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2019 Caulfield Cup - Japanese runner tipped to win Australia's second best staying race

The world's best stayers embark on Caulfield for the biggest meeting on the Caulfield calendar
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The Caulfield Cup is one of Australia's biggest staying thoroughbred races

Caulfield Cup


  • DateSat 17 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time05:00
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance2400 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$5,000,000

2019 Caulfield Cup Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


The Caulfield Cup is the second biggest cup race in Australia, behind only the Melbourne Cup, and it holds massive importance.
 
Held just weeks before the Melbourne Cup, horses that run well in the Caulfield Cup often kick on to the Melbourne Cup and it offers a great form guide for punters.
 
A full field of runners will line up in the 2019 Caulfield Cup on October 19 and once again it will be a truly international affair.

The international brigade has come to Australia with big ambitions and they head the market.

2019 Caulfield Cup Field & Odds


#
Horse
Barrier
Trainer
Jockey
Odds
1Hartnell17J CummingsB Rawiller20.00
2Mirage Dancer13Busuttin/YoungB Melham18.00
3Mer De Glace21H ShimizuD Lane8.00
4Mustajeer16K LeesD Oliver14.00
5Rostropovich18Lindsay ParkD Dunn23.00
6Finche19C WallerM Walker6.50
7Gold Mount4I WilliamsM du Plessis23.00
8Red Verdon15E DunlopP Cosgrave41.00
9Angel of Truth14G MarkwellD Yendall51.00
10Big Duke1K LeesB Prebble51.00
11Constantinople7Lindsay ParkL Nolen8.00
12Mr Quickie10P StokesJ Allen8.00
13Crown Prosecutor2S MarshG Grylls41.00
14Vow And Declare9D O'BrienC Williams9.00
15Brimham Rocks20C WallerM Dee26.00
16The Chosen One22Baker/ForsmanS Baster17.00
17Qafila6Lindsay ParkC Parish34.00
18Wolfe5Waterhouse/BottB Mertens20.00
19Sound8M MoroneyJ Winks101.00
20Neufbosc3Lindsay ParkJ McNeil91.00
21True Self12W MullinsD Bates41.00
22Prince of Arran11C FellowesJ Kah21.00

2019 Caulfield Cup Best Bet – Mer De Glace @ 8.00


Mer De Glace has been hammered in Caulfield Cup betting markets. The Japanese-trained runner opened at 17.00 and has firmed into favouritism.

He's a five-year-old gelding which has seven wins from 17 starts and given how weak the Australian form has been this season, Mer De Grace could score the win.

He comes into this race having won five consecutive races. They were only Group 3 grade in Japan but the form reads well.

Mer De Grace certainly adds some intrigue to a quality race.


2019 Caulfield Cup Best Each Way – Constantinople @ 9.00


Constantinople is a highly-regarded four-year-old for Coolmore which is being aimed at the cups in Australia.

The son of Galileo is bred to stay and with two wins and five placings from eight starts, he looks a likely contender at Caulfield.

The imported runners have a good record down under and Constantinople could add his name to the winners list.

He hasn't won since May but he finished second at York at Group 2 level last start and that form should hold up nicely.

Goes close and punters are getting nice odds.


2019 Caulfield Cup Best Roughie – Kings Will Dream @ 11.00


It was a great story when Kings Will Dream scored a win in the Turnbull Stakes. He came back from a career-threatening injury to win at Group 1 level.

He could go back-to-back at the highest level and this race looks ideal for the son of Casamento.

Kings Will Dream finished sixth in this race last year and he's a great chance of improving that position.

Punters are getting double-figure odds for a runner which has found his groove during the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Caulfield Cup FAQ

How far is the Caulfield Cup?

The Caulfield Cup is run over 2400m.

When is the Caulfield Cup held?

The Caulfield Cup is held at Caulfield, Melbourne.

Who won the 2018 Caulfield Cup?

Charlie Appleby trained the winner last year, Best Solution, in what was a front running ride from jockey Pat Cosgrave.

Who is this years Caulfield Cup tip?

Japanese stayer Mer De Glace is the tip for this year's race.

Verdict

Mer De Grace is an unknown runner for most Australian punters, but the Japanese runners always perform in the Caulfield Cup.

Constantinople looks best of the Europeans and Kings Will Dream is in form and worth an each-way bet at odds.

Best Bet: Mer De Grace @8.00 at bet365 - 5 Units
Best Each Way: Constantinople @9.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Best Roughie: Kings Will Dream @11.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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