Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Saturday’s Caulfield meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: Out 9m entire circuit
EL PATRONESS resumes from a spell. Listed winner at Flemington first prep. Will be better when she gets over further but can win this fresh.
MINOUCHE finished too well to win at Newcastle two starts back then was placed here last start when ran on hard. She will be right in the mix.
BURNING POWER resumes from spell. She won three of her four starts at first campaign and two recent trials should have her forward enough for this.
THRONTARI looks ready to win. Drawn perfectly and should get all the favours. Would not leave her out of exotics.
Tip: EL PATRONESS
IRISH BUTTERFLY was placed at both runs back from spell then he was making good late ground at Flemington last start in tight room. Happy to have something each way on him.
WORTHILY caught the eye late when making his Australian debut at Flemington. Expect he will be better from that outing and look for him to be weaving home late.
SIGN SEAL DELIVER resumes from spell. He usually produces a run fresh (3:0-2-0) and from ideal barrier draw he should get nice run in transit.
HASSELTOFF has not been beaten all that far in last couple of starts. Two Flemington placings then getting home late last start. Would include in multiples.
Tip: IRISH BUTTERFLY
DIRTY DEEDS was strong to the line winning here two starts back then he chased home solidly in some tight room last start and was not beaten all that far. He can return to winners stall.
LOST IMPACT won by a big space at The Valley three starts back then she has not been disgraced in two runs since. This a winnable race for her.
SALTO ANGEL has been a model of consistency this time in. Won three back then been placed in two runs since. Only needs to hold that form to be a factor.
BRILLIANT VENTURE raced on the speed before sprinting clear to win with something in hand here last start. Drawn ideally and he can win again.
Tip: DIRTY DEEDS
RENOSU resumes from spell. Placed in two Stakes races at first prep including a placing in the Listed Debutant Stakes this track/distance. If forward enough he can win this.
SEBONACK chased home Renosu in a recent Flemington jumpout and looks ready for the racetrack. Must keep an eye on market support.
EQUIVOCAL started favourite at The Valley on debut and she finished just out of the placings. Had a break since and expect she will have matured this campaign.
MRS PATMORE loomed up to win at Canberra on debut. Sure to be better from the race experience and she can measure up to these.
PAULELE resumes from a spell. She has won two starts fresh including last prep. Looks class colt and he can win this first-up.
MARINE ONE started a short favourite two starts back at Pakenham and got the job done then he just missed here last start. Drawn ideally and gets chance to go one better.
GENERATION resumes. Finished last campaign with a Group 3 win in the Red Anchor at The Valley. Yet to run a bad race and will be in the mix.
UNFLINCHING just keeps winning. Unbeaten in all three starts. Has the speed to sit up in first couple and if she finds acceleration will take some catching.
UNDER MY SPELL won at Pakenham first-up from spell then has followed up with a couple of sound city placings. Drawn ideally and will be right in the mix.
GLOVES ARE OFF won at The Valley three starts back then she has not been beaten all that far in last couple. Gets her chance to return to winners stall.
GALGANI had tough run at The Valley last start before driving clear for strong win in the end. Will get perfect run in behind the speed and can figure.
The run of WITCHFULTHINKING was better than finishing positions suggest first-up from spell. Sure to strip fitter and she will be a factor.
Tip: UNDER MY SPELL
Liked the way DARK DREAM finished the race off to win at Flemington last start. That was a well- deserved win and he can go on with it her.
HOLBIEN was dominant from the front winning at Caulfield two starts back then fought the race out to hold minor spot last start. He will be in the mix again.
HO HO KHAN came from well off them to win in small field here last start. Expect he will give them a start but watch for him late.
Tip: DARK DREAM
Going to have something each way on THE GARDEN. Has had no luck with the barrier draw but she won when first-up last time in and expect stable will have her forward for this.
ZORRO’S DREAM is another resuming from a break. He did not run a bad race last campaign and his first-up record (3:0-3-0) suggests he will be right in the mix.
EVENING GLORY arguably should have won at Caulfield last start when hampered final stages and just missed in driving finish. He can make amends in this.
ROSE QUARTZ has returned in super form winning her only two starts this prep and most recent at Flemington. Only needs to hold that form to be right in the mix.
Tip: THE GARDEN
This looks right race for TUVALU. Gave them a galloping lesson at Warrnambool first-up from spell and if he produces that turn-of-hoof here he will take catching again.
NICOLINI VITO was dominant last 200m at Flemington last start and that made it two in a row. He will get ideal run behind the speed and should have last crack at leaders.
SAVANNAH CLOUD finished too well and beat the in-form Gentleman Roy here last start. That form looks good enough for this and he will be a major player.
OUR DESTRIER made it three in a row with a win at Murray Bridge last start. This a big step up but cannot knock winning form and he may be the one at odds for first four players.