Open program with plenty of chances but our top pick looks a promising mare and will prove hard to beat once again. Don’t be surprised if a few roughies win on this tricky track.
Caulfield is racing on a Good 4 with the rail out 11m entire circuit.
First starter BRUTAL is out the Hawkes stable and must be respected in the opening event of the program here today. Drawn to be very competitive and will be in this for a long way going on his jumpout win on July 6. Key Player.
1st: No6 BRUTAL; 2nd: No2 Mystic Journey; 3rd: No7 Ronan’s Rock; 4th: No5 Bright Eyes
Lightly raced filly MISS NORWAY is racing in good form of late and can atone for her narrow defeat a fortnight back. Came from near last in a field of 16 and was beaten a half length when fifth to Zarpoya last start. Will be giving them a start but watch for her charging home late again. Will need luck but can win.
1st: No3 MISS NORWAY; 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No1 Blondie; 3rd No6 Atlantica; 4th: No5 Prepare to Win
Open race with plenty of chances but sticking with MANTASTIC who looked unlucky last start and looks poised to atone for that narrow defeat. Was back and wide for the majority of the race last start when second to Haripour. Drawn well and will be the one storming home late. Looks well placed and should go one better today. Many corporates have already reported good money for the Darren Weir runner!
1st: No14 MANTASTIC; 2nd: No6 Quick Defence; 3rd: No11 Rib Eye; 4th: No7 Bling Dynasty
THE AVENGER is an ultra-consistent galloper out of the astute Chris Waller stable and looks hard to go past here today. Looked a touch unlucky when beaten by a length at Rosehill last start. Carried 60kgs last time out and didn’t have things go his way. Excels over the distance and has won on the track at his only attempt. Rates well.
1st: No7 THE AVENGER; 2nd: No9 Wayanka; 3rd: No10 Dane Thunder; 4th: No5 Strike Force
Sticking with RILLITO (BEST BET) who looked ultra-impressive when storming to a dominant two length victory on this track a fortnight ago. Doesn’t find a tough race and will be making it successive victories here today. Craig Williams is riding like an absolute demon so stick to a winning formula.
1st: No3 RILLITO; 2nd: No1 Life On The Wire; 3rd: No2 Hear The Chant; 4th: No9 Modern Wonder
MOUNT KILCOY (NEXT BEST BET) looked impressive when storming home late to be narrowly beaten on this track last start and is ready to go one better. Has finished second to Remember The Name and Mr Money Bags at his past two. Has drawn well and only carries 54kgs. He will be the one finishing off hard. Rates well.
1st: No3 MOUNT KILCOY; 2nd: No1 Masculino; 3rd: No4 Under Oath; 4th: *SCRATCHED* No7 Fanciful Toff
CRYSTAL DREAMER is resuming from a spell but races well when fresh and will be fit and ready to fire in this very winnable race. Has a superb record on the track and over the distance. Has won twice and is yet to miss a place in five attempts first-up. Looks a major player and will prove hard to beat.
1st: No2 CRYSTAL DREAMER; 2nd: No5 Inn Keeper; 3rd: No6 Jukebox; 4th: No1 Voodoo Lad
Lightly raced gelding USAIN BOWLER won well at Mooney Valley two starts back and can return to the winner’s circle here today. Beaten by 3.7 lengths on this track last start when posted wide for most of the trip. Drawn to get a good run behind the speed today and will be coming home strong late.
1st: No5 USAIN BOWLER; 2nd: No8 Mandela Effect; 3rd: No10 Weld; 4th: No2 Snitzepeg
BARTHELONA is absolutely flying and can win again. Proved too good for his rivals when winning by 4.5 lengths at Flemington last start. Prior to that, was impressive when landing a plunge at headquarters. Gets 3kg off thanks to Lachie King’s claim and with 51kgs on his back, is the one to beat again.
1st: No10 BARTHELONA; 2nd: No6 Master Reset; 3rd: No12 Malaise; 4th: No3 Theanswermyfriend