2016 Caulfield Cup Tips & Odds

October 14th, 2016

The Caulfield Cup 2016 tips are out on the richest mile and a half handicap in the world running this weekend in Melbourne as the first of the ‘Big 3’ spring majors.

Our Ivanhowe

Our Ivanhowe is an upset chance to win the 2016 Caulfield Cup at big odds on Saturday in Melbourne. Photo: Daniel Costello.

A final field of 18 stayers will face off in Saturday’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) – the handicap classic to jump as Caulfield Race 8 at 4:30pm (AEDT).

The two Caulfield Cup emergencies – De Little Engine and Vengeur Masque – both gain a start in the official Caulfield Cup 2016 field after the early scratching of Fanatic (spider bite) and Big Memory (inflamed hock).

The clear favourite in the updated Caulfield Cup betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au is still the Ciaron Maher-trained mare Jameka ($3.60).

She has a number of hoodoos to overcome including becoming the first VRC Oaks winner in history to train on and win the following year’s Caulfield Cup.

So will Jameka get the job done for the Caulfield Cup punters or is there value further down the Caulfield Cup odds from the likes of Darren Weir’s mare Real Love ($7), the Charlie Appleby-trained English raider Scottish ($7.50) or even last year’s third placegetter Our Ivanhowe ($26)?

2016 Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tip: #2 Our Ivanhowe from #11 Jameka and #12 Real Love

1st: #2 Our Ivanhowe ($26)

Big odds on offer for this Lee & Anthony Freedman-trainer German expat to go two better than his third in last spring’s Caulfield Cup trifecta. He only carries a half-kilo more than 12 months ago getting in on 56.5kg, a manageable weight for the Doomben Cup winner. Is drawn a treat in barrier six, which produced last year’s winner, and co-trainer Lee Freedman chases his fifth win in the race. Historically the heavier kilos are a non-issue and he’ll be improving on the Turnbull Stakes eighth getting out over 2400m.

2nd: #11 Jameka ($3.60)

Obvious reasons why this mare is top fancy in Caulfield Cup markets, but she has to make history and if successful will be the shortest-priced mare to win the race since Leilani ($3.25 in 1974). That’s a big hoodoo to overcome, but her lead-up has been spot-on and she loves Caulfield. Ideally weighted dropping to 52.5kg and jockey Nicholas Hall stays on chasing his second Caulfield Cup win after the success on Fawkner (2013) three years ago.

3rd: #12 Real Love ($7)

The bookies are keeping Melbourne Cup winning trainer Weir’s sole hope in the Caulfield Cup field 2016 safe in betting, the smart Desert King mare coming off the JRA Cup win at Moonee Valley. She’ll appreciate getting out over the mile and a half – a distance she’s won a Perth Cup over. She also drops from 58kg to 52.5kg and has Craig Williams aboard. Caulfield isn’t her best track, but she’s a definite Place chance.

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2016 Caulfield Cup Odds Update