NEWS PREVIEW

The Melbourne Mail - October 28

Darren Weir had a great Caulfield Cup Day and we're hoping he takes a couple of trophies home on Cox Plate Day as well.
The last sees Oaks favourite Aloisia taking on the Caulfield Classic winner from last week Cliff's Edge in a very thin edition of the Moonee Valley Vase.
Aloisia did a good job to win the Thousand Guineas last time, and deserves her place at the top of betting for the Oaks, but she may have one eye on Flemington already and Cliff's Edge might just get under her guard on Saturday.
Cliff's Edge has continued to improve into his spring and his effort from the front in the Caulfield Classic last week is not one to be sneezed He may have had the pattern of the day in his favour but he returned a smart time rating there and that can't be fluked.
Futher to that, he wasn't gassed right out on the line. On that profile he looks a very good chance of at least holding that form on the back-up and he has the racing pattern to put things firmly on his terms once again. Aloisia, meanwhile, looks like handing him control of the race and leaving herself needing to pull it out of the fire to some extent.
Her Thousand Guineas win was a good one, and gives her solid form claims against Cliff's Edge, and a margin on the very shallow remainder, but the set-up makes Cliff's Edge an appealing gamble against her.
The same stable saddle up an each-way play in the Tesio Stakes for mares. Unlike the Vase the Tesio is a race deep with chances, early favourite Invincibella one of them but surely overplayed in early betting sub 2-1.
Tahanee comes off a Caulfield run where she raced keenly off a 46-day break and ultimately her efforts told, softening late after racing on a strong tempo.
Her run there is almost certainly better than it reads at first glance and she can come right on for that outing into a race that is deeper but still within range for her based on her overseas form.
There's talent there and with a nice set-up she's well worth having on side at double figure odds.
THE MELBOURNE MAIL

Bet Of The Day: Race 10 #1 Cliff's Edge @ $2.70
Each Way Play: Race 5 #7 Tahanee @ $11.00

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