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Horses For The Blackbook From 2019 Caulfield Guineas Day

Justin Darcy has looked back at Caulfield Guineas Day
Horses For The Blackbook From Caulfield Guineas Day
Chief Ironside is my first horse to follow into next start. (Getty Images)
Justin Darcy 14 Oct 2019
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Horses For The Blackbook From Caulfield Guineas Day

This Caulfield Guineas Day was an afternoon to remember with all four Group One races delivering in their promise. 

Super Seth got up in the last bound while everyone's tip Flit scored by the barest of margins.

Avilius rattled home in the Caulfield Stakes off a shot speed but could only manage fourth while Fierce Impact showed how strong the Sydney form is.

We come into the Blue Sapphire on Wednesday and then the Caulfield Cup on Saturday, so let's get ready to find some winners in what is set to be a big month of racing.

Caulfield Race 9 - Chief Ironside

This horse will start over in the Group One Cantala Stakes at Flemington and I will be backing him.

He was slow away in the Toorak before settling five pairs back on the fence and having no room when needed.

It was a horror watch as the winner was able to build his momentum with 500m to go while the Chief was stuck in behind with nowhere to go.

He just had a canter around Caulfield and it was probably an ideal run to peak in the Cantala second up.

Getting to Flemington will also help him being such a big and spacious track where he should find room no matter where he draws.

I am thinking barrier 6-10 would be perfect, giving him that space to be a pair off the fence or three-wide with cover and grab a cart into the race.

He has the speed to lead a race as well so if he can jump with the field he may even settle forward which would be preferable from what I have seen of his replays.

Likely Target: Cantala Stakes

Caulfield Race 3 - California Zimbol

This horse looks perfectly suited to the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

They ran at a quick clip early before backing off the pace by around four lengths between the 600m-400m. 

The winner lead the race and accelerated like a Group One star with 400m to go, running 11 flat which is high speed, before running the fourth fastest last 200m of the day in 11.25.

In second spot was Loving Gaby who will now progress up to a mile which I think she is now looking for, but she was the heavily supported favourite and California Zimbol gave her windburn.

That was a high rating performance and now looks a leading chance in the Coolmore.

Likely Target: Coolmore Stud Stakes

Caulfield Race 5 - Prince Of Arran

This was a fantastic performance from this galloper.

He just acclimatises to Australia so well and he looks a major threat in this years Melbourne Cup after that performance.

He is still a few spots out from a start on the order of entry so I think they will progress to the Lexus on Victoria Derby Day, which is the race he won last year.

He runs well on the back-up which we saw in last years Melbourne Cup, running third after wining three days prior.

Jockey Michael Walker loves this galloper and has so much confidence in his ability.

If he can gain a start in this year Cup, he will be in there for a long way after what we have seen first up.

Likely Target: Melbourne Cup

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