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We should get a nice guide to the G1 Caulfield Cup on Saturday with two very important lead up races on a strong day of racing.
The main race is the G1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) with a full field likely to make this a cracking betting race.
Without A Fight ($3.50) will be a huge focus of attention off his excellent Queensland Winter. But he will plenty of company with G1 winners such as Lindermann ($11), Duais ($15), Alligator Blood ($4.50) and Smokin' Romans ($26) just some of the contenders. Tack on Pinstriped ($15) and Soulcombe ($11) and you have a quality contest in store.
That other race with ramifications is the G3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) and we'll see horses with Cups hopes looking for qualifying entry here. Mr Waterville, First Immortal, Berkeley Square and others chase spots while some already into the futures are Right You Are and Goldman.
The G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) will give a nice indication of some of the chances in a few weeks. Saltcoats ($15) (if he runs here), Steparty ($2.80), Veight ($4.50) and Scentify ($11) are all big players.
Promising sprinters will line up in the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1400m) with some potentially moving around the states looking for big pay days. Amenable and Nunthorpe are two of those as they are down to take on the older brigade including St Lawrence and Here To Shock.