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2021 Caulfield Cup Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • Justin Darcy outlines some of the chances in this year's Caulfield Cup
  • Can Montefilia go all the way in the Cup?
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Caulfield Cup Tips
The 2021 Caulfield Cup will have a big lead after a stellar race in 2020 (Getty)
Justin Darcy 04 Nov 2020
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Caulfield Cup Information

  • DateSat 16 Oct, 2021
  • Race Time06:15
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance2400 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$5,000,000
The Caulfield Cup is the first of the three spring majors, holding a carrot worth $5 million.

Having a maximum capacity field of 18 horses, we see many horses fighting for those last few spots in the field, including internationals who target the race each and every year.

This year the prestigious race will be held on Saturday, October 16 where Russian Camelot is currently your outright favourite.

The favourite is unlikely to run in the race, but a Filly such as Monetfilia could show up and cause some chaos.

One of the great handicaps in the world looks set to again be a huge lineup with some high quality internationals increasing the quality.

2021 Caulfield Cup Odds

Russian Camelot$13
Verry Eleegant$13
Tiger Moth$15
Anthony Van Dyck$17
Prince Of Arran$21
Surprise Baby$21
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 4/11/20 - 11.38am

2021 Caulfield Cup Tips

Caulfield Cup 2021 Best Bet - Montefilia

Assuming she wins tomorrow's Oaks comfortably as we expect her to, then the Caulfield Cup would be te logical target come spring time next year.

She is already a two time Group One winner over the mile and 2000m, with one more still lkley to come.

She looks to have great staying ablity, and what is so exciting is that she has a turn of foot that puts her from five lengths back to within a length in a matter of 100m.

That type of power is what won Verry Elleegant the Caulfield Cup this year and can do so for Montefilia next year.

Caulfield Cup 2021 Next Best Bet - Surprise Baby

After what looked a disapointing Melbourne Cup run on paper, expect him to take a natural leasd up to the race next year, rather than the two start campaign.

He came into this prep with 12 months off the scene, which may have left him short a run or two come the big race.

This time, expect a different plan of attack. I think we will see him for a run or two during the Autumn which will give him a solid base of fitness for a spring campaign.

Caulfield Cup 2021 Roughie - The Chosen One

He is simply a handicapper. He shocked many with such a big run in this race in 2020, and again found himself in front in the Melbourne Cup, eventually to run fourth.

Forgive all WFA form, this boy is a Sydney Cup runner-up, Caulfild Cup place getter and a Melbourne Cup fourth place getter.

He will be in Sydney for the Autumn, assumably targeting the Sydney Cup once again before coming back for another crack at this race.

Caulfield Cup FAQ

What date is the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

The 2021 Caulfield Cup is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Caulfield.

What time is the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

The Caulfield Cup starts at 5.15pm.

How can I live stream the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

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

Who won the 2020 Caulfield Cup?

Verry Elleegant won the 2020 Caulfield Cup.

What distance is the Caulfield Cup?

The Caulfield Cup is run over a distance of 2400 metres.

What's the best bet in the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

We're with Montefilia as the best bet in the 2021 Caulfield Cup.



We only want to be backing Montefilia coming into this race.

Best Bet: Montefilia To Win @2000 at BetMGM - 5 Units

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