THEY’RE arguably the two most interesting runners at Caulfield today – and Darren Potter believes both have been priced off potential, rather than performance.
The final Melbourne meeting of the season is set to be conducted on a Soft 5 surface and Potter believes a track upgrade is not impossible.
“I walked the track on Thursday and the rating is about right with a Good 4 not out of the question,” Potter said.
“The surface is typically even but the wind looks set to be the biggest factor today.
“There is a 35 km/h wind north-westerly wind forecast and if it arrives it will hurt leaders.”
Also catching Potter’s attention was the presence of two-year-old colt Crafty Cop ($2.80) and three-year-old gelding Wall Street Wolf ($2.60) in Races Three and Eight respectively.
After just two career starts each, Potter believes it is hard to back either runner at their current price.
“Crafty Cop’s race form is nice, but that’s about it,” Potter said.
“He has been priced off potential from a trial, which in my mind is a dangerous business.
“The tactics employed here at 1000m are up in the air too. He’s resuming after running a1400m race at his second start and now racing over 1000m for the first time. It’s a different world.
“As for Wall Street Wolf, he’s at a ridiculous price because he did so much wrong last time out. He is also priced purely on potential.
“He’s coming off a 1200m race on a synthetic track and is the most likely drifter of the day.
“I can just see him coming into the yard and playing up, going to the barriers and misbehaving and people just falling over themselves to lay him.”
Despite that, Potter did concede that both runners remained winning chances and suggested he would save on them in the races.
But which horses is he most keen on to beat them and indeed across the entire Caulfield card?