The Inevitable will go around in the second on Bletchingly Stakes Day. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Caulfield Race Day Tips & Preview – Saturday 29th May

Caulfield will host an exciting nine-race program on Saturday that is dripping with talent and value.

I’ve run the rule over every runner and race, and you can find my complete Caulfield tips for May 29th below.

Happy 50th Leanne Napper (1200m) – 11:45am
No. 1 Sudoko

Sudoko was an easy winner on debut at Ballarat and can continue his rise through the grades at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Rubick gelding mustered an eye-catching turn of foot to greet the judge nearly three lengths ahead of his rivals, and he’ll only improve for the experience.

Luke Currie rides from the ideal barrier 5.

Neds Filter Form Handicap (1100m) – 12:20pm
No. 3 Maha

Maha hasn’t been seen at the races since November, but she has claimed a first-up victory in the past and is a real contender to make a winning return in the second at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Pride Of Dubai filly raced well around some good horses last time in and finished second behind September Run in the Poseidon Stakes most notably.

She returned a lovely trial at Morphettville last month and looks ready to go.

Neds Same Race Multi Handicap (1200m) – 12:55pm
No. 1 Fundraiser

Fundraiser is another resuming horse with winning claims at Caulfield on Saturday.

The four-year-old son of Helmet has recorded four wins and three minors from his nine career starts so far, and he was a strong and consistent performer last time in, winning three races in succession most notably.

He has had the benefit of a trial and looms as a winning chance in what is an open contest.

Michael Andrew AO Handicap (1200m) – 1:30pm
No. 3 Bons Abroad

Bons Abroad has returned to the races in excellent condition this time and strikes another winnable contest at Caulfield this week.

The Bon Hoffa mare needed a couple of starts to tune up and find her best when resuming, but charged back into the winner’s stall at Sandown two back before recording a lovely win down the straight at Flemington last time.

The form out of her races has held up and she needs only even luck to be in the finish again.

Enable Professional Services Handicap (1400m) – 2:10pm
No. 4 Adelaide Ace

This is another wide-open race with plenty of winning chances, but I’m going to stick with the Lindsay Smith-trained Adelaide Ace.

Adelaide Ace won the Group 2 Autumn Classic during his three-year-old season, and he returned to the races to finish second, beaten a head by Ammoudi Bay at The ‘Bool a few weeks ago.

Given he beat plenty of fit horses on that day and he harbours plenty of upside, I’m confident he’ll take plenty of beating on Saturday.

Cyclotek Handicap (2000m) – 2:50pm
No. 4 Yonkers

Yonkers has arguably found career-best form this prep and strikes another winnable contest at Caulfield on Saturday.

The Medaglia D’oro gelding has generally been consistent since transferring to the care of Chris Waller, and he has cut his teeth in races not dissimilar to this one.

He put paid to his rivals at this track and distance two starts back and was only just denied by Inverloch in the Wagga Cup last time.

He’s rock-hard fit and barring poor luck, I really can’t find a reason why he won’t be in the finish again.

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Ontoit Handicap (1600m) – 3:30pm
No. 14 Relucent

I’m going to give Relucent a chance at odds when he returns to the Victorian way of going at Caulfield on Saturday.

He finished fourth in the Victoria Derby during his three-year-old season, and while he hasn’t quite scaled those heights in his subsequent preparations, Relucent has continued to race competitively in metro company for the Waller stable.

He has stripped fitter for four starts back this time, and he enters this race off the back of a credible fourth, beaten just over a length at Hawkesbury earlier this month.

Damien Thornton has options from the rails draw and the horse will carry just 54kgs.

Neds Toolbox Handicap (1600m) – 4:10pm
No. 5 Riot And Rose

This is a rise in class for Riot And Rose, but she has been nothing short of outstanding since debuting, and she can keep alive her unbeaten start.

The Pins filly stamped herself as one to watch when she easily accounted for a maiden field at Moe on debut, but her second-up effort in BM64 company at Pakenham was particularly bullish, and saw her greet the judge three lengths ahead of Kermy and Bella Amore.

With further improvement and under Damien Oliver, she can win again.

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Catanach’s Jewellers Handicap (1100m) – 4:40pm
No. 2 The Inevitable

This is an outstanding race and a typically tough way to end the day from a betting perspective.

With a case to be made for almost every runner, I’m going to have something on the resuming The Inevitable.

The Inevitable has been a star for Tasmanian trainer Scott Brunton since making his debut, and he has raced well in far better contests than this.

A repeat of his first-up effort for fourth in the Group 2 Bobbie Lewis when resuming last time would be enough to win this, and he has returned two very nice trials in the lead-up to his return.