Today the action of Caulfield Guineas Day kicks off at 12:00pm (AEDST) when the opening race at the meeting, the $70,000 Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria Handicap (1200m) takes place.
A final field of eight three-year-old colts and geldings will contest the first of nine races scheduled for the day, with the Grahame Begg-trained Mac Chois the pronounced favourite to win.
Australia’s leading online bookmaker Sportsbet currently have Mac Chois, drawn well in barrier three and due to be ridden by Glen Boss for the first time, at the top of their betting markets paying $2.80.
Having enjoyed its maiden win over 1100m at Warwick Farm last start, Choisir gelding Mac Chois is the horse to beat today and is the Races.com.au team’s top pick.
Caulfield – Race 1 – Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria Handicap
- Races.com.au Favourite: #5 Mac Chois – Rated Special to Win at $2.80 Ladbrokes.com.au
- Best Place Bets: #2 Golestan and #1 Strike The Tiger Ladbrokes.com.au
For punters looking for a little extra value with their wagers on Caulfield Race 1 today, our two top picks to Place are Golestan (barrier five) and Strike The Tiger (barrier two).
The Peter Snowden-trained Golestan is returning from a spell, the well-bred Octagonal gelding having won his maiden victory over 1150m so should have no trouble stepping up to 1200m today.
Strike The Tiger, drawn perfectly in gate two, is the other more experienced runner to watch despite his disappointing last start seventh here.
Trained by Leon Corstens, Strike The Tiger won over 1200m last season in the Gold Sovereign Stakes in Launceston and is tipped to return to form in its sixth career jump.
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