Daily Racing Tips – Saturday 7th May
Caulfield - Race 1 12:05pm AEDT
No. 1 Liberty Steps
Liberty Steps is a lightly-raced colt out of the Lindsay Park stable that won his maiden quite well here at Caulfield a few weeks ago.
The son of Sidestep overcame a wide run in transit to pick up the lead 100m out from home, finishing off strongly to win by half-a-length to Jamarra.
That form has been franked with the aforementioned horse going on to win on Wednesday at Warrnambool, and this looks the next logical step for him.
Caulfield - Race 3 1:15pm AEDT
No. 3 Little Stevie
Little Stevie hasn’t put a foot wrong this prep and there is a case to be made for her in the third event this afternoon at Caulfield.
Simon Zahra’s mare finished a clear second to a smart horse in Clemenceau at Caulfield last time out where she was seen doing her best work to the line.
She’s drawn much kinder this time around and should be settling a little closer to the speed with Josh Richards retaining the ride.
Morphettville - Race 6 3:12pm AEDT
No. 7 Belle Plaisir
Belle Plaisir represents good value in the Queen of the South Stakes.
The five-year-old Proisir mare let down beautifully to win first-up at Oakbank by a clear margin, while she also ran some big races during the spring finishing fourth in a Group 3 on Cup Day behind Rich Hips.
She eats up rain-affected going, and drawn barrier 3 again, she should be storming home late with Barend Vorster in the saddle.
Morphettville - Race 8 4:32pm AEDT
No. 13 Argentia
This year’s Robert Sangster Stakes is a typically open affair, and I think there’s a lot to like about Argentia at a decent price.
The Freedman-trained filly was enormous on debut winning at Flemington last year before resuming in the Kevin Hayes Stakes at Caulfield earlier in February where she bolted in to win late.
She’s since gone on to run back-to-back seconds, most recently to Barb Raider in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes – form that reads well with that horse going on to finish runner-up in the Australasian Oaks last week.
Providing the track isn’t too wet, she should be in this for a long way coming off a freshen-up.