Silesian has only made one appearance at the races so far, but he looks a decent type and can break his maiden at the ‘Bool this afternoon. The three-year-old son of Toronado was settled at the tail of the field on debut at Benalla and mustered an eye-catching turn of foot to fill the minors. He’ll enjoy good improvement for that experience and will be hard to beat today with Harry Coffey aboard.
Allied Invasion has been a strong performer without winning this time and probably won’t be offered a better opportunity than he gets at Grafton this afternoon. The Time For War gelding has missed a place only once in his four most recent starts and weathered a torrid run at Murwillumbah last time out before just being headed late. This looks his contest.
Malawi Gold has continued to improve with each start since resuming and is primed to win the sixth at Grafton this afternoon. The Matt Dunn-trained gelding tuned up with a fair first-up effort at Lismore and has since run second in BM58 company at Coffs Harbour, then in Class 1 company at Doomben last time out. This looks the perfect race for him.
The early scratching of the talented Hellenism has left this afternoon’s Country Championships Qualifier at Grafton a wide-open affair, and four-year-old Plonka now looms as a live chance of winning at a price. The Epaulette gelding won a Highway race at Rosehill in November last year and has stripped fitter for two starts this time, both competitive efforts here at Grafton. The $7 on offer at publish could prove overs.