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Caulfield Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw: Which horses are contesting the 2017 Caulfield Cup?

  • Caulfield Cup final field and barrier draw
  • Who is running in the Group 1
Trainer Darren Weir

The final field and barrier draw has been declared for Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) with 17 stayers battling for $3 million in prizemoney.

Victoria’s leading trainer, Darren Weir, will saddle up two runners with race favourite Humidor coming up with barrier 7, while last start winner of the Bart Cummings (2500m) Amelie’s Star will jump from gate 13.

Aidan O’Brien’s Johannes Vermeer stormed into Caulfield Cup calculations with a fast-finishing 2nd place in the Caulfield Stakes (2000m) last Saturday and will back up from barrier 2. 

Classy mare Bonneval is one of two runners for trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman who will also saddle up John Snow.

The pair finished 3rd and 6th in the Caulfield Stakes and have drawn gates 14 and 6 respectively for Saturday’s major assignment.

Lindsay Park trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig will saddle up four chances in race with He’s Our Rokkii, Ventura Storm, Boom Time and Harlem aiming to give David his third win in the race and his first since Tawqeet in 2006.

2017 Caulfield Cup field and barriers:

1. HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir - Damian Lane (7) 56kg
2. MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison - Hugh Bowman (10) 55kg
3. JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O'Brien - Ben Melham (2) 54.5kg
4. JON SNOW (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman - Stephen Baster (6) 54.5kg
5. HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig - Luke Nolen (15) 54kg
6. SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) Robert Hickmott - Ms Katelyn Mallyon (17) 54kg
7. VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig - Damien Oliver (4) 54kg
8. WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins - Joao Moreira (16) 54kg
9. INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes - Dwayne Dunn (11) 53.5kg
10. SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive - Ms Kathy O'Hara (12) 53kg
11. BONNEVAL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman - Kerrin McEvoy (14) 52.5kg
12. HARDHAM David Brideoake - Craig Newitt (8) 52.5kg
13. BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig – TBA (3) 52kg
14. ABBEY MARIE Michael Kent - Beau Mertens (a) (5) 51.5kg
15. HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig - Chad Schofield (1) 51.5kg
16. AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir - Craig Williams (13) 51kg
17. LORD FANDANGO (GER) Archie Alexander - Ben Allen (a) (9) 50kg


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Caulfield Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw: Which horses are contesting the 2017 Caulfield Cup?

The 2017 Caulfield Cup final field will be declared after 10am (AEST) on Tuesday, October 17, with the barrier draw to follow shortly after.

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