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2021 Caulfield Cup Tips, Preview & Best Bets

  • The Caulfield Cup headlines Saturday's Melbourne meeting
  • This feature is run over 2400 metres
  • Can Incentivise continue his winning run?
Caulfield Cup Tips
Incentivise will run as a short priced facourite in the 2021 Caulfield Cup. (Getty)
Justin Darcy 14 Oct 2021
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The Caulfield Cup is a 2400m handicap and is considered one the three majors of the Melbourne Spring Carnival.
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This staying feature dates back to 1879 and it has many champions on the winners list, with stars such as Rising Fast, Ming Dynasty, Might And Power, Northerly and of course last year's winner, Verry Elleegant.

This year, Incentivise will run as one of the shortest priced favouirtes in history after claiming the Makybe Diva Stakes and Turnbull Stakes double.

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2021 Caulfield Cup Betting Odds

1HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jordan Childs 1355.5kg$41
2INCENTIVISEPeter G Moody Brett Prebble 2055.5kg$2.40
3EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 154kg$15
4THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 954kg$13
5OCEAN BILLY (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 753.5kg$101
6SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Fred Kersley 1753.5kg$81
7PERSANCiaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 1153kg$31
8QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Declan Bates 1453kg$71
9CHAPADA Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 1852.5kg$61
10DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 1952.5kg$7
11MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Holland (late alt) 1052.5kg$41
12MONTEFILIADavid PayneJye McNeil1252kg$17
13PORT GUILLAUME (FR) Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 652kg$67
14SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 552kg$41
15YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O'Brien Daniel Moor 852kg$11
16NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Craig Williams 1651.5kg$12
17DUAISEdward Cummings Michael Dee 351kg$17
18CHARMS STAR (NZ) Chris Waller Dean Yendall (late alt) 450kg$71
19eGREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller NA250kg$67
20eCONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) Aaron Purcell NA1550kg$301
Odds provided by Neds. Correct on 13/10/21 - 6.55pm

2021 Caulfield Cup Tips

Caulfield Cup 2021 Best Bet – Incentivise

Wet ground, dry ground, a mile, 2400m, this bloke has it all and he has certainly convinced me that he is one of Australia’s premier horses after making it back-to-back WFA Group One wins in the Turnbull Stakes last start.

What was most impressive about last start was that Incentivise went hard early, and set the race up for the backmarkers, but when they challenged, he found something within to kick and win which very few horses can do.

This has been his target race for the spring en-route to the Melbourne Cup and without any internationals in the event, he just picks himself as the horse to beat.

Caulfield Cup 2021 Next Best Bet – Young Werther

It is hard to see him turning the tables on Incentivise (although there is a case with the wide draw) after he had every chance to get past him in the Turnbull, but frankly, nothing was getting past him there and I don’t see anything getting past him here.

The boxes Young Werther ticks is that he will love a genuine tempo that we are expecting and he is a proper stayer with a touch of brilliance, so the 2400m is right up his alley. 

The wet track is ideal having placed on two soft tracks previously, he gets in light with 52kg and looks to me as the one who can upset Incentivise if he was to have an off day.

Caulfield Cup 2021 Value Bet – The Chosen One

He has been going a lot better this prep than he was this time last year when he ran less than a length third to Verry Elleegant and Anthony Van Dyck (an arguably stronger edition of the race) last year.

That was a deteriorating soft six track and we know this track is likely to be wetter this year is the Bureau is correct, so he is going to handle the ground.

The Chosen One has finished fourth in a Melbourne Cup, so if any horses are found wanting on this wet track, this is the one that will come charging at them late.

Caulfield Cup FAQs

When is the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

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

Where is the Caulfield Cup held?

The Caulfield Cup is held at the Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.

What distance is the Caulfield Cup?

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

Who won the 2021 Caulfield Cup?

Verry Elleegant won the 2021 Caulfield Cup.

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.



We will be backing Incentivise as our main bet, saving on Young Werther and having something small on The Chosen One just in case of an upset.

Best Bet: Incentivise To Win $2.40 at Neds - 8 Units
Next Best Bet: Young Werther To Win $11.00 at Neds - 1 Unit
Value Bet: The Chosen One Each-Way $13.00 at Neds - 1 Unit

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