- Trevor Lawson delivers his Caulfield quaddie, plus runner notes. Get 100% for $96.
- First leg: Race 5, 3:45pm local time
Selections: 1, 2, 5 — 2, 4, 6, 9 — 1, 4, 10, 11 — 4, 6
Race 5 – Probuild Handicap (1400m)
Selections: 1, 2, 5
BRAVO TANGO (1) put in a good effort last start second-up. Ran well third-up last prep. Has drawn wide today, but has gone forward in the past. Good claims. AMADEUS (2) improved rating last start, running on well. Can roll forward from the barrier in small field and can run to best. COLUMBIA (5) ran well last start, covering a bit of ground. Steps to 1400m where hasn’t been exposed much. Might give the other two a start.
Race 6 – Caulfield Village Stakes (1200m)
Selections: 2, 4, 6, 9
ORDER OF COMMAND (2) had not much luck first-up. Has pattern that improves second-up. Ran well this track and distance second-up last prep. ZOUSTYLE (4) led and went too quick in front last start. Can improve off that rating if better ridden here. HAUNTED (6) chased home Zoustyle last start. Maps to sit handy again. Has good claims. PARSIFAL (9) was similar to Haunted, chasing home Zoustyle. Giving it a bigger start from barrier today but still has claims.
Race 7 – Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m)
Selections: 1, 4, 10, 11
DUBIOUS (1) bounced back to its best last start down the straight. Given a trial between runs. Can maintain rating. CONDO’S EXPRESS (4) is an improving type with a better rating each start last prep. Short freshen-up here, has been gelded. EXHILARATES (10) has gone well each run this prep. Won first two starts then not much luck last time when drawn on fence. Drawn to get clean air here. ANAHEED (11) ran well in better class two runs back behind boom Sydney three-year-olds. May have found the 1400m a bit far last start. Suited here.
The Magic Millions match up of Exhilarates and Dubious meets again in tomorrow’s Blue Sapphire and @eustacedj believes his horse has improved and will improve again into the Coolmore. @theagesport https://t.co/aCWa5NY8Fs
— Damien Ractliffe (@DamienRactliffe) October 15, 2019
Race 8 – Ladies’ Day Vase (1600m)
Selections: 4, 6
RONDINELLA (4) was held up at a vital stage last start in a Group 2. Can improve off that rating here third-up. Maps well. FIDELIA (6) has the best figures in the race. Has had no luck past couple. Better suited out to mile. Drawn wide, but may not be a disadvantage late in the day.