All the talk this week has been about the Caulfield Cup and rightfully so but there are number of quality support races on the card including the Group 3 2012 David Jones Cup (2000m).
Ten horses will contest the the David Jones Cup with the field containing a mixture of both emerging and experienced stayers as well as locals and imports.
Current favourite is Lightinthenite ($2.80) from the John O’Shea stable who is followed by Prairie Star ($6.50), Waterford Hill ($7.00), Maules Creek ($7.00) and Bagman ($8.50).
The Races.com.au team have studied the David Jones Cup form carefully so keep reading for our very best selections.
#5 Lightinthenite $2.80
This lightly-raced gelding looks a good prospect and has shown that a win is not too far away with previous starts this spring.
Flew home to finish second in the Cameron Handicap first-up before running fourth to Fat Al in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap.
Has always been hitting the line and should appreciate the rise to 2000m this weekend.
Bagman is rock-hard fit, a consistent gelding who always gives his all. Placed behind Southern Speed in the Penny Edition Stakes in August and has since recorded two wins at Listed level and a fifth in the Cranbourne Cup.
$14.00 seems value for Dame Claire who is one of the form horses in the field. Won the Listed Ansett Classic at Mornington last month and backed it up with a third to Tanby in The Bart Cummings.
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