The star stable last week for me was pretty ordinary from a trading point of view, with Looks Like The Cat and Dear Demi failing in their respective races, while Tommy Berry and David Hayes/Tom Dabernig didn’t fire as well as I was anticipating.
Week three is all about Caulfield Cup Day, and with a host of group races on the program, it is time to play catch up!
Looks Like The Cat. was a big flop in the Guineas last week alebit he had no luck in running. The question is do you want to load up on the Caulfield Cup, look ahead to next week and the Cox Plate, or look at the Caulfield Classic (2000m)? I think it’s best we look at the Caulfield Classic given Looks Like The Cat is only at $100,000. Replace him with Bachman, because he is a leading contender and will head towards the Derby.
The next five spots are safe, so we need to look at replacing La Amistad, who is at $100,000. We have a couple of Cox Plate horses already in there, so look at one of the lesser races on the card on Saturday. I will go with Politeness in the Tristarc Stakes (1400m). Her run in the Blazer was outstanding and looks a leading contender both on Saturday and in two weeks for the Myer. She is at $75,000.
Jockey and Trainer?
I really like Dwayne Dunn on Saturday. He has a very strong book of rides, including Maastricht and Leebaz for Team Hawkes, as well as Stipulate in the Caulfield Cup and Girl Guide in the Tristarc.
Tossing up between Peter Moody, Hayes/Dabernig, Robert Smerdon and Chris Waller. Leaning towards Smerdon because I like a couple of his chances.
My Star Stable:
3: Go Indy Go
4: Dear Demi
5: He’s Your Man
6: Happy Trails
8: Light Up Manhattan
9: Little Hottie
Jockey: Dwayne Dunn
Trainer: Robert Smerdon