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All eyes will be on Caulfield on Saturday with the running of the first Group 1 of the Spring Carnival, The Memsie Stakes over 1400m. It looks like a great race not only on Saturday but from a future viewpoint as many of these horses will go on to contest other feature races deeper into the Spring. The Memsie is ably supported by a number of other black type races on what looks a cracking days racing at Caulfield. Fine weather in the days leading up should mean the track should be into the Good range by Race 1 on Saturday with the rail back in the true position. Rosehill plays host to racing in Sydney where punters will be greeted with a wet track given there is plenty of rain in the lead up to the meeting. The San Domenico Stakes is the highlight where a small but select field of 3yos do battle in what looks a most interesting affair.

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1:00pm Caulfield – Race 2

We will kick things off in the second event at Caulfield where I am quite keen on the Clinton McDonald trained Diamond Effort. She comes off a last start 2nd to the smart Pippie over 1100m here a fortnight ago. On that occasion she drew wide and settled around midfield if not a bit worse, she then had to make a run wide on the track whilst Pippie was off and gone. She finished the race off in the 2nd fastest last 200m of the meeting in what was a very good first up effort. On Saturday she draws the inside gate for Damien Oliver, and I expect her to be right on the back of the speed and within striking distance on the home turn. Should the run come when desired then she looks very hard to hold out. She is currently $3.40 with Neds but I would be surprised if you can’t get better closer to race time.

3:30pm Caulfield – Race 6

The sixth event at Caulfield is a very interesting race for the sprinters over 1100m. It sees the return of two top class horses in Ball Of Muscle and Vega Magic. Vega Magic is the current short priced favourite, however I am going to go with Ball Of Muscle. Ball Of Muscle comes into the race off the back of two very impressive trial wins in Sydney. He followed that same pattern last year before winning this race and he looks to be going every bit as well. He will no doubt show his customary early speed for jockey Glynn Schofield before trying to hold off the chasing pack. I think he can do that and looks a good bet at $4.20 with BetEasy.

4:10pm Caulfield – Race 7

The mares do battle here over 1200m and the early betting has it pegged as a two horse race and I tend to agree. I have a slight leaning to Sylvia’s Mother over early favourite Pippie at 1200m but there isn’t a lot between them. Sylvia’s Mother comes off a dominant last start win at Flemington over 1200m a bit over a month ago where she settled just off the leaders before finishing hard to win comfortably. The 2nd and 3rd horses from that race have subsequently won at their next runs and she has since had a quiet barrier trial at Warwick Farm where she finished dynamically under a tight hold to run 2nd. She is drawn to settle close to the speed on Saturday and if it plays out like that, I expect her to be too strong. She is currently $3.50 with Neds.

4:30pm Rosehill – Race 8

The penultimate event at Rosehill is just a BM88 but I would be highly surprised if many of these didn’t reach higher grade and perhaps several be competitive in some of the better races over the Spring. Having said that I am happy to side with the Chris Waller trained Haut Brion Her who has taken all before her this preparation winning all her three starts. The latest of these was over this track and distance and whilst this is no doubt a step up in class, she has fitness on her side against her main rivals. The likely wet track will be no issue for her, and James McDonald takes the ride from a wide barrier, which I think won’t be any disadvantage by this time of the day. She is currently $6.50 with PointsBet.

4:50pm Caulfield – Race 8

The feature event on the card at Caulfield is the Group 1 Memsie Stakes over 1400m. It has brought together a very good field which will create plenty of interest. The early favourite is the James Cummings trained Alizee who was the winner of the Futurity Stakes over this track and distance in the Summer. Whilst she is a great chance, I am going to go around her and put Scales Of Justice on top. The Lindsay Smith trained gelding has had two runs back from a spell which included a brilliant first up win in the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield followed by a tough 2nd in Adelaide after being caught wide on a good tempo. The 1400m distance should be perfect for him at this stage and he has a great record 3rd up throughout his career. He looks to map nicely just off the leading pack from barrier 5 and it’s hard to see him not being in the finish for jockey Dean Yendall. He is currently $5.00 with Sportsbet.

So Si Bon is a horse who has been much maligned throughout his career for his lack of winning however he showed last start that his best may still be ahead of him with a stylish win at Flemington. Whilst this is a step up in grade, he did run a good race in the Orr Stakes over this track and distance earlier in the year. I feel his first up run shows that he is going as well if not better now and he is drawn to get a soft run around midfield. Should the breaks come then I don’t think it’s totally out of the question that he can be right in the finish. If you are looking for that long priced winner late in the day then you could do worse than having something on him at $21 with BetEasy.


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