M12 Caulfield – 22nd February 2020

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M12 Caulfield – 22nd February 2020

M12: Caulfield - 22nd Feb, 2020

Start time:2:35 pm
Weather:Fine
Track:Good

Overview

Group 1 racing throughout the day and it's the best meeting of the year so far

Day's "Best"

R9 (4) Kings Will Dream

Best "Each Way"

R4 (7) Neighbourhood

Best "Roughie"

R5 (2) La Tene
  • Race 1 - KENO CLASSIC HANDICAP
    Time: 2:35 | Distance: 2000m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    9 Aktau   F: 21X13
      B(1) W(54)
     ( J-  Jye McNeil )
    Won
    Dividends : $3.70 $1.50
    Good win fresh and it was entitled to get tired last start. This stable is firing and the inside draw and light weight helps.
    Main Danger
    7 Just Benjamin   F: 12X51
      B(6) W(54)
     ( J-  Damien Oliver )
    Wore them down nicely last start when well-backed. Gets every chance to win again and we're expecting a nice effort.
    Next Best
    4 Future Score   F: 1X125
      B(4) W(56)
     ( J-  Craig Williams )
     ( T-  Matt Cumani )
    Placed
    Dividend : $2.00
    Impressive when winning on debut and hasn't been too far away since. Deserves attention here as it's a nice type in the making.
    Include in Multis
    2 Taikomochi   F: 43214
      B(8) W(59.5)
     ( J-  Brad Rawiller )
    Has won already this campaign and it could get back to winning form in this race. Runs at generous odds.
    Longer Odds
    5 Beau Balmain   F: 240X7
      B(10) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Ben Melham )
     ( T-  Jim Conlan )
    Needed the run last start and it's worth sticking with.

    Remarks

    Some rising stayers do business here
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    Aktau is a nice type

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 9 $ 3.70
    Place1 9 $ 1.50
    Place2 6 $ 4.10
    Place3 4 $ 2.00
    Quinella 6:9 $ 41.80
    Trifecta 9:6:4 $ 282.10
    First4 9:6:4:7 $ 1036.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 4, 5, 7, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 2 - HERITAGE FINANCE CAULFIELD AUTUMN CLASSIC
    Time: 3:10 | Distance: 1800m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    9 Miami Bound   F: 3411X
      B(4) W(55)
     ( J-  Damien Oliver )
    Oaks winner that could resume with a big effort. Looks set for a big run down in the weights and although some Oaks winners don't come back, this one should.
    Main Danger
    3 Adelaide Ace   F: 15X13
      B(1) W(57)
     ( J-  John Allen )
    Won
    Dividends : $2.50 $1.30
    Talented type that looked the goods when winning fresh up. Handy placing last start and it could return to winning form.
    Next Best
    2 Nonconformist   F: 3311
      B(5) W(57)
     ( J-  Jordan Childs )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.70
    Shooting for its third consecutive win. Its last two wins have been very good and punters are getting nice odds. Consider.
    Include in Multis
    4 Think 'N' Fly   F: 1X211
      B(3) W(57)
     ( J-  Mark Zahra )
    Another runner going for three on the bounce. Gets a nice run from the draw and it should be competitive. Include.
    Longer Odds
    6 Rebel Racer   F: 251
      B(8) W(57)
     ( J-  Craig Williams )
    Chance based on its most recent win.

    Remarks

    Lovely race with great types throughout
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    The Oaks winner returns

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 2.50
    Place1 3 $ 1.30
    Place2 2 $ 1.70
    Place3 8 $ 3.60
    Quinella 2:3 $ 5.90
    Trifecta 3:2:8 $ 152.70
    First4 3:2:8:7 $ 715.40
    Double 9/3+ $ 7.10

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 3, 4, 6, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 3 - ZEDITAVE STAKES (G3)
    Time: 3:45 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 Spend   F: 1X4
      B(7) W(56)
     ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
    Took on a tough field last start and didn't perform too badly. Better suited here and punters are getting good odds.
    Main Danger
    2 Pandemic   F: 143X1
      B(1) W(56)
     ( J-  Damian Lane )
    Owns a quality turn-of-foot on its day. Comes into this with a good win under the belt and the only worry is being second up. Include.
    Next Best
    6 Express Pass   F: 390X2
      B(2) W(55)
     ( J-  Michael Dee )
     ( T-  Nick Ryan )
    Plenty of money coming for it, which is a good sign. Did well to run second last start and we're expecting another tidy effort.
    Include in Multis
    4 Groundswell   F: 333X6
      B(3) W(55)
     ( J-  John Allen )
    Looked better than average last campaign. Battled last start but conditions suit better here and we're expecting improvement.
    Longer Odds
    1 He'll Haunt Us   F: 63X1
      B(4) W(56)
     ( J-  Damien Oliver )
    Won
    Dividends : $8.20 $3.20
    Could give some of these a scare.

    Remarks

    It's a small but slick field
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    Spend runs at value odds

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 1 $ 8.20
    Place1 1 $ 3.20
    Place2 5 $ 3.10
    Quinella 1:5 $ 26.20
    Trifecta 1:5:3 $ 180.50
    First4 1:5:3:2 $ 497.50

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 4, 6
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 4 - PREMIER SIGNS MANNERISM STAKES (G3)
    Time: 4:20 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Best Each Way'
    7 Neighbourhood   F: X1115
      B(4) W(55)
     ( J-  Michael Dee )
    It looked good winning three straight races before running fifth last start. Didn't have all favours throughout, so expect a bounce back effort.
    Main Danger
    1 Spanish Reef   F: 130X5
      B(2) W(57)
     ( J-  Mark Zahra )
     ( T-  Ken Keys )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.80
    The class runner of the field and it worked home solidly when fifth fresh up. Not its favourite track but it should be respected.
    Next Best
    2 Aristia   F: 5720X
      B(7) W(55)
     ( J-  Damian Lane )
    Another classy runner that needs to start winning races again. Gets that chance against this level of opposition, so keep safe.
    Include in Multis
    6 News Girl   F: X4112
      B(10) W(55)
     ( J-  Craig Williams )
    Back-to-back wins this campaign and it has been heavily backed to win. That's a positive sign and we wouldn't overlook its chances.
    Longer Odds
    3 Greysful Glamour   F: 2514X
      B(5) W(55)
     ( J-  Tim Clark )
    Won
    Dividends : $9.50 $2.70
    Talented at best. Could cause a minor upset at double-figure odds.

    Remarks

    One of the more even fields of the day
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    Neighbourhood could bounce back

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 9.50
    Place1 3 $ 2.70
    Place2 5 $ 2.10
    Place3 1 $ 1.80
    Quinella 3:5 $ 21.90
    Trifecta 3:5:1 $ 197.10
    First4 3:5:1:7 $ 1561.00

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 3, 6, 7
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 5 - ANGUS ARMANASCO STAKES (G2)
    Time: 4:55 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    1 Acting   F: 115X4
      B(9) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Ben Melham )
    Backed and beaten last start but it didn't lose any admirers. Steady in the betting again and it should improve with the fitness under the belt.
    Main Danger
    4 Southbank   F: 223X6
      B(7) W(55)
     ( J-  Tim Clark )
    Has been running around some quality types. Shouldn't find this any harder and with only 55kg on the back, it could return to winning form.
    Next Best
    7 Score   F: 5X115
      B(3) W(55)
     ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
     ( T-  John Sadler )
    Makes its own luck and although this is a tough grade, it could be up for it. Two wins earlier this preparation were good, so include.
    Include in Multis
    9 Snapdancer   F: 1240X
      B(5) W(55)
     ( J-  Jye McNeil )
    The potential is there and how it returns from a break will be interesting. Wouldn't be surprised to see it winning.
    Longer Odds
    The 'Best Roughie'
    2 La Tene   F: 6X20X
      B(2) W(57.5)
     ( J-  Brad Rawiller )
    Won
    Dividends : $16.10 $4.10
    Top-end ability is good, so don't leave it out.

    Remarks

    Form out of this race should hold well
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    Acting is a live chance

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 2 $ 16.10
    Place1 2 $ 4.10
    Place2 6 $ 2.80
    Place3 8 $ 3.00
    Quinella 2:6 $ 66.80
    Trifecta 2:6:8 $ 880.00
    First4 2:6:8:9 $ 10910.50
    Double 3/2 $ 155.70

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 7, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 6 - PFD FOOD SERVICES FUTURITY STAKES (G1)
    Time: 5:30 | Distance: 1400m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    7 Melody Belle   F: 1112X
      B(3) W(57)
     ( J-  Opie Bosson )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Drifting in the betting which is a concern, but the Kiwi has quality. It finds form quickly and it gets in nicely on the weights.
    Main Danger
    1 Kolding   F: 111X4
      B(5) W(59)
     ( J-  Glen Boss )
    Knows how to win the big races and it had a nice pipe-opener last start. Not ideally placed with 59kg but respect its ability.
    Next Best
    8 Super Seth   F: 651X1
      B(4) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Mark Zahra )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.30
    Guineas winner which is a touch short in the betting. Meets some seasoned customers and its last run could have taken something out of it. Still, has obvious winning claims.
    Include in Multis
    2 Black Heart Bart   F: 0129X
      B(8) W(59)
     ( J-  Brad Rawiller )
    Was retired and came back to win at the highest level last preparation. Can never be discarded at the odds.
    Longer Odds
    4 Wild Planet   F: 231X7
      B(1) W(59)
     ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
    Better with the run under the belt. Upset claims.

    Remarks

    The three favourites dominate the Group 1 market
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    Melody Belle represents the Kiwis

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 3 $ 9.90
    Place1 3 $ 2.20
    Place2 8 $ 1.30
    Place3 7 $ 1.50
    Quinella 3:8 $ 8.20
    Trifecta 3:8:7 $ 124.00
    First4 3:8:7:4 $ 368.50

    Betting Suggestions

    Quaddies
    R6 (1) Kolding(7) Melody Belle (8) Super Seth
    R7 (2) Hanseatic(6) Rulership (11) Letzbeglam
    R8 (3) Bivouac(15) Pippie (16) Anaheed
    R9 (4) Kings Will Dream(5) Regal Power
    Quaddies % to a $20 stake:

    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    1, 2, 4, 7, 8
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 7 - BLUE DIAMOND STAKES (G1)
    Time: 6:10 | Distance: 1200m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    2 Hanseatic   F: 111
      B(1) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Tim Clark )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Unbeaten after three runs and it had to be good to win last start. Big field, so it won't want to get too far back. Must be respected.
    Main Danger
    6 Rulership   F: 12
      B(7) W(56.5)
     ( J-  Mark Zahra )
    Goes on top of Hanseatic because it makes its own luck. Will land on the speed and try kick clear. Paying a nice price to turn the tables.
    Next Best
    11 Letzbeglam   F: 11
      B(3) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Brett Prebble )
    One of the better-backed runners in the field. Its two wins to date have been very good and it pays to follow the money in this race.
    Include in Multis
    8 Away Game   F: 4111
      B(10) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Jye McNeil )
    Magic Millions winner that is earning respect. Should get a good run from the draw and be right in the thick of the action.
    Longer Odds
    9 A Beautiful Night   F: 2116
      B(2) W(54.5)
     ( J-  Linda Meech )
    Lost its chance at the start last time out. Expect a return to form.

    Remarks

    It's always an exciting contest
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    Hanseatic is all class

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 5 $ 24.60
    Place1 5 $ 4.70
    Place2 2 $ 1.50
    Place3 13 $ 4.80
    Quinella 2:5 $ 32.10
    Trifecta 5:2:13 $ 718.20
    First4 5:2:13:8 $ 8721.10

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 6, 8, 9, 11
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 8 - OAKLEIGH PLATE (G1)
    Time: 6:50 | Distance: 1100m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    3 Bivouac   F: 1162X
      B(7) W(55.5)
     ( J-  Craig Williams )
    Runs well fresh up and it came of age last year. Looks the hardest runner to beat and the market reflects that. Strong win hope.
    Main Danger
    16 Anaheed   F: 513X1
      B(15) W(51)
     ( J-  Tim Clark )
    It's not going to be easy from the wide draw but that was a classy win last time out. 51kg on the back makes it a serious player.
    Next Best
    15 Pippie   F: 1102X
      B(14) W(52)
     ( J-  Linda Meech )
    Won
    Dividends : $11.50 $3.40
    Engimatic type but it has good barrier speed and the light weight is ideal. Runs at nice odds, so is worth including.
    Include in Multis
    7 Trope   F: X229X
      B(6) W(52.5)
     ( J-  Dwayne Dunn )
    Capable on its day, despite not winning as often as you would like. Gets right down in the weights and it has win claims.
    Longer Odds
    2 Zoutori   F: 1336X
      B(2) W(56)
     ( J-  Jamie Kah )
    Placed
    Dividend : $6.40
    Won fresh up last campaign. Chance on that.

    Remarks

    They will go quickly in the final feature of the day
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    Bivouac has electric speed

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 15 $ 11.50
    Place1 15 $ 3.40
    Place2 2 $ 6.40
    Place3 6 $ 9.90
    Quinella 2:15 $ 178.30
    Trifecta 15:2:6 $ 6782.30
    First4 15:2:6:8 $ 367329.50

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 3, 7, 15, 16
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%
  • Race 9 - CARLTON DRAUGHT PETER YOUNG STAKES (G2)
    Time: 7:30 | Distance: 1800m | Prize $

  • Selections (Click horse or jockey for additional information)

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    Top Pick
    The 'Day's Best'
    4 Kings Will Dream   F: 166X3
      B(1) W(59)
     ( J-  Mark Zahra )
    Placed
    Dividend : $1.50
    Put the writing on the wall when running third last start. Has class on its side and a dream run from the inside barrier.
    Main Danger
    5 Regal Power   F: X2161
      B(5) W(59)
     ( J-  William Pike )
    Heavily-backed to win this race after winning well last start. Perth form typically stands up well, so it must be included.
    Next Best
    9 Miss Siska   F: 88221
      B(7) W(57)
     ( J-  Damian Lane )
    Won
    Dividends : $4.10 $1.70
    Coming off a win and that form could hold up well. Does need to beat some serious types, so include on an each-way basis.
    Include in Multis
    8 Constantinople   F: 2240X
      B(2) W(58.5)
     ( J-  Glen Boss )
    There is enough money to suggest that it could cause an upset in this race. Chance and this distance suits.
    Longer Odds
    2 Harlem   F: 380X4
      B(3) W(59)
     ( J-  Damien Oliver )
    Usually hits form around this time of the year.

    Remarks

    Another quality form race
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    Kings Will Dream is all class

    Results

    Race Dividends
    Win 9 $ 4.10
    Place1 9 $ 1.70
    Place2 4 $ 1.50
    Place3 6 $ 5.60
    Quinella 4:9 $ 6.00
    Trifecta 9:4:6 $ 237.60
    First4 9:4:6:5 $ 575.70
    Double 15/9 $ 40.50

    Betting Suggestions


    Multi's
    Boxed Tri's and FF's
    2, 4, 5, 8, 9
    RETURNS - $20 STAKE
    Boxed Trifecta % Bet = 33%
    Boxed First Four % Bet = 16%