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The Melbourne review May 8

3 months ago

Caulfield played as expected - the rails were not the place to be, there's nothing wrong with the track at the moment it's just had a hell of a lot of racing and traffic. 


AYRTON Race 9 Caulfield

We had to wait until late but the 100% confidence selection was justified as this horse just obliterated his opposition and did it mad fresh and a little fat to boot. Ayrton is G1 quality - he has to graduate to that level but all the tools are there to say he can make that leap, I'm so keen to see how he progresses onwards and upwards to Queensland and potentially a start in the Stradbroke.


1. GENERATION (Caulfield R1)

Two for two now and with a bit more to give too in my opinion, I reckon this horse has some scope to make it to a better race in time. Look the overall time wasn't red hot but the acceleration was real, this is the sort of horse that Ciaron Maher gives a little time to with great effect. 

2. TAN TAT HARMONY (Caulfield R4)

I fancied this horse a little fresh with some give in the grond on the back of a good jump out but ultimately he needed the hit out. It's worth nothing that the horse is 2/2 second-up and generally gets along really well on wet tracks, I'd be keeping a real close eye out for him over the next two weeks.

3. BLAZEJOWSKI (Caulfield R6)

Poor old Blaze just got anchored a little by weight here over a distance that really isn't his go. 1400m is his sweet spot, I'm not really sure where they want to go with him at this time of year - surely not a Stradbroke? He's a little off that standard in my opinion. Weight relief and a step to 1400m is crucial for this horse in coming weeks.

4. RELIABLE DUDE (Caulfield R8)

I don't mind this horse as an emerging middle distance prospect, this was his third run this prep and he took another strong step forward after his maiden win. I'm not getting carried away about what level he might end up at but there's definitely room for progression this prep and I'm keen to see what he can do over 2000m.


That MOZZIE MONSTER (5th R8 $4.80 - $5.50) was off the boil and it was right...I'm really not sure what to do with this filly now, she clearly has a lot more talent than her record suggests but I really thought that this autumn prep would be when she really stood up and confirmed that potential - she's been stagnant in races that she really should have been winning. Jury is out!