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Caulfield Tips October 21 – 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 - October 21

Race 1 - RESIMAX GROUP PLATE (1400m) 12:15pm

COUNTERPLAY had no luck in the Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m) when caught wide without cover throughout yet she still hit the line with the fastest last 200m sectional. Drawn wide again but with a bit more luck she can score. 

Race 4 - LADBROKES CLASSIC (2000m) 2:00pm

MAIN STAGE absolutely rocketed home to score in the UCI Stakes (1800m) and has drawn to get a soft run from barrier 1 in the small field. If he gets out in time, he can finish best to score from CLIFF’S EDGE again.

Race 6 - LADBROKES MOONGA STAKES (1400m) 3:10pm

BURING FRONT is undefeated in four runs at Caulfield and that must be respected. He improved significantly second-up and was working with Admire Deus before the Japanese-import went amiss. Will do no work early from the inside gate and can bounce back.

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October 14

Race 2 - THOROUGHBRED CLUB STAKES (1200m) 12:55pm

Will Clarken’s filly, SPLIT LIP, didn’t seem to like Moonee Valley, and despite being under hard riding a long way from home, she still put in a massive run. Caulfield will suit her and Linda Meech can give her a soft run from barrier 3 before asking her for an effort in the straight. 

Race 3 - CAPE GRIM BEEF STEAKS (1200m) 1:30pm

The way LEGLESS VEUVE flashed home when first-up last time suggests she’s in for a good campaign. It looked like she hit a flat spot early in the straight before putting her mind on the job and rocketing to the line. If she gets clear air at the top of the straight, she should be too strong for these.


A few unknowns here with the internationals lining up, but I can’t go past GALLIC CHIEFTAIN who looks primed for this. He won at Moonee Valley over 2040m when second-up last campaign and then won the Winter Cup (2400m) at Rosehill. He was given an 11-week break and resumed with a warm up run over 1700m before really getting home hard last start when beaten 3.3 lengths by Jon Snow in the JRA Cup (2040m). He went back to last from the widest gate, and he clocked the quickest sectionals from the 2000m mark to the finish line. He’s looking for this trip and will be charging home for master trainer Darren Weir.

October 1

Race 1 - MYPUNTER.COM HANDICAP - 1400m - 01:00pm

Will Clarken thinks this STEEL FROST will make Stakes grade this campaign and this looks a nice stepping stone following his very impressive win at Morphettville last start. The barrier is a bit tricky but with any luck slotting in, he should be finishing best.


Catchy is a deserved favourite here but I’m taking her on and backing BOOKER. Catchy had a nice trail in the Danehill Stakes and launched down the outside to score while Booker faced the breeze up on the speed and did well to battle on for 3rd. Booker meets Catchy better at the weights and I think she’ll be harder to catch at Caulfield when being able to kick off the bend.


There’s no reason to be dropping off the unbeaten ROYAL SYMPHONY who had to rely on his class to get him out of an awkward positon last start. He’s won two from two at the trip, and although he’s yet to be tested at Caulfield, $2.05 is a very fair price.

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.

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. 

Where To Bet On Caulfield Races

Looking for some bonus bets to use on Saturday's racing? From 100% deposit matches to 333% bonuses on initial deposits, there is something for all kinds of punters, whether you like to place a big bets or prefer a small each-way wager.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes, who have the Odds Boost promotion running every day*, and CrownBet offer some of the best odds on Caulfield racing. Or take advantage of the some of the bookmaker bonus bets currently available.

Alternatively, you can collect CrownBet Rewards Points and UBET+ Rewards Points every time you place a bet. Turn them back into betting dollars and use them to win big.

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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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