Caulfield Preview & Best Bets – Saturday June 24
Our form expert provides Caulfield tips for today’s horse racing at Caulfield Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Caulfield Tips 24/6/2023
BEST BET 🏆 (WIN)
Race 6 No. 12 CARDIGAN QUEEN- ($5.75)
CARDIGAN QUEEN can just about make it back to back wins when she steps out in Race 6. The Maher/Eustace mare came from well off the speed at Sandown on May 27, getting up in the nick of time ahead of Mr Mojo Risin over the 1300m, going a healthy 6.1 lengths faster than standard benchmark. She has improved more than seven lengths at her past two preparations when third up and was unlucky at this stage of her last preparation at Sandown. The likelihood of a Soft track should suit and they should string out a bit in this race, which will help.
NEXT BEST 🥈 (WIN)
Race 7 No 5 INVINCIBLE CAVIAR- ($5.50)
INVINCIBLE CAVIAR can be an improver second up. The Peter Moody-trained galloper will never scale the heights of her famous mother (Black Caviar) but is carving out a solid career of her own with four wins from seven starts. She resumed at Listed level in the Bel Esprit Stakes (1000m) at Sandown on May 27, closing off steadily when not entirely comfortable on the track with a 5th behind Pintoff, beaten two lengths. With the exception of one run at Moonee Valley at her last preparation when pulling up lame, she improved throughout her last preparation and this looks within her grasp. Carleen Hefel rides and claims the 2kg. She strikes at 20% when combining with the stable.
BEST VALUE 💰(EACH-WAY)
Race 1 No 5 MANTUA- ($10)
Looking to get the day off to a flyer and it is MANTUA that can go close for the Maher/Eustace stable. He debuted at Sandown on June 10 and settled in a midfield spot before challenging for the lead in the last 200m. The son of Fastnet Rock was edged out late by his stablemate, Links. He went 3.3 lengths faster than standard on debut, which is the best figure that any horse in this race has produced. A firmer in the early betting, he is a big chance of going one better.