The 2017 running of the G3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday is shaping as a strong renewal of the race with no less than 7 horses being of the class level required to win a G3 WFA sprint. With that in mind we feel long term throughout the Spring (especially the early part of the Spring) that this will develop into a strong future form race.
There are three main winning chances at the top of our market and of those 3 two of them are right in the market being Supido and Lankan Rupee and they are both unders as the 2nd and 3rd top rated contenders.
The top rated contender for us is Keen Array which goes around as a 12.00 / 3.00 chance and we have it rated on top as a 5.50 chance so the overall value is good and it form a strong each way play.
Caulfield R8 1200m 150K G3 Bletchingly Stakes
#2 Keen Array 5.50
#1 Lankan Rupee 5.80
#7 Supido 6.50
#13 Savanna Amour 8.00
#10 Chocolate Holic 9.00
#12 Ability 9.50
#6 Tashbeeh 11.00
Caulfield R8 #2 Keen Array 12.00 / 3.80 – 4yo Bel Esprit gelding who comes into this race 1st up from a spell having its 18th career start, has won 3 from 5 on this track and 4 from 11 over this trip and is a previous 1st up winner, ticks all the right boxes from a statistical perspective, decently bred type by Bel Esprit out of the Zabeel mare Moorea who herself won on debut by 4.5l at Kilmore over 1200m in a short 3 start career, represents the leading yard of Hayes / Dabernig and blinkers come off first time, came of age winning the Listed Blue Sapphire by 0.4l back in October 2015 over this track and distance then franked that very good win next time out when 2nd in the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes up the straight 6 at Flemington behind Japonisme, got back to near best form again over this track and distance annexing the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes in September 2016, that win was franked next time out winning another Listed race over this track and distance, clearly performs best over this track and distance so this shapes as a logical spot to be resuming.