Horse Racing Tips – Group 1 Futurity Stakes

Form analyst, RIC CHAPMAN, looks at every runner in Saturday’s Group 1  Caulfield Futurity Stakes with horse racing tips for the first four. Read on to see how he maps and assesses the race. Good luck, punters!

1. I’M THUNDERSTRUCK  (7) x1311311x5 

T: Mick Price & Mike Kent /J: Jye Mcneil (59kg)

Outstanding Gr 1 winner who is 2nd up here after a strong 5th in a very similar race behind Tofane over this trip. Is fitter and has beaten that mare last year. Sure to settle off speed then charge home. Will run you an enormous race.

2. STREETS OF AVALON (6) x2875483x5

T: Shane Nichols / J: Brett Prebble (59kg)

Strong sprinter on his day and is 2nd up here after a game 5th to the flying Marabi last start over 1200m. He has won two Gr 1 races in his life – both at this trip and at this track! Two years ago he led all the way to win this race in super fast time. May surprise.

3. MO’UNGA  (4) 107x12543x

T: Annabel Neasham / J: Jamie Kah (59kg)

This is one of the best horses in the country. Has won at Gr 1 level beating Verry Elleegant and it was over this trip. Has a stunning finishing kick when he’s on song. Been readied for this with two recent trials. Loves this trip and is potent while fresh.

4. TOFANE (3) 211x3427x1

T: Michael Moroney/ J:  Mark Zahra (57kg)

This is such a strong and consistent mare. Is nearly unbeatable at this trip winning three times at Gr 1 level at this journey, latest being her last start when she led all the way and easily won the CF Orr Staes at this track. Is fitter now, races at her best in the autumn and will take a lot of catching.

5. SIERRA SUE (1) 04117100×4

T: Trent Busuttin * Nat Young / J: John Allen (57kg)

Good mare, a Gr 1 winning mare who loves this track and appreciates this journey immensely. Resumed from spell and had too circle the field when an eye-catching 4th to Tofane at Gr 1 level last start. Has claims.

6. TURAATH (2) x321111x53

T: Maddie Raymond / J: Damian Lane (57kg)

Interesting galloper. Is one of the most improved racehorses in the land and just excels at this journey. Won the Gr 2 Let’s Elope easily this trip last prep and start prior to that scored after leading all the way, over 1400m here. This is top shelf so she will have to be at her best but she does keep improving.

7. EXTREME FLIGHT (5) 361110×4

T: Team Freedman / J: Damian Thornton (55.5kg)

Lightly raced colt who has won two from two this trip and has a stakes win at this track too. But steps up a long way in class inn this. Thrashewd at only race at Gr 1 level in the past.

8. MR MOZART (8) 14x46129x7 

T: Team Hawkes/ J: Damien Oliver (55.5kg)

Speedy 3YO but this grade will thrash him.