It was pretty hard to miss Heavy’s completely luckless last-start run at Flemington.
Stopped in his tracks as he was about to work into the race at the top of the straight, the son of Domesday still managed to finish off his race strongly to run fifth and with better luck he probably should have tested the winner, if not run a clear third.
Adept in any sort of conditions, the Ciaron Maher-trained galloper looks well over the odds and a solid each-way bet at the $8 available in the early markets.
Despite missing the start and having his momentum held up on more than one occasion he produced a sizzling finish to come from last and win.
Though this race is considerably stronger, the son of Iffraaj should be even better suited up to 1400m and there looks to be plenty of pressure up front from the likes of Volanic Ash, Cataleya and Zahspeed.
The last time the rail was in the nine-metre position at Caulfield on April 21 the jockeys were getting well off the fence by the fourth race and if that’s the case again on Saturday then expect Raposo to firm.
It would be no surprise to see them looking for the outside at Caulfield on Saturday by the sixth race and if that’s the case then this lightly-raced four-year-old is over the odds at $15.
With only 54kg on his back and a likely solid speed up front he will likely get his chance if good enough.