WELL spring has well and truly sprung and that can only mean one thing - horse racing is about to hog the spotlight.
The fillies will dominate on Wednesday with the $500,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.
Sadly, this won't go down as a spring carnival classic punters.
The Peter Snowden-trained Guelph might as well just head straight to the winner's circle and get ready for the happy snaps.
The flying Sydney Superstar filly will give this lot a towelling.
Guelph's jockey Kerrin McEvoy will have time for a snooze before unleashing the filly's trademark withering burst to grab this one - it'll be so easy he should give his winning percentage to charity.
Sadly, the bookies aren't giving much away with Guelph a $1.40 favourite - they always seem to lose their sense of humour at this time of year.
Bendigo Bob's been looking for some value in the exacta as that's about the only thing left with the win odds so short on Guelph.
Bobby likes Gregers to run second with trainer David Hayes set for a good spring.
Hopefully, there will be a bit more analysis to do come Saturday's Caulfield Cup where Bob's got a good feeling about import Jet Away - another Hayes runner. Stay tuned.
Look who's going around again!
Bendigo Bob must put his parochial hat on and acknowledge the grand old galloper Anudjawun will be going around again for Bendigo trainer Shaun Dwyer at Caulfield.
Pssst - someone must know something about the old boy because at 11.30pm Tuesday he was $5.40 favourite for the race.
Okay, there was only $948 in the pool, but, hey, someone must have got a whisper, right?
Now for the acid test!
Bob has scoured the Caulfield card for his best bet and best each way, so here goes...
Best bet: Race 8, No 5 Le Bonsir.
Bendigo Bob fans will have to wait until the last for the cash but this horse is low flying. Barrier 12 a little concern but finishes hard and with luck in running will give this an almighty shake.
Best each way: Race 7, No 10 Two Sugars
Bendigo Bob thinks this one has snuck in with a good weight and although barrier 11 is a concern, should be making her own luck through the race. Has a bit of weight relief on her dangers and that could help if it's a dog fight in the straight. Good record at the distance, likes the track and is unbeaten second up - two from two. Lots of positives punters.
Omen Tip Of The Day: Can't be bothered with the form - then just go for the name.
Bendigo Bob has found a ripper omen tip in race four with Me Hungi lining up in the Superior Food Services Handicap. Bon appetit!
More to come
Bendigo Bob will offer his thoughts on all the major meetings through the Spring Racing Carnival.
PS: All care and no responsibility!