Race 1B (Caulfield) – 10:30 PM EDT on Friday, Aug. 29th
Selection – #4 AMICUS
Race conditions: 7 furlongs at the “BM 78” level. This is roughly equivalent to a non-winners one other than with a $25,000 claiming option here in the USA.
Not sure favorite Veuvelicious has a kind of turn of foot to win this race, plus she’s coming in off a very long layoff with only one official trail while carrying the top weight.
In her stead, I am going to select #4 AMICUS. Comes out of a live race featuring Eloping and Ygritte in April, and as a closer she may run better at Caulfield than at Rosehill, which can be a very speed-favoring track. Gets six pounds from the top weight. 5/1 ML.