Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Sunday’s Caulfield meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 9 races. Good luck, punters!

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: True entire circuit

DECENT RAINE gave them a galloping lesson at Ballarat two starts back then she just found one better when favourite here last start. She can bounce back to winners stall.

VICTORY BAY started favourite at The Valley on debut and proved too strong final stages. Better from the race experience and can measure up to these.

TONNEOFGRIT should have won at Warwick Farm last start when only got clear on the line. Comes into this ready third-up and a must for multiples.

TREPORTI finished the race off stylishly to get the money at The Valley last start. Now he has broken maiden status he can go on with it here.


Despite wide run GOLDEN QUEEN kept chasing home bravely when placed behind Bistro at Hillside. Will be better from the outing and from ideal barrier can get away with this.

YOSHINO was doing best work final stages when placed in small field at Bendigo on debut. Drawn to get the perfect sit in behind the speed and must include in winning chances.

EMRYS showed good speed to lead them up at Bendigo on debut but was just found out final stages. Better from the run and he will be in this for a long way.

THESECONDATPORTSEA is a debutant from the Danny O’Brien stable. Shown enough in jumpouts to suggest he has ability.


SWERVING started favourite at Geelong on debut and got her maiden out of the way. She will be better from the experience and Damien Oliver stays aboard.

MISS OSTEND was short priced favourite at Randwick first-up but she found heavy ground and never really got clear room final stages. Firmer ground and better ground could be winning move.

SURICATE resumes from spell. Finished too well to win at Benalla on debut before going for a break. In astute stable and look for any stable support.

BAY OF ISLANDS is another first-up. Showed good speed and held off all challengers to win maiden at Donald. Tipping she will measure up to city class.


Going to have something each way on WILMOT PASS first-up from spell. He was consistent last time in work and this looks a winnable race fresh.

YULONG DEFENCE finished the race off strongly when placed at Pakenham last start. Never far away in his races and if finds a gap last 200m will be in finish.

DEEP DIVE was beaten less than a length first-up from spell in Adelaide. Did not run a bad race last time in work and from perfect barrier should get his chance.

IN THE BOAT started long odds on and won with something in hand at Warrnambool last start. Drawn to get all the favours and he will take holding out final stages.


DEFIANT DIVA started favourite at Hillside last start and proved too strong final stages. This little tougher but she can go on and win again.

AMERICAIN ANGEL is screaming out for a win this campaign. She has been placed in all three starts leading into this and although drawn out in the car park cannot leave out.

SECRET GLAMOUR should have won at Flemington last start when only got out late. Another who needs luck from barrier draw but she will be in mix again.

DERIVE won at Lakeside two starts back then went to Flemington and chased home steadily final stages. Racing well and gets back in her right race.


DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR is working through his grades impressively winning last two starts. Good tough win two back then hit line hard to in last start. He can go on with it here.

LAUNDRY finished too well to win at The Valley two starts back then just missed behind Daqiansweet Junior last start. They can run the quinella again.

LYRICAL LAD relished the heavy ground to win two starts back then again won with something in hand last start. Drawn awkwardly but racing well enough to be in finish.

THE AWESOME SON comes into this having won last couple of starts. Likes to get back in his races and although will be giving them a start he has big finish and can run over the top of these.


GOOD AND PROPER started favourite at Flemington last start and was beaten less than 2 lengths in a leader dominated race. Drawn perfectly and she can win this.

STARELLE looks close to a win. She has been placed in last three starts all at Group level. This a winnable race and she must be included in chances.

AGREEABLE was making good late ground in Group 3 company here last start. Out to the 1700m looks ideal and she will be right in the mix.

BONVICINO looked the unlucky runner when just missed in the G3 Eclipse here last start. She only needs to hold that form to get away with this.


MARABI looks the exciting runner of the day. Unbeaten in all four starts and the way she returned at Ballarat was devastating. She will lead and can win again.

CURRAN is a smart sprinter. Was doing best work final stages here last start and not disgraced. Should get a better run here and he will be hard to beat.

AWAY GAME resumes from spell. She has been placed in two of her three first-up tries and has the talent to be right in this.

RAINBIEL was touch disappointing at Flemington last start but she had been racing well previously and that form good enough to feature.


BLAZERRO resumes from spell. He finished last prep with a gutsy Sandown Guineas placing. He was placed at Pakenham when fresh last time in work. Barrier only concern in this.

EXCELIDA just found one better final stages at Flemington last start. Another who needs luck from her wide barrier but ruin last start good enough for this.

SIG POSITANO was strong to the line and got the job done at Pakenham two starts back then placed at The Valley last start. He can sneak a minor spot in this.

DO YOU RECKON has been placed in three of his last four starts. Led them up and only overran late at Flemington last start. Should lead and will take running down.