MELBOURNE racing this weekend is at Caulfield and the punters have a strong nine race card to look forward to.
The Championships might be the focus of the racing world but there’s still plenty of action going on down south. Let’s take a look at the best bets of the day.
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Race 1 – Open Handicap (1200m)
Yulong Pluto debuted well enough on March 31, registering a third behind Sunset Watch. With further improvement the colt should be right around the mark in this field.
Race 1 tip: Yulong Pluto to win ($7.50 at Ladbrokes)
Race 2 – Benchmark 78 (1400m)
Amortentia has a great winning strike rate and will be highly competitive here. Across its last six races the horse has registered four wins, including a win at this level against the girls. The mare is back against the blokes but is more than capable.
Race 2 tip: Amortentia to win ($3 at Neds)
Race 3 – Open Handicap (1600m)
Chris Waller runner Savacool has been brilliant to start its career, winning twice and never finishing worse than second over five runs. The only thing holding it back here is gate seven, but it is good enough to overcome.
Race 3 tip: Savacool to win ($4.20 at Sportsbet)
Race 4 – Benchmark 84 (1700m)
Heptagon gets a nasty gate here but the form cannot be denied. This preparation the horse has three wins and two placings from five races. The four-year-old should be right around the mark.
Race 4 tip: Heptagon to win ($7.50 at Sportsbet)
Race 5 – Ladbrokes Galilee Series Final (2400m)
Han Xin brings in red-hot form into this one. The gelding has won two of its last three runs and gets the perfect gate to deliver yet another win. The horse has a victory at the track and it will be hard to hold out.
Race 5 tip: Han Xin to win ($2.80 at William Hill)
Race 6 – Open Handicap (2000m)
Velox recaptured its best form last time out and should be able to go on with the job here. That win was at BM90 level by just under a length in a competitive race, which we believe will bode well for a strong run.
Race 6 tip: Velox to win ($6.50 at Neds)
Race 7 – Open Handicap (1200m)
A decent gate will favour Naantali here. The horse overcame the hot prospect Maximus on debut back in September of last year and went on to go down by half a length to superstar Our Crown Witness. Has the runs on the board.
Race 7 tip: Naantali to win ($6.50 at Ladbrokes)
Race 8 – Benchmark 84 (1200m)
The hat-trick seeking Brahmos presents as a strong winning hope. The horse has progressed through the grades nicely and won convincingly at BM78 level three weeks ago. No reason why it cannot win and complete the third success in a row.
Race 8 tip: Brahmos to win ($6 at Ladbrokes)
Race 9 – Open Handicap (1100m)
The ultra-consistent Working From Home can win at odds here. The horse won well last time out and gets a rock-bottom weight in this race.
Race 9 tip: Working From Home to win ($9 at William Hill)