Caulfield’s meeting shouldn’t be forgotten about either as it hosts the $2 million Caulfield Guineas, Caulfield Stakes, Toorak Handicap and the Thousand Guineas.
When Racing NSW and Racing Victoria clash with quality meetings it’s great for punters as we get non-stop action throughout the day and we can’t wait.
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Race 3. (13:50) Cape Grim Beef Steaks Plate (1200m)
It’s been awhile between drinks for Legless Veuve, but there was a lot to like about its run last start.
The Stuart Webb-trained four-year-old was in an awkward position in the How Now Stakes, but she got clear running and ran home stoutly to finish second.
The daughter of Pins has mixed it with some of the best in Australia and she is twice a winner on the track and at this distance.
Only Miss Gunpowder looks a real threat and the odds for Legless Veuve are appealing.
Race 6. (15:15) Schweppes Thousand Guineas (1600m)
Alizee has burst onto the scene as one of Australia’s brightest stars after winning consecutive races this spring.
The James Cummings-trained three-year-old was running well against some nice types prior to winning the Tea Rose Stakes and she indicated top class credentials when winning last start.
She cruised to victory in the Group 1 Flight Stakes, beating the next best horse by 2.3 lengths. That was some win and the Guineas looks at her mercy if she handles the left-handed track.
That’s the only worry and running at Caulfield has tripped many good horses up, but Alizee is a nice type for the future and she’s the best in this race.
Race 7. (15:50) Caulfield Stakes (2000m)
Bonneval gave Hartnell windburn going past it in the Underwood Stakes last start and that might be the case again here.
The New Zealand mare has now won seven of her 10 starts, which includes the New Zealand and Australian Oaks. She showed her ability when beating a quality weight-for-age field last start and she’s well weighted again.
Hartnell has been avoiding Winx this season, but he could be wise to avoid another top-line mare which could take racing by storm this spring.
Expect Bonneval to drop back from the draw and finish over the top of them late for another impressive victory.
Race 8. (16:30) Caulfield Guineas (1600m)
It was a hard choice between Catchy and Royal Symphony, but Catchy’s form at Caulfield sets her apart from the rest.
The three-year-old filly has won three of her five starts at Caulfield and she has drawn considerably better than Royal Symphony, which clearly didn’t handle the track last start.
Catchy is a Blue Diamond winner which won the Danehill Stakes this season and she wasn’t disgraced when running third last start.
Drawing barrier three will allow her to settle just in behind the pace and make her run nice and early in the straight. The chasers might get stuck in traffic or be forced wide around the home turn, which is never good at Caulfield.
She also gets a 2kg weight advantage over Royal Symphony.
Race 9. (17:10) Toorak Handicap (1600m)
This is a stacked field with many winning chances, but Comin’ Through represents the best value at $10.
The Chris Waller-trained four-year-old won well two starts ago at Randwick before running sixth in the Epsom Handicap, but this is more suitable and a return to form could be on the cards.
He was caught wide last start which didn’t help his chances and Joao Moreira makes way for regular rider Michael Walker this time around.
He will get a saloon passage from an inside barrier and he will fight tooth and nail to the line.