Racing Tips – PB Lawrence Stakes Runner-By-Runner Preview

Streets of Avalon

Spring is in the air as the first Group 2 race of the Melbourne carnival headlines a great day of racing at Caulfield. Here’s our runner-by-runner preview for a very open edition of the PB Lawrence.

1. Regal Power
J: Jye Mcneil (59kg) T: D T O'brien

Nearly always happy to risk horses from the Danny O’Brien stable when first up in a metropolitan race and this horse is no exception. 

2. Mr Brightside
J: Craig Williams (59kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes

The class in the race although typically he does improve with a run under his belt. Jumped out well for this however and can win because he will get the run of the race.

3. Streets of Avalon
J: Zac Spain (59kg) T: S P Nichols

First up run was a forgive as he simply doesn’t handle wet ground. How the track comes up will be critical to his chances but if it’s good, he absolutely can win. 

4. Scallopini
J: Damian Lane (59kg) T: S O'dea & M Hoysted

Did a good job at his first Victorian run to finish second behind King of Sparta in the Bletchlingly, but I suspect he was pretty close to his peak there and I don’t expect much improvement. Looking around him. 

5. Buffalo River
J: Daniel Stackhouse (59kg) T: M D Moroney

Seven year old returning from a short Brisbane campaign. Always a chance in a race where he can control things up front but doubt he will be able to here. 

6. Aysar
J: Blaike Mcdougall (59kg) T: Ben & J D Hayes

Promised the world and delivered an atlas, probably needs gelding and one I am always happy to take on. 

7. I Am Superman
J: Mark Zahra (59kg) T: P & P Snowden

Hasn’t won in 18 months and at seven years of age, he isn’t getting younger. Looks well and truly short enough at his current price. 

8. Elephant
J: Daniel Moor (59kg) T: E & D Browne

Boom horse who won on this day 12 months ago and has an impressive overall record. However, from barrier nine he probably goes back to near last or ends up three wide. Either way, the map doesn’t look good and happy to chance him. 

9. Uncle Bryn
J: Ben Melham (59kg) T: T Busuttin & N Young

Heavily backed with TopSport after markets went up, in from $17 to $9. No doubt he is a highly promising galloper, but this is a massive leap in class and the price looks well and truly short enough now.

Best Bet

Streets of Avalon so long as the track is firm.

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