Tim's Tips for Caulfield

TIM HABEL was a racing journalist with the Sun, then Herald-Sun for 36 years and now works as a contributor for The Age. His selections are published mid-week and each Saturday.

CAULFIELD SATURDAY MAY 4, rail 8m, track good 4 

RACE 1: SIGNOR BILL 1, Snack Bar 2, Brighella 3, Bring Forth 4

RACE 2: MAMAWALLOCK 1, Wakanjea 2, Lady Di Di 3, Excess 4

RACE 3: CADMUS 1, Rampant Lion 2, Mathew 3, Tolpuddle 4

RACE 4: TITLE FIGHTER 1, Shesallshenanigans 2, Regal Might 3, Pantelone 34

RACE 5: LA DANSEUSE ROUGE 1, Midwest 2, Twin Perfection 3, Ashford Street 4

RACE 6: GRINZINGER BELLE 1, Angland 2, Some People Callme 3, Wolfy 4

RACE 7: MUNHAMEK 1, El Soleado 2, Here To Shock 3, Dashing 4

Munhamek will appreciate the huge class drop from a Doncaster Preview and charge late. El Soleado is flying while Here To Shock, a distance doubt, comes into contention as the sole leader.

RACE 8: AZTEC STATE 1, Gates 2, Zambezi Khan 3, Etara 4

Aztec State and Gates have the proven city form at this trip, the emerging talent from the provincials against older horses are Zambezi Khan and Etara.

RACE 9: BERKELEY SQUARE 1, Aberfeldie Boy 2, Euphoic 3, Shaiyhar 4

Now Berkeley Square has had the confidence builder win from last Saturday he can repeat. Only danger Aberfeldie Boy, also luckless in the Easter Cup and reserved for this from Adelaide.

RACE 10: CHORLTON LANE 1, Talbragar 2, He's Our Bonneval 3, Fortunate Kiss 4

Chorlton Lane is a UK import in his second Australian preparation and was impressive charging home for a first-up Bendigo win. Kept to 1400m he can repeat, Talbragar won with authority at Mornington and has the advantage of being able to race on pace.

BEST BETS: Berkeley Square, Chorlton Lane. VALUE: La Danseuse Rouge.


1st leg: 2, 3, 5

2nd leg: 1, 2, 3, 5

3rd leg: 1, 6

4th leg:  2, 7

For a $20 outlay you would receive 41 per cent of a $1 dividend.