Caulfield Autumn Classic 2017

Saturday February 25, 2017

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.

Caulfield Autumn Classic betting at Ladbrokes.com.au

Tally (2016) won the Caulfield Autumn Classic ahead of an Australian Derby third later that autumn carnival. Photo Credit: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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
2014 Vilanova Countersnip Alpha Beat 1:51.0
2013 Super Cool Fiveandahalfstar Subiaso 1:49.8
2012 Upbeat Flashy Fella Ethiopia 1:50.0
2011 Folding Gear Elusive King Almindoro 1:48.1
2010 Extra Zero Absolute Faith Money Rocks 1:50.6
2009 Stokehouse Excelltastic Zapurple 1:49.7
2008 Brom Brom Allanthus Buca Di Bacco 1:51.4
2007 Ambitious General Danever Furio 1:48.9
2006 Spinney Silver Ninja Cinderella Man 1:48.1
2005 Renewable Stella Grande Dizelle 1:50.1
2004 Elvstroem Delzao Strafed 1:49.1
2003 Natural Blitz Glefti Gallic 1:49.4
2002 Don Eduardo Royal Code All Courage 1:49.4
2001 Fubu Neptunes Journey Inspire 1:47.5
2000 Pins Oval Office Crawl 1:50.6