The Melbourne Mail - January 27

The second serve of a two-day feast of racing in Melbourne this Australia Day weekend is at Caulfield and it looks an excellent card for punters.
The feature for older horses on the card is the listed John Dillon Stakes and it's here that we find our bet of the day.
Early favourite in the race is Dollar For Dollar, and he holds undoubtedly strong claims in the race, but we think the Tasmanian Tshahitsi is an even better bet.
Dollar For Dollar peaked on his run off a break last time, and will come on for that effort in terms of fitness, but so too will Tshahitsi who tanked along through the Standish first up like a horse that has come back in terrific order.
He was ridden against his pattern there, sitting back off a tempo far steadier than what he would prefer, and far steadier than the tempo we are tipping he plays a role in this coming Saturday.
The key note from the Standish was that he more than held his ground in the run home and didn't let anything pass him.
The battle hardened Chamois Road did go with him, and is there again, and he can play the role of yardstick for having edged past Dollar For Dollar in the Manifold subsequent to that Standish.
As mentioned, Dollar For Dollar will be fitter, and we fancy he will turn the tables on Chamois Road, but a fitter Tshahitsi, up to this trip with a run under the belt will be a tough nut to crack. Nothing between them but betting value...
For an each way play we are going back to race six, an even mares races where Sharing, Jester Halo and Diapason are all hard in the betting through a similar contest two weeks ago at Flemington.
We struggle to see the betting edge in that trio at this point, but on an each way basis Mamzelle Tess does look over the odds.
There was nothing about the win last time that rated particularly highly but what we do like is that she gets to 7 f now third She was racing up on the speed at this trip last prep and there's a gaping hole on the map for her to seize control of this race. From there she's going to be hard to stop and looks a good each way gamble.

Bet Of The Day: Race 8 #2 Tshahitsi @ $4.20
Each Way Play: Race 6 #1 Mamzelle Tess @ $6.50

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