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Caulfield Cup Form Guide: Runners for the 2017 Caulfield Cup

  • Runner-by-runner guide to the Caulfield Cup
  • How do the form guides stack up?
  • Who will win the Group 1?
Sir Isaac Newton

A high-class field of 18 runners plus two emergencies will line up for the 2017 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on Saturday, but how do the the various form guides stack up?

Please check back following the 2017 Caulfield Cup final field and barrier draw to see our runner-by-runner analysis.

Example (2016)


Caulfield Cup final field and barrier draw

No. HorseTrainerJockeyBarrier Weight
1PREFERMENTChris WallerHugh Bowman1557kg
2OUR IVANHOWELee & Anthony FreedmanDwayne Dunn
656.5kg
3EXOSPHERICLee & Anthony FreedmanZac Purton355.5kg
4SCOTTISHCharlie ApplebyKerrin McEvoy755kg
5SIR ISAAC NEWTONAidan O'BrienColm O'Donoghue955kg
6TARZINOMick PriceCraig Newitt454.5kg
7ALMOONQITHDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigMichael Walker254kg
8SIR JOHN HAWKWOODJohn P ThompsonBlake Spriggs
5
53.5kg
9ARTICUSAndreas WohlerZac Purton1153kg
10TALLYJohn O'SheaBrenton Avdulla1953kg
11JAMEKACiaron MaherNicholas Hall1352.5kg
12REAL LOVEDarren WeirCraig Williams1052.5kg
13SET SQUARECiaron MaherMichael Dee20
52kg
14BIG MEMORYTony McEvoyChris Parnham1251.5kg
15SACRED MASTERChris WallerTommy Berry851.5kg
16FANATICGraeme SandersDean Yendell
16
50.5kg
17PEMBERLEYCiaron Maher
Ben Allen (a)
1750.5kg
18GO DREAMINGGrant KluskeMs Kate Mallyon
1
50.5kg
19 emDE LITTLE ENGINEDanny O'BrienBen E Thompson1450.5kg
20 emVENGEUR MASQUEMichael MoroneyPatrick Moloney1850.5kg


Here is our form guide for each of the runners in the 2016 Caulfield Cup (including Ladbrokes odds):

1 PREFERMENT (NZ) 7x4110x454 Current Odds: ($26 Ladbrokes)

Last win came in Group 1 The BMW (2400m) in March. He has been unplaced in three runs this preparation with all three defeats coming at the hands of Hartnell. Caulfield Cup favourite Jameka was two places ahead last start in the Turnbull Stakes.

2 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) 30x5501x58 Current Odds: ($26 Ladbrokes)

Won the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) three starts back, but hasn't been at his best in the Makybe Diva Stakes and Turnbull Stakes this prep. He was 8th or 12 in the Turnbull with four definite Caulfield Cup starters ahead. Needs to improve to match last year's third place finish in the race.

3 EXOSPHERIC (GB) 11413x1835 Current Odds: ($10 Ladbrokes)

Known as Exosphere in the UK, but will run at Exospheric during the Spring Carnival. One success from four runs in high-class company this year, the win coming first up as he defeated Melbourne Cup contender Big Orange at Newmarket.

4 SCOTTISH (IRE) 12251x3121 Current Odds: ($7.50 Ladbrokes)

Another UK runner with the Charlie Appleby-trained runner carrying the blue of Godolphin. Two wins and two places from four runs this year including at Group 3 level at his last start before heading Down Under.

5 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) x4x2311440 Current Odds: ($12 Ladbrokes)

Trained by 2014 Cox Plate-winning trainer Aidan O'Brien, he caught the eye winning at Royal Ascot in June. He has found things slightly tougher in three Group 1s most recently, finishing unplaced in all three.

6 TARZINO (NZ) x4214x8086 Current Odds: ($26 Ladbrokes)

Victoria Derby winner fifth up last year and heads into the Caulfield Cup after four comprehensive defeats in Group 1s this preparation, most recently in the Turnbull Stakes. Back up to 2400m should benefit him.



7 ALMOONQITH (USA) 1x9065x808 Current Odds: ($51 Ladbrokes)

Won the Geelong Cup and Sandown Cup either side of 18th in the Melbourne Cup last spring. Well beaten by Jameka in Sydney second up this preparation and only 8th of 11 in The Bart Cummings at Flemington at his last start.
8 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) 12x1322x21 Current Odds: ($16 Ladbrokes)

Comes into the race in consistent form, finishing out of the first two only once in his last nine starts. Heads into the race in winning style following victory in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick.

9 ARTICUS (FR) 114x31215x Current Odds: ($8.50 Ladbrokes)

A heavily-backed international galloper, he is trained in Germany by 2014 Melbourne Cup winning trainer Andreas Wohler. Has won two of last four starts in Germany, but won't have run since July. 

10 TALLY x11113x023 Current Odds: ($14 Ladbrokes)

Won four in a row last preparation before signing off with third place in the Group 1 Australian Derby behind Tavago and Jameka. Never figured in the Memsie Stakes on his return, but has been place twice since including when third behind Hartnell and Jameka in the Turnbull Stakes.

11 JAMEKA 45324x4712 Current Odds: ($3.40 Ladbrokes)

A deserved favourite. Won the Crown Oaks 11 months ago and took out the Naturalism Stakes two starts back. Her runner-up effort behind Hartnell in the Turnbull Stakes last start makes her the one to beat.

12 REAL LOVE 132114x271 Current Odds: ($8.00 Ladbrokes)

Formely trained in Western Australia, Darren Weir's mare was a two-time winner in Brisbane during the winter and returned to winning way third up this preparation in the Group 3 JRA Cup. Second favourite in most markets.

13 SET SQUARE 25305x9340 Current Odds: ($31 Ladbrokes)

Losing run stretches back to the 2014 Spring Carnival with no victory since taking out the Crown Oaks two years ago - includng when 16th in the 2015 Caulfield Cup. Has been no match for stablemate Jameka in three of her four runs this campaign.

14 BIG MEMORY (FR) 6x8222x302 Current Odds: ($67 Ladbrokes)

Narrowly beaten into second by Assign in the Herbert Power last start. Had Pemberley behind in third, and is holding form well with placed efforts in five of last six starts. This is a big step up though. 

15 SACRED MASTER (NZ) 6113x88214 Current Odds: ($31 Ladbrokes)

Newcastle Cup winner two starts back and fourth in The Metropolitan behind Sir John Hawkwood most recently. Needs to step up on those efforts to feature for leading trainer Chris Waller.

16 FANATIC (NZ) 3057741x69 Current Odds: ($101 Ladbrokes)

Group 1 New Zealand Oaks winner back in February and has run just twice this preparation over unsuitable shorter distances including in the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate. The step up to 2400m will suit but more likely to be needed on first start outside of New Zealand.

17 PEMBERLEY (NZ) 31130x9113 Current Odds: ($61 Ladbrokes)

Followed victories at Warracknabeal and Murtoa with third place in the Herbert Power behind Assign and Big Memory. Having his first crack at Group 1 company.

18 GO DREAMING 01893x4864 Current Odds: ($301 Ladbrokes)

Another who is yet to race at this level and hasn't finished in the places since victory at Morphettville back in February. Will likely be an also-ran.

19e DE LITTLE ENGINE 6x7733x867 Current Odds: ($71 Ladbrokes)

First emergency, he warmed up for a potential run in the Caulfield Cup with seventh place in the Turnbull Stakes. Stays much further but unlikely to feature in the finish if getting into the race.

20e VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) 2x1145x524 Current Odds: ($301 Ladbrokes)

Formerly trained in France, has had three runs in Australia. Finished 2nd at Pakenham before running 4th in The Bart Cummings most recently. Needs two to come out of the race to get a run.
 


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