Harbour Views is primed to win Race 8 at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Caulfield Tips & Preview – Saturday, June 27

There’s more quality racing on Saturday’s card at Caulfield.

All nine races on the program have drawn quality fields and each represents a terrific betting opportunity, but the Neds Money Back Odds Handicap is shaping as a particularly strong race, with the likes of Harbour Views and Double You Tee confirmed to start.

You can find a preview of every race and my Caulfield tips below.

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Vale Graham Salisbury Handicap (1100m) – 11:50am
No. 2 Tolkowsky

This is a rise in class for Tolkowsky, but he was an impressive winner at Sale on debut and looks a winning chance at around the $10 mark.

The Godolphin-trained gelding showed decent ability at the trials prior to his smart debut and any natural improvement would see him return a competitive performance in town.

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Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1600m) – 12:25pm
No. 2 Kaplumpich

Kaplumpich always puts in a big effort and I am happy to have something on him each-way this weekend, given he has a fitness edge over several of these key rivals.

He doesn’t win out of turn, but he ran a close second behind Viral and then behind Heptagon here at Caulfield two and three starts back and was again gallant when fourth behind Holbein at The Valley.

We always get a price for him, and I’m happy to have something on until there’s a reason not to.

Take It To The Neds Level Handicap (14400m) – 1pm
No. 5 Deserved

I might be a little biased, but race names don’t get a whole lot better than this one.

In terms of finding the winner, I was impressed with the resuming effort of Deserved and think that she can make it two in a row.

The Dundeel filly stamped herself as one to watch in the spring and ended her prep with a couple of runs in black type company.

Her resuming effort at Ballarat was impressive and this looks the next logical step for her.

Father Brendan Dillon Handicap (1200m) – 1:35pm
No. 7 River Jewel

River Jewel is a horse that tends to enjoy good improvement with a run under her belt and looks up to winning the fourth.

The Ellerton & Zahra-trained mare found form around some good horses last time in and hit the line with intent to finish second in BM84 company at The Valley when resuming.

She’s drawn and weighted to receive a lovely run this week.

Hyland Sportswear EOFY Sale Handicap (1200m) – 2:10pm
No. 3 Merited

This is a drop in class for Merited and with even luck from the potentially sticky Barrier 14, I think that she can return to the winner’s stall.

The Fastnet Rock filly has continued to improve with each start back from a spell and hung on well to fill the minors in the Listed Creswick Stakes last week, albeit well beaten by the impressive Front Page.

I like that she’s on the short back-up and the Price & Kent Jnr team is flying.

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Neds Same Race Multi Handicap (1000m) – 2:50pm
No. 4 Widespread

This looks like being one of, if not the most open race at Caulfield on Saturday and at publish, we’re looking at a little under $6 the field.

He’s drawn poorly, but I thought that Widespread will enjoy good improvement from a competitive first-up effort and he looks a touch of overs at around the $13 mark.

Widespread stamped himself as a horse to follow last time in, recording consecutive wins at The Valley and Bendigo most notably before a trip west for the Perth Summer Carnival.

He finished half a length from the winner with 60kgs in tow when resuming at Geelong and will enjoy a drop in the weights on Saturday.

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Neds Handicap (1100m) – 3:30pm
No. 10 Rolling Moss

Rolling Moss is on the short-back from what I thought was an eye-catching effort at Flemington and looks capable of another bold showing in Race 7.

The Shawn Mathrick-trained gelding recorded consecutive wins at Cranbourne and Mornington leading into last week’s run for fourth down the straight, and the small rise in trip that he gets here should suit.

This is another open contest and I am happy to have something on each-way.

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Neds Money Back Odds Handicap (2000m) – 4:05pm
No. 4 Harbour Views

Harbour Views stormed back into the winner’s stall with what was a very impressive performance here a couple of weeks ago and I cannot find a reason why he can’t and won’t do it again.

It’s fair to say that he hasn’t run a bad race in nine career starts (9-6:1:2) and he resumed this time for consecutive third placings, including the Group 3 RA Lee Stakes in Adelaide before dominating a good field last time out.

He’s at peak fitness and is easily my best bet on the program.

Neds Toolbox Handicap (1440m) – 4:38pm
No.13 Victoria Star

Victoria Star is clearly an outstanding racehorse, and I think that he can send us home a winner at Caulfield on Saturday.

He resumed this time for a lovely win over the likes of Inn Keeper at Cranbourne before finishing third to Heptagon last time out.

Fitter third-up and drawn a peach, he looks very tough to beat.