This Saturday for the first time in 2012 punters get to enjoy Caulfield racing action, the premier Victorian course host to a crack eight-event program including the weekend’s only stakes race, the full card and betting tips for which can be found below.
Racing kicks off at Caulfield at 12:50pm (VIC time) with Race 1 – the $70,000 Thomas North Plate (1100m).
An eight-horse field of promising juveniles are engaged, only two of which have had a previous start including the Peter Snowden-trained Dispatch ($5.50 Luxbet) who won on debut at Sandown back in December.
The day’s headline event runs as Race 5 at 3:30pm (VIC time) with the $100,000 Listed Doveton Stakes (1200m) where defending champ First Command ($3.60 Luxbet) is second favourite behind smart South Australian galloper Stirling Grove ($3.30 Luxbet).
The action concludes with Race 8 at 5:3pm (VIC time) when a strong field of summer stayers including The Big Steel ($2.80F Luxbet) bring Caulfield’s inaugural meeting of the New Year to an end.
Caulfield Track Report
- Weather: Fine
- Track Condition: Dead (4)
- Penetrometer: 5.19
- Rail: +4 the Entire
The Races.com.au team of tipsters has studied the Caulfield field and form and come up with their insider tips for all eight races running on Saturday.
Check out the top three picks for each below, then head to Luxbet to back the winners at the best prices.
Caulfield Racing Tips – 07/01/2012
Race 1 – 12:50pm Thomas North Plate (1100m)
- #1 Dispatch ($5.50 ) from #4 Ockham’s Razor and #6 Alzora – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 2 – 1:30pm Ian Miller Handicap (1400m)
- #1 Szewinska ($4.20) from #4 Eleve and #2 Taylor’s Command – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 3 – 2:10pm Swettenham Stud Summer Championship Heat 7 (1600m)
- #2 Conquering Journey ($2.80) from #9 Seguro and #3 Agrippa – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 4 – 2:50pm John Moule Handicap (1100m)
- #1 Rescue Mission ($4.60) from #4 Sweet Music and #11 Tough Love – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 5 – 3:30pm Doveton Stakes (1200m)
- #6 Cat’s Pyjamas ($7) from #1 First Command and #2 Stirling Grove – Bet now at Luxbet
Read our exclusive 2012 Doveton Stakes Form Guide & Betting Tips.
Race 6 – 4:10pm Swettenham Stud Summer Championship Heat 8 (1400m)
- #8 Ben Zena ($4) from #2 That’s Not It and #14 Valedictorian – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 7 – 4:50pm Robert Hunter Handicap (1200m)
- #1 Avionics ($9) from #4 Influential Miss and #6 Charlottes Mint – Bet now at Luxbet
Race 8 – 5:30pm Mal Seccull Handicap (2000m)
- #2 The Big Steel ($2.80) from #7 Token Of Honour and #10 Apres – Bet now at Luxbet