The field of the PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield this Saturday suggests it will be a high class affair given there are nine individual Group l winners. However, the market at Sportsbet.com.au suggests it will be a race in two between Black Heart Bart and Hartnell.
The proven champ at the Caulfield 1400m is Black Heart Bart and he is the top pick with the bookies at $3.00, in from $3.20, ahead of Hartnell, the more brilliant of the pair, at $3.60, out from $3.50.
Lankan Rupee is the $6.00 third choice and given he hasn’t had much racing for two years, he needs to win to ensure a start in the Memsie due to low prizemoney over that time. Keep in mind too he is an acceptor for the Spring Stakes at Morphettville and is more than likely to head to SA.
Another Weir runner is Star Exhibit and he has been specked at the $26. He has now trimmed down to $15. There has also been a couple of small each way bets for Charmed Harmony ($81-$71) and Montoya’s Secret ($41-$34).