We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Caulfield, which features nine quality betting races.
Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey resumes in the P.B. Lawrence Stakes, which is the feature on the nine-race card this Saturday.
It looks a terrific card and spring has definitely arrived.
Caulfield free tips & form
Race 1. (12:15) MRC Supports Legacy BM78 (1100m)
#12 – Pippie – Bet Now
The stable has a big opinion of Pippie and that showed last start when she scored by 3.3 lengths at Doomben.
They have big targets in sight for the four-year-old mare which ran second behind Multaja and a close seventh behind multiple Group 1 winner Sunlight last preparation.
It’s tough to overlook that form and she’s going to get a dream run from the inside draw.
Race 2. (12:50) Black Caviar Tribute BM84 (1700m)
#2 – Benitoite – Bet Now
Clinton McDonald lines up Benitoite, which has been good enough to win four of her six career starts.
The four-year-old mare showed her potential when scoring by a half-length at Caulfield last start and that was a good form guide.
Winter conditions appear to be her best go and with this tracking holding in the soft range, we’re happy to keep following her.
Likely to be her last run this preparation.
Race 3. (13:25) Nitto Denko Handicap (1600m)
#9 – King of Leogrance – Bet Now
The imported son of Camelot will no doubt be looking for the longer distances, but he has form over the mile.
He scored a debut win over the mile before winning in France over 1900m the following year. He hasn’t had a lot of racing throughout his career but he’s fresh.
It will be interesting to see how he performs but with only 54kg on his back, he’s due to give punters a good sight.
Race 4. (14:00) Blue Star Print BM84 (1400m)
#6 – Age of Chivalry – Bet Now
The four-year-old is set for a big campaign and his fresh up run was a good indication of that.
Trained by the Ellerton/Zahra team, Age of Chivalry is a two-time winner from seven starts which finished second behind Mr Quickie in March.
That form has been well and truly franked at the highest level and he was only a length behind Usian Bowler at Moonee Valley last start.
Caulfield should suit better.
Race 5. (14:40) Vain Stakes (1100m)
#2 – Bivouac @ $2.60 – Bet Now
James Cummings lines up the talented three-year-old which should mature into a nice older type.
The son of Exceed And Excel scored a Group 3 win at Randwick in April when beating Libertini, which has been highly-touted since.
That form is going to stack up nicely and this isn’t the strongest Vain Stakes field in history. Dubious is a nice type but Bivouac could have the x-factor.
Race 6. (15:20) Quezette Stakes (1100m)
#4 – Exhilarates – Bet Now
This is an absolute stacked field and we’re going with the runner which has winning form in big races.
The Cummings-trained runner won the Magic Millions in January before running second behind Tenly at Randwick.
She simply didn’t handle the heavy track in the Golden Slipper but the experience will do her some good and it’s good to see Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle.
Betting will tell the story with this runner.
Race 7. (16:00) Regal Roller Stakes (1200m)
#9 – Begood Toya Mother – Bet Now
This is certainly going to be the ultimate test for Begood Toya Mother, but we’re excited to see what he can do.
The Daniel Bowman-trained five-year-old has rattled off five consecutive wins this campaign and he could well add another to the list.
He has yet to be tested against this class but he scored by five lengths at Caulfield last start and that warrants attention.
Bookmakers should be offering nice odds.
Race 8. (16:40) P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m)
#11 – Mystic Journey @ $1.85 – Bet Now
The current Cox Plate favourite enters this race having won the Australian Guineas and All-Star Mile at her last two starts.
She’s now a four-year-old mare which has won 10 from 13, including her last six starts and she could well be the best horse in Australia.
This isn’t an easy first-up target and she’s meeting some classy types, but the hype could be real with Mystic Journey.
Race 9. (17:15) Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (1100m)
#9 – Jorda – Bet Now
We’re going to stick with Jorda after she showed good improvement when running second at Caulfield last start.
The five-year-old looked good as a youngster but went off the boil. However, she might have regained her confidence last start and we’re happy to go with her again.
54.5kg and McEvoy on the back doesn’t hurt.