The Caulfield Quaddie with Trevor Lawson

Our Melbourne analyst delivers his quaddie selections for some wide-open races at Caulfield.

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Race 6

6 Duke Of Ellington (Maher / Nolen): Ran well at Flemington before being unsuited at Stawell last start.

7 Hursley (Waller / Stackhouse): honest horse, performs to the same level every time it goes out.  Has ran well twice over this course.

8 Zahspeed (O’Brien / Thornton): fourth-up from a spell, which has been a winner in two previous campaigns.  Over a similar trip to those wins here.

9 O’Lonera (Alderson / Mertens): ran terrific three runs back at Yarra Glen before getting back to last last start.  Won twice over this trip last winter and is a sneaky chance at odds.

10 Overberg (Maher / Yendall): worked up on the speed last start before tiring late.  Fifth run in, this campaign, out to 2000m, ready to peak.

11 Grand Dreamer (Smerdon / Thompson): quick jump to 2000m here but has had a good trial since last run.  Has always looked a 2000m horse, may want it wetter than this but is a chance.

12 Charlevoix (Hayes & Dabernig / A Mallyon): second-up for the new camp.  Was never likely first up but does run well at 2000 metres plus.

15 Tears Of Joy (Kavanagh / Allen): was terrible last week, but did the same last prep and improved hugely off a quick backup to run well over 2000m.  Could do the same here.

Race 7

1 Mongolian Wolf (Weir / Aitken): former New Zealand horse, has had one start for Weir on the heavy and ran away from them.  Was entered for Doomben but couldn’t get a flight so runs here.  Giving plenty of weight to the field, but it probably should be more.

2 All Out Of Love (Hayes & Dabernig / Cory Parish): ran on strong over 1600m at Pakenham, running the quickest sectionals of the day, and was strong through line.  Will get the 2000m.

5 Ceylon (Busuttin & Young / Allen): Ran solidly at Bendigo, first time at the trip here but looks to be able to handle it.

8 Fontein Lad (Eurell / Beriman): very consistent horse.  Slightly back in trip, but always runs well at this distance.

14 So Poysed (Laming / Mertens): ran well over 1400m at Bendigo and Caulfield.  Was well beaten last start but finished okay behind a leader who smashed them all. Sneaky chance at odds.

15 San Vincenzo (Moroney / J Bayliss): will race on the pace.  Was solid through the line at Benalla and can handle the distance.

Race 8

1 Wise Hero (John Price / Allen): ran well first-up in a blanket finish.  Honest.

2 Artie Dee Two (Weir / Nolen): ran terrific at the Valley and goes best there.  I liked him last start but he blew up.

5 Bord De Gain (Kavanagh / Thompson): comes through the same race as Wise Hero, is honest enough.

8 Sheriff John Stone (Maher / Caserta): another through that same race.  Got a long way back from a wide barrier and is drawn better here.

10 Katsuro (Mick Price / Newitt): from the same race again and another honest goer.

11 Enigman (Maher / Mertens): resumes for second prep.  Won on debut at Bairnsdale and then had no luck at Flemington.  Has trialled alright since and could be a natural improver.

Race 9

2 Tykiato (Price / Nolen): won over 1100m here on Boxing Day.  Was also good here last start at 1400m, but back to 1200m tomorrow is better.

7 Grey Street (McArdle / Thompson): not a great record at 1200m, but past two were good at 1100m and might be stronger this time around.

9 Majestic Lass (Hayes & Dabernig / Aitken): sneaky chance… battled away well first-up on a good pace, produced peak rating here over this distance second-up last prep.  Natural improver.

10 Invincible Heart (Mick Price / Mertens): coming off a freshen-up.  Trialled okay, has ran well here in the past, some chance.

15 Carterista (Eurell / Beriman): missed the start last time out before running the best sectionals of the day and running right on.  Ran second here on debut over 1100m.  Fourth-up here so should be fit and ready to go.

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