We take a look at Blackbookers from Caulfield, Amelia’s Jewel’s future post flopping on Saturday and Big Bets for the Cox Plate

Kai Shmukler

It was a solid weekend in horse racing betting as we are in the thick of the Group 1 races season and my Saturday tips went quite nicely across the Aussie betting sites as we picked up a few winners even if our best bets tips didn’t go so well. Our exotics tips also went quite nicely and this article dives into Amelia’s Jewel’s future post Toorak Handicap at Caulfield, blackbookers to follow from Caulfield and then finally big bets for the coming Cox Plate.

No Cox Plate for Amelia’s Jewel 

The spring future for the Western Australian start Amelia’s Jewel hangs in the balance as she had blood tests this morning. Connections have already ruled out the Cox Plate in two weeks.

We had her this past weekend in our Saturday tips where she did nothing, producing her worst run and nailing punters at short odds across the horse racing betting sites in the Toorak Handicap, one of the Group 1 races from Caulfield on Saturday.

Western Australian training giant Simion Miller said that if the bloods come back all good then she will head up to Sydney from Melbourne:

"There's definitely no Cox Plate because it is only two weeks, we want to give her an easy week this week and see how she pulls up, we are hoping it is just a hiccup because that is not her, she's never run a bad race in her life," said one of the key owners and breeder Peter Walsh.

He continued to say:

"We are definitely going to Sydney if she is all good, at least this had made our mind up, we need the three weeks."

Apparently the Vet has already confirmed things are okay on his end and that prior to this run she was unsettled for the first time ever in the yard before finishing down the track.

The stable is still unsure what happened on Saturday but they say the blinkers will be applied in Sydney if her bloods are cleared and they will aim for the $10m Golden Eagle.

Watch for Amelia’s Jewel to pop up in my future horse racing news articles or my Saturday tips when she next steps out to race.

Cox Plate Big Bets

Pinnacle of the Group 1 races season is around the corner down in Victoria and the Cox plate is around the corner next weekend, so in advance of my Saturday tips coming out for then we go through some of the big bets that have already come in for runners in the plate.

We should kick things off with none other than Aidan O’Brien’s lightly raced Irish horse in Victoria Road who has already had a $40,000 bet taken in on Pointsbet on her (Pointsbet).

There’s been a bunch of other support for the horse who has now fanned into joining second favourite with Gold Trip.

As for Danny Shum’s star Hong Kong horse Romantic Warrior he has been very stable in the market and bets continue to come in on him in the $4 - $5 price range. Romantic Warrior came off of an 18 week spell two weeks ago in the Turnbull Stakes when placing fourth behind Gold Trip, making his Australian debut. He has been heavily supported despite this. 

There’s been a couple shots across the Aussie bookmakers on some horses at larger odds such as $1000 bets on Kovalica and My Oberon. 

One of the more exciting bets is one punter, with Pointsbet, who has a $27.00 odd multi that is Romantic Warrior to win the Cox plate combined with Think About It for The Everest, which only leaves the Hong Kong star left to go over.

Watch out for my Saturday tips next week for a full write up on the Cox Plate.

Blackbookers from Caulfield

R1: Grand Pierro is a very smart horse for Jason Warren that should be approaching peak fitness after having his second run back from a long spell this past Saturday where he had to take on a very big weight but still finished the race off powerfully to finish just behind the placegetters in an effort that saw him clock the best last 400m and 200m splits in the race. He’s ready now to step out to his prime distance of 2000m so watch for wherever he is next placed by connections. I will almost certainly have him in my Saturday tips.

R1: Red Sun Sensation was the horse that placed third in the same race as Grand Pierro and this Peter Moody trained horse looks set to do similar things to Grand Pierro. He has also had two runs back from a decent spell and should be just about ready to fire when he next steps out. He was held up between the 300m to around the 100m mark before powering home to clock one of the better last 200m splits of the day. He wasn’t on his most favourable grounding and also would like further. I suspect connections to ensure both those things happen next time out so watch for where he is placed and watch for him in my Saturday tips.

R4: Rubamos is a horse I had in my Saturday Tips for Caulfield this past weekend and whilst we didn’t get the money this time around he does look to be screaming out for a win this prep. He was deep in the run for the first 600m or so but steadily improved throughout and was forced wide on the home turn before really getting his toe into the ground late in the piece to place third there. It’s only his first start in Victoria so I imagine with such a smart debut there he will be ready to fire when he is next placed by connections.

Be sure to check out my Saturday tips for the group 1 races days where we go through listed and not listed racing at all of the main courses to follow these runners.