The Melbourne Mail

It is Easter Cup day at Caulfield this weekend and it shapes as a good betting card still on a softer track.

The Cup itself has plenty of chances and there might be some value in the mare Scarlet Dream who is now second up. She was excellent first up over the mile and has to come on from that in the new stable.

Good last campaign in the Kingston Town at the same stage of that prep, she can sit midfield on the fence while the early action takes place. From there she could well be the strongest late so happy to back her each way.

For the better bet of the day, the 3yo lead up to the St Leger is the Galilee Final and Relucent is a one batting stayer who should beat these.

His Victorian runs were sound this time in and of course his Derby run was a cracker. Taken back home for the Rosehill Guineas, he simply got outsprinted but consider how that form stacked up one week later in the Australian Derby.

Crying out for the mile and a half, he'll be ridden conservatively and hit the line hard.

With chances in the betting given to a few, we may even get better than the odds currently on offer.


BET OF THE DAY: Race 5 #2 Relucent @ $3.20

EACH WAY PLAY: Race 7 #10 Scarlet Dream @ $8.00