Jameka Tops Early 2016 Caulfield Cup Odds

October 5th, 2016

Ciaron Maher’s Group 1 winning mare Jameka is the early favourite in futures Caulfield Cup 2016 odds for the staying classic run on Saturday October 15.

Jameka

Group 1 winning mare Jameka heads the updated pre-field 2016 Caulfield Cup odds following third acceptances. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Saturday week’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) underwent third acceptances this week with 30 horses still in the mix for the mile and a half feature.

Four-year-old Myboycharlie mare Jameka sits second on the updated Caulfield Cup ballot and leads the all-in Caulfield Cup betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

She pays $3.60 to join Southern Speed (2011) as the only Caulfield Cup winning mares since Ethereal (2001).

Winner of the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) as a three-year-old last Melbourne Cup Carnival, Jameka won the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) two back at Caulfield before her second to runaway winner Hartnell in last Sunday’s Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

Hartnell is the second best fancied of the 2016 Caulfield Cup third acceptances in the latest Caulfield Cup odds paying $4.40.

Firm plans to run in the Caulfield Cup field are yet to be confirmed by trainer John O’Shea, but after blitzing the Turnbull Stakes last time out the bookmakers are taking no chances with the flying Authorized six-year-old.

Just one other hopeful sits under $10 in the Caulfield Cup markets with the best fancied of the remaining international raiders is the Charlie Appleby-trained Scottish from the UK.

The son of Teofilo is at $9 in the pre-field Caulfield Cup 2016 odds after a last start Group 3 win at York over 1811m on August 20.

He has had two runs over the Caulfield Cup distance for two seconds and will be out to join the likes of Japan’s Admire Rakti (2014) and the French raider Dunaden (2012) as the latest Caulfield Cup winning internationals.

Last year New Zealand Mongolian Khan ($4 in 2015) was the last favourite to salute for the Caulfield Cup punters.

Before him the other three latest champs saluted at a double-figure starting price in the Caulfield Cup odds.

This year the best fancied of the double-figure hopes in the futures markets are the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained import Exosphere ($11), Darren Weir’s last start Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) winning mare Real Love ($11) and Tally ($13) who ran a surprise third to his stablemate in the Turnbull Stakes last weekend.

Also high up the latest Caulfield Cup odds include the likes of the Andreas Wohler-trained German raider Articus and fellow international Sir Isaac Newton for Ireland’s Aidan O’Brien at $15 each.

The 2016 Caulfield Cup field of final acceptances is set for release on Tuesday October 11, with updated Caulfield Cup odds to follow.

That makes now the time to back your early favourites at their juicy all-in Caulfield Cup 2016 odds, the top 20 in betting provided in the table below with prices courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

Pre-Field 2016 Caulfield Cup Betting