2016 Caulfield Cup Barriers & Betting Update

October 12th, 2016

The Caulfield Cup 2016 barrier draw has seen an update to the Caulfield Cup odds for the $3 million mile-and-a-half showdown in Melbourne running this Saturday, October 15, as the first of the ‘Big 3’ spring majors.


2016 Caulfield Cup favourite Jameka is drawn barrier 13 (of 18) for her shot at Group 1 glory this weekend. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Running as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:30pm (AEDT), this year’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) features a full field and barriers were drawn for all 20 final acceptors on Tuesday afternoon.

Heading the Caulfield Cup odds at $3.50 is the Ciaron Maher-trained Jameka.

The four-year-old Myboycharlie mare has eased out slightly in the post-barrier Caulfield Cup betting markets (from $3.20) after drawing barrier 13.

Jockey Nicholas Hall retains the ride on the recent Naturalism Stakes winner having ridden her to victory in that Caulfield lead-up as well as her brave second to Hartnell in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) last start.

Hall chases his second Caulfield Cup win having guided Fawkner (2013) to victory three years ago, with the last Caulfield Cup winner to salute from barrier 13 being Viewed in 2009.

Maher’s two other runners in this year’s 18-starter Caulfield Cup field suffered wide draws with Set Square to jump from the far outside barrier, while last Saturday’s Herbert Power Stakes third placegetter Pemberley drew barrier 17.

It was only four years ago a horse overcame the outside Caulfield Cup barrier (18) to win when the French raider Dunaden got the job done with Craig Williams in the saddle.

Williams also rode Southern Speed to victory from barrier 3 (of 18) the year before (2011), the mare the last female to beat home the boys in a Caulfield Cup result.

This Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Williams returns chasing a third Caulfield Cup success booked to ride the Darren Weir-trained JRA Cup winning mare Real Love.

A former Perth Cup winner over the Caulfield Cup distance (2400m), Real Love pays $8 in the latest Caulfield Cup odds after drawing barrier 10.

Occupying the second line of Caulfield Cup betting after the release of Caulfield Cup barriers backed in from $8 to $7.50 is the Charlie Appleby-trained British raider Scottish for the Godolphin team.

Scottish has had two runs over 2400m for two seconds and has Kerrin McEvoy aboard for his down under debut this weekend from an ideal barrier seven draw.

Barrier 7 has produced four Caulfield Cup winners (since 1983), most recently Admire Rakti (2014).

The most successful Caulfield Cup barrier in that time with five winners is barrier nine, drawn this year by fellow international raider Sir Isaac Newton.

Prepared by Ireland’s Aidan O’Brien, Sir Isaac Newton has Irish hoop Colm O’Donoghue riding this weekend and has been backed in from $13 to $11 in the Caulfield Cup odds.

Also at single figures in the markets at $8.50 and firming is German visitor Articus from the stables of Melbourne Cup winning trainer Andreas Wohler.

Other key Caulfield Cup barriers include Our Ivanhowe (6) who is at $26 to go two better than his third in the race last year, his imported stablemate Exospheric (3) paying a shorter $10 to give co-trainer Lee Freedman his fifth Caulfield Cup and the Group 1 The Metropolitan winner over the distance in Sydney last start Sir John Hawkwood (5) at $16 (in from $19).

Check out the full Caulfield Cup 2016 odds and barrier draw below, following the links to Ladbrokes.com.au to back your early Caulfield Cup tips at the right price!

2016 Caulfield Cup Field, Barriers & Odds