2020 Caulfield Cup Day Preview


Caulfield Cup Day is one of the best on the Australian Racing Calendar with 10 quality races to navigate through.

Our full 2020 Caulfield Cup Day Preview can be viewed below.

Race 1 - 11:15am

Benchmark 80 (1700m)

This is a really difficult way to start the day with a bunch of even gallopers contesting this benchmark 80 race.

With 10 races on the card, and no standout, I’m happy to start my betting in race two.


Race 2 - 11:50pm

QMS Media Plate (1400m)

Rainbiel has now managed two wins from four career race starts after a dominant performance at Kyneton last time out.

She won by 2.8 lengths eased down in that race and the step up to 1400m should not be an issue.

This is a race that lacks a fair amount of depth and the Toronado filly will be tough to beat yet again.

3 Units Rainbiel

Race 3 - 12:25pm

Listed Gothix Stakes (1400m)

Endanger is having just his third career race start but he is a horse with a fair amount of ability.

The son of Medaglia d’Oro was doing his best work late when resuming at The Valley and will take plenty of benefit from the experience.

Jye McNeil will have plenty of options from barrier two and he looks the one to beat.

2 Units Endanger

Race 4 - 1:00pm

Group 3 Caulfield Classic (2000m)

I’m confident the Super Impose form is the race to follow heading into the Caulfield Classic.

The Pres had no luck heading around the bend at Flemington but once the son of All American found clear running, he savaged the line late.

1 Unit E/W The Pres

Race 5 - 1:35pm

Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m)

There were plenty of eye catching runs coming out of the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes at Flemington a fortnight ago but none more than Godolphin filly Silhouette.

The daughter of Teofilo was put in an awkward spot from barrier two and John Allen was forced to take an inside run heading into the straight.

She showed her sharp turn of foot when weaving a passage through the field and savaged the line late.

Barrier four is a big advantage and I would like to see Allen find a more forward position with her.

1 Unit E/W Silhouette

Race 6 - 2:10pm

Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m)

We didn’t see the best of Humma Humma in the How Now Stakes at Caulfield last start but she is a very backable price to bounce back in the Listed event.

She brings some quality into a race that lacks a lot of depth and her record over the 1100m at Caulfield is pretty solid.

She seems to appreciate the smaller fields where she hasn’t got many to navigate around and is worth an each way play.

1 Unit E/W Humma Humma

Race 7 - 2:45pm

Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (1000m)

Alfa Oro is one of the most exciting up and coming sprinters in the country and his win at The Valley first up was simply dominant.

The son of Bachelor Duke has now managed six wins from his eight career starts and has never finished worst than second.

This is another big step up in class for him but he is more than capable of taking out the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint.

5 Units Alfa Oro

Race 8 - 3:30pm

Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m)

Best Of Days returned a really nice effort when fresh behind Riddle Me That at Flemington and the now seven year old gelding has a good second up record.

There looks to be good speed on up front in this contest which will only help his chances and he looks a touch of overs at around the $8.00 mark.

1 Unit Best Of Days

Race 9 - 5:10pm

Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m)

The ATC Oaks runner up Toffee Tongue has returned three really nice runs this prep so far including an excellent second behind Verry Elleegant in the Turnbull Stakes.

The daughter of Tavistock will appreciate the step up to 2400m at this stage in her prep as well as the massive drop in weight down to 51kgs.

She ticks a lot of the boxes that you need to win a Caulfield Cup and whatever she does, she will only improve on at Flemington two weeks later.

2 Units Toffee Tongue

Race 10 - 4:50pm

Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (2400m)

Pretty Brazen was cramped for room at a vital stage in the Blazer Stakes which seems the obvious form guide heading into the last race of the day.

Before that luckless seventh, she won the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes and was beaten only 1.1 lengths in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.

I have a big opinion of this progressive mare and she is my best bet of the day.

5 Units Pretty Brazen

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