The countdown to the Sydney Spring Racing...
The second race at Caulfield today is due to take place at 12:35pm (AEDST) when the $70,000 Harrolds Fashion Plate (1400m) lights up the track.
The 2010 Harrolds Fashion Plate will be contested by a quality 14-horse final field with the Robert Smerdon-trained Drenalin dominating the betting markets.
Currently our preferred online bookie Sportsbet are paying $3.30 for Drenalin to win, the five-year-old gelding drawn mid-field in barrier seven with in-from hoop Glen Boss engaged for the mount.
Drenalin enjoyed a smart win over 1440m at Caulfield late last month and will be out to make it back-to-back wins at the track today.
At his last start Drenalin carried 55.5kg to victory, but is more heavily weighted today with 57kg. Still, with experience at the track and two kilograms less than the top weighted runners, Drenalin is our favourite to win Caulfield Race 2 today.
Caulfield – Race 2 Harrolds Fashion Plate
- Races.com.au Favourite: #5 Drenalin – Rated Special to Win at $3.30 Ladbrokes.com.au
- Best Place Bets: #3 Sound Journey and #13 Gold In Dubai Ladbrokes.com.au
Our other two top picks to finish in the money are Sound Journey (barrier two) and Gold In Dubai (barrier 13).
The Mark Kavanagh-trained Sound Journey has been out of form in its last two jumps following its solid second in the August Sprint here last month.
However with an ideal barrier two draw and due to be ridden by Michael Rodd, Sound Journey can rise and put in a strong run here.
Gold In Dubai is coming off a last start victory at Morphettville and set to carry 53kg today, could prove an excellent value tip.
Money has also been coming in for #12 Delta Gee now at $6.50 and #14 Amathon paying $7, both seen as good lightweight chances to cause an upset.
To get behind any of these runners at the best price in Australia, make sure you place your bets today at Ladbrokes.com.au!
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