Horse Racing News | Caulfield Saturday 11-02-2017 Horses to Follow

Find the right horses for your blackbook from Caulfield on Saturday

Mon, 13 Feb, 8:02 PM


Racing was back to Caulfield this weekend and the track played excellently once again. Winners came from all parts of the track and from all positions during the run.

Moving forward to bigger races, this usually mean the form will stand up and can be trusted.

BLUE DIAMOND SELECTION – CATCHY: Not hard to see why she was backed from $8 into $6 after a close but brilliant win in the diamond prelude for fillies. When considering the post-race, I find it hard to see her jumping at that price in two weeks time.

It’s common conception that times alone give a good indication of how a 2 year old is going and on this basis Catchy is certainly the pick thus far. Clocking 33.71s and 11.02s for the final 600m and 200m respectively, both of which were not only the fastest in her event but she also would’ve had the fastest last 200m of the colts and second fastest last 600m (0.09s slower than Pariah).

After being heavily backed ($2.70-$2.40) punters would’ve been delighted by the way she lengthened right out late to overcome brave Limestone ($3.20-$2.60-$3).

This really points towards her relishing the extra 100m in the diamond. Couple this with her solid racing demeanour allowing her to relax in a busy field and you certainly have a valid group 1 favourite.

As of now, defending premier jockey Craig Williams has shown he agrees with the punters and declared he’ll partner with this Fastnet Rock filly in two weeks time, choosing her over other heavily favoured runners in the early markets.

Record: 3:3-0-0


Where to next? Blue Diamond Stakes, 1200m, Caulfield: 25/02/2017

RUN ON SELECTION – HUMIDOR: extremely unlucky in both runs since joining the all-conquering Weir stable, costing himself dearly. Punters got it right though as he drifted from $3.70 out to $5.50 with support coming for the winner Burning Front ($4.20-$3.70).

The all-the-way leader, Burning Front is still going along brilliantly at the moment so a 0.3L second is certainly no shame. With these first two gapping the third horse, Tally, by 2.25L, usually a good recipe moving forward.

Probably jumping too well for his own good after drawing wide (barrier 11), Humidor had to be restrained to the tail around 8L off the leader to avoid a 4 wide no cover run.

From this position, jockey D.Lane had to peel out 4-5L off the rail before the turn. But the Teofilo gelding responded well, quickening and looking to certainly give the leader a scare.

Eventually laying in under pressure once he left the others in his wake and being inconvenienced by Mourinho with 300m left, there’s a strong argument given the 0.3L margin that he’s cost himself another win.

If he can go straight in a race, he’ll certainly give it a good shake. Punters certainly think so as well with his quote for the Australian cup (11/03) shortening from $10-$7 after this run.

He’ll probably have a tune up for the Australian Cup over 2000m by running in another WFA contest in the 1800m Peter Young Stakes in two weeks time.

Record: 12:4-4-1


Where to next? Peter Young Stakes, 1800m, Caulfield: 25/02/2017

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