The spring officially kicks off tomorrow and taking place as part of a bumper Caulfield card is the Listed 2012 Heath 1100.
Otherwise known as Theshark.com.au Stakes, the Heath 1100 boasts a quality nine-horse field featuring a number of exciting sprinters.
With top chance African Pulse scratched following a cut to his leg, Golden Archer has shortened to $2.90 and stands a clear favourite.
Next best in the market is Jason Warren’s in-form galloper Freereturn ($5.00) and consistent mare Platelet ($5.50).
Other chances according to the market are Cockram Stakes third Glows ($7.50) and Sydney five-year-old Dee ‘N’ Gee ($7.50).
If you don’t have time to analyse the form don’t worry as the Races.com.au team have been hard at work to provide expert tips on the feature Melbourne sprint.
#1 Golden Archer $2.90
With African Pulse scratched yesterday, this Peter Moody-trained entire becomes the absolute standout.
A multiple stakes winner, he’s shown with a win and runner-up finish this campaign to show signs that he can indeed win plenty more black-type races.
A winner of seven of 12 starts, last year’s McNeil Stakes winner appears well placed to improve his stallion prospects with his first stakes victory as a four-year-old.
You would have to be a brave punter to leave the ultra-consistent Platelet out of the top three.
The four-year-old oozes talent and always gives her best and from 12 starts she has won five times but only missed a place once.
Glows is also in terrific form and should be rock-hard fit for this. The four-year-old kicked off her campaign with a win at Moonee Valley on August 4 before stepping up to stakes level to finish third in the Cockram Stakes.
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