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WFA, 1400M,  3YO+, G1, $750k

Rail: True

Track Condition: GOOD 4

On pacers have a strong record in Caulfield 1400m black type races on good tracks.

Won in recent years by the likes of Hartnell, Black Heart Bart, Dissident & All Too Hard.

8 of the past 12 winners of the race settled in the first 5.

1st up (4), 2nd up (8)

All 6 4yo+ 2nd up winners came out of the Moonee Valley 1200m leadup.

Mix of geldings, entires, mares and colts have won.


Above average speed predicted here.

Buffalo River and Pride Of Jenni both like to set a strong tempo

Pericles should push forward and Veight should get a nice run in behind.

Mr Brightside & Ayrton should be midfield.

Bustler, Atishu & Munhamek will be out the back.


1. Mr Brightside – 4 time G1 winner plus won the All Star Mile last year. Won 2 of past 3 fresh. The obvious favourite.

2. Pericles – Multiple G2 winner who was 2nd beaten a neck in the Golden Eagle last start. Trialled well in prep for this.

8. Pride Of Jenni – Won two G1s in a row last prep running them into the ground. First up run usually rates the worst of her prep and won’t get her own way with Buffalo River engaged.

9. Veight – 3yo colts have won 2 of the last 4 editions of this race. Ran 2nd in the Caulfield Guineas last prep and won the key leadup to this race first up.


9 – Veight
1 – Mr Brightside
2 – Pericles
8 – Pride Of Jenni
6 – Ayrton


Veight is a promising young colt who can sit ahead of Mr Brightside and make him chase him with the light weight and fitness edge.
Pericles can naturally sit on pace and make it hard to chase.
Mr Brightside doesn’t run a bad race but is odds on and must run down two handy types first up here so betting around him.

BACK 9 – Veight 1.5w
BACK 2 – Pericles 0.5w


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2021 Randwick Guineas: Lion’s Roar $18.95
2021 Coolmore Classic: Krone $15.50
2022 Australasian Oaks: Glint Of Hope $13.55
2023 TJ Smith Stakes: I Wish I Win $12.80
2023 Lightning Stakes: Coolangatta $12.69
2020 Metropolitan Handicap: Mirage Dancer $11.18
2022 Surround Stakes: Hinged $11.00
2020 Manikato Stakes: Hey Doc $10.32
2023 Blue Diamond Stakes: Little Brose $10.24


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