The Group 1 Caulfield Stakes is a weight-for-age race run over 2000m for horses that are 3yo and older at Caulfield Racecourse as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The race is often the final start for horses before they run in the time-honoured W.S Cox Plate at Moonee Valley later in the month.
The 2022 Caulfield Stakes will be run on Saturday 8th, October, with total prize money of $1,000,000. So here is all the information for the best Caulfield Stakes betting tips you can get.
Caulfield Stakes Formguide
Many top-quality Group 1 races are used as lead-up races for the Caulfield Stakes. They include the Memsie Stakes, Makybe Diva Stakes, Underwood Stakes and Turnbull Stakes, all run in Melbourne, while Sydney visitors normally use the Epsom Handicap as their final lead-in. Four favourites have won the race in the last 12 years, all at odds of $1.50 or less, with some long-priced winners saluting as well.
Four and five-year-old horses have dominated the race recently, winning 11 of the last 13 Caulfield Stakes and horses that have finished in the top two in their lead-up race have a terrific recent record. Mares have won the race three times, but it must be noted that these mares were all proven Group 1 winners before winning the Caulfield Stakes. A mare can win the race, but she must be above average!
Famous Winners Of The Caulfield Stakes
There have been many notable winners of the Caulfield Stakes, including PROBABEEL, WINX, ATLANTIC JEWEL, and SO YOU THINK. Superstar LOHNRO is the most recent dual winner of the race; recording back-to-back wins in 2002 and 2003.
The race has seen some interesting results in the last few years. Last year’s winner PROBABEEL is based in New Zealand, while Western Australian mare ARCADIA QUEEN was the previous winner. Overseas gallopers CAPE OF GOOD HOPE and BENBATL were winners in 2019 and 2018, further illustrating punters’ difficulties in predicting the race’s winner.
How To Bet On The Caulfield Stakes
Short-priced favourites ZAAKI ($1.28 in 2021) and RUSSIAN CAMELOT ($1.40 in 2020) have stifled betting in the last two Caulfield Stakes, and both were beaten in shock results, much to the delight of bookmakers and frustration of punters. With the W.S Cox Plate a fortnight later, it can be fraught with danger taking short odds on a horse that is not in “Grand Final” mode for the Caulfield Stakes.
Alternatively, astute punters can see the opportunity in backing a long-priced winner in the Caulfield Stakes, with CAPE OF GOOD HOPE ($21 in 2019) and BENBATL ($9 in 2018) good-priced winners in the race.
2022 Caulfield Stakes Predictions & Odds
The 2022 Caulfield Stakes looks to be an exciting race with all the high-profile horses nominated. ANAMOE, ZAAKI and I’M THUNDERSTRUCK are all proven Group 1 performers selected for the race. It will be interesting to see if connections of the star gallopers elect to contest the race or if they attempt to sidestep each other in the run to the Cox Plate.
For all the Caulfield Stakes news and online sports betting odds, it pays to follow the Palmerbet Blog. You will get all the latest information to help place a bet.