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2020 Blue Diamond Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Not getting off the fav in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, Hanseatic deserves to win the treble and he is at $2.40.

As always there is big pace engaged for the Diamond with Rulership and Letzbeglam among those prominent and A Beautiful Night should look to use her draw.

HANSEATIC (2) draws one and that makes things interesting. He was awesome in the Prelude, getting himself out of the inside to round them up deepest on the track, but getting out there won't be so easy this time around you wouldn't think. Deeper field also means he won't want to be conceding so much to get away from the inside. If the runs come he is clearly a sensational horse who is the one they have to stop.

RULERSHIP (6) had all the favours last time and still couldn't fend him off but he should get a great run again here and is not without a chance given that. LETZBEGLAM (11) is in similar boat. Slick time in her Prelude and gets a great run here. MUNTASEERA (12) is an improver from that Fillies heat where she was never in the right spot and TAGALOA (5) will relish 1200m now. Nice horse in the making.


1st – 2 Hanseatic

2nd – 6 Rulership

3rd – 11 Letzbeglam

4th – 12 Muntaseera

2020 Oakleigh Plate: Tips And Race Preview

Another race for the 3yos in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Oakleigh Plate. Bivouac is ready to go first up at $2.90.

It's an Oakleigh Plate so of course the pressure is going to be well past the red line. From out wide come Ball Of Muscle, Pippie, Anaheed and I Am Immortal and they all only know one way.

BIVOUAC (3) is a star and while he pays for that somewhat under handicap conditions he still appeals as being really well placed as one of the best colts in a stellar group. Drawn to stalk a hot speed and that sounds just perfect. ANAHEED (16) is tough as nails and can relish the high-pressure scenario after winning the lead up in good style. Rated really well.

Think the pace scenario can suit TROPE (7) who will be steaming at them late. Doubt we have seen the best of him as yet. PIPPIE (15) can run time. No shock to see her fly along and still be there close to home. HALVORSEN (12) is another swooper that could have things put right on for him. Keeps fronting up.


1st – 3 Bivouac

2nd – 16 Anaheed

3rd – 7 Trope

4th – 15 Pippie

2020 Futurity Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

On the 3yo in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Futurity Stakes, Super Seth is part of that great crop and he is at $2.80.

Lead looks to be there for Streets Of Avalon to take up unopposed. SUPER SETH (8) showed fresh that he can lay up handy to a soft tempo and he might just get that ideal scenario here. Three-year-olds have been winning most of what has been put in front of them so far and he can continue the trend by knocking off the older horses here.

MELODY BELLE (7) is a star and along with KOLDING (1) is an established top liner around the mile. 1400m around Caulfield might just be on the sharp side for both of them but they remain terrific chances. Giving STREETS OF AVALON (3) a little hope given the likelihood of a cheap lead and he is fit and firing. Really good around the 1400m.

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (6) ideally wants further but blinkers on and no doubt trying to show he has speed to the stallion market so ready to go fresh. 


1st – 8 Super Seth

2nd – 7 Melody Belle

3rd – 1 Kolding

4th – 3 Streets Of Avalon

2020 Peter Young Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Peter Young Stakes takes the West Aussie. Regal Power is gearing up for the Aus Cup and is a $3.40 shot.

Pace looks a steady one set by Odeon with Miss Siska. REGAL POWER (5) can measure right up in the east. Has a booming finish on him and importantly has showed it off steady tempos which is what he is likely to face here. Group One winner back home, but with form that ties in here, and we are still nowhere near the bottom of him. Lightly raced and best days still to come.

KINGS WILL DREAM (4) was fantastic fresh and must be a terrific chance on the back of that. 1800m is perfect for him second up. CONSTANTINOPLE (8) may find the trip slick but he is a top talent and very wary of him first up.

MISS SISKA (9) will find this much tougher but she won really well resuming and gets a cheap run on the map here. From the same race HARLEM (2) ran really well fresh and has a little hope on the back of that.


1st – 5 Regal Power

2nd – 4 Kings Will Dream

3rd – 8 Constantinople

4th – 9 Miss Siska

2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Looking to the Guineas form in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Angus Armanasco Stakes, Acting gets to the right trip and is $3.80.

Acting and Southbank should both be closer up to 1400m with the blinkers on. Lady Lupino can lead and Mrs Beckham has pace.

ACTING (1) was very solid first up and now gets to her trip. Back to the scene of her peak win in the spring when she impressed winning the Prelude to the 1000 Guineas and nothing in her fresh run said that she couldn't return to that form here. From the same race SOUTHBANK (4) also looks sure to improve up in trip and in blinkers now. Not so convincing fresh but she has plenty of talent.

MRS BECKHAM (5) is off easier races but think that she measures up. Has been rating well above average in those lesser handicaps. LADY LUPINO (6) showed some signs of a return to form last time and SCORE (7) is one to keep on side from a cheap draw.


1st – 1 Acting

2nd – 4 Southbank

3rd – 5 Mrs Beckham

4th – 6 Lady Lupino

2020 Autumn Classic: Tips And Race Preview

The Oaks winner heads the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Autumn Classic, Miami Bound is the best horse here at $2.50.

Think 'n' Fly rolls forward and Nonconformist can be thereabouts but the pace looks steady and the lead up for grabs.

MIAMI BOUND (9) kicks off over 1800m and that looks a positive lead to her being back and ready to go after her successful Oaks campaign in the spring. She was terrific right through the preparation and her stable are still humming along nicely. Thought ADELAIDE ACE (3) was terrific in the 1400m lead up given that this trip looked sure to be what he was after. Talented and looks certain to be well fancied in this.

LEGION OF MERIT (8) was okay behind him and can be a knockout chance up to 1800m. NONCONFORMIST (2) and THINK 'N' FLY (4) are obviously coming right up in grade now but they are winning and doing it well and either could take the step up without surprising.


1st – 9 Miami Bound

2nd – 3 Adelaide Ace

3rd – 8 Legion Of Merit

4th – 2 Nonconformist

2020 Zeditave Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Zeditave Stakes going for one at odds. Express Pass can measure up to this company and is at $7.

Spend can land close by and He'll Haunt Us may race up with the speed but think it might be Sansom who is left to take up the running at a fairly sedate pace.

EXPRESS PASS (6) is interesting here. Ran a cracker when placed in the Danehill second up last prep and thought he ran really well when resuming after making a mess of the start. Rates to measure right up to these on what he did there and think he can go around over the odds.

PANDEMIC (2) is sure to get plenty of attention and much of it will be well deserved. Nice win first up from a break and looked a good talent in the making back in the spring. SPEND (3) and GROUNDSWELL (4) will improve in better conditions after failing to give their running first up here in the rain. HE'LL HAUNT US (1) has a hope, though the form around his Gold Coast win hasn't lit the world in fire.


1st – 6 Express Pass

2nd – 2 Pandemic

3rd – 3 Spend

4th – 4 Groundswell

2020 Mannerism Stakes: Tips And Race Preview

Found a little value in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Mannerism Stakes, Spanish Reef is well suited at $4.20.

Pace should be solid with Power Dream pressing forward and News Girl coming over with The Stylist from out wide.

SPANISH REEF (1) can hold a handy spot from her low draw. That is a big plus for her. She typically takes a couple of runs before hitting her form but thought she ran really well fresh this time around and she strikes a fairly thin line up here.

ARISTIA (2) hasn't won fresh but she typically runs really well at 1400m off a break and she too can look at this as a thinner line up than she might have expected and a chance for her to notch up a valuable win. Empire Rose run rates through the roof against this lot.

BAM'S ON FIRE (5) was ordinary last time but she was good prior and can run well here up to 1400m. MY PENDANT (4) can peak third up through the same race while NEWS GIRL (6) must have a great hope if that form is in the game - just has to get the 1400m.


1st – 1 Spanish Reef

2nd – 2 Aristia

3rd – 5 Bam's On Fire

4th – 4 My Pendant

Blue Diamond Stakes meeting at Caulfield on Saturday, picture ThoroughbredNEWS