Blue Sapphire Stakes day TIPS and SELECTIONS – Caulfield Races 18/10/2017

Posted by Sports News First on 18/10/2017
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THIS is the second day of the Caulfield Cup Carnival with another super day’s racing, the highlight being the Group 3 $350,000 Blue Sapphire Stakes. View CrownBet’s preview of the meeting below.

RACE 1.

$120,000 BENCHMARK 84 HANDICAP. 2400-metres.

SELECTIONS: 4 UP ‘N’ ROLLING; 6 Sin To Win; 9 Lycurgus; 1 Swacadelic.

BEST ROUGHIE: 3 SETTLER’S STONE.

SUGGESTED BET: UP ‘N’ ROLLING to win.

SYDNEY raider UP ‘N’ ROLLING has great form, won two on end before 2nd at past two, both behind Alward. Strong stayer who looks the one to beat here. SIN TO WIN former Kiwi, form is improving every start, good 2nd Caulfield two runs back, last time 2nd Mornington in good race. Go well here. LYCURGUS was strong late when 3rd here last time.


RACE 2.

$120,000 HAMILTON REID HANDICAP. 2000-metres.

SELECTIONS: 2 VIOLATE; 1 Andrea Mantegna; 8 Sherlock Holmes; 9 Pablo’s Express.

BEST ROUGHIE: 5 THE THUG.

SUGGESTED BET: VIOLATE each-way.

VIOLATE ran 3rd to Silvera, Flemington, before 2nd Sebring Dream MV. In good form. Chance. ANDREA MANTEGNA won well Sandown three starts back, latest good 2nd Sin To Win, Mornington. Go well. SHERLOCK HOLMES was unlucky when 4th Bendigo 2400m. Back in trip but has found form.


RACE 3.

$120,000 ALANNAH HILL PLATE. 1600-metres.

SELECTIONS: 13 TEMPLE OF BEL; 4 Villermont; 5 Vin De Dance; 11 Improvise.

BEST ROUGHIE: 1 MUTAMAYEL.

SUGGESTED BET: TEMPLE OF BEL each-way.

TEMPLE OF BEL ran 3rd on debut before closing 6th Sale at 1200m before out to1 400m and stunning win Bendigo when heavily backed. Looks smart, run very well again. VILLERMONT very good 3rd Sandown on debut before sizzling Maiden win by big space Benalla. Hard to beat, looks very good. VIN DE DANCE former Kiwi making Australian debut. Form is strong. Run well.


RACE 4.

$120,000 BENCHMARK 84 HANDICAP. 1400-metres.

SELECTIONS: 13 BRYNEICH; 3 Steel Frost; 6 Wall Street Wolf; 4 Bel Burgess.

BEST ROUGHIE: 14 JALAN JALAN.

SUGGESTED BET: BRYNEICH to win.

BRYNEICH is a former very smart Godolphin horse on comeback trail. Ran 4th in G2 Hobartville and 3rd in Canberra Guineas earlier this year. Made ground 5th Benalla first-up. Fitter, good gate, trip ideal. STEEL FROST is 3 from 3 for new trainer, brilliant win in SA and carried that form to Melbourne with narrow but impressive Caulfield win. Go close again. WALL STREET WOLF has always promised and is now delivering. Won past three, latest impressive. Go well.


RACE 5.

GROUP 3 $150,000 LADIES DAY VASE. 1600-metres.

SELECTIONS: 3 HELL OR HIGHWATER; 2 Flying Jess; 1 Prompt Response; 4 Tahanee.

BEST ROUGHIE: 7 QUILATE.

SUGGESTED BET: HELL OR HIGHWATER to win.

HELL OR HIGHWATER has had a great prep. Won three on end including Heatherlie Handicap before brave 3rd G2 Stocks Stakes MV. Hard to beat under this weight scale. FLYING JESS came from well off the pace, charged home 2nd I Am A Star MV G2. Racing well, chance here. PROMPT RESPONSE will like longer trip here, likes to control from the front. Definite winning claims on G1 2nd in Brisbane.


RACE 6.

GROUP 3 $350,000 BLUE SAPPHIRE STAKES. 1200-metres.

SELECTIONS: 6 I DID IT AGAIN; 10 Crown Witness; 2 Jukebox; 9 Formality.

BEST ROUGHIE: 5 LONE EAGLE.

SUGGESTED BET: Box Trifecta: 2 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 10.

I DID IT AGAIN has raced only twice for a win here on debut, then wide throughout brave 2nd here last time. Goes forward, likely leader, looks very smart, hard to catch. CROWN WITNESS is now 3 from 3, very impressive, beat Catchy in G3 Quezette last time. Hot form that. JUKEBOX very smart colt, won G3 Vain Stakes first-up before brave 2nd Catchy G2 Danehill Stakes, Flemington. Sure to take beating on home track.


RACE 7.

LISTED $120,000 italktravel STAKES. 1200-metres.

SELECTIONS: 8 RICH CHARM; 1 Keen Array; 5 Calanda; 4 Malibu Style.

BEST ROUGHIE: 3 BASSETT.

SUGGESTED BET: RICH CHARM each-way.

RICH CHARM was first-up when held-up, charged late 4th Badajoz 1100m this venue. Now out to 1200m, fitter, nice gate, ready to win. KEEN ARRAY was back to his best again last time down the straight at Flemington winning G2 Gilgai. Goes well here, chance. CALANDA Sydney raider, won last few impressively, latest Listed Ramornie. Flies fresh, go close. MALIBU STYLE was something like best form again last time. Chance here.


RACE 8.

$120,000 thebigscreencompany.com.au HANDICAP. 1700-metres.

SELECTIONS: 14 SILVERA; 6 Odeon; 12 Tiamo Grace; 7 Anaheim.

BEST ROUGHIE: 8 ONCIDIUM RULER.

SUGGESTED BET: SILVERA to win.

SILVERA looks very smart, two runs since a break for easy win in SA then transferred that form to Flemington with another impressive come from behind win. Looks the one. ODEON won here in April before 3rd in SA Derby, break, two runs back OK, latest here promising. Fitter now, this suits, chance at odds. TIAMO GRACE is very smart when right, G3 2nd here last year. Form is OK, respect. ANAHEIM is racing well and can definitely win again.

 

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