Looks a great program at Caulfield with today’s feature race the Group 3 Bletchingly Stake over 1200 meters here today. Our pick of the day looks a star in the making and will go close to winning again.
Caulfield is racing on a Soft 5 with the TRUE entire circuit.
Darren Weir trained galloper SOCIAL SPIN looked good when defeating So You Swing by 1.7 lengths at Sandown a fortnight ago and looks well-placed to be very competitive in the opening event of the program here today. Drawn well, the one to beat.
1st: No1 SOCIAL SPIN; 2nd: No3 Ruban Bleu; 3rd: No6 Rock Dove; 4th: No7 Wild Flyer
Lightly raced filly MISS PANDANUS is unbeaten, winning her two starts to date and can make it three on the trot at her first attempt in the city. Defeated Nanntali at Sale last start to go with her impressive 1.7-length victory at Geelong back in late June. Can wain and we expect her to measure up to these.
1st: No7 MISS PANDANUS; 2nd: No5 Honey Esprit; 3rd No9 Tardis; 4th: No6 Island Daze
Hard not to go past MANTASTIC who looks perfectly placed to atone for his past couple defeats on this track. Looked the winner only to be swamped late when beaten by 1.2 lengths by the talented Guizot. Third horse has won, so the form from that race looks very strong. The one to beat.
1st: No3 MANTASTIC; 2nd: No6 Kaching; 3rd: No10 Paremuus Boy; 4th: No13 Like to Think So
Ultra-consistent galloper JUST HIFALUTIN just missed when resuming from a spell a fortnight back when defeated by Camdus at Flemington and looks primed to run a huge race second-up here today. Has a great record over the distance and will be the one flashing home at them late. Big danger.
1st: No2 JUST HIFALUTIN; 2nd: N1 Merriest; 3rd: No5 Modern Wonder; 4th: No9 Evil Lil
Sticking with MOUNT KILCOY (BEST BET) who looked ultra-impressive when storming to a dominant 2-length victory defeating Mr Money Bags on this track last start and looks ready to make it successive victories here today. Will appreciate the step up in distance and looks the one they all need to beat. Top pick.
1st: No1 MOUNT KILCOY; 2nd: No2 Ocean’s Fourteen; 3rd: No7 Dante Rossetti; 4th: No10 Big Bad Baz
BONDEIGER (NEXT BEST BET) is on a seven-day back-up but looks well placed in today’s Gold Stayer over the 2400m. Worked strong to the line at Flemington a week back, when defeated by Sixties Groove by 3 lengths. Did win the Launceston Cup back in February and sure to be in this for a long way. Key Player.
1st: No2 BONDEIGER; 2nd: No1 Self Sense; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No7 Tristano; 4th: No3 O’Lonera
VEGA MAGIC is resuming but looks perfectly placed to take out the Bletchingly Stakes over 1200m here today. Unbeaten on this track and has drawn to get the run, which gives him a serious chance in today’s Group 3. Won the Memsie on this track back in October. Big show expected.
1st: No2 VEGA MAGIC; 2nd: No8 Jukebox; 3rd: *SCRATCHED* No9 Ardrossan; 4th: No1 Black Hart Bart
Lightly-raced gelding *SCRATCHED* GREYWORM looked good when defeating Stryke Rock by 1.2 lengths at Sandown last start and is sure to be very competitive here today. Beaten by a nose on this track two starts back by Al Passem and will be the one coming home hard late. Rates well.
1st: *SCRATCHED* No7 GREYWORM; 2nd: No3 King’s Authority; 3rd: No1 Snitzepeg; 4th: No4 Captain Harry
CALL ME HANDSOME looks hard to beat going on his previous effort on this track last start. Looked very unlucky when going down by a nose to Mailaise and looks primed to atone for that narrow defeat in the final event of the program here today. Drawn well, big chance.
1st: No12 CALL ME HANDOSME; 2nd: No2 Ozi Choice; 3rd: No11 Batherlona; 4th: No8 Mask of Time