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This Saturday the biggest meeting of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival so far will take place at Caulfield Racecourse with a bumper 10-race program scheduled for Caulfield Cup Day 2012, the insider Races.com.au betting tips for which are listed below.
Caulfield racing gets underway for Caulfield Cup Day at 11:30am (AEST) with Race 1 – the $100,000 Snowhite Maintenance Plate (1400m) for three-year-old fillies and continues through until Race 10 at 5:30pm (AEST), the $120,000 Listed Carlton Draught Alighi Stakes (1100m).
Of course the headline event the punters and spectators will all be waiting for is the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) due to jump at 4:05pm (AEST) as Caulfield Race 8.
It is shaping up as one of the most intriguing and open editions of the famed mile and a half handicap in many years as the internationals are out in force looking for another victory in this classic.
Caulfield Cup odds are currently led by Gai Waterhouse’s runaway The Metropolitan winner Glencadam Gold ($5.50) who may be undefeated down under but who has a disastrously wide gate to overcome.
Who can beat Glencadam Gold in the Caulfield Cup? There are certainly plenty with their hand up shouting ‘me’ including the big market firmer Lights Of Heaven whose price gets shorter every time one checks the Caulfield Cup betting markets.
While the 2012 Caulfield Cup is the only Group 1 race at the meeting there are plenty of other top class Group races to clean out the bookies with.
Some of the other highlights on the Caulfield Cup Day program include:
Race 6 – 2012 Caulfield Sprint: Favourite is Con Karakatsanis’ lightly-raced sprinter Howmuchdoyouloveme who resumes racing out for win number five at career start number six, they step up in class but have the right draw (2) and are classy
Race 9 – 2012 Tristarc Stakes: Myer Classic-bound Mosheen out for her second on the trot here and is the $3.20 favourite to do it from barrier 11 (of 14)
Whether you are just having a quick punt on the Caulfield Cup or you are going for gold with multiple bets this Caulfield Cup Day, below are our tips for a meeting set to be run under perfect sunshine with stars galore on display both on and off the track.
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Caulfield Cup Day 2012 Race Schedule & Tips
Race 1 – 11:30am $100,000 Snowhite Maintenance Plate (1400m)
- 1st – #1 Villa Splendido ($3.70)
- 2nd – #5 A Time For Julia ($2.30)
- 3rd – #8 Triquetra ($13)
Villa Splendido started favourite last start in a Stakes race over this distance at Flemington btu could only manage to finish ninth. Still she was only beaten four lengths and that was against the boys. Against her own kind with the blinkers on can give favourite A Time For Julia, 2nd at this track and distance last time out, a run for her money.
Race 2 – 12:10pm $120,000 Listed D’Urban Gothic Stakes (1400m)
- 1st – #1 Pronto Pronto ($6.50)
- 2nd – #4 Limes ($4.60)
- 3rd – #2 Daytona Grey ($10)
Fancy Pronto Pronto for an upset here following their good win in the Vintage Stakes over 1410m at Flemington last time out. Tipping the same quinella too with Limes to run another good second while Daytona Grey adds value coming off two wins in September.
Race 3 – 12:45pm $150,000 Group 3 Starlight Children’s Foundation Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m)
- 1st – #3 Phillipi ($5)
- 2nd – #5 Hvasstan ($5.50)
- 3rd – #1 Kabayan ($2.70)
Ready why we are tipping the favourite Kabayan to get beaten by two others in our full 2012 Norman Robinson Stakes Betting Tips post.
Race 4 – 1:20pm $120,000 Listed New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m)
- 1st – #3 Cameo ($4.40)
- 2nd – #2 Transonic ($8)
- 3rd – #12 Summerbliss ($3.40)
Cameo comes back in class having run an eye-catching fourth when beaten under two lengths in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1610m) last time out, she needs to get the distance but if she does that is easily the one to beat at juicy odds. Transonic meanwhile had it easy last start when winning over 1524m at Mornington by two and a half, she handles the class rise and she can come close again here. Favourite Summerbliss comes off win at Ballarat but could be sketchy over 2000m.
Race 5 – 2:00pm $150,000 Group 3 Sportingbet Moonga Stakes (1400m)
- 1st – #5 King’s Rose ($2.10)
- 2nd – #6 Amah Rock ($11)
- 3rd – #4 Galah ($7.50)
Read more about why we are tipping our first favourite of the day to win in our 2012 Moonga Stakes Tips & Betting Selections Preview.
Race 6 – 2:40pm $220,000 Group 2 Perri Cutten Caulfield Sprint (1100m)
- 1st – #7 Howmuchdoyouloveme ($3.30)
- 2nd – #1 Mid Summer Music ($8)
- 3rd – #3 Thankgodyou’rehere ($4)
Another race another favourite, check out why we believe the resuming Howmuchdoyouloveme can win number five from six here in our 2012 Caulfield Sprint Betting Tips & Preview post.
Race 7 – 3:20pm $150,000 Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m)
- 1st – #5 Lightinthenite ($2.80)
- 2nd – #2 Bagman ($8.50)
- 3rd – #8 Dame Claire ($14)
Follow the link for a more detailed David Jones Cup 2012 Preview & Tips analysis.
Race 8 – 4:05pm $2,500,000 Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m)
- 1st – #10 My Quest For Peace ($9)
- 2nd – #3 Jakkalberry ($15)
- 3rd – #12 Lights Of Heaven ($9.50)
Get the full rundown on why we are tipping an upset Caulfield Cup result with our insider Caulfield Cup 2012 Tips.
Race 9 – 4:50pm $220,000 Group 2 Yellowglen Tristarc Stakes (1400m)
- 1st – #1 Mosheen ($3.20)
- 2nd – #12 Lucky Penny ($18)
- 3rd – #4 Red Tracer ($5.50)
Discover why we think Mosheen can keep the good form going in our Tristarc Stakes 2012 Betting Tips article.
Race 10 – 5:30pm $120,000 Listed Carlton Draught Alinghi Stakes (1100m)
- 1st – #3 Mrs Onassis ($7.50)
- 2nd – #5 Rosie’s Reward ($16)
- 3rd – #1 Serene Star ($6)
Mrs Onassis was a credible second to Tigers Tees two back over this distance in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes before her third to Detours in the Group 3 How Now at Caulfield last time out, gets the draw (2) here and has the form. Rosie’s Reward will improve second-up and also has a nice gate 3 draw. Serene Star is ultra consistent but will need to be at her best (which she has been) to overcome barrier 14 of 14.
*All times are local (AEST) and odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au – subject to change
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