Daily Racing Tips – Thursday, July 9

Grafton: Race 4 (2:05pm)
No. 8 Ashra Jahre

Ashra Jahre looks to be a horse of ability and this race looks a terrific one for her.

The Headwater filly returned a couple of competitive efforts in city company last time in and resume dthis time to break her maiden with relative ease at Nowra.

Mark Newnham’s horses are flying and Ashra Jahre can return the stable another winner.

Grafton: Race 6 (3:20pm)
No. 2 Two Big Fari

Two Big Fari hasn’t been seen at the races since April, but he was simply outstanding last time in and can make a winning return at Grafton this afternoon.

The Walking Or Dancing gelding finishing second over 1200m at Newcastle when last first-up, progressing to three-consecutive wins, including the Muswellbrook Country Championships Qualifier, before ending his prep fifth in the Country Championships Final.

He’s had the benefit of a strong trial in the lead-up to this and will take beating.

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Grafton: Race 7 (3:55pm)
No. 6 La Pulga

La Pulga has been a strong and consistent performer this time, and I think that he is up to winning the Grafton Cup.

The Dream Ahead gelding recorded consecutive wins on the Gold Coast and at Doomben three and four starts back, finishing two and a half lengths sixth in the Group 3 Eagle Farm Mile and second in the Group 3 Premiers Cup last time out.

He is rock-hard fit for this assignment and at around the $7 mark, has genuine each-way claims.

Grafton: Race 8 (4:35pm)
No. 1 Plague Stone

Plague Stone will resume in the last at Grafton today and will take a power of beating.

The Lonhro gelding didn’t come up in the spring and was sent to the paddock after finishing down the order in a couple of Melbourne metro races, but his winter preparation prior to that was excellent and he won a Listed race, most notably.

Anything close to his best form would be far too good for these rivals.