Ladbrokes Tip: Runners drawn in barriers 3 – 7 have a strong record in the Caulfield Stakes
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes is one of four Group 1 features on the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day card in Melbourne each October during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the Caulfield Racecourse meeting’s staying feature run over 2000m under weight-for-age conditions, open to horses aged three and over. Worth $1 million in prize money the race makes a nice lead-up into the Ladbrokes Cox Plate and was first run in 1886 and won by Isonomy. Since then there has been many notable Caulfield Stakes winners including Wakeful (1901 & 1902), triple champ Eurythmic (1920-22), Ajax (1938), Comic Court (195), Sky High (1961 & 1962), Kingston Town (1981 & 1982), Rough Habit (1994), Lonhro (2002 & 2003), So You Think (2010), Atlantic Jewel (2013) and of course Winx (2016).
This year the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2017 ran on Saturday October 14, 2017 .
2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Results
- 1st: #2 Gailo Chop
- 2nd: #3 Johannes Vermeer
- 3rd: #6 Jon Snow
Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 2000m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $1 million
- First Run: 1886
Caulfield Stakes Betting & Odds
Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes betting is at its peak the week of the race with punters looking towards the favourite as they have saluted in the race five times since 2009, most recently with Winx (2016). Usually sitting top of the Caulfield Stakes odds are horses that ran well in their latest Group lead-up with six of the nine Caulfield Stakes winners from 2009-17 having finished top two in their lead-up runs including Winx (2016) who won Sydney’s Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m). Four and five year old horses also dominate the betting with just two horses since 2009 winning from outside this age group – Fawkner taking it out as a seven-year-old followed by Gailo Chop (7YO in 2017).
2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Odds
The season’s updated Ladbrokes Caulfield Sakes 2017 odds and betting market links to the Ladbrokes Cox Plate lead-up will be available below once open so stay tuned for the best Caulfield Group 1 racing odds this spring.
Caulfield Stakes Tips
Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes tips include selecting a horse that ran first or second last time out off a Group 1 lead-up, and to look for graduates of the Underwood Stakes that has produced seven winners since 2006 – the last to complete the double being the Kiwi Ocean Park (2012). Also, looking for runners drawn in barrier five is a good tip as this gate has produced four winners since 2009 including Atlantic Jewel (2013) who beat home the boys in the classic on the back of an Underwood Stakes second and Gailo Chop (2017) who improved on a lead-up third in the Underwood Stakes.
2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Tips
Our insider Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2017 betting tips and exotic selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned to see our tips on the horse to make the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes honour roll.
- 1st: #11 BONNEVAL ($3) – She is the short-priced favourite but after winning her six on the trot, including the Underwood Stakes (1800m) second-up at this track, it is not hard to see why. She still has improvement and backs-up next weekend in the Caulfield Cup, looking for another cheeky Group 1 success on the way. Genuine chance to salute again even from the wide barrier with time to overcome and form over plenty of these.
- 2nd: #2 GAILO CHOP ($9.50) – This Darren Weir-trained import was on pace in the Underwood and battled on well to finish third in a close finish. He has enjoyed five wins from eight 2000m runs so will only be better here still peaking. There are some unknowns in this race in the form of the internationals, but happy to stick with the Underwood Stakes form.
- 3rd: #1 HARTNELL ($3.40) – This champion racehorse won first-up over 1400m, but then failed to salute with back-to-back Group 1 seconds over 1600m and respectively. Is second favourite now meeting Bonneval on the back of his second to her in the Underwood Stakes. Likely waiting for the 2000m and he gets it here.
Caulfield Stakes Field
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field features a host of the season’s premier weight-for-age hopefuls but isn’t known for attracting bumper final acceptances. The event ran with under 10 starters every year from 2001 – 2013 before a dozen lined-up in the 2014 field when Fawkner won. Just eight gallopers ran in the 2015 edition with Criterion got the job done first-up off a UK race, but the smallest Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field was the three-starters that took to the track when Winx won in 2016.
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes field traditionally features staying types heading into another spring WFA classic – the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse and recent winners of the Ladbrokes Stakes – Cox Plate double include Northerly (2001), So You Think (2010), Ocean Park (2012) and Winx (2016) who won the latter for the second time be a historic margin of eight lengths.
2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Field
The official Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2017 Final Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday of race week and will be listed in full below so bookmark this page to see what weight-for-age spring hopefuls make the starting line-up.
The 2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Field features 11 hopefuls with Underwood Stakes winning mare Bonneval drawn the outside in her final Caulfield Cup lead-up. Underwood Stakes runner-up Hartnell will be out to turn the tables from barrier seven, while two international horses also line-up in the race with Riven Light (barrier four) and Johannes Vermeer (barrier six).
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||3x2822x122||HARTNELL (GB)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||7||59kg||115|
|2||81x37x0143||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||5||59kg||110|
|3||1x3x45712x||JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||6||59kg||108|
|4||8442×31511||RIVEN LIGHT (IRE)||William Mullins||Glen Boss||4||59kg||100|
|5||46557x135x||CALDERON (IRE)||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||8||59kg||106|
|6||337311×681||JON SNOW (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Stephen Baster||9||58kg||110|
|7||3x5126x696||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||3||58kg||105|
|8||312612×054||SINGLE GAZE||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||57kg||108|
|9||1x8400x725||ABBEY MARIE||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens (a)||10||57kg||102|
|10||5×22446925||THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Damien Oliver||2||56.5kg||105|
|11||5P31111x11||BONNEVAL (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||11||56kg||112|
2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Nominations
The early Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2017 Nominations close the Monday leading-up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and will be available here once released.
In 2017 the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Nominations attracted 20 hopefuls including current Caulfield Cup favourite Bonneval coming off a lead-up win in the Underwood Stakes and the horse she beat home in that Group 1 Hartnell for Godolphin.
Caulfield Stakes Form Guide
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes form guide has all the details punters need to place a well-informed wager on the weight-for-age feature with information including the saddlecloth numbers, trainers, jockeys and barriers of all the starters. Many punters will be keen to find a Mark Kavanagh-trained runner in the mix as he’s trained three winners since 2007 with Maldivian (2007), Whobegotyou (2009) and Atlantic Jewel (2013). Winx (2016) joined Atlantic Jewel as the only mares to win the Caulfield Stakes since Tristarc (1985), so punters are keen to look for the male gallopers on the form guide as well as graduates out of the Underwood Stakes.
Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Form Facts
- The Underwood Stakes has produced more Caulfield Stakes winners than any other lead-up including Ocean Park (2014) who did the double
- Four and five-year-old horses have dominated the Caulfield Stakes results from the past 30 years
- Only three mares in the past 30 years have saluted in the Caulfield Stakes
Caulfield Stakes Results
The Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes results and finishing order are known when the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day showdown runs on the early October program and shows exactly where your selection ran, the winning time / margin as well as the starting price of all the horses and any official scratchings.
Caulfield Stakes results over the past decade have been dominated by single-figure fancies, but upsets have also occurred including Douro Valley ($41 in 2008) and Descarado ($13 in 2011).
2017 Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes Results
The full Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be available here once the Group 1 takes place on Saturday October 14, 2017 .
|1||2||GAILO CHOP (FR)||Darren Weir||Mark Zahra||–||5||59kg||$5.50|
|2||3||JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||0.2L||6||59kg||$31|
|3||6||JON SNOW (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Stephen Baster||2.7L||9||58kg||$8.50|
|4||8||SINGLE GAZE||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||2.8L||1||57kg||$21|
|5||7||INFERENCE||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||4.05L||3||58kg||$21|
|6||11||BONNEVAL (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Damian Lane||4.15L||11||56kg||$3.70F|
|7||4||RIVEN LIGHT (IRE)||William Mullins||Glen Boss||4.65L||4||59kg||$21|
|8||9||ABBEY MARIE||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens (a)||4.75L||10||57kg||$26|
|9||1||HARTNELL (GB)||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||6L||7||59kg||$4.20|
|10||10||THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE)||Aidan O’Brien||Damien Oliver||8L||2||56.5kg||$10|
|11||5||CALDERON (IRE)||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||11L||8||59kg||$51|
Caulfield Stakes Winners
|2017||Gailo Chop||Johannes Vermeer||Jon Snow||2:02.1|
|2016||Winx||Black Heart Bart||He Or She||2:03:4|
|2015||Criterion||Happy Trails||Mongolian Khan||2:02.0|
|2013||Atlantic Jewel||Foreteller||Super Cool||2:02.9|
|2011||Descarado||Avienus||Lights of Heaven||2:02.5|
|2010||So You Think||Alcopop||Whobegotyou||2:02.4|
|2009||Whobegotyou||Heart Of Dreams||Vision And Power||2:01.5|
|2008||Douro Valley||Pompeii Ruler||Guillotine||2:04.3|
|2006||Casual Pass||Pompeii Ruler||El Segundo||2:02.6|
|2005||El Segundo||Fields Of Omagh||Confectioner||2:04.8|
|2000||Sky Heights||Shogun Lodge||Tie The Knot||2:03.6|