Melbourne Racing Tips Caulfield Cup
The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 handicap run over 2400m with stake money of $5 million. It forms one of the “Big 3” in the Melbourne Racing Spring Carnival and sits comfortably alongside the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup as icons of Australian racing. Its ownership of this Saturday Racing Tips meeting is now challenged by The Everest in Sydney however it is still the blue riband event with glorious racing history on its side.
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Caulfield Cup – the key information
This is a testing gruelling race over the mile and a half with a strong uphill run toward the 1200m and you don’t want to be racing wide with no cover in this race. The Caulfield Cup is such a crucial guide to the Melbourne Cup. Often an “unlucky” runner or the runner storming home from the back going on to win or run well runs well in the Melbourne Cup. They generally go hard the first 600m in this race then back the pace right off so drawing a middle barrier can be a real advantage here.
It is worth noting that 11 horses have completed the Caulfield/Melbourne Cup Double over the last 100 years so taking the Caulfield Cup winner in the Melbourne Cup can be a profitable investment. Of course COVID has put paid to the overseas element of Australian racing Spring Carnival. But the beneficiaries to this are the locally trained horses who will dominate the betting markets this year as follows.
Over the last 25 years this race has grown on the international stage and many overseas trainers use this as their lead up run to the Melbourne Cup. Of course COVID has put paid to the overseas element of Australian racing Spring Carnival. They generally go hard the first 600m in this race then back the pace right off so drawing a middle barrier can be a real advantage here.
Caulfield Cup 2021 – the market this year
Incentivise is a raging $2.40 fav and has had a remarkable 2021 calendar year and is also $6 fav for the Melbourne Cup. This goes right back to the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival mid this year when the Incentivise amazing winning run. Delphi $7 is the new second fav after a big Herbert Power win and had run second to Nonconformist prior. Nonconformist $12 is on the third line of betting after winning two starts back and finished behind Probabeel and in front of Zaaki last Saturday. Lightweight chances in the market are Young Werther $11, Montefilia $17 and Duais $17. Explosive Jack $15 and The Chosen One $12 are both well in the markets.
Group Racing Caulfield Cup Day
The Caulfield Cup is Race 9 on the card and other main races on the day are:
Race 3 Listed Gothic Stakes 1400m
Race 4 Group 3 Ethereal Stakes 2000m
Race 5 Group 3 Neds Classic 2000m
Race 6 Group 3 Moonga Stakes 1400m
Race 7 Group 2 Tristarc Stakes 1400m
Race 8 Listed Alinghi Stakes 1100m
Race 10 Group 1 Caulfield Sprint 1000m
Sydney Racing Tips The Everest
The Everest is in its fifth year of running and will be conducted at Royal Randwick racecourse. Run over 1200 metres it has very quickly become a major player on the Australian and world racing scene gaining huge media and public attention. That is commanded under the title the “Richest Turf Race In The World. It will be the major feature race of our Saturday Sydney Racing Tips form sheet with analyst Blaazing Ben Perkins.
The Everest – previous winners
2017 and 2018 – Redzel
2019 Yes Yes Yes
2020 Classique Legend
Prize money for The Everest – $15 million
Winner – $6,050,000
Second – $2,140,000
Third – $1,240,000
Fourth – $900,000
Fifth – $680,000
Sixth – $450,000
7th to 14th – $400,000 each
The Everest – market and odds
It is a tight field in The Everest betting market 2021 with six of the twelve starting runners all under 10-1. Nature Strip $4.20 and last years winner Classique Legend $4.60 head the field followed by Eduardo at $6 and Gytrash $8. Hawkes trained Masked Crusader $9 and Wallers Home Affairs $10.
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