Ladbrokes Tip: Look for horses that ran top three in their CF Orr Stakes lead-up run
The C.F. Orr Stakes is the opening Group 1 race of the calendar year and an early highlight of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Contested at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-February the weight-for-age race is run over 1400m and offers a total of $500,000 in prize money plus prime betting opportunities for the punters.
A race dominated by the favourites in recent years the CF Orr Stakes is traditionally contested by middle-distance hopes that come out of the Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in January.
CF Orr Stakes runners usually back-up at the same track and distance in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m). The race has been won by a host of turf greats and notable recent CF Orr Stakes winners include Hartnell (2018), Black Heart Bart (2017), Dissident (2015), Moment Of Change (2014), All Too Hard (2013) and mighty mare Black Caviar (2012).
The last horse to complete the Australia Stakes – CF Orr Stakes double was Black Caviar (2012), while the popular CF Orr Stakes – Futurity Stakes double was last achieved by the likes of All Too Hard (2013), Moment Of Change (2014) and Black Heart Bart (2017) who improved on a lead-up second in the Australia Stakes. Backing the CF Orr Stakes winner to run top three in the Futurity Stakes is a great autumn racing tip.
This autumn’s CF Orr Stakes takes place on Saturday February 8, 2020.
CF Orr Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday February 8, 2020
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1925
2020 CF Orr Stakes Results
The 2020 C.F. Orr Stakes results and finishing order are revealed on Saturday February 8, 2020 when the classic runs as the sole Group 1 race on the Caulfield card that day. The CF Orr Stakes winner, trifecta and margins are just some of the details you’ll find listed below.
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
CF Orr Stakes Betting & Odds
C.F. Orr Stakes betting markets are traditionally dominated by fit horses coming out of the Australia Stakes three weeks before.
Favourites topping the CF Orr Stakes odds have a gun recent record in the Caulfield classic with the six winners from 2010 – 2015 all jumping as the favourite, before a 2016 upset by Suavito and then a return to form for the favourites with Black Heart Bart (2017) saluting for the punters. In the 2018 CF Orr Stakes betting markets, Tosen Stardom was the favourite but only managed to run 11th to Hartnell ($6) who was second favourite. The 2019 CF Orr Stakes saw one of the biggest upsets in recent times with Manuel saluting at $21 over the $2.50 favourite Kementari (2nd).
CF Orr Stakes betting is also usually dominated by gallopers that ran top three in their lead-up run with the latest winners to come off a finish worse than third being perfect Promise (Epsom Handicap 6th) back in 2006, Hartnell (2018) who improved on a 20th in the previous spring’s Melbourne Cup results and Manuel (2019) who came off a seventh in the Group 2 Australia Stakes.
2020 CF Orr Stakes Odds
All-in CF Orr Stakes 2020 betting opens about a month out from the race and the updated Orr Stakes odds for the autumn will be provided below.
CF Orr Stakes Field
The C.F. Orr Stakes field traditionally attracts between 10 and 16 starters, horses keen to kick off their autumn campaigns with the year’s first elite level title.
Black Caviar (2012) is one of the most famous CF Orr Stakes winners. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.
Proven weight-for-age types make up the CF Orr Stakes field each autumn and the traditional lead-up is Moonee Valley’s Australia Stakes that has produced recent winners including Manuel (7th in 2019), Black Heart Bart (2nd in 2017), Dissident (3rd in 2015) and Moment Of Change (2nd in 2013).
The nominations close the Monday leading up to Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Day before the official 2020 CF Orr Stakes field & barrier draw is released on the Wednesday before the race.
2020 C.F. Orr Stakes Field
The official C.F. Orr Stakes 2020 Final Field will be available below once announced on Wednesday February 5, 2020 so stay tuned to see what autumn weight-for-age hopefuls make the cut.
2020 C.F. Orr Stakes Nominations
The early C.F. Orr Stakes 2020 Nominations close on Monday February 3, 2020 with the full list of entries to be published below.
CF Orr Stakes Tips
C.F. Orr Stakes tips are based on the recent race history and statistics that reveal the hot streak of favourites in the race.
Along with backing the favourite another CF Orr Stakes betting tip is to look at horses that finished in the money in their lead-up. Mares also have a top record making them a favourite in CF Orr Stakes tipping with the most recent to win being Suavito (2016).
Horses drawn in double digit barriers have a poor recent record in the race, so another good tip for picking the CF Orr Stakes winner is to look for the WFA horses with a good gate.
2020 CF Orr Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive CF Orr Stakes 2020 tips will be found below the week of the race so stay tuned for what gallopers to back and sack this Melbourne Festival of Racing.
CF Orr Stakes Form Guide
The C.F. Orr Stakes form guide reveals all the crucial information punters need to place a well-informed bet on the first Group 1 of the season. The traditional info found on the CF Orr Stakes form includes saddlecloth numbers, jockeys, trainers, weights and barriers.
Also listed are the track and distance records of the horses in the CF Orr Stakes field as well as their recent lead-up form. The CF Orr Form that has stacked-up in recent years is that out of the Australia Stakes, Moonee Valley graduates and the favourites.
CF Orr Stakes Form Facts
- From 2006 – 2019 four of the CF Orr Stakes winners came off a last-start win
- From 2011 – 2019 six of the winners had their final lead-up in the Australia Stakes
- The Australia Stakes – CF Orr Stakes double was last achieved by Black Caviar (2012)
- Five CF Orr winners from 2010 – 2019 were mares
- From 2010 – 2015 trainer Peter Moody prepared five winners including Typhoon Tracy (2010-11) and Black Caviar (2012)
- Typhoon Tracy (2010-11) was the first back-to-back CF Orr Stakes winner since Vo Rogue (1988-90) who won three on the trot
- CF Orr Stakes favourites have a gun recent record with eight wins from 2006 – 2019
2020 CF Orr Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive CF Orr Stakes 2020 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.
CF Orr Stakes Results
The CF Orr Stakes results from the past 30 years have been dominated by the favourites and those coming off a lead-up run at Moonee Valley.
Some of the most notable CF Orr Stakes winners include triple champion Vo Rogue (1988-90), Saintly (1997), Lonhro (2004), Black Caviar (2012) and Black Heart Bart (2017).
Recent CF Orr Stakes Winners
||Land Of Plenty
||Black Heart Bart
||Turn Me Loose
||Moment Of Change
||All Too Hard
||Heart Of Dreams
||Heart Of Dreams
||Lad Of The Manor
||Fields Of Omagh