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2015 Caulfield Cup Odds and Betting Tips

THE Caulfield Cup is on Saturday at the Caulfield Racecourse or “The Heath”.

We have an exceptional field and picking out the winner isn’t going to be an easy task. With $3,500,000 on the line and the winning team receiving $3,000,000 – this is the richest turf race in the world at 2400+ metres.

Before reading the race overview and tips, here are the odds and other pertinent information.

Caulfield Cup odds, jockeys, barriers and weight

Odds are from WilliamHill – they’ll be running Caulfield betting specials all Saturday and they have a wicked $700 welcome package to take advantage when joining through our link.

1: Protectionist ($41.00) – Jockey: Brenton Avdulla – Barrier: 12 – Weight: 58kg
2: Snow Sky ($10.00) – Jockey: Damien Oliver – Barrier: 3 – Weight: 58kg
3: Fame Game ($10.00) – Jockey: Zac Purton – Barrier: 1 – Weight: 57kg
4: Our Ivanhowe ($26.00) – Jockey: Ben Melham – Barrier: 17 – Weight 56kg
5: Hokko Brave ($14.00) – Jockey: Craig Williams – Barrier: 19 – Weight: 55.5kg
6: Mongolian Khan ($4.80) – Jockey: Opie Bosson – Barrier: 9 – Weight: 55kg
7: Trip to Paris ($26.00) – Jockey: Tommy Berry – Barrier: 5 – Weight: 55kg
8: Who Shiot TheBarman ($26.00) – Jockey: Blake Shinn – Barrier: 21 – Weight: 54.5kg
9: Grand Marshal ($41.00) – Jockey: Jim Cassidy – Barrier: 6 – Weight: 53.5kg
10: Royal Descent ($17.00) – Jockey: Glen Boss – Barrier: 22 – Weight: 53.5kg
11: Volkstok’N’Barrell ($21.00) – Jockey: Craig Newitt – Barrier: 11 – Weight: 53.5kg
12: Hauraki ($9.00) – Jockey: James McDonald – Barrier: 14 – Weight: 53kg
13: Lucia Valentina ($31.00) – Jockey: Dwayne Dunn – Barrier: 20 – Weight: 53kg
14: Rising Romance ($10.00) – Jockey: Damian Lane – Barrier: 2 – Weight: 53kg
15: Magicool ($101.00) – Jockey: James Winks – Barrier: 15 – Weight: 52kg
16: Gust of Wind ($16.00) – Jockey: Chad Schofield – Barrier: 13 – Weight: 51kg
17: Set Square ($10.00) – Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy – Barrier: 15 – Weight: 51kg
18: Magnapal ($51.00) – Jockey: Dean Yendall – Barrier: 18 – Weight: 50kg
19(E): Quest for More ($61.00) – Jockey: Tommy Berry – Barrier: 8 – Weight: 53.5kg
20(E): Complacent ($13.00) – Jockey: TBA – Barrier: 10 – Weight: 53kg
21(E) Dibayani ($51.00) – Jockey: TBA – Barrier: 7 – Weight: 53kg
22(E) Magic Hurricane ($19.00) – Jockey: TBA – Barrier: 4 – Weight: 52.5kg

The Contending Horses

Mongolian Khan ($4.80) has jumped to favouritism after a strong showing in the Caulfield Stakes last weekend – the thoroughbred finished 3rd behind Happy Trails and Criterion in the 2000m Group 1 race.

It was nice to see Mongolian Khan close the gap from last in the Caulfield Stakes and the extra distance should suit the galloper just fine. He drew barrier nine, which has been the winning barrier four times since 1998.

However, the last time the favourite won the Caulfield Cup was back in 2007 (Master O’Reilly).

Form has proven to be a key indicator when hunting down the winner in this race as well. 19 of the last 21 winners of the Caulfield Cup had won or placed in one of their two previous races.

Mongolian Khan last won in the Australian Derby (G1) in April and he just placed last Saturday. However, his price has come in a lot – it was over $11.00 before the Caulfield Stakes.

Rising Romance ($10.00) is going to be in with a great chance after drawing barrier two.

The 4-year-old filly is likely to be overlooked slightly after a poor 12th place finish in the Turnbull Stakes (G1) last time out, but she was posted deep. She was much better finishing 2nd in the Makybe Diva Stakes (G1).

Don’t forget – Rising Romance finished 2nd behind Admire Rakti in the Caulfield Cup last year.

I also fancy Snow Sky ($11.00) who will start the race from barrier three.

Snow Sky is shaping into form – winning two of three starts in 2015. He won the Yorkshire Cup (G2) in May and followed that up with a win in the Hardwicke Stakes (G2) in June.

The colt was poor last time out – finishing 6th in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), but the track was wet. Snow Sky excels on dry tracks, but will need to use his speed to get out of the gates quickly.

Hauraki ($9.00) and Set Square ($9.50) are drawing a lot of action at the betting window still.

I’m not expecting a great result from either participant. James McDonald will be the jockey for Hauraki and he’s in sizzling form, but the three-year-old colt is winless in four straight starts – last win was the Tulloch Stakes (G2).

Hauraki did finish 2nd in the Australian Derby (G1) this year and just finished 2nd in the Craven Stakes (G3). The distance will suit, but with such a competitive field, the three-year-old may be in above his head.

Set Square hasn’t won in 2015 (Four starts) and she finished 3rd in the Turnbull Stakes (G1) last start. The filly has drawn barrier 16. The last time the winner of this race started in barrier 16 or higher was back in 1991.

Looking for a contender with even better odds? Gust of Wind ($16.00) has been tipped all week by numerous tipsters. The three-year-old filly last won the A.J.C. Australian Oaks (G1), which was at 2400m.

She has gone three starts without finding the same form, but the distance will suit her well.

Best bets in the Caulfield Cup 2015

• Rising Romance $10.00 at William Hill

Can the four-year-old filly improve upon her 2nd place finish in this race last year? Her last win came in the 2014 A.J.C. Australian Oaks (G1) at this distance. In three races at 2400m, she hasn’t finished worst than second.

I’ll also have a bet on Rising Romance in the place market ($3.40). Damian Lane will get the ride, but he has yet to win a graded race this season. That’ll change on Saturday, as Rising Romance will stay the course.

• Snow Sky $11.00 at Tom Waterhouse

Distance isn’t going to be an issue for Snow Sky – the four-year-old colt has six career races at 2400m — which includes two wins and a 2nd place finish. Jockey Damien Oliver will look to win his fifth Caulfield Cup.

Oliver last won this race in 1999 while riding Sky Heights. He also won in 1992, 1994 and 1995. Could the veteran ride another horse to victory lane? We’ll find out Saturday, but we’re getting a great price on this stayer.

This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.

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