Caulfield Cup Day Race 6 – Betfair Stakes 2011 Field, Form & Odds

Ten quality races will run at Caulfield this Saturday for Caulfield Cup Day 2011, including the $125,000 Group 3 Betfair Stakes (1400m) where the Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes-trained Love Conquers All is the easing favourite.

Varenna Miss is the 2011 Betfair Stakes betting market mover

Programmed as Caulfield Race 6 and due to jump at 2:40pm (EDT) on Saturday, the 2011 Betfair Stakes field features 14 classy gallopers.

Love Conquers All leads the Caulfield Race 6 odds at Luxbet paying $4.80, out from $4.40, and is set to get the rails run after drawing barrier one.

Due to be ridden by Hall of Famer Darren Beadman, the Group 1 performing son of Mossman comes off a third to Neeson in the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on October 1 and is equal 57.5kg topweight with fellow Sydney raiders Pinwheel and Albert The Fat.

Right at the other end of the Betfair Stakes field punters will find the current second favourite, #14 Varenna Miss who is the market mover here.

Drawn ideally in gate five with Dwayne Dunn engaged, Tony Noonan’s consistent Redoute’s Choice mare Varenna Miss is the one of only two mares engaged in the race along with Hurtle Myrtle ($15 Luxbet) and is the 54.5kg light weight of the field.

After opening at a quote of $9, Varenna Miss has been well backed and is now at a quote of $6 to improve on her last-start fifth in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on October 2 and win on Saturday.

There are four other 2011 Betfair Stakes runners at single-figure odds with:

  • #2 Pinwheel ($6.50 out to $8 Luxbet) – has eased in the markets after drawing awkwardly in barrier 12, Peter Snowden’s Lonhro six-year-old should appreciate drop back in class after their 13th to Toorak Toff in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at this track and distance last start
  • #3 Albert The Fat ($13 into $9 Luxbet) – seen lots of support having come up with a nice gate seven start, seemps to have found their form since joining Chris Waller’s stables and look ready to peak at this distance
  • #6 Launay ($9 Luxbet) – another from Snowden’s stables, steady in the market as distance is ideal, they have three wins over the 1400m from five attempts and race first-up after a lengthy five and a half month break, fair first-up record (5-1-2-1)
  • #13 Speediness ($10 into $9.50) – right gate in three, consistent form over lightly-raced career to date, distance should suit and looks genuine place chance

Other longer-priced Betfair Stakes hopes on Saturday that could be worth a look in for the exotics include Budriguez ($12) who has work to do from gate 13, defending champion Rothera ($21) also wide in barrier 14, Hurtle Myrtle ($15) who beat home Love Conquers All when second in the Premiere Stakes first-up and Phelan Ready ($13) who should get a gun run from barrier six.

The full 2011 Betfair Stakes field, barriers and weights can be found below.

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2011 Betfair Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw

Caulfield Race 6 – 15/10/2011

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 2522220X13 LOVE CONQUERS ALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Darren Beadman 1 57.5kg 112
2 2413313140 PINWHEEL Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 12 57.5kg 111
3 X040X46X24 ALBERT THE FAT Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 7 57.5kg 106
4 3068X03690 DANZYLUM Robbie Griffiths Luke Currie 2 56.5kg 100
5 0X15750X01 DOUBTFUL JACK Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 10 56.5kg 103
6 211X21263X LAUNAY Peter Snowden Mark Zahra 8 56.5kg 100
7 1X116121X2 BUDRIGUEZ David Jolly Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg 102
8 110X891X79 ROTHERA Peter G Moody Craig Newitt 14 56.5kg 104
9 24X42534X1 AMAETHON Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Chris Symons 11 56.5kg 99
10 5X971518X2 HURTLE MYRTLE Matthew Smith Glyn Schofield 4 55.5kg 104
11 13230X2313 UTAH SAINTS Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra James Winks 9 55.5kg 95
12 4368X23X43 PHELAN READY Jason McLachlan Brad Rawiller 6 55kg 104
13 1X331X22X6 SPEEDINESS Colin Scott Craig Williams 3 55kg 88
14 X1249115X5 VARENNA MISS Tony Noonan Dwayne Dunn 5 54.5kg 105