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Roughies Tips - 3 roughies to back at Caulfield and Randwick on Saturday October 19

Adam Cusworth in Free Tips 17 Oct 2019
  • It is a huge day of spring racing at both Caulfield and Randwick. 
  • Here are three to back at the each-way odds. 
Sunlight is at each-way odds in the Everest (PA Images)

Racing is at Randwick on Saturday October 19 for the running of the Everest (1200m), while at Caulfield, the feature is the Caulfield Cup (2400m). 

We have looked through the fields at both venues and picked out the best three roughies to back for the day, each-way. 

Caulfield Race 6 - 3:10PM New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000 METRES)

Race 6 at Caulfield is the Ethereal Stakes for the three-year-old fillies and I am keen on one at big odds and that is FIORENTE'S GIRL. The Hayes and Dabernig-trained galloper faces a steep rise in class after taking out a Tatura Maiden on October 6 but the stable have a history of doing well with their younger horses that are stepping up and nearly pinched this race a couple of years ago in similar fashion with Rimraam. Like a number of her rivals in this race, Fiorente's Girl steps up to the 2000m for the first time and is bred to run the trip. She has drawn to save plenty of ground from the inside barrier and at the $46 she is well worth a crack. 

Caulfield Race 9 - 5:15PM Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400 METRES)
I may very well be going with my heart and not my head in the first of the spring majors but we can make a serious case for the old warrior, HARNTLL, to take out the $5 million feature. In what would be a memorable win, the nine-year-old comes into this with some excellent form having run in the top four in his past nine races. They include a 3rd to the mighty Winx in her farewell in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) in the autumn as well as a recent 3rd in the traditional lead up to the Caulfield Cup, the Turnbull Stakes (2000m), earlier this month. The obvious downside is that he meets the likes of Finche and Vow And Declare worse at the weights but he has handled that in the past with his 2018 Epsom (1600m) win a recent example. The likes of Best Solution, Dunaden and Viewed are others that have carried similar weights to victory in the past 10 years. The versatile galloper is one from two over the 2400m with that win coming way back in the 2015 BMW aka the Tancred Stakes. He will need an ounce of luck from the barrier but it is very hard to leave him out. 

Randwick Race 7 - 4:15PM THE TAB EVEREST (1200 METRES)
The Everest shapes as an absolute beauty and there are plenty of star studded contenders in action. I am going with the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained mare SUNLIGHT to score a minor upset by taking out the $14 million affair. The four-year-old is in the prime of her career and comes off a last start effort that saw her defeat one of the favourites for the Everest in Santa Ana Lane. That occurred at Flemington when she did all of the work in the lead down the famous straight before holding Santa Ana Lane at bay. Both horses will take improvement out of the run but conditions might pan out for Sunlight with the way the Everest could unfold. She has drawn barrier 6 and can tuck in behind the leading bunch that should include the likes of Nature Strip and Redzel. Santa Ana Lane and Pierata may need an ounce of luck after drawing on the inside of Sunlight. Some may point to Santa Ana Lane's dominant performance in the T.J.Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick as the best guide for this race but Sunlight should be better suited on the drier ground and can take out the worlds richest race on turf.

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