Caulfield 26-03-2016

Rail: +6m entire circuit
Track: Good 3
Predicted track condition as of 3pm: Good 3
Weather forecast: Shower or two, 19 degrees

Speed maps (click): PDF – Caulfield 260315 maps

Caulfield Map

 

Race 1
12.25PM Robert Taranto Handicap 1100m
Speed: Not clear
Most advantaged: N/A

2. GRETNA
Her debut was average when ridden on pace, she was then ridden cold at Moonee Valley and ran on well to win. The speed isn’t clear here but judging by the horses who have had starts we could see some pace which will suit her if she’s ridden cold again.
10. WAZAMBA
She was good on pace on debut to finish 2nd. The winner came from back in the field. She gets the weight swing advantage here.

4. PLUTO
He has trialled well, finishing 2nd in his first one then winning the second.

MAIN DANGER
1. HIGHLAND BEAT
He has the most experience of the runners here and will find this a lot easier than the Blue Diamond! He was competitive in the Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes two starts back and has to be included.

 

Race 2
1.00pm Bill Collins Handicap 2400m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

1. ADIRONDACK
The son of Lonhro is flying this prep and ran a close 2nd in the Stony Creek Cup at his last outing. He has drawn wide but will be up on the pace and with a slow speed he could take some running down.

2. HIGH CHURCH (IRE)
He is third up here and should be ready to make an impact. His furthest run in Australia has been at 2000m where he was ridden upside down, take a pen through that run. He has a good record at 2400m overseas.

5. AGGREGATOR (NZ)
He didn’t appear to handle the wet track in Launceston and gets back on a Good 3 here. He ran on well at 2400m two starts back in a BM70. The claim helps though the slow speed may be against him.

MAIN DANGER
10. WINTER PALACE
He gets in with only 51kg after the claim here and ran well at this trip last start to finish 2nd. This is a slightly tougher field but he can sit midfield and be competitive.

 

Race 3
1.35pm Bert Bryant Handicap 2000m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

3. TEARS OF JOY
She is in form and has a good record at 2000m. This is a step up in class from her last outing but she will be up near the pace from the wide draw and the slow speed will suit.

6. PINDAN PEARL
She resumed well here three starts back in this grade, then stepped up to a BM90 where she was okay and dropped to a BM78 and finished close last start. She goes back up to a BM84 here and should be ready to win. Luke Nolen stays on.

1. MISS WYNETTE
She is third up here. She ran well at 2000m in this grade last prep but goes up in the weights here though the claim definitely helps.

MAIN DANGER
2. SURE YOU CAN (NZ)
She resumed okay and does go up in the weights here but has a good second up record. 2000m is her trip as is the dry track.

 

 

Race 4
2.10pm Jack Elliot Handicap 1100m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

1. PETITS FILOUS
Her first campaign was ultra impressive and she can only improve. She is unbeaten at 1100m from two starts and has drawn for an easy run on the speed. There does look to be quite a bit of pace in this race and this is the most she has been asked to carry but she is the class runner here.

6. CANA
She comes back to 1100m here and drops in class though this is a strong field. She wasn’t far off Risque two starts back and only carries 54kg here.

4. GREY STREET
She was only 0.2L off Stellar Collision who won well on Thursday night at Moonee Valley. The claim helps and she will only be carrying 52kg here.

MAIN DANGER
3. JALAN JALAN
She resumes here after a good first campaign. The fast pace will suit her and she has drawn well. She was good behind Petits Filous last start and gets the better end of the weight swing here. 

 

Race 5
2.50pm Geoff Murphy Handicap 1100m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

2. MISS PROMISCUITY
She resumed well against the boys and comes back to mares grade here. Her 1100m record here is strong, she has finished in the top 3 in each of the 5 starts. She is so consistent, take out her run on Oaks Day where she found herself on a Heavy 9 track. She maps well here.

4. TAWTEEN
She has three wins from 4 second up runs though her resuming run this prep was very poor. Surely she has improved to be running here.

10. KANSAS SUNFLOWER (NZ)
She resumes here and has a good first up record. She was so consistent last prep and is on bottom weight here.

MAIN DANGER
3. SABATINI
She is almost unbeaten first up take out her first start where she ran 2nd. 4 out of 5 of her wins have been here and her best trip is 1100m. She is well weighted with the claim and the fast pace will suit.

 

 

Race 6
3.30pm Catanach’s Jewellers Handicap 1800m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

1. GINGERBOY
He ran well behind De Little Engine in BM96 grade last prep. He is second up here after winning the Mildura Cup when resuming. He goes up in the weights here though the claim does help, he can carry weight fine.

2. MASTER ZEPHYR (GB)
He has a good second up record and the step up to a more suitable distance helps.

11. CRIMSON CAPE (NZ)
His two runs in this prep have been average but he has won third up in each of his 3 campaigns. He gets out to a more suitable distance here and can lead.

MAIN DANGER
9. UNGRATEFUL ELLEN
She resumed well enough and has won second up. She wasn’t far off Lucia Valentina last prep in Group 2 company. She was scratched from Moonee Valley Thursday night in preference for this.

 

 

Race 7
4.1pm mypunter.com Victoria Handicap 1400m
Speed: Fast
Most advantaged: Off pace

 

1. BLACK HEART BART
His first start under Darren Weir a fortnight ago in the Group 1 Newmarket was very impressive. He will find this easier and steps up to 1400m which he does have a good record at though he also goes up in the weights with the drop down to Group 3 company. He maps well here and the fast pace will suit.

6. TRIED AND TIRED
He had a good run last start up on the pace to win and steps up to Group 3 company here. He wasn’t far off Durendal in the Standish last prep when carrying 57kg. He has 55kg here.

3. CHARMED HARMONY
He is third up here and does have a strong 1400m record. The fast pace may be against him but we could see an on pace pattern with the rail being out 6m.

MAIN DANGER
4. RED BOMBER
He won last start in Group 3 company well and meets a similar field here. He maps well and though he has drawn wide this shouldn’t affect his chances as he will be off the pace.

 

Race 8
4.50pm Le Pine Funerals Easter Cup 2000m
Speed: Slow
Most advantaged: On pace

6. PUCCINI (NZ)
He ran on well two runs back and the step up to 2000m will suit. I don’t believe he handled the Sydney track last start so take a pen through that run. He can sit closer here from an inside draw.

2. LEEBAZ (NZ)
He wasn’t far off Stratum Star in his last start at 2000m back in October. The pace didn’t suit last start but he still wasn’t far off them. The tongue tie goes on here.
5. GUARDINI (FR)
He only has two runs in Australia and was okay when resuming a fortnight ago. He will be fitter for that run and gets out to 2000m here.
MAIN DANGER
4. EXTRA ZERO
He will be off the pace from the wide draw but can run a place here. He was good two starts ago with 60kg in Listed company.

 

Race 9
5.30pm Noel Rundle Handicap 2000m
Speed: Even
Most advantaged: Just behind pace

1. HARDERN
He ran well behind Tally in the Alister Clark and comes back to open grade here. Dylan Dunn stays on from that effort. The claim definitely helps though he has drawn the carpark.

2. CHABAUD (NZ)
She is in form and won the Tasmanian Oaks with a big run last start. She should get an easy sit midfield and will look the winner at some point.

9. ARTESIAN
Her three runs in this prep have all been good and she gets weight relief here from stepping up to open grade. She has drawn well and will be up near the pace.
MAIN DANGER
7. COOL CHAP
He looks the leader from an inside draw and though this is harder he could give a sight. He steps up from the mile to 2000m here.