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2020 Caulfield Cup Tips, Preview & Best Bets

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Caulfield Cup Tips
Colette is our top pick for the Caulfield Cup (Getty Images)

Caulfield Cup Information


  • DateSat 17 Oct, 2020
  • 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 max 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 17 where Contrail is currently your $8 outright favourite.

Internationals have questions marks for whether they come over, but expect a dominant Australian line up.

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

2020 Caulfield Cup Odds


HorsesOdds
Contrail $8
Master Of Wine$10
Addeybb$11
Colette$11
Russian Camelot$13
Verry Elleegant$13
Daring Tact$17
Odds are provided by Sportsbet and are correct as of 3/8/20 - 11.27am

2020 Caulfield Cup Tips

Caulfield Cup 2020 Best Bet - Colette

A star 3YO Filly, she took out the Oaks in Sydney over 2400m in emphatic fashion, beating Toffee Tongue who was the Adelaide Oaks winner after that race.

That is proper Group One form for the staying 3YO's and she is clearly first or second with Russain Camelot in the pecking order.

You would imagine she would kick off over 1400m, getting fitness under the belt before we see her in race like the Turnbull or Caulfield Stakes before she takes on the 2400m.

She is a star in the making and with such a push button turn of foot, there will be very few horses that will match her over a mile and a half.

Caulfield Cup 2020 Next Best Bet - Master Of Wine

He announced himself as a future star in Australia, bolting in the Sky High Stakes at Group Three level before running fourth in the Queen Elizabeth at WFA level.

He is much better suited at the Handicap ranks where his rating is low enough to be a feather weight in races like the Caulfield Cup.

It was a mighty effort in the Queen Elizabeth and the natural improvement he will take from that prep will be immense.

He is a bit short in the market this far out from the race, but he is clearly one of the better chances.

Caulfield Cup 2020 Roughie - Constantinople

After being arguably unlucky not to win last years edition, he will se himself in this years race with no penalty.

He was well below his best in the Autumn, but now a gelding, all reports are that he is back to his best.

If we see the same horse we saw last year, just more mature, he will just about start favourite assuming he launches late in his lead up runs.

He is all class as we saw in the Spring and with natural improvement in the Australian climate, we might well see the next champion Handicapper and WFA horse in Australia take out this years Caulfield Cup.

Caulfield Cup FAQ

What date is the 2020 Caulfield Cup?

The 2020 Caulfield Cup is scheduled to run on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Caulfield.

What time is the 2020 Caulfield Cup?

The Caulfield Cup generally starts at around 4pm.

How can I live stream the 2020 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 2019 Caulfield Cup?

Mer de Glace won the 2019 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 2020 Caulfield Cup?

We're with Colette as the best bet in the 2020 Caulfield Cup.

Verdict

We will be having four units on Colette in the 2020 Caulfield Cup
Best Bet: Colette To Win @11.00 at Sportsbet - 4 Units

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