Muzi to pounce on Sir Caleb

Muzi to pounce on Sir Caleb


Brendan Gaillard: Muzi Yeni has some good rides at Fairview today but Sir Caleb, who is unbeaten on the Polytrack, in Race 8 could provide the best value.

Jockey Muzi Yeni has some fair rides at Fairview on Friday but it is in the last race where we can get some value out of Sir Caleb who could pop up and score at decent odds.

This Time Thief colt has shown he is at his best on Polytrack being unbeaten in two starts on the surface.

Sir Caleb quickened up nicely when winning over 1000m beating subsequent winner Snorok by 3.75 lengths back in April.

Two starts later, in July, he proved to be 1.75 lengths superior to Great Achievement over 1200m. Jumping from pole position over this tight track is a decent advantage, and the Gavin Smith-trained three-year-old has cracked can reap the benefits of that.

Yeni could get us off to a good start as the gelding, Gold Pact, could win the opening race. This four-year-old looked an unlucky loser on his local debut and clearly likes the Polytrack.

It is also a weak field and unless one of the first-timers are better than average, Gold Pact can see off these rivals.

Another runner on this card who may be worth a bet is Dutch Philip who runs in Race 7, a Pinnacle Stakes over 1200m.

This top-class sprinter did not have the clearest passage when about 1.50 lengths behind rival and stable companion Sir Frenchie. He could overturn that deficit as he probably needed that local debut. He could enjoy the Polytrack, especially if they go quickly, as he is at his best off a genuine pace.

Wayne Agrella gets the ride but they are not well drawn.

There was only 0.50 lengths between In A Perfect World and Pick Again when they met over the course and distance in July and there is a weight turnaround of 1.5kg in favour of Pick Again. However, In A Perfect World seems to be one of those horses that does enough to win and can do so again.

It is also worth noting that In A Perfect World has won twice over the course and distance. The Swinger these two runners look the safest option.


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