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Caulfield Tips April 28 – 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.

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Caulfield Tips - April 28

Check back on Thursday, April 27, to see Saturday's best bets.

Previous Caulfield Tips:

April 21

Race 2 - IRT VOBIS GOLD MILE (1600m) 12:50pm

They don’t come much more consistent than WIDGEE TURF, and trainer Patrick Payne has him absolutely flying. He was in need of the 1300m run following a five-week break, but his effort to come from the rear and get up over 1400m at Caulfield last start was exceptional. The step up to 1600m suits now and he’ll be charging home again. 

Race 5 - YULONG VOBIS GOLD DASH (1100m) 2:35pm

NATURE STRIP couldn’t have been more impressive in a recent jump out at Caulfield, and he looks on track to keep his winning run going when he resumes from a spell. His only loss came at the hands of Sam’s Image, and although that galloper lines up in opposition on Saturday, he has done little since while Nature Strip has continued to step up every time the bar has been raised. 


CLIFF’S EDGE is a by far the class runner in this field and he’s much better suited at Caulfield where he has three wins from four starts. The drop back in trip doesn’t concern with his front-running style, and he should be able to dictate here and will prove very hard to run down. The $1.60 quote isn’t attractive, but he should just be winning this. 

April 14

Race 7 - WALK FOR PHIL HANDICAP (1200m) 4:05pm

I’ve always had a bit of time for WILLIAM THOMAS and was super-impressed by this son of Nicconi from his very first barrier trial. He did it tough when scoring on debut and was then tested in the Flemington Fling (1000m) where he finished 2nd to Prezado and Bandipur. With a nice spell to furnish, and a strong first-up win, he can go on with the job against his own age group.

Race 9 - SANDOWN PARK (U.K) HANDICAP (1100m) 5:20pm

WORKING FROM HOME represents good value in an open race. She’s drawn wide but will charge across and take up the running, and that suits at Caulfield, especially when she’s dropping back in trip from 1200m last start where she got tired late over 1200m but still pulled out enough to score. The 4.5kg weight drop and 100m less will help offset the rise in class, and she should be near her top third-up from a spell. 

March 31

Race 2 - NOEL RUNDLE HANDICAP (1100m) 1:25pm

HEAR THE CHANT didn’t know she was in a race last time when she came down the inside of Flemington alone while the rest of the field went to the grandstand side. She battled on well for 3rd place and probably just faded a bit in the final 100m. Drop back to 1100m third-up is perfect.


Sticking with THEANSWERMYFRIEND who just ran out of condition when first-up at Flemington over this trip. He doesn’t have the best record at Caulfield but did have excuses when finishing 2.4 lengths from Santa Ana Lane in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. With that first-up run under his belt, I’d expect him to lead and prove hard to pass.

Race 9 - GEOFF MURPHY HANDICAP (1200m) 5:45pm

I think HANDSOME THIEF is a better horse around a bend and his last start effort at Flemington was much better than his previous. He’s been gelded since his last run, so the stable must be expecting something extra out of him. The wide gate may prove tricky but Damian Lane will be looking settle back with cover and swoop late. 

February 24


Really keen on the chances of GOLDSTREAM here at nice each-way odds in a field of 10. Last start, he landed in a lovely spot behind the leaders but as they dropped anchor and looked for cover, he got shuffled back to near last and started to overrace on the outside of Gallic Chieftain. Goldstream and Gallic Chieftain drop to 54kg after carrying 59.5kg and 59kg respectively, but being fourth-up Goldstream has the fitness to take a forward position this time and prove hard to run down with the light weight. He finished runner-up to Boom Time in this race last year in good time (2:01.290) and that form looks pretty good with Boom Time winning the Caulfield Cup.


COUNTERPLAY has finally drawn a good gate at Caulfield and will be in the firing line. The Phillip Stokes-trained daughter of Sepoy was unlucky in all three runs at Caulfield last campaign after jumping from barriers 8, 11 and 9, but this time she’ll land in the box seat from gate 4. She disappointed first-up over 1300m at Morphettville where she just ran out of condition late, but Stokes doesn’t take them to Melbourne until they are at least fit enough. She must have come on since that run and will take some beating at nice odds. 


ABBEY MARIE has improved significantly second-up in her past two campaigns and if she improves this time, she goes close to winning. Trainer Mick Kent seems to have her flying this time in and she was one of a few luckless runners in the CF Orr Stakes (1400m) when resuming. She only got clear in the final 50m and took a length off Hartnell so I don’t see why he’s $3.30 and she’s $9.50. She’ll appreciate the step up in trip, and last campaign she charged home from last in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley to be beaten less than half a length. 

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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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