08/01/22 – Saturday Horse Racing Tips for Caulfield

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 in Melbourne and we have our best bets available.


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Caulfield horse racing tips

Race 1. (12:45) Ann Kilkenny Handicap (1000m)

#4 – Philosopher – Bet @ Sportsbet

The Freedman-trained two-year-old cost $800,000 and he has some excellent jumpout form.

He is a son of Zoustar who led throughout to win two jumpouts against the older horses, which is excellent form for age-group racing.

Damien Oliver is a key booking, so put him on top.

Race 2. (13:20) James Hurley BM70 (2380m)

#2 – The Awesome Son – Bet @ Sportsbet

The Awesome Son had plenty of betting support when running eighth last start, but he’s better than that.

He wasn’t far behind the winner in a blanket finish, so he was a touch unlucky not to get the job. It looks bad on the form guides, but it was a solid effort.

We expect plenty of money to come for him again.

Race 3. (13:55) Ken Seymour BM70 (1400m)

#4 – Russians – Bet @ Sportsbet

We couldn’t have been more impressed with the way Russians scored at Canterbury last time out.

Sydney form usually stacks up nicely in Melbourne and the booking of Damien Oliver is a good sign for punters.

She’s a nicely-bred filly by Medaglia D’oro and she should track the speed from barrier six and burn past them late.

Race 4. (14:30) Mark O’Sullivan BM70 (1100m)

#5 – Marine One – Bet @ Sportsbet

The three-year-old owns three wins from four starts this preparation and he should go close with luck from a wide barrier.

He was too good for them at Pakenham last start, and although he flopped at Flemington prior, that came behind Home Affairs.

He has yet to fire at Caulfield but the 2kg claimer in the saddle helps.

Race 5. (15:05) Richard Platt BM70 (1800m)

#10 – Moktaffy – Bet @ Sportsbet

Chris Waller lines up the four-year-old gelding who scored a one-length win at Sandown last time out.

It was a nice second-up effort for the former European who was always going to need time to adjust to his new life.

Running on dry tracks is no problem and punters could get each-way odds on race day.

Race 6. (15:45) Marlene Rogers BM100 (2000m)

#4 – Holbien @ $6.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Holbien scored a gutsy win over a similar field at Caulfield last start and the son of Pierro could go back-to-back.

He is a two-time winner at Caulfield and there doesn’t look to be much pace in the race, so he could push forward and run them into the ground.

Getting 1.5kg off his back is ideal and the inside draw helps greatly.

Race 7. (16:25) Cameron Rose BM84 (1400m)

#6 – Sig Positano @ $2.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Sig Positano scored narrowly by a nose three starts back before adding consecutive placings to his record.

The Patrick Payne-trained gelding ran second at Moonee Valley before running third behind Excelida at Caulfield. It’s a good form guide and he has improvement to come.

Most of the early money has come his way.

Race 8. (17:05) Andrea McKerley BM84 (1100m)

#9 – It’sourtime @ $3.70 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Danny O’Brien lines up the four-year-old gelding who owns three wins and three placings from seven starts.

The son of Time for War is unbeaten in two starts over the distance and he runs some of his best races at Caulfield.

Barrier three is ideal and he loves racing on hard tracks.

Race 9. (17:45) Amanda Checken BM70 (1100m)

#6 – Award Winner @ $5.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet

Award Winner is getting close to her best after two runs this preparation. She went down fighting at Flemington last start and her fitness levels have increased.

The daughter of Exceed and Excel is a two-time winner at the distance and she owns a win at Caulfield, she we expect her to win soon.

Getting the inside draw with a claim is ideal.


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Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

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.

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