Wolf’s Racing Guide – Sunday, 7 January

Wolf’s Best

Prevailing Winds (Caulfield Race 7, No.11)

Prevailing Winds is a very promising three year old from the Darren Weir stable who is primed to go one better today at Caulfield.

Last time he finished second over 1100m at this venue but was held up from the 400m to the 250m, forcing Damien Lane to duck back to the inside for clear running. Given the short margin of defeat there is no doubt that this cost him the race.

With even luck he should take a power of beating today.

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Circuit Bets

Danish Lace (Gilgandra Race 4, No.2)

Danish Lace is racing in terrific form at present and can make it back to back wins in the Gilgandra Town Plate.

A last start winner over 800m at Narromine, she won this race last year with Kaylee Kirkwood aboard, who retains the ride this year, and although she goes up significantly in weight this is far from a vintage version of the race.

She will go forward as always and at the leader friendly Gilgandra track will take plenty of catching.

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Shunter (Sunshine Coast Race 2, No.5)

Shunter was a terrific run on debut when he missed the start and had to be hard ridden in order to find a place in the field.

His trial prior to that was excellent, and this race is no harder than what he raced against on debut.

If Bridget Grylls can get him a clean start from barrier 2, he will take plenty of beating.

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Billet Deux (Gawler Race 4, No.3)

Billet Deux won the NT Derby back in July and his two runs back from a spell suggest he isn’t just a dirt tracker, but can win more races here in Adelaide.

Last start in small field of five he hit the line nicely over a mile to suggest he isn’t far away from a win.

The claim for Jordsjo is a big help and stepping out in trip he will likely sit closer in the run which will give him an excellent chance of breaking through.

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Bolter

Leodoro (Caulfield Race 9, No.8)

Leodoro has brilliant acceleration on his day and with a big field engaged he gets his chance to storm over the top of his rivals late at Caulfield.

From the Mick Kent stable at Pakenham, Leodoro has had two runs back this time in for a third and a fourth, both over 1000m.

His only previous visit to Caulfield resulted in a win and from barrier 12 he should get clear going to use his powerful acceleration late.

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Caulfield Quaddie

2,7,8 / 3,11  / 2,5,8,9,10,13,14 / 3,7,8,9