Kutayha (Canterbury Race 4 No. 2):
This four-year-old Savaveel gelding trained by Chris Waller has two wins and eight places from 13 starts. He kept chasing for 0.69, 0.68 lengths 3rd over 1600m at Warwick Farm, then kept chasing on the heavy track for 0.26, 1.77 lengths 3rd over 2000m at Rosehill last Saturday. He is on a four day back-up and should be hard to beat.
Jungle Book (Canterbury Race 6 No. 2):
This five-year-old Animal Kingdom gelding trained by Clare Cunningham has nine wins and 14 place from 48 starts. He switched inside runners at the 250m and chased hard to prevail in the latter stages for a 0.69 length win over 1600m at Warwick Farm on 2 June with the best last 800m race sectional, then was the widest straightening and chased hard for 1.86 lengths 6th over 1800m at Kensington on 16 June. He is on a seven day back-up and has placed in both his previous starts at this track. Handles heavy going and looks a nice each-way chance.
This three-year-old Sebring filly trained by Team Hawkes is the early favourite in this BM 72 handicap over 1200m. She was well back straightening and ran on strongly for 6.1 lengths 4th over 1400m at Kensington on 17 February, then was winded badly for 11.3 lengths 14th in the Group 1 Surround Stakes over 1400m at Randwick on 27 February. Resumes from a 16 week break here and prefer to see on the heavy track.
Best bet – Race 9 # 1 Cristal Breeze Keen on this 6yo who is third-up in a much easier race. He was entered for a race up here last week, but from memory they scratched because of a sticky draw. They haven’t fared any better here as they’ve come out with the widest barrier this time. However, the map reads ok as he can come across with likely leader Barney’s Law drawn just inside him. He could sit outside the lead or one-out, one-back. His form in Sydney just looks
Best Bets Our Caulfield Horse Racing Tips for Saturday 16th October 2021. The feature is the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (race 9). Kapalua Sunset (Caulfield Race 4 No. 10) Three year old daughter of Tavistock who is trained by Danny O’Brien. She ran home strongly against the bias in a Geelong maiden on debut, then stepped to 1875m at Kyneton and bolted in by seven lengths in a high rating performance. Strips fitter again here, draws perfectly for Brett Prebble and will have no issues with a wet
Best Bets Our Ascot Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Western Empire (Ascot Race 8 No. 4) This four-year-old Iffraaj gelding trained by Grant & Alana Williams has five wins and four place from 10 starts. He was a 0.7 length winner of the Listed Melvista Stakes over 2200m at Ascot on 27 March, then a 0.8 length winner of the Group 2 WATC Derby over 2400m at Ascot on 10 April. Resumes from a 27 week spell and has won both trials. Looks well placed here
Best Bets Our Morphettville Horse Racing Tips for the weekend. Squizzy Mizzy (Morphettville Race 7 No. 6) This four-year-old Squamosa mare trained by Phillip Stokes has one win and two places from five starts. At the end of last campaign she battled away evenly for 2.3 lengths 4th over 1000m at Morphettville on 8 May before a 21 week spell. She resumed for a good 1.7 length win over 1000m at Morphettville Parks and looks ready to go on with the job. $4.00