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Caulfield Betting Tips, Best Bets & Odds for July 24

  • Caulfield hosts nine races on Saturday
  • The feature is the Bletchingly Stakes
  • The track is currently in the Soft 7 range
  • Justin Darcy provides his race-by-race preview for July 24
Caulfield Betting Tips
Zesty Belle will run as one of our better bets on the program. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 24 Jul 2021
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Caulfield hosts a nine race program on July 24 and our free betting tips and best bets are available.

Our Caulfield best bets are provided by expert form analysts and tipsters, and a preview of Saturday's racing is below.

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Caulfield Tips for July 24


Race 1 - 12.05pm Neds VOBIS Gold Stayers Tips

Selections: 8,2,6,3.

8. CAKEWALK BABY loves wet ground and is hard fit, so she gets her ideal conditions. Last start she was seen running second on a soft track behind Token Spirit, very good three-year-old form for this race. That was run over 2500m which she ran out strongly, so stepping back in trip will not hurt her, while the genuinely wet track will make conditions feel a little heavier.

2. Royal Crown was great last week in the Flemington Cup running fifth to The Good Fight on a surface that was close to heavy even though the track reading was soft. A tough run on the week back-up on to another wet track was my query.

6. Auf Weidersehen was my value in the race, winning two of his three starts on a heavy track and although he shows zero turn-of-foot, he will run all day. 

3. Maserartie Bay is the favourite, but simply looks too short in the market for mine with genuine queries on wet tracks.

Race 2 - 12.40pm MRC Member Alan Yates Handicap Tips

Selections: 3,7,1,2.

3. THE INEVITABLE comes back up to the 1400m after having the track pattern totally against last time out. He is a winner of the Silver Eagle over 1300m and is a two-time winner over 1400m while also being a three-time winner on wet tracks. If he is at his top, is near enough to Group One quality.

7. King Magnus was too good last time out after finding his best form two starts back and holding into his last win. This is a stronger race again, but both the horse and jockey (Alana Kelly) are flying.

1. Great Again comes away from the sprint races which is what he may now need in his latter years, while he also strikes a favourable wet surface.

2. Dark Dream returns to Australian soil after racing in Hong Kong on firm tracks. The stable have said he is just looking for surfaces with a touch more give in the ground, but of course we know he is better over further.

Race 3 - 1.15pm Neds VOBIS Gold Ingot Tips

Selections: 1,4,10,5.

1. SUNFALL was fantastic fresh in a Geelong Maiden that looks to have a bit of depth. That race was run on a Soft 7 surface so I have very little worries of him handling this surface. 1400m is no issue and jockey Craig Newitt is flying, so he is hard to fault.

4. Reynaire comes off a synthetic track win and importantly, Jamie Kah jumps on after riding Regulus last start who is shorter in the market. Not sure if that was her decision?

10. Cherrypick was great behind Libiamo first-up and is going to get a very similar run in transit here.

5. Regulus was good on debut and looks a type that is going to improve over this journey.

Race 4 - 1.50pm MRC Member Garry Franklin Handicap Tips

Selections: 6,1,3,2.

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It is a two-horse race for mine, and now swinging the way of 6. MISS ALBANIA as she gets an 8kg weight swing on La Mexicana from their last clash. She has trialled up well twice, while the only question over her head is how she is going to handle a wet surface. She is by Magnus which generally get through the ground, so from the front, is going to be mighty hard to beat.

1. La Mexicana does not know how to lose and has some real fighting qualities that are going to take her a long way. Maybe she is just a better horse than Miss Albania, but given that there was only a half-length difference between them the last time they met and now an 8kg swing against, the task is ahead.

3. Kalkarni Royale impressed when winning down the straight last week but faces two potential Group One horses here.

2. Absolute Flirt won well last start, but it only rated to a race of this grade by name and she bumps into two smart ones up the top.

Race 5 - 2.25pm MRC Member Linda Leo Handicap Tips

Selections: 4,8,9,13.

This is the part of the day where if the rain has come during races, the track is going to get choppy. 

4. AND BEYOND crosses the Bass Strait for the second time in his career after beating Curran in March and we know that horse has gone on to much bigger and better things. This gelding is unbeaten from six and returned in nice fashion with two wins on the Devonport Synthetic surface which will have him in good order for this

8. Scantoon is the testing material for this favourite after running well last start behind King Magnus and Jumbo Ozaki. He loves sting out of the ground.

9. Just Folk is a wet track specialist and has the confidence right up after a dogged win last start at Murray Bridge.

13. Ghost Doctor could be a blow-out if we get more rain than expected and get into a real testing range.

Race 6 - 3.05pm Ciaron Maher Racing Premiership Tips

Selections: 3,1,4,10.

3. MURRUMBIDGEE RIVER is a stayer on the up and looks as though he'll get this trip. He impressed on debut and really rocketed to the line at Sandown over 1800m last start while Jamie Kah. If they are starting to get to the outside, good luck to his opposition as he clearly has the best turn-of-foot in the field.

1. Token Spirit is a good benchmark as he was too good over 2500m last start at Flemington. He had won well at the start prior and he has handled two soft surfaces at his last two starts. Hard to beat with a claim.

4. Capricorn Ridge lapped up the conditions at Ballarat last start, going on to win by six lengths. This is clearly a harder race but the wetter the better.

10. Cru Classe ran very well last start over 2000m here behind Red Santa. The extra distance helps his case.

Race 7 - 3.45pm Neds Filter Form Handicap Tips

Selections: 4,2,5,9.

4. SACRED PALACE looks a touch of overs to me after finishing just a head away from Deep Speed last start at Caulfield, looking as if the 1200m is right up his alley. Brazen Bully came out of that race to win at the Sandown mid-weeks impressively so the form is franked. He handles wet surfaces, the stable is flying and in a very even race, he represents value on the program.

2. The Big Easy will enjoy wet conditions and will have his tail up after a last start win in Sydney. This has apparently been his target race, but he's up for an eternity.

5. Duke Of Neworleans new race pattern of settling back in the field worked wonders last start when winning impressively at Sale. He will not mind wet conditions.

9. Stripped Back is untapped, running super behind a smart one last start at Ballarat. Needs to raise the bar, but has the potential to do so.

Race 8 - 4.20pm The Big Screen Company Bletchingly Stakes Tips

Selections: 3,2,5,9.

3. ORDER OF COMMAND has been forgivable at his last two starts with too much to do in the TJ Smith Stakes while last start again was wide and back in the Monash via an on-pacers race. Hopefully the tables have turned and we can see a run like three back where he was second in the Galaxy behind Eduardo. That form wins this race with a leg in the air.

2. Viridine won this race last year and was okay through the line in the Monash last start. He needs to lift but it is impossible to knock a stakes horse.

5. Red Can Man was too good in the Monash last start and is a group one performer on his day. The wet track is the query for him.

9. The Astrologist is in a rich vein of form winning his last two starts down the Flemington straight. He might just keep the form going, but needs to find another level.

Race 9 - 4.52pm MRC Membership Renewal Handicap Tips

Selections: 6,4,1,8

6. ZESTY BELLE was great first-up when rocketing home here over 1100m. She was a blackbooker coming out of that event and is one to catch either early in her preparations (bolted in second-up at Felmington last campaign). This three-year-old looks one of the better bets of the program to me.

4. Belsielle beat Zesty Belle last start and rated well in doing so. There is a slight weight swing in favour of the favourite, but I do not understand why this filly is double figures.

1. Zou Dancer is the class runner, running a two length fifth in the Australian Guineas when last seen. No doubt 1400m and further will be up her alley, but ability can take her a long way.

8. Bubbly Lass loves wet conditions, but faces a much harder race than what she has been facing recently.

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What time is the first race at Caulfield?

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Who is the best bet at Caulfield?

We are siding with Murrumbidgee River as the best bet at Caulfield.

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Verdict

Murrumbidgee River & Zesty Belle will run as our best bets.

Sacred Palace will run as our value bet.

Best Bet: Murrumbidgee River To Win @250.00 at Bookmaker - 10 Units
Next Best Bet: Zesty Belle To Win @280.00 at Betstar Australia - 7 Units
Value Bet: Sacred Palace Each-Way @650.00 at TAB - 3 Units

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