Roughies Tips July 11
- 3 big priced runners to back
Looking for roughies tips to back at big prices on Saturday’s racing? We pick out the best three roughies to back each week.
Racing is at Caulfield on Saturday for the Monash Stakes, while the Sunshine Coast plays host to some Listed races.
We have looked through the fields and picked out the best three roughies to back for the day, each-way.
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Caulfield Race 3 – 1:00PM Neds Bet Back Handicap (1400 METRES)
Race 3 at Caulfield is a BenchMark 78 and STRATEGIC PHIL is not without claims at the each-way quote. The four-year-old has some excellent form stemming back to the backend of his last preparation with wins ahead of Jumbo Ozaki and Starouz as well as a placing alongside Heptagon. This time around, he worked up to a win at Sandown two starts ago and at his most recent assignment, which was at Moonee Valley, he did all the chasing behind Holbein on a day that suited the on pacers, narrowly missing out to that horse, while there was a big gap back to 3rd. He ran eight lengths quicker than benchmark in that race, which is better than the last start figures of any other runner. Only Kaplumpich has produced something slightly better this year but he has drawn barrier 13 and seems to have had every possible chance at his last couple. From barrier 3 and with the Billy Egan polish, he is well worth backing at the each-way quote.
Caulfield Race 7 – 3:35PM Neds Sir John Monash Stakes (1100 METRES)
The John Monash Stakes is the feature at Caulfield on Saturday and some classy gallopers are in action, including the Godolphin contender, Viridine, as well as the wet-track specialist, Jungle Edge. But it is a former Godolphin galloper that can prove to be the surprise packet in the form of INTUITION. The five-year-old is now trained by Kurt Goldman and stepped out for his first run for the new stable on June 20 at Flemington, running the best last 400m and last 200m of the entire meeting when 5th behind I Am Someone, at what was his first run since January. While he does have a habit of running on, he should get the hot tempo that he needs here and his form on wet ground is better than it looks as he has been luckless in some of those and pulled up with issues in others. With Dwayne Dunn on board, he can go very close.
Sunshine Coast Race 8 – 4:48PM TAB GLASSHOUSE Handicap (1400 METRES)
The Sunshine Coast plays host to some black-type racing in Queensland and one of the key races is the Glasshouse Handicap. RIGHT OR WRONG has had a stop start career but it is hard to knock his form as an eight-year-old, claiming a Class 6 three starts ago before producing some competitive runs at Listed level. At his most recent run, he lined up in the Spear Chief Handicap (1350m) and overcame a slow start, as well as bumping duel mid race, to place behind Inquiry. He ran more than seven lengths quicker than benchmark in the process, which compares favourably to his rivals in this, while he should appreciate a possible Soft track. He has an excellent record at the Sunshine Coast and with even luck in running he can surprise the favoured runners.
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