Humidor’s hopes boosted by tempo in Caulfield Cup

  • Grant Palmer of Palmerbet details why Humidor is a chance in the Caulfield Cup
Humidor

Rarely do we see a Caulfield Cup with such a compressed weight scale as we do in this year’s edition. That indicates just one thing – this Saturday’s race is a pretty open affair with at least 14 runners all claiming legitimate chances.

So, to find the winner! Grant Palmer, CEO of Sydney-based bookmaking firm Palmerbet, believes Darren Weir holds a strong hand in this year’s race.

“This year’s Caulfield Cup looks like it will be run at a fair tempo, and I think we need to find a horse with proven finishing power.”

There are a couple of them here but on form exposed this year, Humidor looks one of the better candidates. His win in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes two starts ago was impressive.

Palmerbet has taken good money for the favourite, Johannes Vermeer, but as a big believer in the importance of the race map, Palmer remains wary of the talented Weir-runner.

“I think the race favourite Johannes Vermeer has a powerful finishing burst of his own and certainly deserves his spot at the top of the market. However, the change of tactics by another Williams-owned horse in Sir Isaac Newton to roll forward puts more speed into the race, and that play perfectly into the hands of a horse like Humidor.”

Humidor has won nearly $2 million in prize money thus far. He is top weight for a very good reason – because he’s a bona fide star! He has recorded two Group 1 wins in Victoria this year already, letting loose on both occasions at the 200m mark to storm straight past his rivals.

When he won the Group 1 Australian Cup over 2000m with 59kg, he swept past last year’s Caulfield Cup winner Jameka like she was tied to the rail. And he did the same beating Hartnell a few weeks back when Hartnell was ranked the 2nd best horse in the country.

Humidor has placed at Group 1 level over 2400m and looks a big chance to land the cash for his happy punters on Saturday.





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Humidor’s hopes boosted by tempo in Caulfield Cup

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