What a weekend we have coming up! Caulfield hosts the running of three Group 1’s, The Futurity, The Oakleigh Plate and The Blue Diamond. Rosehill might be playing second fiddle but the races there will be like the last snag at a BBQ, keenly contested. The first at Rosehill may see a future star go around too.
The NRL will do something different and have their players bash each other on the field, and not in a nightclub, with the ‘All Stars Game’ Saturday night. And since none of us play for Hawthorne Football Club, we need not take Alistair Clarkson’s advice on ‘the 4 P’s’, and fully enjoy our weekend of frivolity.
Moonee Valley Race 1 – Maiden Plate – 1200m (Friday night)
#3 Seguso – $4.8
First up second prep. Raced greenly on debut and just found one better. Really like Currie on and if they can win from off the fence, look out. Good opportunity to use the SWITCH product at Ladbrokes if you can.
Rosehill Race 1 – BM78 – 1100m
#11 Vowmaster – $1.75
Plenty of spruik around this 3YO gelding and rightfully so. Effortless winner in only 2 career starts. Owners knocked back a 7 figure offer from Hong Kong and the camp are suggesting he’s a future Group horse. With that in mind he’d want to beat this lot. Use the SWITCH product at Ladbrokes to double your winnings!
Caulfield Race 6 – G1 Futurity Stakes – 1400m
#1 Behemoth – $3.2
Hard to go past the big boy in this. Damien Oliver knows a thing or two about winning Group 1’s and looks to get the gun run stalking the speed. Use your ODDS BOOST if you can, fatten those winnings.
Caulfield Race 7 – G1 Blue Diamond – 1200m
#7 Artorius – $15/$3.9 & #8 Jigsaw $17/$4.2
With Enthaar drawing wide this race has really opened up betting wise. Happy to spec two at odds in Artorius and Jigsaw. They ran one-two at Geelong before Jigsaw being luckless when wide, running 3rd behind General Beau in the prelude. Artorius bolted in at Sandown last start when had no right to win after being back and wide. They’ll give this a big shake at odds.
Caulfield Race 8 – G1 Oakleigh Plate – 1100m
#2 Dirty Work – $9/$3
Cracking race! Expecting them to scoot along up front as they usually do in an Oakleigh Plate. Whilst having to give away weight, Dirty Work looks set to get a cheap run along the pegs and if the gaps open up, expect this bloke to be savaging the line. Worth an each way ticket at those odds.
Rosehill Race 7 – G2 Hobartville Stakes –1400m
#1 Aegon – $4
Won a roughhouse affair last start In the Karaka Millions back home in NZ. Baker and Forsman combining with Bowman is a recipe for success. Might just be better than these and one to watch going forward (currently $6 fav for the Randwick Guineas).
All Stars Game – Indigenous All Stars VS Maori All Stars
Same Game Multi @$4.9 (Place a 3 leg multi and if 1 leg fails, money back promo at Ladbrokes)
Always a cracking game with plenty of attacking footy. Indigenous All Stars look to have some real star power and with that in mind, we’ll take a 3 leg multi of: Indigenous All Stars at the line (-5.5), Over 43.5 total points, Alex Johnston anytime try scorer.