By Aodán Boland
No winners on day one but three of our selections placed, two at massive prices.
20/1 volatile lady and 20/1 Dalton Highway, who finished second in Monday’s feature race. Let’s get straight into the action for day two.
5.20pm Colm Quinn BMW Novice Hurdle
Only five horses will take part in this one but it’s still a tricky race to break down. Fast Buck and Road To Dubai both have solid form and a case can be made for both of them but I will go for Joseph O’Brien trained Fine Brunello who finished second at Cheltenham in January, and If his form is anything like that today he should be good enough to take the opener.
5.55pm Latin Quarter Beginners Chase
Emmet Mullins won this last year and he has a solid contender again this year with the classy Zero Ten. He finished second in a Grade 2 at Fairyhouse before winning at Punchestown in May so he defiantly has the best form in the race. The each way selection is Gordon Elliott’s Smiling Eliza at 16/1 but I can’t see any of them getting close to Zero Ten.
6.25pm Colm Quinn BMW Irish EBF Fillies Maiden
Another tricky one. Petite Mustique, Ravens Cry and Too Soon To Panic all have decent form but there isn’t much value there so I’ll go for Jessica Harrington’s newcomer Chasing The Dawn. The yard is in top form and the debutant could run a big race against his more experienced rivals.
7.05pm Caulfield Industrial Maiden
Limit Long and Dancing on A Dream have the best form so they need a very close look but I’ll go for a debutant at a monster price. I’m going to go for Futurum Regem each way at a 100/1. The horse is from a small County Meath stable who recently had a hurdles winner. He is a half brother to four time winner Jeremys Joy and booking Seamie Heffernan to ride him is a coup so I’ll gladly take a chance on this long shot.
7.40pm Colm Quinn BMW Mile
The feature event of the evening and it’s a pretty competitive one. Magnetic North, Turnberry Isle, Onlyhuman and Jassaar are all recent winners so a case can be made for all of them but Joseph O’Briens Numerian has decent form and a good draw so it may be worth siding with him.
8.10pm Caulfield Industrial Handicap
I’ll take a chance on 16/1 Wild Shot in a wide open contest. The horse has a good draw and is a winner over this trip. A few of the favorites have a tricky draw to deal with so it may be worth sliding with this one at a nice price.
8.40pm Caulfieldindustrial.com Handicap
Last race of the day and I’m leaning towards Lincoln at a price of 20/1 for the in form Dennis Hogan yard. He won at Sligo in May and this trip will suit him so he’s worth a small bet in the curtain closer at Ballybrit.