Form analyst, SCOTT MCDONELL, previews Wednesday’s Caulfield meeting, with horse racing tips and analysis for all 8 races. Good luck, punters!
Track Condition: Good 4
Rail Position: Out 12m entire circuit
Like the way CRAZY LADIES finished the race off when placed here on debut. Drawn perfectly and she only needs natural improvement to get away with this.
LADY AUDREY has shown enough in jumpouts to suggest she has plenty of talent. The all conquering Jamie Kah takes the mount for her debut and she will be competitive.
AIN’TSHESERIOUS was in the market on debut at Geelong. Only got going late from the back but run was super. Better from the race experience and will be finishing all over these.
ALRIYAH is a Godolphin filly on debut. Placed in most recent Hawkesbury trial and Damien Oliver jumps aboard. Expect she will have support.
Tip: CRAZY LADIES
Only race fitness that cost ALL STARDOM at Sale first-up when overran final stages. Sure to strip fitter and this looks nice race for him to break maiden tag.
SOUTH PARADE started favourite at Pakenham before break but just found one better. Returns from break and he will not be maiden for much longer.
MEDIC started odds on at Stony Creek first-up and arguably should have won. Better from the outing and can get away with this.
MASTER BETHOLDI deserves a win. Been a model of consistency with four straight placings leading into this and he must be include in chances.
Tip: ALL STARDOM
I’M THUNDERSTRUCK looked impressive winning a jumpout at this track. Always an advantage to make debut on home turf and happy to be on him at first start.
PALACE WHISPER chased home steadily first-up at Mornington when just out of placings. Strips fitter and drawn to get ideal run in transit.
JUST MALCOLM looks close to breaking his maiden status. Placed in both career runs and he will be a major player last 200m.
GLITZY GIRL found heavy ground at Lakeside on debut and after tough run did not finish race off. Should get firmer ground and she will be the big improver.
Tip: I’M THUNDERSTRUCK
Going to have something each way on WIDE AWAKE first-up from spell. She relished the heavy ground to win her maiden first-up last time in work and may find best when fresh.
FREDERICK THE DANE is another first-up from spell. He has been placed in both starts fresh and although drawn touch awkwardly expect him to be a major player.
The run of ELDERFLOWER was better than finishing position suggests here last start when beaten just over 2 lengths. Drawn to get ideal run and ready third-up from spell.
THE MOBOT is another third-up. Beaten less than 2 lengths this track last start and if she can find that form would be competitive.
Tip: WIDE AWAKE
PERENNIAL looks ready to return to winners stall coming off two city placings to begin campaign. Will get back but she has big finish and will be hitting the line hard.
THE MOCKINGBIRD strung together a couple of wins before holding ground in town last outing. Drawn to get ideal run and must include in place chances.
EVIE GIRL is racing in super form having won two of last three starts. Perfect barrier draw and no reason cannot win again.
MY DIVAS won with ease at Bendigo three back and not been far off them in last couple. She must go in multiples.
CROWNED MONARCH comes into this in winning form. Dominant maiden win at Moe two back then went to Mornington and finished too well. Drawn awkwardly but cannot leave out a mare in form.
DES MOINES chased home strongly when placed in better race than this at this track last start. Barrier a concern and may have to go back but cannot leave out.
DANCE TO DUBAI won in town two back then led them up at Flemington before tiring. She gets back in right race.
STORMNG THE SEAS won maiden on debut then backed that up with Valley placing last start. Finds similar race and can figure.
Tip: CROWNED MONARCH
ZOUSHACK attacked the line strongly to win at Lakeside last start. Steps up in class but third-up from spell and he can measure up to this.
DIRTY DEEDS won on the heavy two back then was making good late ground in similar race to this at Hillside. He will be a factor again.
CHARLEISE resumes. Both her career wins have been when fresh and she must be included on that stat alone.
SMART ELISSIM powered home late when beaten less than a length in similar race here last start. Gets extra 100m and will be major player.
TYCOON BELLA looks ready to win third-up from spell this prep. Placed in town first-up then went to Mornington and should have won after being held up. Gets chance to make amends.
MR CANCUN resumes from spell. He was competitive in better races than this last time in work. Has been placed fresh and rarely runs bad race. Must respect.
KING MAGNUS only just missed in this class two starts back then led in much better race here last start before being overran. Gets back in right race.
HEART OF PUISSANCE was not beaten all that far at Hillside first-up last time in work. If he can find that form would go very close in this.