Saturday Horse Racing: Underwood Stakes Preview

September 25th 2015, 12:01pm, By: tim_tips

We had a great week last week with our analysis right on the money with a winner in the George Main Stakes. Hopefully we can continue that winning form this week with a huge card at Caulfield highlighted by the Group 1 Underwood Stakes and the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes. The bookies are also starting to get serious with some incredible promotions, including one from Ladbrokes where you'll get cash back if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the Underwood Stakes. Our resident horse racing expert Tim is back once again to bring you some more great horse racing betting tips

Those that have followed Tim's work, either on Twitter or through his subscription service at Tim's Tips, will know that Tim brings excellent form and great experience in the industry. Tim will be providing previews and analysis of feature races, with regular articles each Saturday and throughout the spring racing season.

Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes 1800m - WFA Group 1

FAWKNER: Resumed with a strong win in the Makybe Diva over 1600m two weeks ago. That was his first run for 10 months and he steps up to 1800m which is just as suitable for him. His 2nd up record (6:4-1-0) is even better than his first up record and he's never finished out of the top 2 over this track and distance. Gets a really soft run from barrier 2, Oliver on board and he ticks all the boxes.

DANDINO: Third run back from a long break and he should be nearing top fitness. His form says he finished 11th of 14 last start but he was only beaten 2.25L by Fawkner and the step up to 1800m obviously suits him. Still needs 2400m+ before he comes into calculations as a winning chance.

SERTORIUS: Ran reasonably well first up over 1400m in the Memsie. His 2nd up record is outstanding, having only missed a place once from 7 starts. The extra 400m suits him much better and he is a sneaky place chance at huge odds.

THE CLEANER: Has returned in really good order this campaign and bounced back to his best last start with a dominant win in the Dato at Moonee Valley. His trainer reckons he improved 3-4 lengths on his first up run at Caulfield where he finished 2nd by a nose to Mourinho. Draws barrier 1 which means he should get to the lead really comfortably and if he's improved again he will be mighty hard to run down. 

MOURINHO: Disappointing last start when well beaten by The Cleaner in the Dato. As a result he comes into this race at big odds but if he bounces back to his best he should be very competitive here at a track and distance that really suits him. Draws well an should get a cozy run. Should go well.

CONTRIBUTER: Disappointing when rolled as the hot favourite upon his return in the Dato. Not sure Moonee Valley really suited him at all and he should be better suited up 2nd up at 1800m at Caulfield (where he has won at his only attempt). If he finds his best here he really should win but there are question marks after his first up performance.

WEARY: Going really well but he's been dogged with horrible barriers at his last two starts. Draws poorly again here with the widest barrier (12) which means he will probably be forced to go back (unless they announce they will ride him forward), might just find one or two too good again.

DIBAYANI: Former HK runner that lines up for his third start in Australia after putting in two good runs so far over unsuitable distances. He will again find this on the short side but he's going well and can definitely get into the places once again. Keep an eye on him going towards the Caulfield Cup.

MONGOLIAN KHAN: Ran well first up when finishing midfield in the Makybe Diva over 1600m which was clearly too short for him. Was found a bit flat footed when they sprinted but he will begin showing his best over 2000-2400m so might just find a couple too sharp again.

VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL: Ran a nice race first up and then went to the line completely untested last start in the Makybe Diva so its hard to get a gauge on how he is going heading into this. SImilar to Mongolian Khan in that he will find his best over 2000m-2400m so the 1800m here might be a bit sharp for him still. 

MAGICOOL: Finished off the race in nice fashion last start in the Makybe Diva, particularly over the last 100m. Gets a nice run from barrier 5 but looking for a longer trip than the 1800m here.

HI WORLD: Starting to get out to a trip that is more to his liking but I'm still not convinced that he is as effective on firm ground as he is on soft ground. He should find a nice spot in the run from barrier 6 and be somewhere up on speed but the ground is sure to be a Good 3 or 4 so he might struggle against the better WFA horses.

Summary

Good, competitive race here with many coming through the Makybe Diva and a couple very important additions. Happy to stick with FAWKNER who has come back in super order and has fantastic stats over this track and distance. Draws well, gets a lovely run and has a tremendous record 2nd up. THE CLEANER is another that has come back in terrific form and he bounced back to his best last start. Draws barrier 1 so will get to the lead comfortably and he is sure to be in front for a long way. CONTRIBUTER will improve off the run according to John O'Shea, and his performance first up has left a few questions to be answered. If he finds his best form he will win but he is being targeted towards the Cox Plate and we are still a few weeks off that. Happy to avoid him today. Beyond that it is a dartboard job - SERTORIUS flies 2nd up and is a place chance at huge odds, while WEARY, DIBAYANI, MONGOLIAN KHAN, VOLKSTOK'N'BARRELL and MOURINHO all have claims to fill the placings.

1st FAWKNER ($3.50 at Ladbrokes, using money back for 2nd, 3rd or 4th promotion - see below)
2nd THE CLEANER ($6.50 at Ladbrokes)
3rd MOURINHO ($18 at Ladbrokes)
4th DIBAYANI ($13 at Sportsbet)

 

Promotions

Sportsbet

Place a Win bet on the Underwood Stakes (Race 7) or the Rupert Clarke Stakes (Race 8) at Caulfied this Saturday, and if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, receive cash back matching your stake up to $100. Applies to your first bet only.

Sportsbet horse racing promotion

 

Ladbrokes

Underwood Stakes Money Back Promo: We have a tremendous promotional offer for you this Saturday at Ladbrokes on the Underwood Stakes. Place a fixed odds win bet on the Underwood Stakes, Race 7 at Caulfield this Saturday, and if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, you'll receive cash back up to $100!  That's cold, hard cash, not a bonus bet, and you'll get the full refund all the way down to 4th place. What a great offer!

Rupert Clarke Stakes Double Odds: Make a deposit of $10 or more at any Ladbrokes ‘Cash In’ newsagency, then place a bet in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (Race 8 at Caulfield) this Saturday and if you’re on the winner you’ll collect Double The Odds. Max bet $50. Promotional odds will not appear in the race market and will instead be manually credited into the customer's betting account if they win.

CrownBet

CrownBet Boost: Receive enhanced prices for eight horses across eight different races at Rosehill and Caulfield on Saturday. Promotion available from 11am-1pm Saturday. Details will be provided on the CrownBet website.

Crownbet Horse Racing Boost

 

Multi Bonus: Place a Fixed Odds win 3+leg multi on any metro venue this Saturday, and if one leg fails, you'll receive a bonus bet refund up to $50.

Live Vision: CrownBet also offer free streaming vision of all Victorian horse races for its customers on their website, so you can watch Victorian races live.

Bonus Bet Refund: Place a Fixed Odds win bet on the Underwood Stakes or Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield this Saturday, and if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th, you'll receive a bonus bet refund matching your stake up to $100.

Crownbet money back promotion

 

Palmerbet

Money Back Promo: Place a win bet on the nominated race of the day this Saturday and if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you'll receive your money back up to $50. Check the website for details.

Luxbet

10% More Winnings: Place a Bookies Best +10% bet on any of the first four races at Rosehill or Caulfield this Saturday, and you’ll get 10% more winnings than the best price out of Sportsbet’s Top Tote Plus, Crown Bet’s Best Tote Plus and William Hill’s Best Tote +5%. Maximum stake $250.

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes Bonus: Place a Fixed Odds or LuxDiv win bet on the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, Race 8 at Caulfield, on Saturday and if your selection wins, you'll receive a bonus bet equal to your stake up to $100.

Bookmaker

Gloaming Stakes Bonus Offer: Place a Fixed Odds win bet on the Gloaming Stakes, Race 5 at Rosehill on Saturday, and if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, receive a bonus bet refund matching your stake up to $100.

Lay of the Week: Get boosted odds on a selected horse this Saturday. Max bet $50. Check the website for more details.

Bookmaker Racing Promotion

 

 

William Hill Australia

Underwood Stakes Offer: Place a win bet on the Underwood Stakes, Race 7 at Caulfield this Saturday and if you horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you'll receive cash back up to a maximum of $50.

Quaddie Insurance: Place your first quaddie at Caulfield this Saturday and if your last leg loses, get cash back matching your stake up to $50.

Premium Prices: Receive special over the odds prices on selected horse races this Saturday around the country. Head to the website for more details.

BetStar

Caulfield Guineas Prelude Offer: Place a fixed odds win bet on the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Race 6 at Caulfield, this Saturday, and if your horse runs 2nd or 3rd, you'll receive your stake back as a bonus bet up to $100.

Lay of the Day: Get boosted odds on a selected horse this Saturday. Max bet $50. Check the website for more details.

MadBookie

Place a win bet on Race 1, 2, 3 or 4 at Caulfield on Saturday, and if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you'll receive a bonus bet refund up to $100! Applies to your first bet on the race only.

MadBookie horse racing promo

 

 

Centrebet

Underwood Stakes Offer: Place a win bet on the Underwood Stakes, Race 7 at Caulfield this Saturday and if you horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you'll receive cash back up to a maximum of $50.

Quaddie Insurance: Place your first quaddie at Caulfield this Saturday and if your last leg loses, get cash back matching your stake up to $50.

BetHQ

No Loss Weekend! New customers can enjoy a no lose weekend at BetHQ. Get busy on the punt over the weekend, and on Monday morning, if your account has suffered a loss, then the difference will be refunded as a bonus bet up to $500!

BetHQ No Loss Weekend

 

TopBetta

Horse Racing Tournaments from Rosehill and Caulfield

Another Saturday full of big fun and even bigger prize pools awaits at TopBetta with their fantastic array of Australian horse racing betting tournaments. Compete against other punters and whoever can accumulate the most winnings during the day with their tournament dollars will scoop the lion's share of the prize pool! Great fun for a Saturday on the punt with minimal risk and big cash to be won!

 

Make sure to read full terms and conditions of any betting promotion before placing any bets. 

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Take note: Any of the tips in this article are simply the author’s opinion, so bet at your own risk and always gamble responsibly.  Also be sure to check out the Before You Bet Twitter Page for all our thoughts in the lead up to bets! Happy punting!

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