Follow’s from caulfield, big bets landed and Hefel takes Monash stakes

Kai Shmukler
Follow’s from caulfield, big bets landed and Hefel takes Monash stakes

Below we take a look at the latest from this past weekend in Horse Racing betting off the back of our free horse racing tips and we went very well across the three racecourses with some nice odds bets landing. We’ll review some of the follows and forgives from Caulfield racecourse as well as the big bets that hit and then finally look at Hefel’s win in the feature race of the day, the Group 3 Sir Monash Stakes.

Follows and forgives from Saturday’s racing

It was a great weekend for our Saturday racing tips and there were a few key runners who we took a look at that may not have won but are definite follows as well as some forgives and I am keen to get stuck into them so that we can pick up some early value for their next runs.


SENSICAL, the Peter Moody filly by Zoustar won’t be a maiden for much longer. She made a promising return at Caulfield and demonstrated her fitness off the back of a run in the prestigious Group 1 Blue Diamond during her debut season. She was ridden closer to the pace this time but didn’t have the fitness to go on with the winner after the turn. She has all the makings to improve sharply on the trip and second up next time. Follow.

MOVEFORLEX, this well bred Tasmanian colt was sold to Patrick Payne a while back and has seemingly come back a different horse. He failed to fire at Mornington in the mud before coming to this course and out in trip, back above the ground and looking. He found a good spot on the speed and looked beat on the turn but kept finding the line nicely to hold ground and was completely against the shape of the race there. Plenty to like about him and I expect you’ll see him in my best bets next start.


ARISTONOUS: We have to forgive Aristonous for not winning, in my tips we had him to be out of the race due to the map. He was far back in the run from second widest barrier and still closed off the race with the best splits and some of the best on the day. No knock on him, fitter and any positive draw he will win next outing, if anything this run will only boost his odds across betting sites.

RIVERPLATE: I am a big fan of Riverplate but had a feeling that as the day progressed at Caulfield it would be harder for leaders to win and the fast pace of his race saw him swamped at the end. He pulled up with some more than minor issues post race and I think he gets a total pass on that run.

Big Hits and Misses from Saturday’s racing


$5000 @ $2.55 on Randwick Race 1 No.2 Cigar Flick 

We had Cigar Flick in our racing tips and it was a bit of a scary horse to back during the race when he looked to get crowded out but found a path inside and got the money.

$2500 @ $4.60 on Randwick Race 6 No.3 Manbehindthemoney

We had Manbehindthemoney as the key danger in our free horse racing tips and he’s now made it two from three and is starting to shape up as another future star for the stable.

$2000 @ $4.60 on Randwick Race 6 No.3 Manbehindthemoney 

$2000 @ $4.40 on Randwick Race 6 No.3 Manbehindthemoney


$5000 @ $3.30 on Caulfield Race 2 No.6 Aristonous 

I looked at this race and considered it for my Saturday racing tips at Caulfield but had a feeling it wasn’t her day and the Neasham runner settled back in the field and ran on to fourth but wasn’t a winning chance.

$5000 @ $2.80 on Caulfield Race 6 No.2 Brigantine

$15,000 @ $2 on Caulfield Race 6 No.2 Brigantine

Ulysess had a massive run at odds to take out race six at Caulfield at $26.00 and knocked off Brigantine who looked to be in the race but faded late and took a lot of cash with him.

$4000 @ $4 on Caulfield Race 8 No.1 Ingratiating 

Carleen Hefel takes out the Sir Monash Stakes

Carleen Hefel took out the biggest race of her career so far on Saturday in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes for Peter Moody under Sigh over the 1200m.

Hefel put a huge stamp on her apprentice season this far with a big double at Caulfield (win in the last on Flash Flood) to extend an already solid lead in the apprentice premiership race. 

As for the horse, The Moody trained Sigh is looking set for a huge Winter prep having now won six from nine starts and is flying up in the ranks with a Group Three win coming just two starts after a modest BM70 win.

Minerva and General Beau were very good in defeat, both presenting to win but not getting there behind Sigh.