We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Caulfield that features nine quality betting races.
Punters get even betting fields throughout the day on Saturday and we have our best value bets available.
Feature races on the Caulfield card include the Easter Cup and Victoria Handicap, which features horses entered in The Championships next week.
Caulfield horse racing tips
Race 1. (12:25) Noel Rundle BM78 (1400m)
#11 – Vongole @ $4.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Vongole is getting close to posting his fourth career win after back-to-back placings at Moonee Valley.
The five-year-old has yet to fire from two starts at Caulfield, but he is a two-time winner at 1400m and this race looks ideal.
Barrier two should see him settle handy and be right around the mark.
Race 2. (13:00) Bills Collins Handicap (1400m)
#4 – Agreeable @ $2.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Agreeable is finding it tough to win her second career race, but she has plenty of upside and should go close on Saturday.
The three-year-old ran on well for third at Sandown last start and running at Caulfield looks an ideal target at this stage of her career.
She does need to lift a touch to win, but we believe in the filly.
Race 3. (13:35) Catanach’s Redoute’s Choice (1100m)
#8 – Najmaty @ $2.25 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Najmaty looked the goods when winning on debut at Randwick and that form bodes well for racing in Victoria.
The two-year-old filly carried plenty of betting support and she didn’t let punters down. Her 1.3-length performance capped off good trial form and we’re not surprised by the short odds available.
Expect the $2.25 to firm on race day.
Race 4. (14:15) Bert Bryant Handicap (1600m)
#8 – Military Parade @ $23 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Team Hawkes thought he might have needed the run at Bendigo last week and being on the quick back-up could help.
The three-year-old gelding scored two placings and a win in Sydney before coming to Melbourne, so the class is there.
Barrier one and 54.5kg on the back appeals, so take the $23 as a value price.
Race 5. (14:55) Jack Elliott Handicap (1100m)
#1 – Immortal Love @ $13 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Punters get value odds for Immortal Love, which hasn’t raced since disappointing at Flemington in September.
The three-year-old had won his first three starts before the failure and that included a win in the McNeil Stakes at Caulfield.
He demands attention in this race and bookmakers might have missed a trick.
Race 6. (15:35) Robert Taranto Handicap (1000m)
#6 – Alfa Oro @ $2.80 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The winning run of Alfa Oro came to an end at Caulfield last start but that came behind a smart field, including Graff and Fabergino.
He is a six-time winner from only nine career starts and he hits the ground running. Two of his wins have come fresh up and he’s a seriously smart type on his day.
The son of Bachelor Duke handles all conditions, so punters should expect a big effort.
Race 7. (16:15) Neds Easter Cup (2000m)
#2 – Persan @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Persan ran fifth in the Melbourne Cup last year and returned with a tremendous win at Moonee Valley fresh up.
Most Cup horses take some time to get back to winning form, but the four-year-old has plenty of class and he should go well again.
Staying at 2000m is our only concern, but he loves the distance and with luck from the draw, he should be tough to handle again.
Race 8. (16:55) Elvis Thurgood Victoria Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Mr Quickie @ $10 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Quickie didn’t fire a shot at Moonee Valley behind Mugatoo in the All-Star Mile, but he should find this easier.
The five-year-old is a Group 1 winner and some of his best runs have come at Caulfield, so he looks ready to fire on Saturday.
$10 is a value price and he should be finishing off strongly.
Race 9. (17:30) Geoff Murphy BM90 (1600m)
#9 – Shandy @ $3.90 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Shandy improved her record to six wins from 15 starts when scoring impressively at Sandown last time out.
The five-year-old mare gripped to victory and it was a nice bounce-back after failing to impress at Caulfield prior to that.
This isn’t her favourite track but she could put those performances behind her.
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.