Caulfield Preview & Best Bets – 23/09/2023
Our form expert provides Caulfield tips for today’s horse racing at Caulfield Racecourse and gives his best bets.
Caulfield Tips for Saturday, September 23
BEST BET 🏆 (WIN)
Race 2 No. 2 FIRST IMMORTAL- ($2.70)
FIRST IMMORTAL should be hard to beat in Race 2. The Mark & Levi Kavanagh-trained galloper carries plenty of weight but is above this grade and will take improvement off his first up run that saw him finish runner-up behind Ain’tnodeeldun at Moonee Valley on September 9. That came over the 1600m and he was held up for a large portion of time at the business end before landing a length away, putting a two length gap on the rest. He went 9.3 lengths faster than standard in that run and should appreciate the step up to the 2000m, a trip that he has won at on four occasions from six attempts. Hugh Bowman rides
NEXT BEST 🥈 (WIN)
Race 10 No 4 MIDWEST- ($4.05)
The sprinters feature in the final race of the day and MIDWEST can go very close to ending the day a winner. The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained galloper resumed in The Heath (1100m) on September 2 and attempted to lead all the way but was picked up late by the gun galloper, Asfoora. He went a very healthy 12.1 lengths faster than standard benchmark in that race, which is the best last start figure of any runner. At his only other start at the track and trip, the son of Zoustar went 12.8 lengths faster than standard when successful in 2022. Wiremu Pinn rides and claims the 2kg, while the pair draw well in barrier 3.
BEST VALUE 💰(EACH-WAY)
Race 5 No 2 DE SONIC BOOM- ($9)
DE SONIC BOOM is a solid prospect in Race 5. Another from the Anthony & Sam Freedman camp, she has bumped into Charm Stone at her past two, working home strongly for 4th when resuming in the Quezette Stakes (1100m) before running 3rd in the Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. She was held up as they rounded the bend at her latest before landing a length away, going 3.7 lengths faster than standard, which is the best last start figure of any runner. Step up to the 1400m looks like it will suit and Daniel Moor just needs to find a spot early on from barrier 10.