CF Orr Stakes Tips and Preview
CF Orr Stakes Tips 2020:
The Lindsay Smith-trained Scales Of Justice looks set to go to a new level when he contests Saturday’s Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
The dual Group 1 winner resumed this campaign with a dominant victory in the Australia Stakes (1200m) at The Valley where he went 14.1 lengths better than standard BM.
Ironically, the son of Not A Single Doubt went 14.1 lengths better than BM when first-up last campaign in the Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
He then disappointed as favourite in the Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville when runner-up to Dalasan, but he bounced back with a personal best in the Memsie Stakes (1400m) going 18.3 lengths better than BM.
For the record, none of Saturday’s rivals have posted a figure as high as +18.3.
Having equalled his previous first-up effort of 14.1 lengths above BM, you could argue Scales Of Justice is going as good as last campaign.
However, Scales Of Justice was held up at a crucial point of the race, and I have no doubt if he was clear earlier, he wins by a bigger margin and posts a figure better than -15 lengths.
This time in he doesn’t stay at 1200m second-up, and this is what he was lacking when beaten by Dalasan.
He didn’t have a taxing run in the Australia Stakes, and he simply looks ready to explode over 1400m second-up.
Three of his four runs last campaign rated between -14.1 and -18.3 compared to standard BM, and only a couple of Saturday’s rivals have the ability to post that figure at this time in their preparations.
Seven horses are first-up from a spell and one (So Si Bon) has posted a comparative figure of -13.1 when first-up.
So Si Bon then finished runner-up to Scales Of Justice in the Memsie Stakes and I think he’s the main danger on Saturday – he’s ridiculously over the odds at $31.
Begood Toya Mother went -7.8 when first-up last campaign and then posted two very strong figures of -15.8 and -17.7.
He had no luck in the Australia Stakes and was lucky to stay on his feet, yet he still went -9.7.
We know he improves second-up, he loves Caulfield, and is far better suited stepping up to 1400m.
He also looms as a big danger, but Scales Of Justice is low-level flying and I can’t see anything beating him if he kicks on from that first-up run.
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