2018 Caulfield Guineas: Tips and Race Preview
Easy to stick with the fav in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Caulfield Guineas. The Autumn Sun has been in sparkling form and he is at $1.90.
Native Soldier goes forward and Tavisan should find himself in the first few. Maybe Leonardo Da Hinchi presses over to race in the first trio.
THE AUTUMN SUN should be able to take up a handy position from the good draw. He was awesome winning the Golden Rose last time from what looked a hopeless position turning for home. Going to relish getting back out to the mile now. Was strong at the end of the trip in Brisbane over the winter and looks a level ahead of these.
GEM SONG ran really well in the Dulcify last time and has a good hope of filling the placings along with LEONARDO DA HINCHI who is tracking along nicely and could get a great run near the speed. Good 'n' Fast is a potential improver.
2018 CAULFIELD GUINEAS – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 The Autumn Sun
2nd – 6 Gem Song
3rd – 4 Leonardo Da Hinchi
4th – 8 Good ‘N’ Fast
The Autumn Sun, picture Stevehart.com.au
2018 Thousand Guineas: Tips and Race Preview
Newcastle fillies head the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Thousand Guineas, El Dorado Dreaming is the bigger price of them at $7.
Smart Melody lands on pace from barrier two and Fiesta should hold her spot from three. From wider out the likes of Anjana and Mirette may look to press on.
EL DORADO DREAMING ran a really good race first up in the Prelude here and she can come on for that outing and give this a mighty shake. Looks a good chance of pegging back her talented stablemate SMART MELODY who must be some query at the mile but draws to get a soft run. If she can settle in the first few and get a gentle run her speed could prove decisive.
FIESTA comes down from Sydney where she has been racing consistently well in all the right races. She will measure up. Qafila could be a knockout hope at odds.
2018 THOUSAND GUINEAS – SELECTIONS
1st – 1 El Dorado Dreaming
2nd – 5 Smart Melody
3rd – 2 Fiesta
4th – 10 Qafila
2018 Toorak Handicap: Tips and Race Preview
Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Toorak Handicap lands on the Sydney form. Siege Of Quebec is down in the weights and is value at $10.
Typically hotly contested Toorak with plenty looking to take up positive spots. Siege Of Quebec and Hellova Street are sure to be among them.
SIEGE OF QUEBEC was okay in the Epsom which was run in hot overall time. Sound effort and think that he can get a better run here from a great draw. Win over Pierata two back makes for good reading.
LAND OF PLENTY doesn't have a great draw. Raced wide and effort was terrific in the Rupert Clarke. Wants the mile now but may face a similarly tough run here.
NOIRE gets a soft run from the draw. May need some luck getting clear running late on but she's on the rise and can burst into the finish with splits at the right time. Respect Hartnell and Jungle Cat off big wins.
2018 TOORAK HANDICAP – SELECTIONS
1st – 11 Siege Of Quebec
2nd – 5 Land Of Plenty
3rd – 10 Noire
4th – 1 Hartnell
2018 Caulfield Stakes: Tips and Race Preview
A high quality mare heads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Caulfield Stakes, Unforgotten has been racing so well and she is at $5.
Homesman presses on and think they will look to be positive with Sedanzer. Benbatl has the pace to be right there from barrier one.
UNFORGOTTEN was terrific in the Epsom last time. Month between runs there and stayed on at the finish as though looking for further now. Gets to 2000m and think that she can explode. Great talent.
BENBATL is a big danger coming over for Godolphin. Dominant Group 1 winner in Dubai earlier in the season and has since won at the highest level in Germany.
HUMIDOR draws away from the fence. In the finish if he didn't have to wait on a run from a low draw last time. He's going well and gets to his trip now. Respect Tosen Basil and Homesman through the same race.
2018 CAULFIELD STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 12 Unforgotten
2nd – 1 Benbatl
3rd – 2 Humidor
4th – 3 Tosen Basil
2018 Schillaci Stakes: Tips and Race Preview
Taking international raiders in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Schillaci Stakes. Fleet Review has excellent Northern Hemisphere form and he is at $16.
Another race that should be hotly contested early with Ball Of Muscle and Snitty Kitty both only knowing one way.
FLEET REVIEW can relish a strong tempo here. Has some smart pieces of form in Europe and think that the Australian conditions will play to his strength. Fast ground and a fast tempo give him a great hope.
VOODOO LAD is having a terrific campaign and will be rattling home at them late in the piece. SNITTY KITTY flies around here and she will make herself hard to get by. Good effort sticking on first up. Spirit Of Valor can run well and Ball Of Muscle should bounce back.
2018 SCHILLACI STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 10 Fleet Review
2nd – 2 Voodoo Lad
3rd – 13 Snitty Kitty
4th – 9 Spirit Of Valor
2018 Herbert Power Stakes: Tips and Race Preview
Thinking the Metrop form is the way to go in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Herbert Power Stakes. Brimham Rocks has done nothing wrong for Chris Waller and he is a $5 chance.
Brimham Rocks and Yucatan probably track Rising Red and Pilote D’Essai across and Dal Harraild can be right there from the inside draw.
BRIMHAM ROCKS may need a little bit of luck early in the piece but if he lands in the right spot he can be hard to beat. Took a good horse to run him down two back and he was terrific in the Metropolitan on the back of that.
YUCATAN can win this without surprising. Has shown glimpses of good talent and we've seen him showing early speed on firm ground at his latest couple. Looks ready made for Australian racing.
RISING RED will put himself in the right spot and run well again and Odeon should be in the finish off a good draw.
2018 HERBERT POWER STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 8 Brimham Rocks
2nd – 7 Yucatan
3rd – 9 Rising Red
4th – 10 Odeon
2018 Northwood Plume Stakes: Tips and Race Preview
The current winning form leads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2018 Northwood Plume Stakes, Winter Bride keeps winning and as such is the $4 fav.
Big field and it should be very competitive for positive positions early. Our Crown Mistress might look to get right across from out wide.
WINTER BRIDE should get a nice run from the good draw. Has the pace to settle on the back of the leading group and she did a fantastic job winning last time. More depth here but it might not take much more winning and we have already seen the form behind her latest win work out well.
LEATHER'N'LACE will relish a strongly run 1200m now. Looks a nice race for her now. Big step up for PETRELLE but she is really talented and can measure up without surprising. Cool Passion is a must include at odds. Return was really good under weight.
2018 NORTHWOOD PLUME STAKES – SELECTIONS
1st – 3 Winter Bride
2nd – 14 Leather’N’Lace
3rd – 19 Petrelle
4th – 2 Cool Passion