Caulfield Preview & Best Bets – Saturday September 17

Caulfield Preview & Best Bets


Our form expert provides Caulfield tips for today’s horse racing at Caulfield Racecourse and gives his best bets.


Caulfield Tips 17/09/2022


Race 8 No. 4 CHAIN OF LIGHTNING- ($3)

Best bet comes up in Race 8 and CHAIN OF LIGHTNING should be hard to beat. The unbeaten galloper from the Peter Moody stable has gone from strength to strength since coming down from NSW and was too good for them at Group 3 level in the Cockram Stakes (1200m) on August 27, defeating She’s All Class and Kissonallforcheeks, who has since come out and claimed the Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. The five-year-old went 9.1 lengths faster than standard benchmark in the Cockram Stakes, which are the best last start figures of any runner. Jamie Kah rides and the pair draw barrier 11. Unless the inside is the place to be at Caulfield, it is hard to see her getting rolled here. 



Race 7 No. 10 SHOWMANSHIP- ($7.50)

I am settling on SHOWMANSHIP in the feature of the day at Caulfield, the Rupert Clarke Stakes. The former West Australian comes off a brilliant win at Sydney when resuming in what was just his second run in the past two years. He should get the race run to suit and has produced some extraordinary performances throughout his career when running on. Step up to the 1400m looks to be in his favour and the seven-year-old is four from four at the trip, with one of those coming at Caulfield back in 2020 on a Soft deck. Damien Oliver rides and barrier 10 looks like it will suit. 



Race 3 No. 5 PRIDE OF JENNI – ($8)

Race 3 at Caulfield sees the mares in action in a BenchMark 90 and PRIDE OF JENNI can be an improver after resuming with a 7th placing behind Chain Of Lightning at Group 3 level in the Cockram Stakes (1200m). The Maher/Eustace galloper settled handy that day and landed four lengths away but wasn’t too far behind the likes of Kissonallforcheeks, who was 3rd that day before going on to win at Group 2 level last weekend at Flemington. Pride Of Jenni went 4.9 lengths faster than standard benchmark and at her second run of her last preparation she improved three lengths on figures to go 12.4 lengths faster than standard when nearly winning at Flemington at Group 2 level. This is her easiest race in some time and she has drawn to be prominent from barrier 4.