Caulfield Betting Preview

Racing is back at Caulfield for the third week in a row!

Thu, 28 Apr, 12:00 AM

Racing continues at Caulfield for the third week in a row. The rail is at the true position with a Good 4 expected and the weather to again be overcast.

Race 6: 5, 6, 7, 9
Race 7: 1, 2, 5, 7
Race 8: 1, 2, 9
Race 9: 1, 4, 6

Skinny Quadrella
Race 6: 6
Race 7: 1,2
Race 8: 1
Race 9: 1, 4

R1 12.10pm Ern Jensen Funerals Plate 1600m

Lahqa surprisingly was a drifter from $2.30 to $3.10, but she defied the market to post an impressive win after losing ground to pull away over 1500m at Sandown on April 9. Boom apprentice Dylan Dunn retains the ride and, with his 2kg claim, she only rises 1.5kg to 57kg.

She’s Got Speed was backed at long odds from $35 into $18 before finishing strongly to land third place behind Bengal Cat over 1600m against her own age and sex at Sandown. She has the same barrier (9) and same hoop (Glen Boss) and drops a half kilo to 54kg.

Quilate went one better after being the bridesmaid at her previous two starts to post a smart win over 1500m at Cranbourne on April 2. Apprentice Jake Bayliss replaces the suspended Luke Nolen on the filly, who will carry a feather-weight on 52kg with Bayliss’ 2kg claim.

Valentine’s Reward has found one better at her past two starts. The filly was beaten ¾ of length by Consolidate over 1400m against her own age and sex at Pakenham on March 23. Top jockey Craig Newitt takes the reins here from a junior rider and she is at the bottom end of the scale on 54kg.

SELECTIONS: No1 Lahqa, No4 She’s Got Speed, No7 Quilate, No8 Valentine’s Reward.
VALUE RUNNER: No8 Valentine’s Reward.

R2 12.45pm Next Payments Handicap 2000m

Zahspeed has had a 21-day gap between runs but his form is impeccable when chasing a fourth straight win here. The four-year-old jumped from 12 to post an imposing win over 1800m at Sandown at his last start. Glen Boss keeps the ride and he drops to 56kg in this race but again jumps from 12.

Haradafull has an impeccable record of two starts for two wins this campaign. He comes into this 2000m with a good win over 1600m at Ballarat on April 13. He carried 61kg and drops to 57kg here with Mark Zahra replacing the suspended Luke Nolen on the four-year-old.

Tarquin was well liked by punters backed from $4.40 into $3.50 and chased hard but the gap was too wide when he ran third to Bengal Cat over 1600m at Caulfield. He drops 1.5kg to 56.5kg here and is well drawn in gate 6. Sabkhat hails from the all-powerful Godolphin stable and would expect improvement on his debut here over 1600m on April 16. He was a notable drifter last start and, being a son of Reset, he will relish the step up to 2000m. He is half a kilo above the limit on 54.5kg.

SELECTIONS: No7 Zahspeed, No6 Haradafull, No8 Tarquin, No10 Sabkhat.
VALUE RUNNER: No11 Beau Brommell.

R3 1.20pm Changing Places Real Estate Handicap 1100m

My Poppette is a Group 2 winning filly who has the first up strike rate of two starts for a win. The daughter of Snippetson won the Fillies Classic (1600m) at her penultimate start last spring and she is capable of sprinting well when fresh.

Olivier has not raced for 318 days but he has proven a capable short-course sprinter. He capped his last campaign on a high with a win over 1000m on a Heavy 9 at Ballarat on June 17. He has the first up record of a win and a third at three starts.

Magnagem backs up here after being narrowly defeated by Bella Capri against her own sex over 1000n last Saturday. From two starts over the trip she has a win and a second and, with Jake Bayliss’ 2kg claim will carry 52kg. Has a good gate in three in an even field.

Toothless was caught in a rare position when he was forced to lead last start and held on fine to finish fifth over 1100m at Caulfield on April 16. He has a change of rider with Beau Mertens riding. Mertens’ 3kg claim will see him carry 55.5kg.

SELECTIONS: No2 My Poppette, No4 Olivier, No6 Toothless, No13 Magnagem.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 My Poppette.

R4 1.55pm No Fuss Event Hire Handicap 1100m

She’s Miss Devine was well backed from $5.50 into $3.70 to knock off her stable-mate, French Emotion, over 1300m at Sandown on April 9. There is no French Emotion here, she is only 2.5kg above the limit on 56.5kg and has top Melbourne hoop Craig Williams replaces Ben Melham.

Andrassy bounced back from a 154-day spell with a smart win over 1100m here on April 16. She was at juicy odds at $15 and fought hard to hold off Bon Rocket. She drops 2.5kg to the limit on 54kg. Katelyn Mallyon is a late replacement for Dwayne Dunn, who won’t be riding at the meeting.

Forgeress has an enviable first up record of finishing inside the money at her four starts first up. The six-year-old has a difficult draw in 15 to combat but carries no weight on 54.5kg. She will be hitting the line hard.

Kayjay’s Joy has a smart first up record of four starts for two wins and a third. She also likes this track, with a strike-rate of four starts for two wins and two seconds. Damian Lane rides the mare for leading co-trainers David Hayes and Tom Dabernig against moderate opposition.

SELECTIONS: No4 She’s Miss Devine, No8 Andrassy, No6 Forgeress, No3 Kayjay’s Joy.
VALUE RUNNER: No6 Forgeress.

R5 2.35pm Thoroughbred Club Cup 1200m

Dissolute was coming off a decent break and he hit the line hard when narrowly beaten by Valliano over 1200m here on April 16. The two-year-old is a well-bred colt out of the Godolphin yard and, with a run in the anti-clockwise direction under his belt, would expect further improvement.

Highland Beat was a warm $2.545 favourite and rewarded his backer with an easy 1 ½ length win over Inference over 1200m at Sandown on April 20. He lumped 59kg that day and looks cosy here, dropping to 56kg under the set-weight and penalties conditions.

Lionhearted gets a big drop in class on his last start. He was well liked in betting and ran a respectable sixth to El Divino in the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) at Randwick on April 2 at his last start. On 56kg here under the set-weight conditions would rate highly.

Curvature has been knocking at the door and can break through here with two seconds at his two starts. The son of top stallion Snitzel has drawn well in six and Luke Currie is a late replacement for Dwayne Dunn.

SELECTIONS: No4 Dissolute, No1 Highland Beat, No2 Lionhearted, No3 Curvature.
VALUE RUNNER: No2 Lionhearted.

R6 3.15pm Australian Seating Systems Handicap 1200m

Tan Tat Charger is chasing a hat-trick for leading trainer Ciaron Maher here. He has won impressively at his past two starts since being freshened at Pakenham and Cranbourne over 1200m and looms as a strong chance in a moderate field.

Amadeus has netted two wins and a second from his three starts. The son of Amadeus Wolf won at Cranbourne two starts ago and this is his first city start. But he has ace hoop Craig Williams to guide him and hails from a good stable in Mick Kent.

World Of Hope has been freshened since her last start flop at Moonee Valley in February. The three-year-old filly’s record is pretty good with four starts for two wins and a second on provincial tracks. This is a step up but worth a thought.

Divine Mr Artie over-raced and then ran into a traffic jam and never got a clear shot at the leaders over 1100m here last Saturday. With apprentice Michael Dee’s 1.5kg claim he will carry 53.5kg and is worth giving another chance.

SELECTIONS: No6 Tan Tat Charger, No5 Amadeus, No9 World Of Hope, No7 Divine Mr Artie.
VALUE RUNNER: No9 World Of Hope.

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R7 3.55pm Sky High Mt Dandenong Handicap 1800m

Loyalty Man is flying high, with a hat-trick likely here after great wins. The son of champion sire Fastnet Rock was a $3.50 favourite and got the money with an easy 1 ¼ length win over 1300m at his last start at Sandown on April 20.

Unbreakable only needs an ounce of luck to play a key role here. He chased hard the whole straight to finish second to Bengal Cat over 1600m at Sandown on April 16. Some punters anticipated a good run with him specked from $21 into $18. Big race rider Craig Williams replaces Ben Melham to help the gelding combat his wide alley in 13.

Zandarral is a son of staying sire High Chaparral and was impressive when winning as a $3.10 favourite over 1400m at Bendigo last start on April 9. He hails out of Melbourne’s top yard and from gate three, with Mark Zahra to ride, and stepping up in distance here he will be hotly fancied again.

Le Boss has an awkward draw in 12, but he broke his maiden in style over 1600m at Pakenham two starts ago. He was a $1.80 favourite and lumped 59.5kg when narrowly beaten at 1600m Cranbourne last start on April 22. The son of Street Boss drops to 52.5kg with apprentice Michael Dee’s 1.5kg claim.

SELECTIONS: No1 Loyalty Man, No2 Unbreakable, No5 Zandarral, No7 Le Boss.
VALUE RUNNER: Value: No12 Scandal Sheet.

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R8 4.30pm Charter Keck Cramer Plate 1400m

Charmed Harmony is over-due for a win. The six-year-old gelding now has three runs under his belt and, with apprentice Dylan Dunn’s 2kg claim, has his impost reduced to 59kg. He gave Black Heart Bart a big run for his money when running a close second in the group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) here on March 26.

Enquare is racing in peak form and was a great run last start when third in the Anniversary Vase (1400m) on April 16. The Stratum mare has finished in the minor money at her three starts back from a spell and is now ready to break through.

Zebulon impressively won an 800m trial at Cranbourne in preparation for his return here. The son of All American was runner-up to San Nicasio in the Group 2 Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield at his last start on February 14. He has a win and four placings at seven starts so he is pretty reliable.

Sistine Demon bounced back into form with a good first up second to Precious Gem at the odds of $26 over 1400m at his last start at Caulfield on April 16. Enquare ran third in the same race and, although he has not won for some time, he could be back on the right road.

SELECTIONS: No1 Charmed Harmony, No13 Zebulon, No9 Enquare, No6 Sistine Demon.

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R9 5.05pm L U Simon Builders Handicap 1600m

Entre Nous ran into a red hot Red Bomber but gave a good account to chase hard and finish two lengths adrift of the winner in third place over 1600m at Caulfield on April 16. He came in for some backing at $4 that day and he strikes milder opposition here, carrying 58kg with Ben Allen’s 3kg claim.

Mihany is a four-year-old racing in peak form with two wins in succession. His last two wins at Oakbank and Morphettville were imposing. He was a $3.70 favourite and lumped 59kg to win over 1600m on April 9. He drops to 57.5kg here and is drawn fair in 9.

Monteux is right on top of his game now after three runs for a win, a fourth and a second this preparation. The four-year-old is a stallion and should now be fit to put his best hoof forward.

Zlatan has been as consistent as clockwork. The eight-year-old is the oldest galloper in this race but his form has been quite good with three seconds and a fourth since his last win over 1600m at Moonee Valley in February. He ran a good fourth carrying 58kg over 1600m at Ballarat on April 13 and he drops to 55kg here.

SELECTIONS: No1 Entre Nous, No4 Mihany, No6 Monteux, No10 Zlatan.
VALUE RUNNER: No10 Zlatan.

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