We have expert betting tips for the card this Saturday at Caulfield that features nine quality betting races.
The Sir John Monash takes centre stage and we have our best value bets throughout the day on Saturday.
Caulfield horse racing tips
Race 1. (11:50) Neds Handicap (1100m)
#1 – Vianello @ $5 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Vianello owns a win and three placings from six starts, so she has made a good start to her two-year-old campaign.
The James Cummings-trained filly by Teofilo wasn’t far behind Jigsaw two weeks ago and that form should stack up nicely.
Punters get each-way odds to enjoy.
Race 2. (12:25) Neds Filter Form Handicap (1100m)
#2 – All of Brighton @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
We were taken with the win three back and although he hasn’t won in two subsequent runs, he is worth following.
The three-year-old gelding is a two-time winner at the distance and he wasn’t suited by the pattern of racing at Caulfield last start.
He needs pace on early but he should get conditions to suit. Include him at each-way odds.
Race 3. (13:00) Premier Signs BM78 (1100m)
#5 – Kalkarni Royale @ $8.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The four-year-old mare owns four wins from 14 starts and she got the job done at Geelong two starts back.
She was well-backed at each-way odds to win at Caulfield, and although finishing sixth, she was only 1.7 lengths behind the winner.
Dropping in class helps and punters get generous odds for a runner jumping off the inside draw.
Race 4. (13:35) Michael Fox Handicap (1100m)
#1 – Forever Free @ $11 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Speed is with Forever Free, and despite not running at her best lately, we’re keeping the faith.
The three-year-old filly is a four-time winner from 13 starts and she is a past winner at Caulfield, so the $11 is a fair price from bookmakers.
She wasn’t far away when third last start and getting a 3kg claim is ideal. Expect her to roll forward and be tough to stop.
Race 5. (14:15) MRC Membership Renewal BM78 (2000m)
#5 – Over the Sky @ $3.50 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Over the Sky scored three consecutive wins before running third at Caulfield last start. The four-year-old took on older opposition and didn’t shirk the task, so he will enjoy this level of racing.
He owns four wins and two placings from eight starts, which is a handy record and having Jamie Kah in the saddle from barrier five is ideal.
His odds have firmed since opening at $3.70, which is a good sign.
Race 6. (14:55) Boxing Challenge Handicap (2000m)
#1 – Namakwa @ $4.40 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Namakwa looked good winning consecutive races before running third at Flemington. He has been around the mark throughout his career and there is no reason why he can’t figure in the finish.
Drawing barrier 15 isn’t ideal, but he has time to find cover over 2000m and getting a 3kg claim helps with the weight.
He should be included in selections.
Race 7. (15:35) Catanach’s Jewellers BM84 (1700m)
#9 – Chief Altony @ $4 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Chief Altony has won two of his last three starts and that form is tough to overlook. He scored at Ballarat by four lengths before running an unlucky fourth at Flemington.
However, he was back in action at Sandown last start and he got the job done by 1.8 lengths, which is a good sign.
2kg comes off his back and he looks well-weighted to score.
Race 8. (16:10) Neds Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m)
#10 – Malkovich @ $2.60 – Bet @ Sportsbet
Malkovich is shooting for three wins on the bounce after scoring impressively at Caulfield last time out.
The three-year-old colt showed that Sydney form stacks up nicely in Melbourne and we’re not surprised at his odds for this contest.
He owns six wins from 12 starts and with Kah in the saddle, punters should expect a big effort.
Race 9. (16:42) Les Taggart Bar’s Closed BM84 (1400m)
#13 – Grinzinger Allee @ $4.20 – Bet @ Sportsbet
The Danny O’Brien-trained son of Reliable Man is rarely out of the money with four wins and five placings from 14 starts.
He has yet to win from three attempts at Caulfield, but he demands respect. His win at Sandown last start came against a nice field and it’s another good ride for Kah.
He only needs luck from barrier 13 to go close.
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.