Caulfield Cup 2019 Field Confirmed: Wolfe Gains Start

October 16, 2019

Caulfield Cup 2019 Field Confirmed: Wolfe Gains Start

The 2019 Caulfield Cup field has been confirmed following the Coongy Cup results with the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained winner Wolfe gaining an eleventh-hour slot in the handicap classic.

Wolfe. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Wolfe is into the 2019 Caulfield Cup field after winning the Ladbrokes Coongy Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Due to run as Caulfield Race 9 on Saturday in Melbourne, the Group 1 $5 million Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m) features a capacity line-up of Spring Cup hopefuls including Wolfe who won the ballot exemption on offer to Wednesday’s Group 3 Ladbrokes Coongy Cup winner.

Just two horses in the Coongy Cup field were still in Caulfield Cup contention including the successful Novellist five-year-old, Japanese-bred Wolfe who defeated Top Of The Range (2nd) and Kiwia (3rd).

Looking likely to be run down by the eventual runner-up, Wolfe gave a lovely kick in the closing stages of what was a thrilling Coongy Cup race to secure his ticket into the Caulfield Cup field in 2019.

Wolfe was a $101 roughie in the all-in Caulfield Cup odds but has subsequently firmed into $26 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Japanese raider Mer De Glace is favourite to upset the locals, the Rulership entire looking to repeat the feat of the ill-fated Admire Rakti (2014) who won the 2400m classic for Japan five years ago.

Best Solution (2018) won the Caulfield Cup last year for Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor, but this year the UK horseman is without a runner.

Trainer Chris Waller is yet to prepare a Caulfield Cup winner despite saddling-up 17 chances in the past nine years.

This year he is in with a strong chance led by Finche, one of the best in Caulfield Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au after a brilliant start to the spring from last year’s Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter.

Click here for the latest Caulfield Cup 2019 odds – the field listed in full below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 3233×34443 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Brad Rawiller 17 58kg 114
2 12x0x1322x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Ben Melham 13 56kg 110
3 x211x11x1x MER DE GLACE (JPN) Hisashi Shimizu Damian Lane 21 55.5kg 109
4 44x1x72351 MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 16 55.5kg 109
5 2251557×79 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 18 55.5kg 109
6 5x1x34x512 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Michael Walker 19 54.5kg 108
7 546884x12x GOLD MOUNT (GB) Ian Williams Mark Du Plessis 4 54.5kg 107
8 2500×15610 RED VERDON (USA) Ed Dunlop Patrick Cosgrave 15 54.5kg 107
9 x16511x658 ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell Dean Yendall 14 54kg 106
10 2008326×75 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Brett Prebble 1 54kg 103
11 531×21222 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 7 53kg 109
12 x112131x30 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes John Allen 10 53kg 108
13 318919×603 CROWN PROSECUTOR Stephen Marsh Craig Grylls 2 52.5kg 104
14 11x36621x4 VOW AND DECLARE Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 9 52.5kg 102
15 87400×0919 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Michael Dee 20 52kg 103
16 470141×591 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Stephen Baster 22 52kg 103
17 14941×2058 QAFILA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 6 51.5kg 102
18 x211x18531 WOLFE (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens 5 50kg 100
19e x00x048x07 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney James Winks 8 54kg 105
20e 12x30x8070 NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 3 54kg 104
21e 2x111x1276 TRUE SELF (IRE) William Mullins Declan Bates 12 52kg 106
22e 38x49x5832 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 11 53.5kg 105

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