2016 Caulfield Cup Field & Betting Odds

October 11th, 2016

Caulfield Cup Day 2016 takes place this Saturday, October 15, and the official 2016 Caulfield Cup field and betting markets are now out.

Sir John Hawkwood

Sydney’s The Metropolitan winner Sir John Hawkwood backs-up in the 2016 Caulfield Cup field in Melbourne this weekend chasing the 2400m interstate double. Photo: Steve Hart.

Heading the program as Caulfield Race 8, this year’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) has attracted a capacity field of 18 starters and two emergencies needing a scratching to make the line-up.

Sydney’s best Chris Waller is yet to prepare a Caulfield Cup winner but has two chances in the race this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Waller saddles-up the 57kg Caulfield Cup top weight Preferment and 51.5kg light-weight Sacred Master with Sydney hoops Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry to ride respectively.

Both gallopers ran fourth in their Caulfield Cup Day lead-ups.

Four-time Group 1 winner Preferment ran fourth to Hartnell in Flemington’s Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) on October 2, one day after Sacred Master finished fourth to Sir John Hawkwood in Sydney’s Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) over the Caulfield Cup distance.

Waller’s runners are both roughies in Caulfield Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au with Preferment at $26 to post his first win since the autumn’s Group 1 The BMW (2500m) and Sacred Master at $34 to score an upset Caulfield Cup 2016 result.

The Caulfield Cup odds are firmly led by the Ciaron Maher-trained mare Jameka ($3.40) who took out the Crown Oaks over 2500m as a three-year-old last Melbourne Cup Carnival.

More recently leading up to her Caulfield Cup Day assignment she won the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at the Caulfield track, her penalty for which sees her still well-weighted with 52.5kg on Saturday.

Her latest start produced the Turnbull Stakes second, with Fakwner (3rd in 2013) the last Caulfield Cup winner to come off a run in Flemington’s Turnbull Stakes.

The other best out of the Turnbull and running in the Caulfield Cup field 2016 is third-placegetter Tally for John O’Shea and the Godolphin stable.

Third in the Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m) back in April, Street Cry stallion Tally is up over those kind of metres for the first time on the weekend and pays $11 to win.

Last year’s Caulfield Cup third placed German import Our Ivanhowe goes up a half-kilo to 56.5kg this year and is paying a generous $26 to go two better with a win for Lee & Anthony Freedman.

Team Freedman also saddle-up $10 hope in Caulfield Cup betting, European expat Exospheric who has four-time Caulfield Cup winning jockey Damien Oliver in the saddle.

The international contingent meanwhile is headed by the Charlie Appleby-trained Scottish ($8.50), while Aidan O’Brien saddles-up Irish raider Sir Isaac Newton ($12).

For punters following the Sydney form-line into the Caulfield Cup, evergreen eight-year-old Sir John Hawkwood is at a current quote of $19 to complete The Metropolitan – Caulfield Cup double for the first time since Tawqeet (2006) a decade ago.

The single-figure hopes are rounded out by Real Love ($8), coming off the JRA Cup win at Moonee Valley, prepared by last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir.

The 2016 Caulfield Cup barrier draw takes place later this afternoon, Tuesday October 11.

See below for the full 2016 Caulfield Cup field, weights, jockeys and latest Fixed Win markets provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 Caulfield Cup Odds