Caulfield Cup Betting
The Caulfield Cup has become one the main Melbourne Cup trials over the years and the perfomances of a horse entered for both races can give you a really good idea for your Melbourne Cup betting.
Raced in mid-October just a few weeks before the Melbourne Cup it gives a chance for some of the Melbourne Cup trainers to finely tune their runners before the big race itself.
Eleven horses have completed the Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup double, the last being Ethereal back in 2001. Trainer Bart Cummings dominates the record in the Caulfield Cup as well as the Melbourne Cup having won this race six times, so be sure to keep an eye on his runners when assessing the Melbourne Cup form.
2017 Caulfield Cup Odds
2016 Caulfield Cup Result
|1st||Jameka 16/5 Fav||11||4||8-4||N Hall||C Maher|
|2nd||Scottish 6/1||6||4||8-9||K McEvoy||C Appleby|
|3rd||Exospheric 14/1||3||4||8-110||D Oliver||L & A Freedman|
|4th||Almoonqith 70/1||2||6||8-7||M Walker||D Hayes & T Dabernig|
Caulfield Cup Winners Melbourne Cup Form
Here is a list of winners from the Caulfield Cup over the last ten years and what they went on to achieve in the Melbourne Cup.
|Year||Caulfield Cup Winners||Melbourne Cup Form|
|2015||Mongolian Khan||Yet To Run|
|2010||Descardo||12/1 pulled up|
|2009||Viewed||11/2 finished 7th|
|2008||All The Good||DNR|
|2007||Master O'Reilly||14/5f finished 8th|
|2006||Tawqeet||5/1J finished 18th|
|2005||Railings||6/1 finished 14th|
|2004||Elvstroem||15/1 finished 4th|
|2001||Ethereal||9/1 finished 1st|
|2000||Diatribe||10/1 finished 11th|
|1999||Sky Heights||7/2f finished 17th|
In terms of judging the form in relation to the Melbourne Cup, there have been mixed fortunes looking back over the last ten years. Out of the seven horses who went on to compete there was only one winner, with Elvstroem the next best finishing fourth in 2004.
In terms of the effect the Caulfield Cup has on the horsesMelbourne Cup Odds, out of the seven runners, three of them went off favourites, with Master O'Reilly the best finishing of those in eighth two years ago.
It may be more prudent to look at all those who run in the Caulfield Cup when assessing the Melbourne Cup betting trends rather than just the winner. After all, the Caulfield Cup is a Melbourne Cup trial as those winners avoid being balloted for the big race itself and with only eleven horses doing the 'Cups Double' it's far to say it's a tough ask to win both of these races back to back.