Connect with us

Racing Tips

Caulfield Racing Tips: Saturday, May 8th

Caulfield will play host to a 9 race card and Billy Bestford is keen to bet into a few races today.

caulfield racing tips

It’s a massive day of racing as Caulfield plays host to a 9-race card which will be the supporting act to group racing in Adelaide and Melbourne. 

Best Bet: Race 7 – (1) Horrifying

The track is currently rated a soft 5 with the rail out 12 metres the entire track. There looks to be a few good bets throughout the day so read on as Billy Bestford brings you his full preview and best bets on the card.

 

PlayUp

0

Race 1

Lamaros South Melbourne Hcp (1200m)
11:55am (AEDT)

Race 1

Lamaros South Melbourne Hcp (1200m)
11:55am (AEDT)

1. Generation (9) J: Ms Jamie Kah (59kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
21.951.92.052.051.9
2. Blushing Tycoon (3) J: Daniel Moor (57.5kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
3. Lafargue (7) J: Fred Kersley (57.5kg) T: D T O'brien
4. Linas Legend (8) J: Damien Thornton (57.5kg) T: D T O'brien
8.59998.79
5. Forever And A Day (6) J: Beau Mertens (56.5kg) T: D T O'brien
6. Spinning (1) J: Daniel Stackhouse (56.5kg) T: T Dabernig & B Hayes
2.72.72.62.82.452.7
7. Fabrikka (2) J: Michael Dee (55.5kg) T: T Dabernig & B Hayes
1112111211.812
8. Subversive (5) J: Patrick Moloney (55.5kg) T: J F Moloney
2731312627.526
9. She's Notorious (4) J: Craig Newitt (55kg) T: C W Mcdonald
2726313126.531

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 11:57am (AEDT)

(6) Spinning almost beat the highly regarded Gimmie Par on debut and will take plenty of improvement from that run. Looks to have fair share of ability and looks suited by the slight rise to 1200m. 

(1) Generation won a BM64 on debut and did it easily. Looked to have plenty in the tank from that and can definitely take the natural step here today. Should roll forward and prove hard to catch with Kah on board.

Tip: (6) Spinning - $2.25 at SportsBetting

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Spinning

0

Race 2

Emerald Hill Mission (Bm84) (2000m)
12:30pm (AEDT)

Race 2

Emerald Hill Mission (Bm84) (2000m)
12:30pm (AEDT)

1. Portland Jimmy (8) J: Ms Madison Lloyd (60kg) T: Patrick Payne
554.655.15
2. Last Week (1) J: Matthew Cartwright (59.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
121313131113
3. Midterm (9) J: Teodore Nugent (59kg) T: M & L Cerchi
2731313125.531
4. Skelm (7) J: Dean Yendall (59kg) T: T D Kelly
88.58.58.58.18.5
5. Desert Path (4) J: Damien Thornton (58.5kg) T: C J Waller
273134343031
6. Lamborghini (5) J: Ms Tahlia Hope (57.5kg) T: Patrick Payne
313431343534
7. Barry The Baptist (10) J: Harry Coffey (55.5kg) T: P A Jones
8. Crimson Ace (2) J: Daniel Moor (54kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
111111121111
9. Smokin' Pierro (6) J: Lachlan King (54kg) T: Michelle Payne
1010101110.410
10. Excelman (3) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: Richard Laming
2.12.052.052.222

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 12:32pm (AEDT)

(10) Excelman gets right down in the weights today after a huge run in a BM70 over 1800m. Will not know himself with the 54kg and will enjoy the 2000m where he is a winner previously. Drawn for the right run and will only need to take natural improvement to be in with a good chance here. 

(1) Portland Jimmy ran a strong 3rd in a good race at Flemington last start and should be nearing peak fitness here. Gets in with a good claim and will enjoy dropping back in grade for this. 

(8) Crimson Ace has been racing well and can run into the placings here. Should be suited by the small field and will be swooping late.

Tip: (10) Excelman - $1.86 at SportsBetting

Betting Strategy: 2 unit WIN Excelman

0

Race 3

Cameron Plant Memorial (Bm84) (1600m)
1:05pm (AEDT)

Race 3

Cameron Plant Memorial (Bm84) (1600m)
1:05pm (AEDT)

1. No Effort (8) J: Lachlan King (60kg) T: Gavin Bedggood
1920202121.521
2. Nerve Not Verve (7) J: Fred Kersley (56.5kg) T: M D Moroney
8.58.5998.78.5
3. Savigne (9) J: Damien Thornton (56.5kg) T: C J Waller
11109.5111010
4. Lunar Flare (10) J: Michael Dee (55kg) T: G M Begg
1111121310.612
5. Miss Damita (5) J: Patrick Moloney (55kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
8.58.599.57.88.5
6. Intellective (3) J: Dean Yendall (54.5kg) T: M J Williams
2.92.82.82.92.92.7
7. Ruby Skye (2) J: Daniel Stackhouse (54kg) T: J Warren & D Krongold
1011121411.811
8. Leale (1) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: M C Kent
9.5999.58.99.5
9. Necessary (4) J: Liam Riordan (54kg) T: Laura Mccullum
1818192121.519
10. Florent (6) J: Teodore Nugent (54kg) T: A W Noonan
8.587.57.58.28

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 1:07pm (AEDT)

Could make a few excuses for (6) Intellective last start after being caught in the worst part of the track over a trip short of her best. Gets out out to the mile now which is her pet distance and looks primed to fire here today. 

(5) Miss Damita can always pull out a good fresh run and should enjoy the run of the race from gate 5. Has strong form around some good Saturday races and will be right in this on the back of that. 

(3) Savigne will be a big improver here 2nd up and usually performs well with a run under her belt. Getting up to the mile will suit her and will take plenty of improvement from that first up run.

Tip: (6) Intellective - $2.80 at Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: No Bet

0

Race 4

Ian Miller (Bm78) (1200m)
1:40pm (AEDT)

Race 4

Ian Miller (Bm78) (1200m)
1:40pm (AEDT)

1. Deep Dive (14) J: Dean Yendall (59.5kg) T: A & S Freedman
2. Music Addition (15) J: Craig Newitt (59kg) T: Peter Gelagotis
3. Spunlago (8) J: Lachlan Neindorf (59kg) T: R T Stubbs
718171818381
4. Yulong Storm (9) J: Ms Madison Lloyd (58.5kg) T: Nathan Hobson
2326262626.526
5. Condo's Express (13) J: Unknown (58kg) T: Richard Laming
6. Exeter (12) J: Matthew Cartwright (58kg) T: D T O'brien
665.565.36
7. Cielo D'oro (11) J: Thomas Stockdale (57.5kg) T: T Dabernig & B Hayes
161618171517
8. Alburq (4) J: Brett Prebble (57kg) T: M D Moroney
6.56.5666.46.5
9. Pintoff (6) J: Ms Jamie Kah (57kg) T: Richard Cully
2.62.62.62.92.752.6
10. Platini (5) J: Daniel Moor (57kg) T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
77777.17
11. Promotions (1) J: Michael Poy (56.5kg) T: James Cummings
1112121211.812
12. The Last Napoleon (16) J: Steven Vella (56kg) T: Kylie Vella
13. Mrs Beckham (7) J: Damien Thornton (55.5kg) T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
1514151512.213
14. Aquagirl (17) J: Lachlan King (55kg) T: P Stokes
15. Tan Tat Harmony (3) J: Daniel Stackhouse (54kg) T: P Stokes
1414151614.815
16. Teramia (10) J: Michael Dee (54kg) T: M M Laurie
17. Quiet Lucky (2) J: Unknown (54kg) T: Ms W Church

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 1:42pm (AEDT)

Thought (10) Platini could give this a shake after racing consistently this prep. Didn’t really have conditions to suit last start but was making up ground to finish 4th. Should sit in behind a solid pace today and be right in the finish. 

(9) Pintoff was very impressive fresh and is building a good record. Will still have plenty of improvement to come and gets out to the 1200m, where he has performed well recently. 

(8) Alburq is as honest as they come but strike rate is some sort of query. Still stuck on the one win from 22 starts but 11 minor placings tells you he is never far away. Should enjoy a nice ride from gate 4.

Tip: (10) Platini - $7.50 at TopSport

Betting Strategy: 0.5 unit WIN Platini

0

Race 5

Jra Hcp (1600m)
2:15pm (AEDT)

Race 5

Jra Hcp (1600m)
2:15pm (AEDT)

1. All Too Huiying (6) J: Michael Poy (60kg) T: P Stokes
6656.56.26
2. Fighting Teo (2) J: Jason Benbow (55.5kg) T: P G Moody
273131343034
3. Holbien (4) J: Ms Laura Lafferty (55.5kg) T: S J Richards
2.22.22.152.21.92.1
4. Gold Fields (5) J: Daniel Moor (55kg) T: Logan Mcgill
10109.5101010
5. Mr Exclusive (7) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: Matthew Brown
5.555.55.55.35
6. Liapari (1) J: Daniel Stackhouse (54kg) T: Ms L Enright
2731313429.531
7. Legionnaire (3) J: Teodore Nugent (54kg) T: J F Moloney
5.55.55655.5

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 2:17pm (AEDT)

(3) Holbien probably just needs a repeat of last start to go very close to winning here today. Never wins out of turn but looks extremely well placed in a race like this today. Was good up on speed last start and will give a very good sight. 

(5) Mr Exclusive is the only horse to bring winning form into this race and could just be on an upwards trend now 3rd up. Stays at the mile which might be a slight concern but can win in a field of this quality.

Tip: (3) Holbien - $1.95 at Ladbrokes

Betting Strategy: 2 unit WIN Holbien

0

Race 6

Thomas North Hcp (1100m)
2:55pm (AEDT)

Race 6

Thomas North Hcp (1100m)
2:55pm (AEDT)

1. Blazejowski (8) J: Damien Thornton (59kg) T: G Eurell
44.44.44.64.84.2
2. Ashlor (4) J: Ms Madison Lloyd (57kg) T: D J Mccarthy
1212121212.211
3. Rox The Castle (7) J: Matthew Cartwright (56.5kg) T: Ms K Edwards
2121202119.421
4. I Am Someone (6) J: Lachlan Neindorf (56kg) T: M M Laurie
2021202119.419
5. Excess Funds (3) J: Michael Poy (54kg) T: Levi Kavanagh
98.599.58.78.5
6. Titan Blinders (5) J: Lachlan King (54kg) T: L & T Corstens
77776.67
7. Sam's Image (1) J: Michael Dee (54kg) T: J D Sadler
887.586.98
8. Streetcar Stranger (2) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54kg) T: D R Jolly
2.72.72.62.752.852.7

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 2:57pm (AEDT)

(1) Blazejowski is a very good fresh horse and has been jumping out very well in the lead up to this. Will have to carry 59.5kg but this is well within his reach today. Loves the 1100m and should be suited in the small field from the wider draw. 

(8) Streetcar Stranger was an impressive last start winner after bolting in once seeing daylight in the straight. Race fitness could prove crucial here and finds Jamie Kah now. 

Never know what to make of (2) Ashlor who probably brings the best exposed form on paper here. Has run very well in some proper WFA sprint races in recent times and can win this on his best performances.

Tip: (1) Blazejowski - $4.20 at Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: 1 unit WIN Blazejowski

0

Race 7

Rod Fenwick Hcp (2000m)
3:35pm (AEDT)

Race 7

Rod Fenwick Hcp (2000m)
3:35pm (AEDT)

1. Horrifying (5) J: Ms Jamie Kah (59kg) T: M A Kavanagh
3.33.33.43.43.353.3
2. Redwood Shadow (6) J: Dean Yendall (58kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
43.93.83.93.954
3. Black Penn (1) J: Michael Poy (57.5kg) T: G Eurell
1515151613.615
4. Reuber (4) J: Craig Newitt (57.5kg) T: Ms C Alderson
1110101010.410
5. Red Santa (14) J: Michael Dee (56.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
998.59.59.29.5
6. Wisaka (9) J: Daniel Stackhouse (56.5kg) T: M D Moroney
1615161813.615
7. Bak Da Man (10) J: Harry Coffey (56kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
515151715161
8. Steel Skies (3) J: Damien Thornton (56kg) T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
677161818381
9. Plucky Pirouette (12) J: Patrick Moloney (55.5kg) T: Caroline Jennings
354131414041
10. My Squeeze Louise (11) J: Lachlan King (55kg) T: Denis Pagan
1111101110.210
11. Pitchanun (13) J: Fred Kersley (54.5kg) T: D T O'brien
414141413941
12. Rousseau (8) J: Teodore Nugent (54.5kg) T: C J Waller
1099109.29.5
13. Entitled Princess (7) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: B J Goodwin
677181919381
14. Cashoffa (2) J: Ms Carleen Hefel (54kg) T: Shawn Mathrick
301201201301321201

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 3:37pm (AEDT)

(1) Horrifying had to get right back from a wide draw last start before flying home to just miss over 1700m. Really keen to see him out to this trip now and should be able to settle closer from barrier 5. Jamie Kah sticks for the ride and looks a very good chance today.

(2) Redwood Shadow has been building nicely this prep and will likely peak here today 3rd up out in trip. You’d think Yendall will follow Horrifying everywhere he goes and look to finish off over the top.

Tip: (1) Horrifying - $2.70 at TAB

Betting Strategy: 3 unit WIN Horrifying

0

Race 8

Selangor Turf Club Hcp (1600m)
4:15pm (AEDT)

Race 8

Selangor Turf Club Hcp (1600m)
4:15pm (AEDT)

1. Real Sensation (13) J: Teodore Nugent (60kg) T: Luke Oliver
6.5666.56.76.5
2. Mozzie Monster (14) J: Michael Dee (57.5kg) T: J D Sadler
4.64.64.64.84.34.4
3. Agreeable (2) J: Unknown (56.5kg) T: A & S Freedman
4. Succeed Indeed (1) J: Lachlan King (56.5kg) T: L & T Corstens
7.57.577.57.47
5. Volatore (5) J: Matthew Cartwright (56.5kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
5.55.555.55.85.5
6. Running Cloud (12) J: Lachlan Neindorf (56kg) T: Nathan Dunn
313131343231
7. Ironedge (11) J: Damien Thornton (55kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
76.56.5766.5
8. Hengroen (10) J: Ms Jamie Kah (54.5kg) T: D T O'brien
8.58.58998
9. Jaffastock (3) J: Thomas Stockdale (54.5kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
272626262626
10. Eco Warrior (8) J: Daniel Moor (54kg) T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
2326262626.526
11. Irish Impact (4) J: Beau Mertens (54kg) T: A W Noonan
313131343534
12. Spooning (9) J: Craig Newitt (54kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
13. Bomber's Kiss (7) J: Dean Yendall (54kg) T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
343431343134
14. Reliable Dude (6) J: Liam Riordan (54kg) T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
2626262624.526

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 4:17pm (AEDT)

(2) Mozzie Monster will get back like he does and swoop hard again. Think today can be his day out to the mile. That form behind Annavisto recently looks strong and this race is no harder than he has been facing. 

(4) Succeed Indeed showed plenty of improvement 2nd up when running into the placings behind Brooskpire. Will only be improved from that and another win looks close. 

(8) Hengroen was a tough debut winner at Pakenham and can only take improvement from taht performance. Was 1400m first up there so you’d think he will enjoy getting over further. Kah to ride and looks the horse with upside.

Tip: (2) Mozzie Monster - $4.80 at Sportsbet

Betting Strategy: No Bet

0

Race 9

Darren Gauci Hcp (1200m)
4:50pm (AEDT)

Race 9

Darren Gauci Hcp (1200m)
4:50pm (AEDT)

1. Shelby Cobra (13) J: Brett Prebble (58kg) T: M D Moroney
2126212626.526
2. Yulong Command (3) J: Lachlan King (58kg) T: A & S Freedman
131414141414
3. Snickerdoodledandy (12) J: Ms Carleen Hefel (57kg) T: P G Moody
192121212021
4. Ayrton (9) J: Ms Jamie Kah (56.5kg) T: M Price & M Kent Jnr
1.451.41.41.51.421.4
5. Curran (6) J: Matthew Cartwright (56.5kg) T: Ms L Tolson & Ms L Proctor
66665.66
6. Melba Storm (8) J: Thomas Stockdale (55.5kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young
7. Winsum (11) J: Craig Newitt (55.5kg) T: K & K Keys
8. The Big Easy (1) J: Teodore Nugent (55kg) T: C Maher & D Eustace
1213131312.413
9. Marlion's Dream (10) J: Daniel Stackhouse (54.5kg) T: Bill Papazaharoudakis
10. River Night (7) J: Liam Riordan (54kg) T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
465151615151
11. Crystal Chief (5) J: Daniel Moor (54kg) T: M Ellerton & S Zahra
343434513734
12. Torbreck (2) J: Michael Dee (54kg) T: T Dabernig & B Hayes
13. Haystacks Calhoun (4) J: Patrick Moloney (54kg) T: Ms D Chapman
71818110199101

Odds Last Updated: May 8, 2021, 4:52pm (AEDT)

Happy to side with (5) Curran here from a price point of view and is a horse who is in flying form. Was five week between runs when he came over the top to win at 1200m last start and should strip fitter for this now today. 

All eyes will be on (4) Ayrton who won his first two races in convincing fashion and the times suggest he is a group horse in the making. Can’t make him a bet a the short odds but you’d think with even luck he just wins.

Tip: (5) Curran - $8.50 at Topsport

Betting Strategy: No Bet

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.

Advertisement Moneyball
Advertisement WinnersBet
Advertisement BetDeluxe

More in Racing Tips