The $200,000, Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1200m), one of the support races for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday, has a field of nine with the WA trained Malibu Style the top-weight with 58kg under Damien Oliver.
The seven-year-old Magnus gelding, trained by Neville Parnham, is no stranger to winning in Melbourne with his last race a win at Flemington over 1100m with 58kg on June 23rd.
The Snowden’s have Spending To Win coming off a last start win over 1100m at Caulfield on September 22nd. The Snitzel five-year-old grey carried 54kg under Regan Bayliss and on Saturday he moves to 54.5kg with Bayliss and barrier seven.
He defeated the Sarah Zschoke trained five-year-old Host gelding Eduardo in that run carrying 54kg. Eduardo drops to 53kg after running second in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes over 1200m at Flemington on October 6th. Lightly raced with four starts, Eduardo has won twice and placed second in the other two. Brian Park rides with barrier eight.
The Caulfield Sprint is Race 3 at 1.25pm. The meeting commences at 12.15pm with a field of 10 three-year-old fillies for the $120,000, QMS Media Plate (1400m).
The feature Group 1 Caulfield Cup is Race 8 at 4.40pm.
The rail on Saturday will be out 6m for the entire circuit after being in the true position for Wednesday’s Sapphire Stakes meeting. The track is rated a Good 4 on Wednesday.
Melbourne’s forecast leading into Saturday is for partly cloudy days with a medium (60%) chance of showers on Thursday with 0mm-3mm and 21c. Friday is 25c and Saturday has a medium (50%) chance of showers with 0mm-2mm and 13c – 19c.
Caulfield Cup meeting at Caulfield on Saturday, picture Quentinjlang.com