Slow and steady wins the race right? Well I am hoping that’s the case after week one of Star Stable, with just over $600,000 won, largely thanks to He’s Your Man and Chris Waller.
Week two is all about Caulfield Guineas Day, and with four Group l races on the program, it is time to play catch up!
Almalad is already in the stable from last week and is a leading contender Caulfield Guineas, then will run in the Cox Plate if he wins, so he is a safe spot in the stable, while in the Thousand Guineas, we have Go Indy Go, who was very good in the Prelude and will take a power of beating, as will Lumosty, who toyed with them last week at Sale.
Winx is in the spelling paddock, and with her second placing last Saturday, her price is at $150,000, so we need to trade her and look at the Caulfield Cup next Saturday. That horse, IMO, is Dear Demi. She was fantastic in the Stocks Stakes a couple of weeks back and will be hard to beat in the Caulfield Stakes this Saturday en route to the Cup next week, so she is a great trade.
Jockey and Trainer?
I have narrowed it down to three; Tommy Berry, Damien Oliver and Craig Williams. Personally, I like Tommy because he is on two horses I like on the weekend, Overreach and Almalad, as well as Kirramosa and Escado in the Caulfield Stakes and Toorak Handicap respectively.
Based on the numbers they have entered, I’d be going with the David Hayes/Tom Dabernig team. They have live chances in the Caulfield Stakes, Thousand Guineas and Caulfield Guineas, as well as Gregers in the Schillaci and Girl Guide in the last.
My Star Stable:
1: Looks Like The Cat
3: Go Indy Go
4: Dear Demi
5: He’s Your Man
6: Happy Trails
7: La Amistad
8: Light Up Manhattan
9: Little Hottie
Jockey: Tommy Berry
Trainer: David Hayes/Tom Dabernig