It's another big Saturday of racing and Tom Gilmore has a host of strong bets for the afternoon.
Caulfield R2 No.3 - SECOND BULLET
He's racing incredibly consistently this horse, and too a high level. Strung two very good wins together before going down narrowly to a good one at Flemington a week ago. I like the quick back-up and the fact he's having his first go at the 2400m wont be an issue either. Not a whole lot of tempo in the race so he'll roll forward and take plenty of catching.
Second Bullet - 1pt @ 2.65
Caulfield R3 No.8 - PURE KARMA
Thought his win two weeks ago over 1500m was dominant, came from three pairs back and really gobbled them up quickly. Put paid to them upon straightening and was eased down to win comfortably. Extra 100m is exactly what he needs and a good speed in order to be strong late. Penny looks to have dropped and he can go on with it now!
Pure Karma - 1pt @ 2.8
Caulfield R6 No.4 - UNDERESTIMATION
Thought his win fresh was very, very good on New Years Day over the 1400m at Flemington, they ran very slick time comparable to the other 1400m event on the day and he beat subsequent winners Tudor (Stakes winner), Burning Front (fast time at MV) and Tuscan Fire. Thats a very high rating race and all he needs to do is hold that mark and he'll be winning again. Kept on the fresh side which is a plus.
Underestimation - 1pt @ 4.2
Randwick R1 No.6 - ALLERGIC
Returned to Sydney a week ago at Rosehill and was a dominant winner, stalked the speed and rattled home down the centre of the track to score easily. Drops 1.5kgs for the win and again draws favourably to be close enough to run the splits needed to win late. Sting out of the surface doesnt diminish his chances in anyway. Beat some handy ones and this looks no harder.
Allergic - 1pt @ 2.5
Randwick R8 No.5 - MURT THE FLIRT (each-way)
He's come up a good shade of overs considering his performance in a $1,000,000 race on the Gold Coast 4 weeks wasnt bad at all, he was beaten by a serious G1 performer which is no knock dropping back to this sort of grade. 1400m with some cut out of the surface is right up his alley, does go well when freshened too and can win. Track pattern may suit those getting off the fence late so the wide alley could be ok.
Murt The Flirt - 1pt e/w @ 8.0
Doomben R1 No.4 - YEEZY
Like it when Ben Currie brings one to town, suggests a level of confidence from the stable which is always good sign. Was only beaten by a pretty smart one on debut at Ipswich in what looks like it'll prove a decent mid-week form race going forward (rated ok for 2yo's on debut). Strips fitter and is no doubt improved for the outing. Track here at Doomben suits those closest to the speed so the pattern favours. 55kgs and 1200m are big ticks!
Yeezy - 1pt @ 4.8
Morphettville R2 No.2 - TIMES PAST
Thought he beat some handy gallopers on debut for Kylie Huxtable here two weeks ago over 1200m, made ground to win on a day when not a whole lot of them were able to run on late (against the pattern) which gives merit to the win. Second-up he'll strip fitter and the mile doesnt look like it'll cause him any trouble. Might sit a touch closer to them with the rail out +13m.
Times Past - 1pt @ 2.7