Best Bets – Saturday 18th November
Given an absolute peach of a ride last time out by Blake Shinn in the Group 2 Tranquil Star, COEUR VOLANTE won with something in hand. Finds similar race and should be hard to beat in this prestigious race for the Group 1 fillies. She races like the mile will suit her style perfectly, as she is so tactically versatile. She can win this.
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
Really like the look of MAGIC TIME coming back to Caulfield after a couple of runs up north. She enjoys this distance never missing a place and that form line behind Espiona last time out,\ should really hold up well. Don’t worry about the barrier, she should come across with the speed and get a nice sit on the leaders heels and may just be too strong for them at the line.
How Now Stakes
Let’s hope QUEEN OF THE BALL will give Damien Oliver the perfect farewell to Victorian racing by getting the money for us all in the last race of the day. She was extremely impressive swooping upon them on Derby Day and she should be only fitter now. Farewell Olly and thanks for the memories.
Placid Ark Stakes
Hard to go past the unbeaten OSCAR’S FORTUNE who although hasn’t seen the 1200m as yet, he is a big fella who looks as though will relish the extra ground. Sat parked last time out and proved far too strong over the concluding stages and should be the one to beat again.
KNIGHT’S CHOICE is dropping back significantly in class here after competing in the Golden Eagle last time out at Rosehill and was only 4.5 lengths off them at the end. He is unbeaten in three starts this track and distance and if he brings his A game, he should be winning this.