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Caulfield Racing Tips: Saturday, April 23rd

Billy Bestford previews every race on a cracking card at Caulfield.

Racing this Saturday in Melbourne heads to Caulfield for a rich day full of cracking races. The feature on the card will see the running of The Showdown worth $1m.

The track is rated a good 4 with the rail out 6 metres the entire track.

Billy Bestford has previewed every race today and has found his best bets and value plays for the afternoon.

Best Bet: Race 6 – (1) Bello Beau

Best Value: Race 5 – (5) Jigsaw 

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Race 1

Yulong Stud (Bm78) (1400m)
12:10pm (AEDT)

Race 1

Yulong Stud (Bm78) (1400m)
12:10pm (AEDT)

1. Akecheta (4) J: Ms Carleen Hefel (62kg) T: P G Moody
161716
2. Tokorangi (10) J: Logan Mcneil (61.5kg) T: M D Moroney
91010.2
3. Duke Of Plumpton (18) J: Billy Egan (60kg) T: Patrick Payne
343130
4. Mr Tipla (6) J: Daniel Moor (60kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
161617.2
5. Ballet Master (3) J: Beau Mertens (59.5kg) T: C F Hyland
616145
6. Vasmee (16) J: Thomas Stockdale (59kg) T: Nathan Dunn
4.24.24.35
7. Beaufort Park (2) J: Ms Alana Kelly (58.5kg) T: Saab Hasan
182016.6
8. Mimi's Award (17) J: Blaike Mcdougall (58.5kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
161714.8
9. Beltoro (15) J: Damien Oliver (58kg) T: Robert Hickmott
875.7
10. Evening Glory (14) J: Ms Jamie Kah (58kg) T: A & S Freedman
55.54.35
11. Grey Khan (12) J: Vlad Duric (58kg) T: Peter Gelagotis
12610171
12. Muswellbrook (9) J: Jye Mcneil (58kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
414132
13. Coolth (13) J: Damien Thornton (57.5kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
111211.8
14. Tibetan (7) J: Lewis German (57.5kg) T: M J Enright
717169
15. Azaly (11) J: Jamie Mott (57kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
676743
16. Tinandali (1) J: Ethan Brown (57kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
91112
17. Pal D'oro (8) J: John Allen (56kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
9107.4
18. Governor Landy (5) J: Jake Noonan (55.5kg) T: A W Noonan
141313.8

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 12:14pm (AEDT)

Think today could be the day for (10) Evening Glory and he really deserves a win this prep. Key jockey change today with Kah taking over and I like the fact he has drawn wide here. Will give him plenty of room to track something into the race and he is flying at the moment.

(2) Tokorangi is an interesting runner. Had just the one start last prep for an eye catching 9th which was a much better run than it reads on paper. That was a hot race and she has jumped out well leading into this. Worth following this prep.

(6) Vasmee has been good to us this prep and no doubt they’ll go straight to the lead form the gate and will prove tough to run down. Both wins this prep have come in 64 grade however.

(16) Tindaali was a really nice run first up at a big price. Clearly screaming out for more ground and she will be right in this but will need gaps to come.

(17) Pal D’oro can put himself on speed and 1400m is his best trip. Can give a good sight.

(9) Beltoro is suited back in grade and trip here. Hasn’t had much luck this prep and barrier doesn’t help here but Oli taking over is a big positive.

Still may have missed the winner!

Tip: (10) Evening Glory - $5.50 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 0.5u WIN Evening Glory

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Race 2

Blue Gum Farm Vobis Distaff (1400m)
12:45pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Blue Gum Farm Vobis Distaff (1400m)
12:45pm (AEDT)

1. Sirileo Miss (11) J: Damien Oliver (59kg) T: Symon Wilde
1.951.92.05
2. Starelle (1) J: Jye Mcneil (59kg) T: D T O'brien
554.45
3. Brazen Song (5) J: Michael Dee (58kg) T: S P Nichols
515138
4. Stay Gold (3) J: Damian Lane (59kg) T: D T O'brien
141411.2
5. Comica (2) J: Ethan Brown (59kg) T: M C Kent
5.55.54.7
6. Florent (8) J: Jake Noonan (57kg) T: A W Noonan
262625.5
7. Make Mine Hennessy (4) J: Patrick Moloney (57kg) T: Saab Hasan
10110189
8. Millennial Girl (6) J: Ms Alana Kelly (57kg) T: S R Fisher
126101101
9. All Too Terrific (9) J: Jordan Childs (57kg) T: D T Curran
301201321
10. Miss Daytona (10) J: Lewis German (57kg) T: David Prior
301201321
11. Blistering (7) J: Craig Williams (55kg) T: John Pascoe
6.577.1

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 12:49pm (AEDT)

(1) Sirileo Miss was incredibly tough last start to hold on for the win (even though she dead heated). She was pestered the whole way but generally finds a way to win and it was good to see her back to her best. There’s little speed here and she can roll to the top and keep kicking.

If (11) Blistering can leave the gates with them here then has to be a massive chance. Been two huge performances this prep when not doings things right and is sure to peak 3rd up.

(2) Starelle wasn’t far off SM when they met last prep. Think she might need the run here though and 1400m could be a bit sharp.

(4) Stay Gold had an impressive prep last time out and is sure to be right in this.

 

Tip: (1) Sirileo Miss - $2.10 at Moneyball

Betting Strategy: 2u WIN Sirileo Miss

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Race 3

The Vobis Sires Guineas (1600m)
1:20pm (AEDT)

Race 3

The Vobis Sires Guineas (1600m)
1:20pm (AEDT)

1. Blushing Tycoon (11) J: Jye Mcneil (58kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
182015.6
2. Chartres (10) J: Ethan Brown (58kg) T: M M Laurie
4.44.64.15
3. Tobaysure (8) J: Daniel Moor (58kg) T: P Stokes
2.92.82.95
4. Mattash (9) J: Ms Tahlia Hope (58kg) T: D J Mccarthy
201151161
5. Enuff He Said (13) J: Billy Egan (58kg) T: Patrick Payne
343432
6. Dayan Star (6) J: Jack Hill (58kg) T: L & T Corstens
212623
7. Airclash (3) J: Matthew Cartwright (58kg) T: M M Laurie
817159
8. Sachem (1) J: Mark Zahra (58kg) T: M J Williams
171716
9. Don Diego (12) J: Damian Lane (58kg) T: G Eurell
3.63.53.55
10. The Claimant (7) J: Craig Williams (58kg) T: M C Kent
141512.6
11. Tauty (2) J: Michael Dee (56kg) T: G Eurell
10110175
12. Riverina Cyclone (4) J: Damien Thornton (56kg) T: M M Laurie
262627.5
13. Eventually (5) J: John Allen (56kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
262624.5

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 1:20pm (AEDT)

Think (9) Don Diego is primed for the mile now and has run very well at first two career starts. Dominant on debut then got a bit far back last start but flew home in some very quick closing sectionals. All signs point towards a peak run now and clearly he has upside.

(3) Tobaysure will have to be the one he runs down and is another who looks progressive. Bolted in over a susbesquent winner last start and is yet to miss the placings in four runs.

(13) Eventually looks the overs to me and was a big run last start in Adelaide. She’s still on the up and he stable wouldn’t have brought her here if she wasn’t good enough.

(2) Chartres is ready to win 3rd up and out in trip. Has runs on the board for this.

 

Tip: (9) Don Diego - $3.80 at Bet365

Value: (13) Eventually - $26 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Don Diego, 0.25u WIN Eventually

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Race 4

Surewise Vobis Gold Heath (2000m)
2:00pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Surewise Vobis Gold Heath (2000m)
2:00pm (AEDT)

1. Double You Tee (4) J: Billy Egan (60kg) T: Patrick Payne
202117
2. Grandslam (12) J: Ms Jamie Kah (60kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
2.62.62.4
3. Royal Crown (7) J: Mark Zahra (59kg) T: M C Kent
312626.5
4. Barry The Baptist (5) J: Jamie Mott (57kg) T: P A Jones
161616.2
5. Eureka Street (3) J: Damien Thornton (57kg) T: J Warren & D Krongold
6. Ain'tnodeeldun (8) J: Damian Lane (57kg) T: A & S Freedman
2.62.42.6
7. Kiptanui (1) J: Craig Newitt (57kg) T: Ms W Kelly
414139
8. Agnelli (2) J: Craig Williams (57kg) T: C J Waller
88.57
9. Fox D'or (11) J: Damien Oliver (57kg) T: Ryan Balfour
10. True Impact (10) J: Jack Hill (57kg) T: Julie Scott
151101161
11. Reflect The Stars (6) J: Jye Mcneil (55kg) T: D T O'brien
171615.2
12. Uniquely (9) J: Ms Alana Kelly (55kg) T: Dan O'sullivan
161517.2

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 2:00pm (AEDT)

Pretty keen on the chances of (6) Ain’tnodeeldun who’s been running very well over trip short of his best. Finally gets out to 2000m and this horse has shown he can mix it with the top liners over these sorts of trips. He won a Stakes race 3rd up last prep.

(12) Uniquely is airborne and rock hard fit with strong runs over this trip already this prep. Can’t knock.

(2) Grandslam did well 2nd up all things considering there. Was straight up from 1400m there and stuck on well in the lead. 3rd up now he’s at peak fitness and could just run them off their legs.

 

Tip: (6) Ain'tnodeeldun - $2.75 at Moneyball

Betting Strategy: 1.5u WIN Ain'tnodeeldun

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Race 5

Avenel Equine Hosp. Vgold Dash (1100m)
2:40pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Avenel Equine Hosp. Vgold Dash (1100m)
2:40pm (AEDT)

1. Midwest (10) J: Ms Jamie Kah (58kg) T: A & S Freedman
5.54.24.8
2. Arcaded (8) J: Damien Oliver (58kg) T: James Cummings
5.56.55.2
3. Ice Pick Nick (9) J: Ms Linda Meech (58kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
555.2
4. Scissor Step (1) J: Damian Lane (58kg) T: M J Ellerton
3.23.43.3
5. Jigsaw (4) J: Mark Zahra (58kg) T: Ms C Alderson
10109.5
6. Gimmie Par (6) J: Blaike Mcdougall (57kg) T: P G Moody
8.597.7
7. Jimmy The Bear (2) J: Billy Egan (57kg) T: Patrick Payne
262621.5
8. Spirit Of Pepin (7) J: Jye Mcneil (57kg) T: R Griffiths & M De Kock
201151131
9. Manhattan Force (3) J: Lewis German (57kg) T: D C Harrison
201151121
10. Our Heidi (5) J: Daniel Moor (55kg) T: P Stokes
131414.2

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 2:44pm (AEDT)

This is a belter of a race!

Onto dry ground could be the key for (6) Gimme Par who has very good fresh behind Glistening/General Beau (form franked). Struggled on heavy 2nd up but hard fit now and loves 1100m. Maps for every possible chance.

(4) Scissor Step hard to beat with any luck from barrier 1. They’ve been riding him cold of late and it has worked. Super win fresh and unbeaten 2nd up.

(5) Jigsaw is a chance if he can regain best form. He’s been gelded now and jumpouts leading in have been good. Both wins have come when first up so watch him in the yard,

(1) Midwest will lead and was 5 from 5 since being gelded until run down late last start. 1100?

(2) Arcaded has strong form around him and has been crying out for dry ground.

(3) Ice Pick Nick the up and comer and no knock on his two wins to start career. How good could he be?

Tip: (6) Gimme Par - $10 at PlayUp

Also Backing: (5) Jigsaw - $11 at PlayUp

Betting Strategy: 0.5u WIN Gimme Par, 0.5u WIN Jigsaw

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Race 6

The Showdown (1200m)
3:20pm (AEDT)

Race 6

The Showdown (1200m)
3:20pm (AEDT)

1. Bello Beau (8) J: Brendon Mccoull (58kg) T: Adam Trinder
2.52.42.45
2. Sir Bailey (4) J: Ms Jamie Kah (58kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
55.54.55
3. New York Hurricane (2) J: Jason Maskiell (58kg) T: Liam Howley
121313.2
4. Kings Consort (6) J: Mark Zahra (58kg) T: A & S Freedman
192115.6
5. Don't Change (7) J: Rhys Mcleod (58kg) T: Nick Ryan
1212.6
6. Rue De Palais (14) J: John Allen (58kg) T: T & C Mcevoy
212122.5
7. Promises Kept (5) J: Blaike Mcdougall (58kg) T: G Eurell
263125.5
8. Stardom Awaayts (11) J: Damien Thornton (58kg) T: M J Williams
151101111
9. Hollerlujah (12) J: Mitchell Aitken (56kg) T: Henry Dwyer
7.588.1
10. Over Shady (13) J: Jye Mcneil (56kg) T: M M Laurie
151414
11. Soju Session (9) J: Craig Newitt (56kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
343426.5
12. Capital Express (10) J: Billy Egan (56kg) T: Nick Ryan
181815
13. Make It Happen (1) J: Michael Dee (56kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
615147
14. Volander (3) J: Ethan Brown (56kg) T: M M Laurie
717149

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 3:24pm (AEDT)

(1) Bello Beau essentially had a barrier trial at The Valley last time out and if he saw clear air at any stage he probably wins. Impressive in three wins before that back home and getting onto Caulfield from a wider draw will suit him much better. He looks promising.

(9) Hollerlujah ran good late splits on debut to beat a few of these and up to 1200m looks ideal for him.

(12) Captial Express was a nice debut winner and the form out of that race has been good. He’s sure to keep improving now.

(2) Sir Bailey has had a mixed bag to start his career. Is due a bit of luck and has shown when things go his way that he is above average. Right in this again.

Tip: (1) Bello Beau - $2.50 at Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: 3u WIN Bello Beau

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Race 7

Spendthrift Aust. Vgold Sprint (1200m)
3:55pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Spendthrift Aust. Vgold Sprint (1200m)
3:55pm (AEDT)

1. The Astrologist (10) J: Fred Kersley (60kg) T: L & T Corstens
4.64.84.4
2. Shelby Sixtysix (9) J: Jye Mcneil (60kg) T: D A Williams
77.57.6
3. Sirius Suspect (6) J: Craig Williams (59kg) T: Saab Hasan
192020
4. King Of Hastings (12) J: Mark Zahra (59kg) T: A & S Freedman
313123
5. Lombardo (7) J: Damian Lane (59kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
6.575.6
6. Hightail (2) J: Daniel Moor (57kg) T: P & P Snowden
676745
7. Ashlor (5) J: Tahlia Hope (57kg) T: Daniel Mccarthy
8. Paul's Regret (11) J: Damien Thornton (57kg) T: P A Chow
414143
9. Regardsmaree (8) J: Rhys Mcleod (57kg) T: Nick Ryan
141511.6
10. Typhoon Harmony (4) J: Jordan Childs (57kg) T: Peter Gelagotis
767.6
11. The Last Napoleon (1) J: Jake Noonan (57kg) T: Kylie Vella
919187
12. Swats That (3) J: Damien Oliver (55kg) T: L & T Corstens
2.82.82.8

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 3:59pm (AEDT)

(12) Swats That is genuinely flying and looks very hard to beat coming into this 3rd up off some eye catching runs and dropping out of G1 WFA company. She looks so well in with 55kg and she won’t get a better chance to win one this prep than right here.

(1) The Astrologist is another dropping out of G1 level and was solid yet again in the William Reid. Will put himself up on speed and is tough as nails.

(10) Typhoon Harmony is a decent EW chance and was a big run fresh. Sure to take a stack out of that and 2nd up record is good. Toughest test to date but looks to be ready to take the next step.

(5) Lombardo finally gets to 1200m and has a great record at this trip. Hard fit and ready to win now.

Tip: (12) Swats That - $3.00 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 2u WIN Swats That

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Race 8

Irt Vobis Gold Mile (1600m)
4:35pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Irt Vobis Gold Mile (1600m)
4:35pm (AEDT)

1. So Si Bon (9) J: Mark Zahra (60kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes
886.7
2. No Effort (11) J: Jye Mcneil (57kg) T: Gavin Bedggood
111011.2
3. Junipal (6) J: John Allen (57kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
44.23.45
4. Imperial Lad (7) J: Damian Lane (57kg) T: J F Moloney
11119
5. Rich Itch (10) J: Daniel Moor (57kg) T: Shawn Mathrick
919177
6. Umgawa (2) J: Damien Oliver (57kg) T: L & T Corstens
88.58
7. Gracias Amigo (5) J: Jordan Childs (57kg) T: G M Begg
111112.2
8. Stand To Attention (4) J: Ms Tahlia Hope (57kg) T: D J Mccarthy
201151201
9. Baglioni (8) J: Michael Dee (57kg) T: G Eurell
414143
10. Indiana Lilly (12) J: Craig Newitt (55kg) T: Shea Eden
101101111
11. La Chevalee (1) J: Ms Jamie Kah (55kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
4.64.64.8
12. Adele Amour (3) J: Ms Alana Kelly (53kg) T: J D Sadler
555.6

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 4:39pm (AEDT)

(3) Junipal gets so well in at the weights here 3rd up where he has a great record. Getting up to the mile suits and he looks to land a great spot in running for John Allen.

(7) Gracias Amigo is a touch overs and has been racing very consistently. Flew late to just miss a good horse last start and has had a little freshen up and jumpout in between runs.

(6) Umgawa racing well this prep and wasn’t out of place in the CS Hayes two back. Exploded through a gap last start and loved 1600m there.

(12) Adele Armour back to her best last start with blinkers on. She’s well down in the weights and looks on the up.

Tip: (3) Junipal - $3.00 at Bet365

Betting Strategy: 1u WIN Junipal

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Race 9

Widden Stud Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m)
5:10pm (AEDT)

Race 9

Widden Stud Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m)
5:10pm (AEDT)

1. Romancer (4) J: Jordan Childs (58kg) T: G M Begg
415137
2. General Beau (10) J: Damian Lane (57kg) T: M J Ellerton
9.5109.5
3. Not An Option (5) J: Patrick Moloney (57kg) T: M D Moroney
262621.5
4. Sword Of Mercy (7) J: Daniel Moor (56kg) T: M J Ellerton
121211.8
5. William Thomas (3) J: Declan Bates (55.5kg) T: L Smith
414143
6. Pandemic (1) J: Craig Williams (54.5kg) T: James Cummings
151512
7. Bless Her (6) J: Blaike Mcdougall (54kg) T: Clayton Douglas
161919.2
8. La Mexicana (11) J: Jye Mcneil (54kg) T: A & S Freedman
119.511
9. Extreme Warrior (9) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
21.952
10. Inn Keeper (2) J: Ms Linda Meech (54kg) T: Symon Wilde
816773
11. It'sourtime (12) J: Fred Kersley (54kg) T: D T O'brien
7.58.56.9
12. Curran (8) J: Matthew Cartwright (54kg) T: Ms L Tolson & Ms L Proctor
131111

Odds Last Updated: April 23, 2022, 5:10pm (AEDT)

(9) Extreme Warrior started favourite in the G1 Coolmore which Home Affairs ended up winning. He’s clearly very good and his first two wins of last prep were dominant. Keen to see him back at the races and no doubt his best will be winning – just a bit wary of the price first up off a setback.

(2) General Beau looks a touch overs in comparison. He beat Extreme Warrior twice when they clashed as 2yos and has since been flying this prep. Ran very well at G1 WFA level in the William Reid, finishing 3rd and loves this track/trip!

(7) Bless Her flies 2nd up and is much more suited up to 1100m. Any rain and she would be a massive chance.

(4) Sword Of Mercy is ready now after two good runs and will enjoy getting back to Caulfield.

 

Tip: (2) General Beau - $8.50 at Moneyball

Betting Strategy: 0.5u WIN General Beau

Billy has been an avid racing fan ever since he and a few mates started a punters club once they turned 18. Following the initial punters clubs, he was properly hooked after landing a nice collect on Admire Rakti in the 2014 Caulfield Cup and has had a soft spot for Japanese horses ever since. Is a massive fan of 'blinkers first time' and has been known to enjoy a 'Hail Mary' multi. Loves punting across metro Sydney and Melbourne every Saturday but isn't scared to venture West late in the day to find a Pikey special.

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