Marmaris will carry plenty of improvement into his second-up assignment at Grafton today and looks well placed to return to winning form. The Lonhro gelding has returned several pleasing efforts throughout his racing career and resumed this time for a credible fifth placing behind the likes of Notation at Canterbury in May. This will be his first run since joining Matt Dunn’s stable and he’s been kept up to the mark with a smart trial in the lead up to this race.
Malawi Gold has been racing well this time and is over the odds to win the fourth at Grafton this afternoon. The Matt Dunn-trained gelding has finished outside of the places only once in four starts this time and was an impressive winner at Doomben two back, before another credible effort resulted in a fourth placing at Eagle Farm last time out. He is rock-hard fit, drawn a peach in barrier 4 and is primed for a return to the winner’s stall. ($8 at publish).
Charmed Princess is seeking a hat-trick of wins when she steps out in this afternoon’s Grafton Guineas and this looks the perfect target for her. The Casino Prince filly has continued to improve with racing this time, but he two most-recent efforts to comfortably score at Canberra and here at Grafton suggested that she has found peak condition and even stepping up in class, she’s going to take plenty of beating here.
Care To Think hasn’t been seen at the races since December, but he is a horse of outstanding ability and is up to winning the Ramornie first-up this afternoon. The So You Think gelding has been a standout for Matt Dunn throughout his racing career and is a winner at the Magic Millions, unlucky not to have won a black type race in Sydney and has stepped out in Group 1 company several times. Jim Byrne should be able to find a nice position in transit from barrier 6 this afternoon and I’m confident that the horse’s class will prevail.