Wed, Oct 12, 10:08am by Senior Writer
Wednesday’s Caulfield meeting may have lost some of its lustre since the Thousand Guineas was moved from the program a couple of years ago, but there is no shortage of good horses running around.
The day is now highlighted by a Blue Sapphire Stakes, a Group 3 1200m race, which has become a bit of a lead-in to the Coolmore Stud Stakes over the same distance for the three-year-olds at the Flemington carnival.
Flying Artie, last seen when third in a Golden Slipper, comes into the race as an odds-on favourite and little wonder when you look at how his form compares to the rest.
But for our eye, we think this race first-up makes the hot favourite a little bit suspect. We’ve settled on Ken’s Dream, who looks a very talented type and comes off a second over 1200m at Moonee Valley two weeks back. He was six weeks between runs there and will have benefited greatly from it.
We think Derryn is well-suited back in this class after not being disgraced in the Golden Rose. He super impressive winning at this track in July.
Flying Artie clearly has the class, but his grand final may be a couple of weeks away, while Merriest is the best of the fillies.
Our Best Bet of the day comes up in Race 2, No.1 Cellarman, while our best comes up in the last race, No.1 Serene Majesty.
The rest of our selections are below.
Caulfield Selections Today:
1st: 11. Data Point ($2.20)
2nd: 6. So Willie ($9)
3rd: 5. Portion Control ($8)
4th: 1. Grand Dreamer ($4.60)
1st: 1. Cellarman ($2.40)
2nd: 4. Smart As You Think ($3.60)
3rd: 2. Back To The Bowler ($15)
4th: 7. Gran Tryphena ($7.50)
1st: 5. Firenze ($4)
2nd: 3. Loving Home ($7.50)
3rd: 9. Honey Steel’s Gold ($18)
4th: 7. Four Carat ($4.60)
1st: 3. Pilote D’essai ($2.60)
2nd: 10. Unbreakable ($7.50)
3rd: 6. Electric Fusion ($8.50)
4th: 4. Radical ($10)
1st: 3. Sovereign Nation ($5.50)
2nd: 9. Vostok ($5.50)
3rd: 1. Gracious Prospect ($21)
4th: 10. Loyalty Man ($16)
1st: 4. Ken’s Dream ($5.50)
2nd: 6. Derryn ($7)
3rd: 1. Flying Artie ($1.70)
4th: 12. Merriest ($8.50)
1st: 2. Keen Array ($3.60)
2nd: 9. Sebring Sun ($4.80)
3rd: 3. Illustrious Lad ($5.50)
4th: 4. Clearly Innocent ($3.80)
1st: 1. Serene Majesty ($9.50)
2nd: 3. Iggimacool ($11)
3rd: 9. Kaniana ($11)
4th: 6. Manageress ($12)
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