Looks a great program at Caulfield today and we have identified a few gallopers that are in good form and will be hard to beat here. Our top pick looks well-placed to atone for his last start defeat.
Caulfield is racing on a Good 4 with the rail out 3m entire circuit.
Ultra-consistent NAANTALI looks perfectly placed to make it three straight victories in the opening event of the program at Caulfield. Looked impressive when defeating Ma Jones by 1.3 lengths at Moonee Valley a fortnight back and will be ready to fire again. Has the form and will be the likely winner barring bad luck.
1st: No2 NAANTALI 2nd: No1 Miles of Krishan; 3rd: No7 Miss Siska; 4th: No4 Crafty Devil
Godolphin mare RILLITO (BEST BET) will look to atone for her narrow defeat on this track last start. Stormed home but found Sharpness too good on the day when beaten by a nose in a tight finish. Looks a mare with a bright future and will go close to winning here today. Stick with her, she has class.
1st: No3 RILLITO 2nd: No2 Crystal Fountain; 3rd No4 Creativity; 4th: No5 True Excelsior
Open race with plenty of chances but sticking with the inform A GOOD YARN, who is looking to make it four on the trot after winning his past three starts. Gave his rivals a galloping lesson when cruising to astonishing 6 length victory at Geelong a fortnight back. Has plenty of early speed and will be in this for a long way. Rates well.
1st: No7 A GOOD YARN 2nd: No6 Nordic Empire; 3rd: No9 Carlingford; 4th: No11 Bryan
STREETS OF AVALON is an ultra-consistent gelding and looks well-placed to make it successive victories here today. Looked good when defeating Lord Tennyson by 2 lengths at Mooney Valley last start, before going down narrowly at Flemington the start before. Has drawn wide but has the speed to burn and get across. Win won’t shock.
1st: No17 STREETS OF AVALON 2nd: No14 Divine Mr Artie; 3rd: No10 Gold Fields; 4th: No3 Our Peaky Blinders
THE AUGUST is resuming from a break and can rack-up the hattrick of victories after winning his first two starts to date. Won well when defeating Good ‘n’ Fast at Flemington last start before taking out his maiden at Donald by a length back in March. Can take the next step and will be very competitive here today.
1st: No4 THE AUGUST 2nd: No5 Native Soldier; 3rd: No2 Ollivander; 4th: No7 High Ratio
SUNLIGHT (NEXT BEST BET) was defeated by the highly talented Nature Strip at Morphettville last start and can atone for that defeat here today. Has yet to miss a place from her eight starts to date, winning five on the way. Looks well-placed back in this grade and has the form to be winning and winning well here today. The one to beat.
1st: No1 SUNLIGHT 2nd: No2 Thrillster; 3rd: No10 Pippie; 4th: No11 Ray’s Dream
GRUNT is resuming from a spell but looks well-placed to take out today’s Group 2 over the 1400m. Has won four from five and was very competitive last preparation, which included a half a length victory in the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington defeating Peaceful State. Will settle near the rear and be saved for one big run at them in the straight. Winning hope.
1st: No13 GRUNT 2nd: No11 Kings Will Dream; 3rd: No15 Holy Snow; 4th: No14 Showtime
Lightly-raced and ultra-consistent gelding OSBORNE BULLS is resuming from a break but is a proven first-up runner and will be very competitive here today. Has had two trial leading into this and has a superb record over the distance. Ticks all the boxes, the one to beat.
1st: No3 OSBORNE BULLS 2nd: *SCRATCHED* No5 Inn Keeper; 3rd: No2 Oregon’s Day; 4th: No7 Brave Song
Darren Weir-trained PLEIN CIEL looked good when resuming from a break when beaten by 1.7 lengths behind Husson Eagle at Mildura last start. Will strip fitter second-up and has a great record on the track winning both his two starts on it. Drawn well and looks the one to beat in the final event of the program at Caulfield.
1st: No5 PLEIN CIEL 2nd: No4 Harrison; 3rd: No10 Etah James; 4th: No6 Yogi