The Wolf’s Saturday horse racing tips cover the meetings at Caulfield and Rosehill. Spring canrival is on our doorstep!
Extensible (Rosehill Race 1, No.6)
Extensible has no excuses now third-up and The Wolf is expecting her to win. This lightly-raced mare in the Snowden yard resumed with a luckless second at Rosehill behind the race fit Elle Lou. She was then ridden confidently over 1500m but fellow leader Zelda zipped along and set it up for Harlem Lady to rip home from the back. Her effort to hold third was full of merit. With Tree Of Jesse failing to impress this campaign, it looks her race to lose.
Leica Day (Caulfield Race 3, No.4)
Loved the return of this five-year-old at Caulfield. He didn’t have much luck but still managed to finish off and place third only beaten 2.5L by stablemate Ulmann, who has since won again and looks likely to play a small role over the spring. The month between runs keeps him nice and fresh. The mile suits and after the 3kg claim of gun apprentice Ben Allen, he’s nicely in at the weights. All aboard the Weir juggernaut.
Pirate Ben (Rosehill Race 4, No.1)
There’s a bit of Sons Of John about this five-year-old. He has matured late and now looks set to figure over the Sydney spring. Will he place in an Epsom down in the weights? Ambitious but wouldn’t rule it out. After a six week freshen he stepped out at Canterbury over an unsuitable 1250m and despite the wide trip, still finish within half a length of the winner. Double figure odds look extremely generous here.
Prince Of Brooklyn (Caulfield Race 9, No.5)
With the scratchings of Magicus, it gives Prince Of Brooklyn the chance to take it out. Should have won last start here over the 1400m. Just didn’t get out early enough. He’s busting to win another race though. Ollie will have to be right on his game from the wide draw but with the right cart home, he should prove too strong at the finish. The Wolf expects a Mick Price quinella with Downhearted to run second.
Cohesion (Caulfield Race 5, No.3)
The Wolf expects a much more forward showing from this Lonhro colt. Forget his Moonee Valley flop as he was never in the hunt from back in the field. His two-year-old form is rock solid in winning a Blue Diamond Preview and finishing fourth in a Breeders Plate. He has had a month freshen since MV and The Wolf liked what he saw from him at the jumpouts. Could surprise a few here at $41.
2,4,5,7,13 / 4,5,11,12 / 1,2,3 / 8,19.
4,5 /2,4,9 / 1,4,8,10,12 / 1,11.
PB Lawrence Stakes (Caulfield)
Mahuta opened the pipes nicely in the Bletchingly Stakes and like the way he maps to tuck in behind the hot speed generated by Lord Of The Sky, The Cleaner and Miss Rose De Lago. He is four from four over 1400m – two of those at Caulfield. Suavito flies fresh and also loves the Caulfield 1400m but Ollie jumps off her after a very plain jumpout. Best roughie is Jacquinot Bay as he’s tough and draws soft. It could be a last man standing kind of race.
Quezette Stakes (Caulfield)
So many question marks over this field of fillies. With most unsighted over the spring, The Wolf has a lean to Sword Of Light at the early $7.50 price. Her second behind the promising Derryn reads well for this back to her own sex. Corstens plays a strong hand with Modern Wonder, who won well on debut, and Conscious, who ran second to Weatherly in the Talindert.
San Domenico Stakes (Rosehill)
Capitalist skipped the Missile last week on a bog Randwick track but the weather won’t stop the Golden Slipper winner stepping out here. He’s already drifted with the early support all for Star Turn. It’s only a a field of six but there’s plenty of speed with those two as well as Tango Rain and Kentucky Miss. Capitalist has been fresh in his two trials but the pace here should help him settle before unleashing his customary sprint, which should be too quick for these.