With Melbourne copping a few days of Sydney-style weather, our Melbourne pro Trevor Lawson goes in search of wet-trackers for Saturday’s Caulfield quaddie.
1 Artie Dee Two (Weir / Allen): Good win at the Valley and has won on wet ground before.
8 Wise Hero (Price / Dunn): Hasn’t raced on wet but has the pedigree to handle it well. Back from a spell and trialed well on the heavy. Won on debut.
9 Widgee Turf (Payne / Mertens): Also first-up, won on debut on a soft 7 and has a wet track pedigree.
2 Estaminet (Freedman / Mertens): Took a couple of runs to win last prep, but trialed well and is otherwise good fresh. Has had one run on a soft 7, running a place, but I’m not sure 100% how she’ll fare in the wet.
6 Miss Vista (Osborne / Meech): Terrific run first-up showing great speed. Free-running horse, again just not sure how she’ll the going.
8 Chiavari (Harnett / Allen): Good wet tracker: best figures are on soft ground so must include.
10 Grey Street (McArdle / Thompson): Terrific run first-up and will also handle the going.
1 Charmed Harmony (Sadler / K Mallyon): Terrific last start, a leader and runs well for Mallyon. He’s handled up to soft 5, so should be okay on this.
2 Star Exhibit (Weir / B Rawiller): A couple here are a bit of an unknown quantity including this one. First start from Perth for Weir, has Rawiller on. Handled the soft ground over there. Is really a 2000m horse. In short, who knows!
5 Heart Starter (Weir / Williams): Another one from Perth sent over to Weir and a tough one to read. Gets winkers on.
7 Whistle Baby (Ellerton & Zahra / Thompson): Ran well last week and gets the quick backup, which has worked with her before. Wouldn’t want it worse than a soft 6.
9 Mubakkir (Papazaharoudakis / Parish): Had a freshen up, and ran well off that last start. Will be up on the pace and should handle the going.
10 Top Me Up (Hawkes / Dunn): Just flying at the moment. At his best on the dry but won his maiden on a soft track.
9 Curragh (Busuttin & Young / Dunn): Came through a fast run Caulfield race two weeks ago. Stays well at 1600m and ideally suited to the wet.
11 Fastnet Latina (Alexander / Childs): Flying… unbeaten in Australia, but never been on the soft.
Caulfield Quaddie Numbers
1, 8, 9 / 2, 6, 8, 10 / 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 10 / 9, 11
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