THE EARLY CROW
Humidor (Race 8) can atone for an unlucky passage in the Underwood Stakes here a couple of weeks ago with a win in a star-studded Caulfield Stakes. He was held up on the bend behind traffic and closed impressively in a similar finish to his Memsie Stakes win here earlier last month. This time last year he was finishing hot on
the heels of the placegetters in the Caulfield Cup and giving Winx scare of her life so this is his time, at $7.50 is worth making a winner for you whether you like him or not.
Not easy to find a worthwhile favourite to lay considering I’m happy with the prices of most of the shorties and am on them, but perhaps
foreigner Comicas (Race 2) is a false fave at $4.50. He hasn’t produced an earthshattering result since his placing in the Golden Shaheen 18 months ago, and will be giving several nice types here 6kg a headstart. Happy to work around him in my business on the race.
BELLE AND THE BEAU: ALL-UP
The favourites for the two Guineas races are genuine stars and have looked simply better than their peers in the lead-up to tomorrow’s assignment. The belle, Smart Melody (Race 6) is unbeaten in five runs and from the ideal gate looks well priced for us at $2.80. The beau, The Autumn Sun (Race 9) is a genuine superstar in the making and should also be undefeated after shocking luck in the Stan Fox earlier this prep. He’s priced up to his best at $1.90 but he’s given us no reason doubt him, so we’re on. Together, this pair give us $5.30 for the all-up and that’s a great price about two of best going round.
I’d be inclined to split your quaddie money this week, having half in one with The Autumn Sun one-out, and the other half a couple of dangers thrown into the third leg. Here’s my broader quaddie:
Leg 1: 1,2,5,14.
Leg 3: 1,4,6.
A $100 outlay should yield us around 42% of the divvy. On the skinny quaddie, 125%. Good luck!