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Caulfield Tips September 23 – best bets for Caulfield on Saturday

  • Best bets for Caulfield each meeting.
Caulfield racing

Caulfield Racecourse is one of Australia's premier horse racing tracks and is commonly known as "The Heath" by local racegoers. 

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The racecourse is located approximately eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, on the boundary of Caulfield and Caulfield East in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs.

See our free weekly Caulfield selections below:

Caulfield Tips - September 23


BRAVE SMASH is short and may not have looked dominant last start when winning at Moonee Valley, but he was caught wide and did a fantastic job to score. He was runner-up to Vega Magic at this track when resuming, and with a soft run behind the speed and natural improvement to come before The Everest, he’ll be finishing best.


A wide open affair but there’s value to be had. The top three in the market, Stampede, ABBEY MARIE and Samovare, all contested 1600m races at Moonee Valley on September 9, and considering Abbey Marie ran three lengths quicker and will definitely be better suited over more ground, it’s hard to go past her from the good gate. She took out the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) when third-up in her first campaign, and then she didn’t appreciate the Soft tracks when third and fourth-up next campaign. Stampede has plenty of upside and should take up the running, but as long as the track is in the Good rating, Abbey Marie will be hitting the line hard to challenge late.


Keen to stick with JAMAICAN RAIN who should land in the box seat following an ultra-impressive victory at Morphettville over this trip when second-up. She ran much quicker time than Gailo Chop did in the Penny Edition Stakes on the same day, and with natural improvement to come, as well as just 54kg on her back, she’ll be hard to beat.

Previous Caulfield Tips:

September 16

Race 3 - HOCKINGSTUART PLATE (1200m) 1:40pm

Despite drawing wide, THEANSWERMYFRIEND looks hard to beat. He’s won and placed in both runs at his home track, and he just ran out of condition when first-up over 1100m. He’ll strip fitter for the run and can improve significantly second-up. 

Race 5 - LADBROKES COCKRAM STAKES (1200m) 2:50pm

I thing LYUBA has a better turn of foot than last start winner Sullivan Bay, but with fitness on her side, Sullivan Bay was too hard to run down for Lyuba who peaked on her run after coming widest on the bend. Lyuba has drawn the inside this time and should enjoy the run of the race before being produced at the top of the straight were she can power through the line this time. 

Race 6 - MYPUNTER.COM.AU THE HEATH 1100 - 1100m - 03:30pm

SHEIDEL won the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) when first-up at this track last campaign, and the stable have indicated they have her set for a fresh win. She defeated Redkirk Warrior by seven lengths in a recent barrier trial where she was low-level flying. 

August 19

Race 1 - PEGASUS LEISURE GROUP PLATE (1600m) 12:20pm

Sticking with HELL OR HIGHWATER after she scored a good win for us last time. This mare holds her form when she finds it, and the drop back to 1600m at Caulfield with a shorter straight will give her every chance to lead all the way again. Her last start effort to hold off the fast-finishing Dulverton was very brave, and with only a half-kilo weight swing in Dulverton’s favour, Hell Or Highwater can hold her at bay. Darren Weir’s Sea The Sparkle was disappointing last time but could be the danger if she brings her A-game.


This super filly, CATCHY, has got her boxing gloves on following a very soft but ultra-impressive barrier trial, and she’s ready to deliver a knockout blow to this lot. Barrier 5 looks ideal as Craig Williams won’t be getting strung up on the fence, and as long as she’s into the clear at the right time, she’ll zoom past them and stamp herself as a real Guineas contender.

Race 6 - KS ENVIRONMENTAL VAIN STAKES (1100m) 3:20pm

This looks like an ideal starting point for Ciaron Maher’s talented JUKEBOX. He won both starts as a two-year-old and was set to contest the Blue Diamond before a slight injury ruled him out, but he looks to have returned in good order and has been tuned up for Saturday’s assignment with some nice work at the jump-outs. 

July 29

Race 2 - SHEEN GROUP VOBIS GOLD STAYERS (2400m) 12:30pm

Anybody that saw KIWIA’s last run knows she was a certainty beaten. The daughter of Reset had no luck getting into the clear at the right time, clipped heels and charged home when it was all over. He times over 2000m at Caulfield are comparable with Charlevoix’s, and with three 2000m runs under her belt, the step up to 2400m now should be ideal. 


The Chris Waller-trained O’RACHAEL went straight into the black book after last start where she was having her second run for the stable after crossing the Tasman with strong form in New Zealand. The daughter of Northern Meteor totally overreacted when jockey Ben Melham restrained her from the wide gate, and instead of easing slightly to try and get cover, she nearly pulled up and was three lengths behind the last horse after they had travelled 100m. She tacked on quickly and was blocked for a run in the straight and only finished 2.5 lengths from Moonlites Choice. On Saturday, she’s drawn ideally in barrier 2, and Damien Oliver will be able to put her into a forward position where she won’t have to do so much work in the straight. 


Revolving Door was very unlucky last start and punters that saw his taxing run may be drawn into him again, but the run of WAYANKA was just as impressive and he meets Revolving Door much better at the weights. Unlike two starts back where Wayanka didn’t finish it off when stepping up to 1600m for the first time, he dropped back to 1400m but was snagged back to last and had too much work to do in the straight. He made up significant ground on Revolving Door and the winner Nikitas, but from the good draw on Saturday, he’s likely to sit more forward with Craig Williams going back aboard and he should have the drop on them with less weight.

July 15

Race 4 - LAMING RACING HANDICAP (2000m) 1:30pm

A rider switch from 1.5kg claiming apprentice Jordan Childs to 3kg claiming apprentice Brandon Stockdale sees KIWIA get in with just half a kilogram more following his impressive last start win at the track and trip. Was never in doubt last time and can only be fitter now. Royal Order didn’t fire with the blinkers on last time and could challenge here but the wide barrier is a concern. 

Race 8 - LUCRF SUPER SUPPORTS JOCKEYS - 1200m - 04:10pm

GREY STREET has been brilliant in all four runs at Caulfield this campaign - finishing 2nd to Miss Vista when first-up over 1100m, defeating that galloper over 1100m, and then finishing runner-up in both runs over 1200m. The tempo was against last start which made it hard to run down Sullivan Bay, but with a bit more early speed this time, Grey Street can finish best with just 53kg on his back. 

Race 9 - OTI RACING HANDICAP (1400m) 4:45pm

Looking for some value here. Schism was very dominant last start and if he backs up, he must have come through the run in good order. Top hoop Beau Mertens has stuck with him and is likely to get the gun run behind Airalign and Mihany from barrier 4. However, AIRALIGN was only just caught last time after trying to lead all the way at the track and trip, and he now drops 8kg on that run. The big weight drop should see him give a very big kick off the bend, and with the shorter straight, Schism may struggle to pick him up. 

Where To Bet On Caulfield Races

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What Bets To Place at Caulfield Races

There are a number of ways to bet on horse racing this weekend from a standard win or place bet to quadrellas and multibets. 

SINGLE: The most common bet. The single bet involves betting on your selection to win, place, or both (each-way). If betting each-way (see our guide for what an each-way bet is), the stake is doubled as you are betting on your selection to win, and also to place.

QUINELLA: A Quinella bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least three or more runners. To win a Quinella, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in any order

EXACTA: An exacta is exactly the same as a quinella. However, you must successfully predict the 1st and 2nd placegetters in the correct order

TRIFECTA: A Trifecta bet is available on every thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a Trifecta, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters in a given race. 

FIRST4: A First4 bet is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race provided there are at least four or more runners. To win a First4, you must successfully predict the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th placegetters in a given race. 

MYSTERY BET: A Mystery Bet takes the guess work out of picking a Trifecta and is generated by the betting agency’s computer. The computer system will randomly select three runners and if they fill the placings you win the Trifecta. 

QUADDIE: A Quaddie bet, or Quadrella bet as it is fully known, is available on most thoroughbred, harness and greyhound race meetings. A quaddie is betting on the winners of four nominated races, which are typically the last four races of any meeting, and is a very popular bet. 

MULTIBET: Multibets offer a great way to secure big winning returns on your bets as you combine various bets into one, and are proving to be an extremely popular way to bet. A multibet combines any number of bets from two to 25 into one single bet and dramatically increases the odds. 

PATENT BET: A Patent bet is similar to a three-leg multibet but is made up of seven separate bets: three singles, three doubles and a trio. Where a multibet requires all selections to win for a return, a patent bet will yield a return from just one winner.

ALL-IN BETTING: All-In betting involves a bookmaker offering fixed odds on selected feature races prior to the declaration of the final field. All-In betting on the Melbourne Cup, for example, is available for the better part of 12 months leading into the event. The risk with All-In Betting is that you will not receive your stake back if your horse is scratched.

Alternatively, follow our quick links below to learn more about the various types of horse racing bets.

Caulfield Race Track Description

A fair course that provides most runners an even chance when the rail is True position. When the rail is out shifted our 6 metres or more it favours on pace runners and leaders.

The track’s unique triangular shaped layout comprises of three straights and all turns have a 4% to 6% banking which places less strain on horse’s joints.

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