Published: 29.06.2017

Aussie Horse Racing Tips – 1st July 2017

Last weekend saw the final Group 1 race in Australia for a couple of months but that does not mean we are out of racing to get our teeth stuck into.

Caulfield has nine races on Saturday with competitive action scheduled across the board. We’ve gone through the action to pick out the best bets from the day which to hopefully give your betting balance a boost.

R1 – Schweppes Handicap

There’s no need for the racing to warm up at Caulfield. The Schweppes Handicap is a strong start with some highly impressive two-year-olds doing battle for a decent prize.

When you get such youthful horses there will always be a number of unknowns but that doesn’t mean we’re completely shooting in the dark.

The bookmakers certainly have enough of an idea about the race to make Lone Eagle the clear favourite. Connections hope that he’ll improve for the step up in trip to 1200 meters but the one we’re backing is Royal Phoenix.

He wasn’t exactly impressive in his first race but won second time out via a dead heat in the Eugene Gorman Handicap. He looked better for the step up in trip in his second race and should improve even further for another 100 meters which makes him look good value at $7 with Sportsbet.

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R3 – Sheen Group Plate

The Sheen Group Plate could provide one of the stories of the day at Caulfield. We’ve got triple figure shots among the 18 runners but it’s one of the shorter priced options who will get most backing.

Some horses become heroes for their big wins while others gain popularity for the way they keep battling on despite failing to enter the winners’ circle. When it comes to Coldstone, it’s very much a case of the latter.

The four-year-old has placed in three of his last five appearances but has not been able to secure a win this season for trainer, Michael Kent. That could be about to change at Caulfield on Saturday.

Coldstone will face major challenges from the likes of Annaman and Curragh but he looks set for a big run. The trip and his weight both look good so we recommend betting on Coldstone to win at $6.50 with Ladbrokes.

R9 – Quayclean Handicap

We end our betting previews at Caulfield with the final race of the day, the Quayclean Handicap.

Run over 1800 meters, this is a competitive looking handicap. We’ve got 16 runners, all of which are priced at less than $42 so each of the competitors has a genuine chance of bagging the win.

On first viewing this does look like a tough race to unpick but it could be as easy as backing the favourite given the form of Magic Consol.

The seven-year-old has two wins from his last five starts and it could have been even better were he not pipped at the winning post last time out by Petrology.

His best recent performance came when winning over a mile but he won over 1800 meters in October at Horsham so the trip shouldn’t pose any problem at all. At odds of $6.50 with Betstar, Magic Consol’s chances look very well priced.

Given the competitive nature of the Quayclean Handicap, it makes perfect sense to have more than one horse to go to war with.

For an each-way bet, the $15 that Bet365 are quoting on Zebrinz’s chances are well worth taking.

The six-year-old hasn’t had the best results when stepping up to 1800 meters before but his form has been strong of late and if things go to plan he should return at least a place at a healthy price.

Top Betting Tips:

Royal Phoenix to win Race 1 at $7 with Sportsbet

Coldstone to win Race 3 at $6.50 with Ladbrokes

Magic Consol to win Race 9 at $6.50 with Betstar

Zebrinz each-way in Race 9 at $15 with Bet365