Spring racing just keeps getting better at this time of the year. The Group 1 Toorak Handicap is just one of a number of quality races on a big day at Caulfield.
Pro-punter Trevor Lawson previews the race in depth.
Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m)
Returned to form last start in brutally run Epsom. Previous runs in Melbourne has been well held. Doubt can repeat the Epsom here.
Charged home late last start over 1400m winning the Rupert Clarke. Stepping to 1600m for the first time, but was very strong late last start.
Ran fairly two starts ago, then well held last start when caught wide. Not really suited here.
Suited by fast tempo last start when charged home late in the quickly-run Epsom. Ran a lot better than expected but not sure if will repeat here.
Got back and charged home late over 1400m. Similar draw here and will need a similar pattern. Looks better suited out to 1600m. Strong tempo should suit.
Massive run last start over 1400m in quickly-run race. Steps to 1600m here, where not quite as effective. Prefer back to 1400m.
Second-up here. Has good record at this trip but getting on (eight years old now). Prefer others.
Won past two, returning somewhere near best form and had easy runs in front. Drawn out here, will do some work, but a chance at good odds.
Another horse drawn out who may not be suited by the early tempo. Rough chance at best.
Past two runs in Sydney solid. Can return same figure here. Has a rough chance.
Ran well two starts ago at 1400m. Not much luck in Epsom, can bounce back here and has a chance at nice odds.
Fourth-up at 1600m looks ideal. Got home hard last start over 1400m and looks ready for the mile. Drawn wide but can get a nice trail in. Chance at odds.
Ran okay last start but looks outclassed here.
Racing honestly. Drawn to settle inside, has a chance at big odds.
Now had two runs back from the spell. Last start didn’t do much. Form in autumn was better, not sure if going that well.
Former Japanese horse first-up for Wier, Won twice in row January and February 2016. Nothing known, watch the market.
Ran well first-up in Adelaide. Has run well here this track and distance in past. Not suited last start over this trip. Fluker’s chance at big odds.
Looks outclassed from the wide barrier.
Emergency. Ran well over 1400m, looks ideally suited out to the mile here second-up. Very rough chance if gets a start.
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