Caulfield Racing Tips
Track: Good 4. Rail: Out 12m entire circuit.
Best Bet: Race 3 - TWINSPIER
Race 1: Maiden Plate 1100m
GENNADY (7) is a debutant from the Laing stable, he has won a trial at Stony Creek easily and looks set to go early in his career. Wach for any money as it doesn’t look the strongest maiden.
COLUMBUS CIRCLE (6) is the other debutant that is likely to be in the market, watch for any money for him also. MONARCH COURT (8) had no luck on debut at Werribee, he was held-up at a vital stage before getting going late. TANK ATTACK (10) is resuming, he has been to the races twice, although well beaten on both occasions, they were in harder races than this.
Race 2: 3YO Fillies BM64 Handicap 1440m
NUMOOR (6) has to step out of maiden grade for the first time, her win at Sandown at that level last time was as easy as it gets. She was well ridden in behind the leaders, eased wider under double wraps before accelerating hard and cruising through the line. She looks to be well above average.
BONITO (4) won on debut after running on hard from the back, she went to the Valley last time and ran on well again but did a few things wrong. She gets the winkers on for the first time and the good claim. FEARLESS GIRL (2) is a two-time winner, she has good tactical speed and should be fully fit here third-up. AASIRA (1) will go forward from the wide gate, has been up for a while but has been consistent barring her last start.
Race 3: 3YO BM64 Handicap 1600m
TWINSPIER (9) was poor on the heavy track on debut and was sent immediately to the paddock, he was well back when resuming after a 10-week break before charging home to score comfortably. He will find this a little harder but is drawn well and looks to have come back a different horse.
YULONG SEPTEMBER (3) won on debut then went to SA for a 70-grade race where he missed the start and charged home late into a placing. This looks a similar race, look for him late. ROYAL PERFORMANCE (5) was held-up at a vital stage before running on hard to win his maiden last time, draws well and should be on the speed for a long way.
RIDGEWOOD DRIVE (2) won his maiden last time when well ridden, just needs to get some cover early.
Race 4: BM64 Handicap 1600m
MR TIPLA (2) had two starts in NZ including a maiden win, he then came to Australia for a dominant win at this level and only carries a half kilo more here. A little worrying that he has the concussion plates on the front but he looks as though he has the ability and handles all conditions.
COLESBERG (3) showed good sustained speed in his win at the Valley last time making a long run. He was in Darwin previously, should be fully fit here third-up. GASWORX (5) has won two on the bounce, will roll forward from the inside draw and may try to lead all the way. EMPIRE LIBERTY (4) next best in an open race.
Race 5: BM70 Handicap 2420m
THE GATTING BALL (1) doesn’t win out of turn, he was good in harder grade at the Valley last time when well ridden. He is not star but looks well in this grade, will settle mid-field and keep grinding home.
PRINZ HLODOWIG (3) will also find this easier than at HQ last time out, he is still yet to win out of maiden grade but it is not far off. CHARLTON (4) has been up for a long time but regained some form last time, he will be up on the speed for a long way. DANDRE (5) doesn’t win out of turn bu is fairly consistent, he just needs to settle better than he has been in his races.
Race 6: BM64 Handicap 1200m
CHEVALIER D’EON (14) has been in the paddock for 17 weeks, she was last seen at Listed level across the border where she was outclassed. She won her maiden race out of that grade previously when running on hard, she still has to prove it wasn’t a fluke but can do so here.
NORTON (11) is drawn horribly, only lightly raced he will get back and run on hard. He won on debut in a race that has produced four subsequent winners, his effort at Caulfield last time was solid when running on hard. MYSTYKO (10) has been runner-up at his last two since resuming, he maps to be up on the speed again. GOOD THERAPY (9) is resuming, he has placed at 2 of 4 when resuming and drops in class from what he was racing when last in work.
Race 7: BM70 Handicap 1440m
NEVER AGAIN (4) has shown that he has versatility, when resuming he was up on the speed when well ridden to win then got back at the Valley last time and ran on hard to score. He may have been suited by the way the race was run last time but he looks to have come back well. The draw is a concern, a little cover early and he will be right in the finish.
FREE FLY TO (7) is resuming off a long break, he was last seen as a 3YO against his own age group at Flemington, he had a tough wide run and didn’t shirk the task late. No doubt the Hayes/Hayes/Dabernig yard will have improved him with his time off, watch the betting for any confidence. GROUNDBREAK (8) has been away from the track for 6 weeks, the blinkers go off and winkers on, he was given a very soft trial north of the border in preparation for this. VIA BALCIANO (10) also has the gear change with the blinkers off, he over-raced badly in a harder race last time and looks an improver.
Race 8: Fillies and Mares BM70 Handicap 2000m
LORICAIN (2) is a last start winner at the Bool, she over-raced a little before coming very wide and running over the top of them. She had no luck at Flemington previously and was a winner back at the Bool again before that. She maps well and no doubt Yendall will give her a peach of a ride.
TEODORA (3) would have been the on top selection had she drawn better, no a huge issue as she will get back anyway but would prefer that she gets cover early. Yendall off, Zahra on? What to make of that I am not sure, but you lose nothing with him legging up. MUSIC OF THE NIGHT (6) is a last start winner at the Valley in a similar race, she will be up on the speed for a long way. QUEEN LEONORA (7) next best, she didn’t have much luck last time when held-up at a vital stage. She maps well, just don’t want Williams to get too cute on her.