Ladbrokes Tip: Look for horses that ran top three in their Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes lead-up run
The Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes 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. Ladbrokes 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 recent Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes winners include 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 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes ran on Saturday February 10, 2018 .
2018 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes Results
- 1st: #1 Hartnell
- 2nd: #10 Single Gaze
- 3rd: #4 Brave Smash
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Race Info
- Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
- Track: Caulfield Racecourse
- Distance: 1400m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Status: Group 1
- Prize Money: $500,000
- First Run: 1925
2018 CF Orr Stakes Results
The 2018 C.F. Orr Stakes results and finishing order are revealed on Saturday February 10, 2018 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.
The Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes 2018 Results saw a return to Group 1 winning form for the tough Godolphin import Hartnell ($6) who just held off Nick Olive’s class staying mare Single Gaze (2nd) and the Darren Weir-trained The Everest placegetter Brave Smash (3rd) in the trifecta.
|1||1||HARTNELL (GB)||James Cummings||Craig Williams||–||11||59kg||$6|
|2||10||SINGLE GAZE||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||0.1L||1||57kg||$19|
|3||4||BRAVE SMASH (JPN)||Darren Weir||John Allen||0.2L||5||59kg||$9.50|
|4||8||THRONUM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||0.3L||7||59kg||$10|
|5||5||LORD OF THE SKY||Robbie Laing||Damien Oliver||0.7L||9||59kg||$51|
|6||12||ABBEY MARIE||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||0.8L||3||57kg||$31|
|7||14||MIGHTY BOSS||Mick Price||Michael Walker||0.9L||4||55.5kg||$11|
|8||7||MR SNEAKY||Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||1.2L||12||59kg||$9|
|9||9||DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR||Tony McEvoy||Jamie Kah||1.3L||6||59kg||$16|
|10||11||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||2.3L||2||57kg||$10|
|11||3||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||2.4L||13||59kg||$4F|
|12||13||JESTER HALO||Darren Kolpin||Ms Christine Puls||3.15L||8||57kg||$101|
|13||6||TSHAHITSI||Chris Crook & Imogen Miller||Brendon McCoull||3.45L||10||59kg||$16|
|–||2||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||–||0||–|
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Betting & Odds
Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes betting markets, Tosen Stardom was the favourite but only managed to run 11th to Hartnell ($6) who was second favourite.
Ladbrokes 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 and Hartnell (2018) who improved on a 20th in the previous spring’s Melbourne Cup results.
2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Odds
All-in Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018 betting opens about a month out from the race and the updated Orr Stakes odds for the autumn will be provided below.
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Field
The Ladbrokes 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.
Proven weight-for-age types make up the Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes field each autumn and the traditional lead-up is Moonee Valley’s Australia Stakes that has produced recent winners including 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 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes field & barrier draw is released on the Wednesday before the race.
2018 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes Field
The official Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes 2018 Final Field will be available below once announce don February 7, 2018 so stay tuned to see what autumn weight-for-age hopefuls make the cut.
The 2018 CF Orr Stakes field attracted 14 weight-for-age runners including last year’s winner Black Heart Bart and the fellow Darren Weir-trained stablemates Tosen Stardom and Brave Smash who are all at single-figures for the win.
2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Field Update: Black Heart Bart (3) has been scratched from the race due to a hoof issue. Last year’s champion will undergo some minor treatment and likely kick-off a fortnight later in the Futurity Stakes, which he also won in 2017.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||822x12290x||HARTNELL (GB)||James Cummings||Craig Williams||12||59kg||113|
|2||75x323529x||BLACK HEART BART||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||3||59kg||114|
|3||22x536181x||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||14||59kg||115|
|4||344x2123x5||BRAVE SMASH (JPN)||Darren Weir||John Allen||6||59kg||107|
|5||x415x66x16||LORD OF THE SKY||Robbie Laing||Damien Oliver||10||59kg||106|
|6||x591131x41||TSHAHITSI||Chris Crook & Imogen Miller||Brendon McCoull||11||59kg||105|
|7||311x1220x2||MR SNEAKY||Anthony Freedman||Kerrin McEvoy||13||59kg||100|
|8||21306x13x1||THRONUM||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Mark Zahra||8||59kg||102|
|9||7458111132||DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR||Tony McEvoy||Jamie Kah||7||59kg||100|
|10||12x054420x||SINGLE GAZE||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||1||57kg||108|
|11||94010x731x||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||2||57kg||110|
|12||400x72586x||ABBEY MARIE||Michael Kent||Luke Nolen||4||57kg||102|
|13||x88x311221||JESTER HALO||Darren Kolpin||Ms Christine Puls||9||57kg||78|
|14||0x12741x||MIGHTY BOSS||Mick Price||Michael Walker||5||55.5kg||105|
2018 Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes Nominations
The early C.F. Orr Stakes 2018 Nominations close on Monday February 5, 2018 with the full list of entries to be published below.
Trainer Darren Weir has four of the official 29 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018 Nominations including the reigning champion Black Heart Bart who is equal second favourite with stablemate Tosen Stardom in futures markets led by Cox Plate runner-up Hartnell.
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Tips
Ladbrokes 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 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes betting tip is to look at horses that finished in the money in their lead-up run with just two runners in the past 10 years saluting off a worse than third lead-up. Mares also have a top record making them a favourite in Ladbrokes 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.
2018 CF Orr Stakes Tips
Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive CF Orr Stakes 2018 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.
- 1st: #11 SHILLELAGH ($7)
- 2nd: #7 MR SNEAKY ($8)
- 3rd: #9 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR ($19)
Last year’s champ BLACK HEART BART is out and that has opened things up in CF Orr Stakes betting this autumn. Plenty of money pouring in for Chris Waller’s Kennedy Mile winning mare SHILLELAGH ($7). Would have preferred her at $10, but she can perform fresh at this distance from a good barrier and has really nice claims in the race. MR SNEAKY ($8) is out wider, but K. McEvoy will know what to do on the Anthony Freedman-trained four-year-old who was runner-up at the track / distance in the Group 1 Sir Rupert last spring and who was good first-up when second in the Australia Stakes. Big odds on DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR ($19) but that looks overs on a super-consistent horse who is a Caulfield specialist.
Ladbrokes 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.
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Form Facts
- From 2006 – 2018 four of the CF Orr Stakes winners came off a last-start win
- From 2011 – 2018 five 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 – 2018 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 – 2018
2018 CF Orr Stakes Form Guide
A link to our comprehensive Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.
Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes Results
The Ladbrokes 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
|2018||Hartnell||Single Gaze||Brave Smash|
|2017||Black Heart Bart||Turn Me Loose||Ecuador|
|2014||Moment Of Change||Eurozone||Shamus Award|
|2013||All Too Hard||Mawingo||Mr Moet|
|2012||Black Caviar||Southern Speed||Playing God|
|2011||Typhoon Tracy||Heart Of Dreams||Ortensia|
|2010||Typhoon Tracy||Heart Of Dreams||Sirmione|
|2007||El Segundo||Marasco||Aqua D’amore|
|2006||Perfect Promise||Lad Of The Manor||Fields Of Omagh|