We take a look at Saturday’s Caulfield meeting in which the Monash Stakes headlines the card and we give our tips and bets for each of the races as well as our best bet and value bet of the meeting.
Race One: 3 Wazzenme
Race Two: 4 Anatola
Race Three: 2 Fearless Raider
Race Four: 4 Self Sense
Race Five: 2 Divine Mr Artie
Race Six: 8 Fast Approaching
Race Seven: 10 Leica Day
Race Eight: 16 Kayajay’s Joy
Race Nine: 8 Beirut
Best Bet: Race Nine Number 8 Beirut
Next Best: Race Six Number 8 Fast Approaching
Best Value: Race Two Number 4 Anatola
Tasmanian apprentice Kyle Maskiell has been suspended for eight meetings for failing to ride a horse out to the finishing line at Moonee Valley.
Maskiell finished fifth on Luckyi’mbarefoot in the Ranvet Handicap (1600m) on Wednesday, missing fourth place by a head.
Stewards believed had Maskiell not stopped riding three or four strides out from the winning post, he could have finished one place better.
“I believe it’s a wake-up call for me,” Maskiell said.
He said he was looking to be apprenticed in Victoria and told stewards he felt a fine would be the right penalty.
“I’m not going to get any better sitting on the sidelines,” he said.
Chief steward Terry Bailey because Maskiell had been severely reprimanded earlier in the meeting for the same thing when fourth on Dance With Fontein, a suspension was warranted.
Maskiell’s suspension will start after he rides at Devonport on Saturday.
Holly McKechnie copped her second suspension in as many days for careless riding aboard Diamond Duke in the same race at Moonee Valley.
She was outed for eight meetings, to be tacked on to the end of an 11-meeting ban from Murtoa on Tuesday.