Melbourne Racing Tips – Saturday February 12, 2022
Saturday @ Caulfield:
Track: Good 4/3. Rail: True.
4:25pm R7 #3 MILEVA
5:05pm R8 #7 SINAWANN (Best)
Starts Race 6 at 3:45pm AEDT
1st leg: 2, 6, 8
2nd leg: 2,
3, 4, 8
3rd leg: 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 12
4th leg: 1
$14.40 gets you 20%
Race 7: RUBITON STAKES 1100M
MILEVA (3) has won 2 of her last 4 starts and finished a very credible 1.25L 4th in the G3 Standish Handicap 1200m behind HALVORSEN last start. She’s drawn to sit outside likely leader OXLEY ROAD and with race fitness on her side she should get the jump on her rivals. Good stats track and trip and with Brett Prebble taking the ride she’ll get every chance.
ARTORIUS (2) is a consistent fellow with a huge turn of foot. He hasn’t been first past the post for 50 weeks and may have bigger targets in store this prep but if he’s close enough when he lets down he’ll be hard to hold out. INGRATIATING (4) good stats track and trip and a 3rd 2 starts back in the G1 Manikato over 1200m reads well for a race like this. His lead up trial was only ordinary but he is 2 from 3 first up.
(3) MILEVA: 0.5 units win @ $7.50
Race 8: CF ORR STAKES 1400m
SINAWANN (7) has been targeted at this race since winning the G3 Kevin Heffernan 1400m at this track 2 starts back in fast time. He is drawn midfield here, has race fitness on his side, bodes group form in the UK and possesses a nice turn off foot. He looks the one to beat.
BEHEMOTH (3) has 3 G1 wins at this track and distance so has an affinity for racing here. His first up run was ok after being on the fresh side prior to the race. Fitter for the run and with Jamie Kah taking the reins improvement looks likely. He has a sticky draw and may end up 3 wide but if he can slot in he’ll get his chance. LIGHTSABER (12) looks the only leader and from a good draw, with a run under his belt should get every chance to pinch this if good enough. His last start 4th in the G2 Australia Stakes 1200m to MARABI and a 4th the start prior to ANAMOE in the G1 Caulfield Guineas 1600m suggest he has ability. He might just need one more run to be at his top.
(7) SINAWANN: 0.5 units win @ $4.40