Caulfield Preview & Tips
R1 Drinkwise Plate Bm84
SPECIAL ALERT (2) Likely to get back in the run. Was 3.3L behind the winner at Moonee Valley last time but gets a favourable gate. Can be an asset to the multiples. ANNARBOR (6) Was fighting out the finish when winning last start at Mornington but up against stronger competition today. Tracking very well this preparation. Well placed and has solid claims. PIERROCITY (3) Got the upper hand late when winning two runs back at Sandown and should get going late. Has been a model of consistency since coming back from a spell. Should go well. CAMELLE (7) Kept finding the line when 2nd two runs back at this track and will find this grade easier. Expected to fight out the finish.
R2 Ladbrokes Odds Boost (Bm90)Distance: 1100m
ALGADON MISS (6) Scored a victory last start at Moonee Valley and will be aiming for a soft run from the draw. Jockey Brett Prebble and trainer Matt Laurie link well together. Ready to win. PETRELLE (5) First up specialist with 3 wins from 3 attempts. Fought on gamely when winning last start around here and suited at this distance historically. Deserves consideration. VICTORY KINGDOM (9) Having third run back from a spell. Finished 3rd two runs back around here but racing in stronger company here. Expect to go close. PLATINUM ANGEL (1) Resuming after a break. Good run when placing 3rd last time at Sunshine Coast and first start for a new trainer. Don’t dismiss.
R3 Le Pine Funerals Hcp Distance: 1700m
KIWIA (1) Second up. Track form stacks up. Keep safe. LAURE ME IN (13) Flew home into 2nd two runs back at Moonee Valley. Key hope. PLEIN CIEL (3) Fresh from a break. Won two runs back at this course. Solid each way claims. QAFILA (4) Having third run back from a break. Bolted in when winning three runs back at Morphettville and has been racing in stronger company. Capable of better.
R4 Beck Probuild Hcp Distance: 1400m
ROX THE CASTLE (2) Won narrowly last start at Flemington and has plenty of early speed. Luke Nolen and Kerry Edwards are usually competitive when they team up. Respect in this company. WAGING WAR (4) Ran on strongly when 2nd last time at Balaklava and carrying less weight this time. Has run into the money 7 from 10 attempts this campaign. Open to improvement and has a show in this field. ADMIRAL’S JOKER (10) Having second run back from a spell. Won narrowly last time at Geelong but up against stronger competition today. Hard to knock and looks a nice each way proposition. MAHAMEDEIS (1) Charged home into 2nd last start at Moonee Valley and will be motoring home late. Good prospect for the exotics at least.
R5 Caulfield Guineas Prelude-C&G Distance: 1400m
DALASAN (3) Scored a victory last start at Flemington and having third run back from a break. Very tidy this campaign winning 2 from as many starts. Worth an investment. ALLIGATOR BLOOD (5) Good win last run at Sunshine Coast and Ryan Maloney is a plus. Very tidy this preparation winning 2 from as many attempts. Good chance of threatening these. EXPRESS PASS (12) Got the prize when winning two runs back at Bendigo and expected to be flashing home. Place hope. SUPER SETH (4) Left nothing to chance when winning two runs back here and very competitive this preparation. Could work into the placings.
R6 Schweppes Thousand Guineas Prel. Distance: 1400m
FLIT (3) Good win three runs back at Flemington and can go through the gears. Worth a ticket here. MISSILE MANTRA (6) Scored a victory three runs back at this track and can go through the gears. Respect. TENLEY (2) Kept finding the line when 3rd last time at Flemington and has a nice turn of foot. Open to improvement and has a show in this field. LYRE (1) Usually in the money here and finishes off strongly. Won’t be far away and represents an each way player.
R7 Hyland Colours Underwood StksDistance: 1800m
HOMESMAN (8) Far too good when resuming in the Feehan Stakes. Has to cross from the wide draw but rates highly here. GATTING (7) Caused one of the biggest upsets of the year when beating Mystic Journey last start. Looks capable of repeating the dose today. HARTNELL (1) Has been a while between wins but he keeps performing well. A win here wouldn’t shock. THE CHOSEN ONE (12) Decent run in the Feehan Stakes and will take benefit from the run. Value play.
R8 Alfa Romeo Testa Rossa Stakes Distance: 1200m
ZOUSTYLE (9) Got the cash when winning two runs back at Doomben and displays good tactical speed. Hard to hold out. SPECIAL REWARD (15) Got the cash when winning last time at Ascot but proven record first up. Should muster plenty of early speed. Ticks plenty of boxes and looks like value. MILITARY ZONE (8) Finished on top last start at Eagle Farm but first run back from a spell. Suited here. BRAVE SONG (2) Could build on a strong first up record. Was fighting out the finish when winning last run at Eagle Farm. Worth keeping safe.
R9 Bass Strait Beef (Bm78)Distance: 1400m
HARBOUR VIEWS (17) Solid effort when winning last start at Swan Hill but first up from a break. John Allen and Matthew Williams command respect as a team. Respect against this field. TEMPLE OF BEL (10) Having second run back from a spell. Good win three runs back at Flemington but up in grade. Include. GRINZINGER STAR (6) Fresh here. Winner three runs back around here and will appreciate the drop in class. Looks a good chance of finishing in the money. COME ON CARL (2) Nice run finishing 2nd last start at Geelong but up against stronger competition here. One at odds.