Ladbrokes Tip: : The Caulfield Autumn Classic has proved a nice form guide for the Australian Cup in recent years
The Caulfield Autumn Classic is a key support race run on Blue Diamond Stakes Day at Caulfield Racecourse on a Saturday in late February or early April during the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
Held on the same day as three Group 1 races including the coveted Blue Diamond Stakes, the event is a Group 2 race run over 1800m for staying types. There are no sex or class restrictions, but the Autumn Classic is run under set weights conditions and is open only to three-year-olds.
Offering $200,000 in total prize money the Caulfield Autumn Classic winner receives $120,000 in stakes for connections.
Over the years the race has proved a nice form guide heading into bigger Melbourne features including the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in March.
This autumn’s edition of the Caulfield Autumn Classic took place on Saturday February 25, 2017 .
2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Results
- 1st: Farson
- 2nd: Cliff Hanger
- 3rd: Captain Rhett
Caulfield Autumn Classic Race Facts
- Date: Saturday February 25, 2017
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1800m
- Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
- Status: Group 2
- Prize Money: $200,000
- First Run: 1957
Caulfield Autumn Classic Field
The Caulfield Autumn Classic field attracts a strong line-up of milers – stayers each year that often come via a host of different lead-ups. The race has a capacity 16 starter field limit and many runners coming out of the Autumn Classic field back-up at Moonee Valley in the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m).
The race is also a nice lead-up to Flemington’s Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and the last Autumn Classic – Australian Cup double winner was Super Cool (2013).
Caulfield Autumn Classic nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field of acceptances and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.
2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Field
The official Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017 field and barriers will be announced below once released on the Wednesday leading-up to Blue Diamond Stakes Day.
Racing Victoria released the 2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Final Field & Barrier Draw on Wednesday February 22 with a dozen hopeful three-year-olds to line-up in the clash including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Farson chasing a third win on the trot.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||311x997x96||TRENCHANT||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||12||57kg||72|
|2||4×1411||FARSON||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||9||57kg||72|
|3||30167×21||CLIFF HANGER||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Joao Moreira||11||57kg||69|
|4||221764||ELECTRIC CHARLIE||John & Chris Ledger||Mark Pegus||4||57kg||61|
|5||5×331||BOLD PRESENCE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||3||57kg||62|
|6||0x837x5222||CAPTAIN RHETT||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||6||57kg||54|
|7||0431||CALLISTO MOON||Emma Steel||Jamie Mott||1||57kg||62|
|8||32182||DOMESTICATED||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||8||55kg||63|
|9||4533312||ELSARAY||Michael Roebuck||Luke Nolen||5||55kg||61|
|10||2104||PARALLEL WORLD (NZ)||Shane McCusker||Dean Yendall||2||55kg||61|
|11||936×1||MISS STRATHALLAN||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||10||55kg||62|
|12||31||BINT EL BEDU||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||7||55kg||62|
Caulfield Autumn Classic Odds & Betting
Caulfield Autumn Classic odds favour gallopers with proven form over at least a mile showing the potential to stay further.
Upsets are not uncommon in the race so looking at in-form three-year-olds further down the Autumn Classic betting markets can prove favourable.
2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Odds
The season’s latest Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017 betting odds will be available below the week of the race so bookmark this page to back your favourite staying three-year-olds at the right price.
Caulfield Autumn Classic Tips
Looking for the season’s top staying three-year-olds often proves a popular Caulfield Autumn Classic tip, although many of the best contest stronger races around this time of the season. Proven Melbourne form isn’t essential when doing the Autumn Classic tips as a number of winners came off interstate lead-ups.
2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Tips
Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017 tips will be published below leading up to the Group 2 so stay tuned.
Autumn Classic Form Guide
The Caulfield Autumn Classic form guide shows punters the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up runs of all the three-year-olds in the field.
The form out of the race has stacked up in tougher autumn follow-ups including the 2015 winner Alpine Eagle who went on to run second in the Australian Guineas when dropped back to a mile next start.
Caulfield Autumn Classic Results
The Autumn Classic results favour promising staying types that could be heading towards an Australian Cup run over more distance.
Notable recent Caulfield Autumn Classic winners include Super Cool (2013), Extra Zero (2010) and Elvstorem (2004).
2017 Caulfield Autumn Classic Results
The complete Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday February 25, 2017 and announced below.
|1||2||FARSON||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Stephen Baster||–||9||57kg||$2.25F|
|2||3||CLIFF HANGER||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Joao Moreira||1.75L||11||57kg||$6|
|3||6||CAPTAIN RHETT||Pat Carey||Rhys McLeod||2.25L||6||57kg||$31|
|4||11||MISS STRATHALLAN||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||2.75L||10||55kg||$9|
|5||4||ELECTRIC CHARLIE||John & Chris Ledger||Mark Pegus||3.5L||4||57kg||$31|
|6||12||BINT EL BEDU||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||3.7L||7||55kg||$15|
|7||8||DOMESTICATED||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||3.9L||8||55kg||$21|
|8||5||BOLD PRESENCE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damien Oliver||5.65L||3||57kg||$11|
|9||1||TRENCHANT||John O’Shea||Craig Williams||6.15L||12||57kg||$11|
|10||7||CALLISTO MOON||Emma Steel||Luke Currie||7.15L||1||57kg||$101|
|11||9||ELSARAY||Michael Roebuck||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||7.25L||5||55kg||$71|
|12||10||PARALLEL WORLD (NZ)||Shane McCusker||Dean Yendall||10.25L||2||55kg||$31|
Caulfield Autumn Classic Winners
|2017||Farson||Cliff Hanger||Captain Rhett||1:49.49|
|2016||Tally||Flying Light||Top Ravine||1:49.1|
|2015||Alpine Eagle||Minnesinger||Firehouse Rock||1:48.4|
|2011||Folding Gear||Elusive King||Almindoro||1:48.1|
|2010||Extra Zero||Absolute Faith||Money Rocks||1:50.6|
|2008||Brom Brom||Allanthus||Buca Di Bacco||1:51.4|
|2006||Spinney||Silver Ninja||Cinderella Man||1:48.1|
|2002||Don Eduardo||Royal Code||All Courage||1:49.4|