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2019 Caulfield Stakes Futures Tip - Will Avilius become the Cox Plate favourite?

Justin Darcy has provided his best bets for the Caulfield Stakes futures market.
2019 Caulfield Stakes Futures Tips & Best Bet
Avilius will be looking to back up his George Main win with victory in the Caulfield Stakes. (Getty Images)

Caulfield Stakes Information

  • DateSat 10 Oct, 2020
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance2000 metres
  • ConditionsWeight-for-age
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$1,000,000

2019 Caulfield Stakes Futures Tips

The Caulfield Stakes is a 2000m Group One, WFA event that is a traditional lead up to the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.

In 2015, New Zealander Mongolian Khan placed in the event before winning the Caulfield Cup just seven days later.

In 2017, champion Winx won the event before taking out her second Cox Plate.

The race has proven to be one of the Spring highlights and, this year is no different with a strong lineup in readiness.

Sydney sider Avilius is set to make his way to the Heath en-route to the Cox Plate while Underwood Stakes runner-up Homesman will also be making his way there.

International galloper Danceteria will try and establish himself as a Cox Plate chance as will European galloper Cape Of Good Hope.

2019 Caulfield Stakes Odds

Mystic Journey$4
Mr Quickie$8
Cape Of Good Hope$9
Royal Meeting$10
Happy Clapper$14

Odds provided by Ladbrokes and were correct as of 3/10/19 - 12.45pm 

Caulfield Stakes Futures Best Bet - Avilius @ $2.60

The handsome black horse was back to his astonishing best last start in the Group One George Main Stakes, beating Dreamforce by two and a half lengths.

He had been running well leading up to this effort, but just had not be justifying his price.

He looks back to his best and the Caulfield Stakes looks a natural progression at a track that he has won at twice before. The 2000m looks ideal and he may prove that he should be our 2019 Cox Plate favourite.

He may not get all the way back to last as the pace at this stage does not look to be overly hot, so we may see him sit midfield and explode around that bend.

Caulfield Stakes Futures Best Bet - Avilius @ $2.60 via Ladbrokes

Caulfield Stakes Futures Value Bet - Danceteria @ $7

This may not look like a lot of value in the race, but there's every chance this guy firms leading into the event.

The Australian Bloodstock owned galloper boasts the strongest European form you could think of, running fourth behind Enable and Magical who look set to fight out an Arc next week.

The internationals do have a strong recent record in the race with Benbatl and Blair House fighting out last years running while Johannes Vermeer started at $61 in the 2017 editio, running an eye-catching second.

Danceteria comes into the race off the back of a German Group One win and, although this may not be the strongest form, winning form is a positive no matter where it is.

On the day I think the market may rally behind him, especially in that last 20 minutes, dependent on his behaviour in the mounting yard.

Caulfield Stakes Futures Value Bet - Danceteria @ $7 & $2.50P

How far is the Caulfield Stakes?

The Caulfield Stakes is run over 2000m.

How to live stream the Caulfield Stakes?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Caulfield Stakes and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2018 Caulfield Stakes?

Benbatl held off Blair House in the final stages of the race last year.

He then went on to run second to the might mare Winx in the Cox Plate three weeks later.

Who is the Caulfield Stakes tip this year?

We are tipping Avilius to win the race this year as he progresses to a Cox Plate.

We will also be having an each-way saver on Danceteria.


We are going to have 10 units on Avilius and have three units a win and seven units a place on Danceteria in the futures markets.

I am confident we will get two collects in this race with Avilius winning and Danceteria featuring in the placings.
Value Bet: Danceteria @7.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Value Bet: Danceteria @2.50 at Ladbrokes Australia - 7 Units

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