2017 Caulfield Cup Day Scratchings & Track Report

October 21, 2017

2017 Caulfield Cup Day Scratchings & Track Report

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival action kicks into full swing today for Caulfield Cup Day 2017, the meeting’s full scratchings and latest Caulfield track report detailed below.

Badajoz

Badajoz has been scratched from the 2017 Caulfield Sprint field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Caulfield Track Report – 21/10/2017

  • Rail: Out 6m Entire Circuit
  • Weather: Overcast
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Track Rating: Good (3)
  • Irrigation: 10mm last 24hrs; 30mm last 7 days
  • Rainfall: nil last 24 hrs; 3mm last 7 days

It is overcast in Melbourne today but with zero chance of any substantial rain until Sunday, the current Good (3) Caulfield track rating looks set to remain across the card.

A bumper 10 race Caulfield Cup Day program kicks off this afternoon at 12:15pm (AEDT) and continues through until the card closer at 5:45pm (AEDT).

The first of the ‘Big 3’ spring majors is the marquee event the punters are counting down to when the 2017 Caulfield Cup jumps as Race 8 at 4:30pm (AEDT).

The original 17 starter Caulfield Cup field remains intact and the latest odds at Ladbrokes.com.au still have the Aidan O’Brien-trained raider Johannes Vermeer ($4.40) as the favourite looking to be the first international to salute at single-figures in the mile-and-a-half classic.

Suffering the biggest loss of numbers after the official Caulfield scratchings this morning is Race 5 – the 2017 Coongy Cup, five coming out of the Group 3 handicap leaving just six in the mix all at $7.50 or unders in betting.

The 2017 Group 2 Caulfield Sprint (Race 7) has also suffered two scratchings with Karacatis coming out earlier in the week, while the highly-rated Godolphin-raced Badajoz is also out.

The other Group 2 support act on the Caulfield Cup Day card is the Tristarc Stakes (Race 9) for the mares where four have officially come out including the widely-drawn but well-supported Team Snowden-trained Ravi.

Check out the full race program, scratchings and Caulfield Cup Day tips on the major events below before heading to Ladbrokes.com.au for the best odds and offers all spring.

Caulfield Race Scratchings – 21/10/2017

  • Total Scratchings: 21

Race 1 (12:15pm) – $120,000 Resimax Group Plate (1400m)

  • #8 Elle Gagne (3)
  • #9 Shamar (11)

Race 2 (12:50pm) – Listed $120,000 Polytrack Gothic Stakes (1400m)

  • #4 Icon Of Dubai (11)

Race 3 (1:25pm) – Group 3 $150,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Ethereal Stakes (2000m)

  • #17e Snogging (17)
  • #18e Pres De Toi (3)
  • #19e Reliable Dame (7)
  • #20e Four Koalas (14)

Race 4 (2:00pm) – Group 3 $350,000 Ladbrokes Classic (2000m)

  • No current scratchings

Get the top 2017 Ladbrokes Classic Tips.

Race 5 (2:35pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Priceline Pharmacy Coongy Cup (2000m)

  • #3 Gallante (8)
  • #6 Extra Zero (3)
  • #7 Second Bullet (9)
  • #9 Lord Durante (1)
  • #11 Wheal Leisure (5)

Check out the full 2017 Coongy Cup Betting Tips.

Race 6 (3:10pm) – Group 3 $150,000 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes (1400m)

  • #3 Observational (2)

Read our insider 2017 Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes Tips.

Race 7 (3:45pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Harrolds Caulfield Sprint (1000m)

  • #3 Karacatis (9)
  • #5 Badajoz (4)

View our exclusive 2017 Caulfield Sprint Trifecta Tips.

Race 8 (4:30pm) – Group 1 $3 million BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m)

  • No current scratchings

Check out our complete 2017 Caulfield Cup Betting Tips & Preview.

Race 9 (5:10pm) – Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Tristarc Stakes (1400m)

  • #5 French Emotion (15)
  • #9 Rocket Commander (9)
  • #10 Ravi (17)
  • #18e Fille Champagne (7)

View our complete 2017 Tristarc Stakes Tips Online.

Race 10 (5:45pm) – Listed $120,000 Carlton Draught Alinghi Stakes (1100m)

  • #9 Crystal Fountain (9)
  • #12 Private Lounge (12)

*All times quoted are local (AEDT) and subject to change

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