2016 Caulfield Cup Field Released

October 11th, 2016

A full field of stayers is engaged to face off in the Caulfield Cup 2016 this weekend in Melbourne kicking off the first of the big three spring majors.

Our Ivanhowe

Last year’s third placegetter Our Ivanhowe returns in the 2016 Caulfield Cup field this weekend in Melbourne. Photo: Daniel Costello.

Due to run as Caulfield Race 8 on Saturday, this year’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) has attracted a capacity 18 starters plus two emergencies awaiting a run in the world’s richest mile and a half handicap.

The official 2016 Caulfield Cup barrier draw is set to take place later on Tuesday afternoon and will further impact the latest Caulfield Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Currently those post-field Caulfield Cup betting markets have the Ciaron Maher-trained Jameka ($3.40) as the firm favourite.

The four-year-old Myboycharlie mare has Nicholas Hall booked for the ride, Hall after his second Caulfield Cup winning ride after success aboard Fawkner (2013) three years ago.

Jameka won the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at the Caulfield track two back and was penalised 0.5kg for the win.

She still sits well in the Caulfield Cup weights with just 52.5kg and was last seen running second to Hartnell at Flemington in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

Fakwner (3rd in 2013) was the last Turnbull Stakes graduate to back-up and win the Caulfield Cup next start.

Maher has a total of three runners in this year’s Caulfield Cup field also accepting for light-weights Set Square (52kg) and Pemberley (50.5kg).

Pemberley was tested over the track / distance just last Saturday and caught the eye in a blanket finish in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) crossing just a quarter length back for third.

The winner Assign isn’t in the Caulfield Cup 2016 field, but runner-up Big Memory backs-up and drops from 53kg to 51.5kg with Chris Parnham in the saddle.

Heading this year’s Caulfield Cup weights with 57kg is the Chris Waller-trained Preferment last seen running fourth in the Turnbull Stakes.

The five-year-old Zabeel stallion is after his first win since the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) in Sydney back in late March and pays $26 in the latest Caulfield Cup odds.

Along with Jameka there are just three other single figure fancies in the Caulfield Cup markets including Real Love ($8) who is another mare looking to beat home the boys in the race for the first time since Southern Speed (2011).

Desert King six-year-old Real Love is a former Perth Cup winner over the distance and was last seen winning the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley on September 30.

The other single-figure hopes are the Charlie Appleby-trained English raider Scottish ($8.50) who has Kerrin McEvoy riding and fellow international Articus ($8.50) who Zac Purton rides.

McEvoy (2008 – All The Good) and Purton (2014 – Admire Rakti) both chase their second Caulfield Cup winning ride.

Four-time Caulfield Cup winning jockey Damien Oliver meanwhile rode his last champion back in 1999 with Sky Heights and is looking for a fifth win this weekend aboard  Exospheric for Lee & Anthony Freedman.

The import debuts down under in the Caulfield Cup and is joined in the field by stablemate Our Ivanhowe who ran third to Mongolian Khan (2015) in the race last year.

Check out the full 2016 Caulfield Cup field, jockeys and weights below along with the latest Fixed Win Caulfield Cup odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 Caulfield Cup Odds