The Wolf’s best bet had no luck on debut at Grafton. Here are Thursday’s racing tips.


Buck Pharoah made a terrific debut at this track three weeks ago. The American Pharoah two year old was caught wide throughout then just hit the front a little too soon, which saw him grabbed in the final stride. He should only be improved for that outing and with even luck should get his first win on the board here.
Recommended Price: $2.35
Confidence Level: 4.5/5


Magic Ruler has shown good ability in his short career to date and looks primed to crack it for his first win with blinkers going on for the first time here. The Matthew Dunn trained gelding ran fourth at Randwick first up in a hot maiden and has placed second in town last campaign. Well drawn, this looks a winnable race.
Recommended Price: $2.40
Confidence Level: 4/5

Meteor Light looks a good play at nice odds here. The ex-Victorian took a couple of runs to find his best up in Queensland but he only went down narrowly in a close finish last time, despite doing a power of work early from the wide draw. The extra trip here holds no fears at all and he relishes the sting out.
Recommended Price: $9.00/3.00
Confidence Level: 3.5/5

Most horses by the British sire Redwood are slow to mature and Northern Woods is one such example. He showed very little when trained in Victoria by Henry Dwyer but two runs since joining the Chris Munce stable this campaign have been excellent, including a dominant last start win at Ipswich. This is harder but he looks to have plenty more wins in him.
Recommended Price: $5.00
Confidence Level: 3.5/5

Rebel Salute was a good thing beaten here last start when caught three wide without cover for the entire duration. More favourably drawn here, he looks well placed to make amends, particularly on the soft ground which he relishes.
Recommended Price: $2.20
Confidence Level: 3.5/5

Toyz On Fire should be ready to peak third up and finds a winnable race here. The McEvoy trained mare has shown good ability in her short career to date including a midfield finish behind Cherry Tortoni in last year’s Gibson Carmichael Stakes. Luke Currie will likely sit back off them but be charging through the line.
Recommended Price: $4.00
Confidence Level: 3.5/5


Grafton 2/1 Buck Pharoah & Doomben 8/3 Rebel Salute


Pakenham: 2,4,6,8,10/1,8/5,6,9/1,8,11