I Wanna Be A Jeep chases third win from nine starts at Grafton


Meanwhile, the recent successful raids by Gold Coast stables on the greater North Coast region is set to continue starting with four-year-old stallion Invincore second-up in a Class 1 Handicap over 1206m for the Edmonds team.

Then trainer Michael Costa saddles up the shortest-priced favourite anywhere in Australia, promising three-year-old filly Miss Gem who looks ready to break through at her fifth start coming back a long way in quality to a modest Maiden Plate over 1710m jumping from the inside barrier, and ideally suited under the set weights scale.

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Then a five-year-old gelding who is fast gaining a following more by name than fame can salute again in a Class Handicap over 1710m for the Maryanne Brosnan stable.

Prince Of Arran knows he will never reach the heights of his UK namesake, recent Melbourne Cup place-getter and Geelong Cup winner, but he’s on track to make it back-to-back wins stepping up in grade and distance from a smart Class win at Lismore.

While stablemate Eltizaam, also a five-year-old gelding with two career wins, has some claim on the race, the big danger is likely to be consistent four-year-old Murwillumbah stallion Royal Factor, who has already won two from four this prep since returning from nearly a year off.

And the question must be asked, has any seven-year-old mare ever won at her first start? Doubtful, but Coffs Harbour-based Miss Dent is out to set the record straight when she debuts in a wide open Maiden Hcp over 1106m.

A free-wheeling daughter of Drumbeats, Miss Dent finally announced her arrival at the races winning a home track trial narrowly on Melbourne Cup day. But at each-way odds, she’ll get a stern test against two rival Coffs gallopers in four-year-old gelding Surmise having just his third start, and five-year-old mare and ex-Victorian Pursue. Three-year-old Port Macquarie gelding Manly Hanover also makes his debut off a lone trial run.

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