We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Caulfield, which features nine quality betting races.
Group 1 racing takes off in Melbourne with the Memsie Stakes and every other race on the card is top quality.
We’re excited for the spring season to start and punters are, too.
Caulfield free tips & form
Race 1. (12:25) Symo’s 50th Handicap (2400m)
#3 – Alfarris @ $4.20 – Bet Now
The Lindsay Park-trained stayer looks to have a good chance in this but will need to turn around a moderate effort last start.
A son of Shamardal, the five-year-old finished ninth at Moonee Valley but he’s better than that and his recent trial was a better form guide.
Gets the inside draw and should be in this race for a long way.
Race 2. (13:00) Nitto Denko BM78 (1200m)
#16 – Diamond Effort @ $3.60 – Bet Now
Diamond Effort was no match for Pippie last start at Caulfield but she ran home nicely and that bodes well for this.
The four-year-old mare has finished out of the money only once from five attempts and she handled the rise in class very nicely.
Carrying only 54kg is going to help against this quality field and Damien Oliver rides from the inside draw.
Race 3. (13:35) Clanbrooke Racing Handicap (1400m)
#4 – My Pendant @ $2.40 – Bet Now
There was plenty of money for My Pendant last start and she didn’t disappoint. The last-gasp effort to score at Flemington was better than it looked.
Danny O’Brien trains the four-year-old mare which has four wins and three second placings from only eight starts.
That’s a nice record to have and despite rising in class for this, she looks capable of handling it.
Race 4. (14:10) Zircodata Heatherlie Stakes (1700m)
#3 – Steel Prince @ $4.20 – Bet Now
It’s hard to look past a runner as consistent as Steel Prince, which already has a Melbourne Cup berth locked up.
The Anthony Freedman-trained gelding has eight wins and six placings from only 18 starts and he might be the most underrated horse in Australia.
He has beaten some quality types throughout his career and despite this distance being short of his best, this field isn’t overly deep.
Race 5. (14:50) McNeil Stakes (1200m)
#4 – Super Seth @ $3.60 – Bet Now
Super Seth looked super when winning his first two starts. The bubble burst last start at Flemington but he was ridden upside down.
Expect jockey Mark Zahra to ride a little more patiently here and with Clayton Douglas no longer in the saddle, that’s a significant upgrade.
The colt by Dundeel has stacks of talent and we’re expecting a strong betting push on race day.
Race 6. (15:30) The Heath (1100m)
#1 – Ball of Muscle @ $4 – Bet Now
Ball of Muscle is as tough as they come and we’re happy to stick with the nine-year-old sprinter.
Joe Pride lines up the 13-time winner which has scored a fresh-up win at both his last two campaigns. He was a winner at Caulfield in October and this is his favourite track.
Not an easy field to beat but he’ll roll forward and give punters a great sight in the straight.
Race 7. (16:10) Cockram Stakes (1200m)
#13 – Pippie @ $2.90 – Bet Now
It was a tough choice between Pippie and Sylvia’s Mother, but we’re sticking with Pippie here.
The four-year-old mare was brilliant when leading all the way at Caulfield last start. That three-length win holds her in good stead for the spring and connections have big expectations.
There isn’t a lot of speed in this race so crossing from barrier eight shouldn’t be an issue. She could control the pace and kick away for the win again.
Race 9. (17:25) Ladbrokes Odds Boost Handicap (1400m)
#1 – Night’s Watch @ $4.80 – Bet Now
Night’s Watch is an enigmatic runner but he has to be respected on talent alone.
The Chris Waller-trained six-year-old hasn’t raced since running 11th on this track in April, however, he has performed well in two trials since.
He owns two fresh up wins and with all things being equal, he is the most talented thoroughbred in this race.
Nice odds on offer.