Caulfield Betting Tips – 28th July 2018
We are rapidly approaching spring and the start of the Australian horse racing season. Before we start the search for winners in the 2018/19 season, there is one more quality meeting to enjoy.
Saturday is Bletchingly Stakes Day at Caulfield. The Group 3 feature race is supported by a strong card so let’s get stuck straight into the action with our Caulfield horse racing tips.
Vobis Gold Ingot (Race 1)
The card at Caulfield gets off to a cracking start with the Vobis Golf Ingot. This contest has the same $150,000 prize fund on offer in the Bletchingly Stakes and the size of the prize has attracted some big name trainers to send promising horses to this two-year-old race.
The betting markets suggest that this is a two horse race with Social Spin and Ruban Bleu getting most of the early support.
Social Spin is the narrow favourite for Darren Weir at a general $2.20. He’s already won twice and never finished outside of the places so his claims are obvious. Ruban Bleu has had only two runs for the Hayes/Dabernig team but he was impressive enough last time out at Caulfield to suggest he has a great chance.
We don’t think there is very much at all between the two favourites so recommend an each-way play instead with Wild Flyer interesting at $9.00 with bookmaker.com.au.
He did well enough on his only start to suggest that he has the makings of a very smart horse so must have place chances.
Vobis Gold Stayers (Race 6)
Run over 2400m, Race 6 at Caulfield is a clearly one for stayers. It’s also a wide open contest with any number of potential winners among the 12 horses holding entries.
The key to figuring out what looks to be a fiendish betting puzzle could lie with the ground. It’s expected to be soft at Caulfield which will make the Vobis Gold Stayers an even tougher test of stamina.
Bondeiger is being backed at the head of the betting market but this is the six-year-old’s third performance in July and that workload may just prove to be too much. He’s also yet to win on anything but good ground.
This is a good race but it may be decided less on out and out class and more on battling spirit. In that regard it is easy to make a case for Almalita representing value in the betting at $7.00 with William Hill.
The four-year-old mare does have the pace to make up for her wide draw and she also has decent form on soft ground so the distance won’t be a concern. It will take a good ride and bit of luck but Almalita is the one for us.
Bletchingly Stakes (Race 7)
Every trainer in Australian racing wants a place in the Everest and the Bletchingly Stakes offers a potential place in the $13 million race. For that reason a host of high quality sprinters will do battle in Caulfield but we think this could be as easy for punters as backing the favorite.
Vega Magic is that favourite at $2.20 with Unibet. David Hayes is confident about the five-year-old’s chances claiming one of the three remaining spots in the Everest by winning on Saturday when he’ll be racing with blinkers for the first time.
The ground is a slight concern but Vega Magic does have winning form on the soft so should show what he’s capable of by outclassing this competitive field.