Racing Thoroughbred Form, including video reruns and everything you need to know about each horse, jockey and trainer. Find a winner here!



Race 6, n ° 5: TARA JASMINE

Unbeaten in all four rounds here on her home track with a combined margin of around 10 lengths. Easy to like.



The girl’s first easy winner then surpassed her starting price of $ 41 when he finished fourth in a deep Class 1 at Port Macquarie behind Street Power, nothing less.


Race 5, n ° 1: WINE O’CLOCK

I’ve been in great shape since Mark Stewart caught it. Won two of three rounds here at Grafton.


Race 4: 4,7,11,13

Race 5: 1,2,6

Race 6: 5

Race 7: 3


Ben Looker rode just over 105 winners for John Shelton; Tara Jasmine could very well be 106 years old on Tuesday.



Race 2, n ° 10: SHAZA

Oaks winner NZ winner Bramble Rose’s Written Tycoon well-behaved granddaughter who was spelled out after finishing last on her In The Congo debut. Great try.


Course 3, n ° 4: COAL CRUSHER

Finalist in all four career races – each of them at the provincial championships. Not hard to find.


Race 6, n ° 3: SIR SAVALUCA

Superb black son of Savabeel who will find it much easier than the Hoover Lucy midweek than he raced 15 days ago.



Pick The Score wins in the “Names Stakes” by So You Think from Footy Fan who wore those same pink / black colors in his five wins. It was quite practical actually. As for Pick The Score, she was pretty close when her Kembla arrived and Newcastle are leading this preparation to get a tick. Smuggler’s Bay let their rivals down to win their first two, then had the misfortune of colliding with Tags in Bathurst. Pulled to win. Dreamline is in the mix.

Bet: Choose the score to win, quinella 1,2


Ollivander came very close to a well-deserved victory at Narromine on Saturday. Too consistent to be left out, especially in a small area like this. Kimmylee ran well above her $ 26 SP when she finished three lengths behind Ang Pow above par in Bathurst. Bucko sticks. Larmour will be better later and on more ground but 1400m – still fresh – is a plus. A bigger advantage is that the mare trained by Nick Olive has raced here twice for a win and a third.

Bet: Ollivander will win but if scratched Kimmylee will win


Joe Pride has three at Orange and is a great chance to win a hat-trick – and will apparently be on track to savor the moment. Sir Savaluca is the third on the Pride trip to take the tour; this one is probably the most beautiful of the three being jet black. Low in class and here culminates third. Speaking of low in class, Mistaken Identity made its first start in Enthaar’s Gimcrack and its second in Profiteer’s $ 2 million Inglis Millennium. Elegant Carriage worked well.

Bet: Sir Savaluca to win, exacta 3 to beat 4, box trifecta 3,4,5,8


Missile Magic is a mare trained by Nick Olive in the colors of the Triple Crown. It is almost impossible to believe that this mare has won only once in 20 starts. Having said that, she doesn’t have a totally successful role model every time she goes out. As for Tuesday, she is well weighted, well drawn, in great shape, etc. Damreel has been in great shape this preparation. She could easily get favors here from the alley with Kayla Nisbet in the saddle. Miss Magnum had one last good quality Class 1 start at Bathurst – better than this one.

Bet: Magic missile in each direction, trifecta box 3,4,5,8



Blessed Hope was missing a jockey, so he’s not a certain starter. Save time by saying the debut was somewhat encouraging with the extra travel added here. Miles Ahead is such a well-behaved horse. His father won the French Derby, his dam father won the Derby and the Arc. As for what matters most, Miles Ahead had a terrific run at Ballina in his first race in NSW for new trainer Dwayne Schmidt despite drifting like a hurricane. Persian Beauty is the value runner here. Has come back in good condition by looks.

Bet: Blessed hope to win


Wine O’Clock started his life with Patrick Payne in Victoria for whom he raced four times. The New Zealand-bred gelding has been with Mark Stewart at Inverell for six starts, winning twice and a second neck to another. The most relevant point to make about the horse is that his two wins are here at Grafton. Rose Bouquet is a precious mare. Why? His third dam is the great Rose of Kingston, whose secretarial son Kingston Rule won the Cup. Senshi Spirit comes here as the dominant leader from the last start and the winner drawn in the first box.

Bet: Wine O’Clock to win, box trifecta 1,2,5,6


Tara Jasmine is undefeated on her four points here at home. Ben Looker is undefeated on the mare in two of them and those are the easiest wins you can see. To her undying credit, Tara Jasmine has carried 61kg and won every time; the latter after being the last out. That’s the big acid test, but she’s a wonderful mare. Zac Attack has compelling numbers. The mare has won two of four charges, she has won two of five here, three of six on the trip and is one win / one in two on the track / distance. Fair Dinkum might just ambush them late.

Bet: Tara Jasmine to win, exacta 5 to beat 2


Markwell Dreamer is back in great shape for this campaign which began with the removal of his first monkey from his back in fairly categorical terms at Coffs Harbor on September 12. The next and last time we saw him run was 11 days ago at Port Mac where he voluntarily closed to finish fourth at Street Power which cleared the form on Everest Day at HQ. Hey Wayne finished fifth behind Markwell Dancer at Coffs, then (easily) won himself at Armidale’s next start. Prophétesse was a very easy young winner 16 days ago.

Bet: Markwell Dreamer to win

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