Underwood Stakes Day Preview
GROUP ONE racing is back after the shocking weekend we had to endure last week. Underwood Stakes. Caulfield. We have already won. Four group races to go through including the 3yo features and Melbourne Cup lead-up in the Underwood Stakes. Well let’s get in to it.
Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (3yo F) 1400m
We have the fillies going round in the first feature of the day. I see a slow tempo being set with the majority of these liking a sit early in the race. Miss Gunpowder from barrier 3 will be up the front and she’s my winner. She has only gone down once in her career in four starts and I have her making it four wins from five starts on Saturday. Stay With Me absolutely flew home in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes at Moonee Valley and will be featuring if she can repeat that performance. Sagaronne also went round in the AJ Stakes and was blocked for the entire race. She will go far better with luck. Rounding out my top four is Pasadena Girl after she flooded home for second behind Stay With Me in the AJ Stakes.
Thousand Guineas Prelude Tips
Stay With Me
Group 2 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (3yo C&G) 1400m
Far more speed with the blokes and this one should be set up for the backmarkers. Ready For Victory finally gets her race and will be winning. I have no doubt about it. I’m sorry for being a dickhead but she will just win. Puratin deserves second pick after she got home well down the straight in the Danehill Stakes last fortnight. Bon Aurum won well enough for a mention at Flemington last start. Extra Choice is going for a hat-trick of wins and should get a perfect run in transit from 3. Will be there.
Caulfield Guineas Prelude Tips
Ready For Victory
Group 1 Underwood Stakes 1800m
Racing finally gets serious in Victoria with the Underwood Stakes the weekend. I predict an even tempo with The Cleaner rolling them along at his own doing. Fawkner won the Makybe Diva Stakes almost win ease and I see him doing similar here today. Contributer (it’s tough for me to continue spelling it that way!!) didn’t really get his chance in the Dato Chin Nam Stakes and will be better poised here. As always The Cleaner will be laughing at the top of the straight and be kicking away but I think he’ll be done for late. Third is as best as he’ll get for mine. Weary has been ridiculously good at both his starts this campaign but he has drawn wide AGAIN and will work his magic in to fourth once again. I genuinely feel sorry for the talented horse.
Underwood Stakes Tips
Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes 1400m
I’ve got the last feature of the day having a strong tempo set which will advantage backmarkers. Cosmic Endeavour is my tip for the race after his close fifth in the Let’s Elope Stakes. Under The Louvre is my next best closely followed by Lucky Hussler. Both finished off extremely well in the Bobby Lewis Hcp down the straight at Flemington a fortnight ago. I’ve got Amicus rounding out my four after she flooded home to win the Let’s Elope Stakes last start. I just think a few of them will be better than her today.
Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Tips
Under The Louvre