Caulfield - Race 1 No. 2 Zapateo ($2.40)
Caulfield - Race 3 No. 9 Zorro's Dream ($3.80)
Randwick - Race 6 No. 2 The Bopper ($3.90)
Doomben - Race 7 No. 1 Axe ($2.20)
Randwick - Race 9 No. 2 Frosty Rocks ($4.80)
Total odds combined $375.59
Read the reasons for our selections:
Caulfield - Race 1 No. 2 Zapateo
ZAPATEO was a winner on debut at Geelong where she came from near last on the bend to swoop past them late in the straight. She showed a beautiful turn of foot there and still raced green, so there will be plenty of improvement to come from the outing. With race experience, a win on the board and a lot of progression to come, she deserves to be the on-topper here.
Caulfield - Race 3 No. 9 Zorro's Dream
ZORRO'S DREAM form looks very good on paper, although the string on second placings is beginning to look like the old him who could not get the job done. He beat Express Pass three races back, but that horse turned the tables on him last start down the straight where he was only beaten a head. Back up to 1100m is ideal and looks to have the perfect opportunity to register a fourth career win.
Randwick - Race 6 No. 2 The Bopper
THE BOPPER is a talented sprinter resuming, but the heavy track is a big unknown. In a BM88 first-up in January, he opened as an odds-on chance and then drifted hard late in a race set up for a subsequent Group winner Tailleur. Has trialled well twice ahead of this return and the blinkers are off. He could well just be too classy for these.
Doomben - Race 7 No. 1 Axe
Although the form has not stood up out of the Ipswich Cup, he is still the most progressive galloper in this field who has a bright future.
Although beaten last start, he would not settle, ultimately costing himself victory and those crucial rating to begin targeting better races.
When he is settling, he has a beautiful turn of foot that can win most races, along with tactical speed to get himself into the race from the get go.
Randwick - Race 9 No. 2 Frosty Rocks
FROSTY ROCKS won two in a row either side of a spell, then attempted a Stradbroke qualifier, but he didn't handle a firm Eagle Farm deck and then was tried at 1800m, a trip he doesn't get. The striking grey is much better suited bowling along out front on a wet track as a sprinter/miler, and he finds those conditions on Saturday.