Previously known as the Emirates Stakes and held a week later, the Cantala Stakes is a mile classic race held on Victoria Derby Day the Saturday prior to Melbourne Cup Day. The Cantala Stakes is part of the Melbourne Cup Carnival and is hosted at Flemington Racecourse annually in late October or early November. As one of the last major races in the year, Cantala Stakes betting is hugely popular and can form part of some great multi-leg bets across the all-Group VRC Derby Day card.
Early Cantala Stakes betting is open as soon as the nominations are taken in mid-October.
2016 Cantala Stakes Betting Tips
Read our full 2016 Cantala Stakes Betting Tips & Preview now for all the info on how to successfully back this year’s Cantala Stakes trifecta!
2016 Cantala Stakes Trifecta Tip
#4 He’s Our Rokkii from #11 Mackintosh and #7 Voodoo Lad
Good price offered on He’s Our Rokkii (Bet on He's Our Rokkii to Win now) who comes off a Toorak Handicap win over the distance. This four-year-old is the right age to win, is proven over the mile more than once, has won his past five straight and is out to hand David Hayes his fourth win in the race. Mackintosh (Bet on Mackintosh Each Way now) is in the mix for Chris Waller who has won two of the past five editions. Last start this four-year-old finished third in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), and while no Cantala Stakes winner has come off a Sydney lead-up since 1989, races are run on the turf not paper. Voodoo Lad (Bet on Voodoo Lad to Place now) lines-up for Darren Weir and even from the outside alley is a good value Place bet to handle his first mile run on the back of a Group 3 Caulfield Cup Day win over 1400m by 1.5 lengths.
Our Cantala Stakes Tips page also has lots more historical facts and betting stats on the Cantala Stakes winners and the top way to uncover the value in the mile classic each Melbourne Cup Carnival.
2016 Cantala Stakes Betting Odds
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Cantala Stakes Betting Options
There are many different ways to bet on the Cantala Stakes. While some bets – like the Cantala Stakes exotic bets – may be a little confusing for an inexperienced punter, there are plenty of standard bets that are quickly understood and easy to place.
Win – In a win bet you place a stake on a selection to win the Cantala Stakes. This is a simple bet that offers a great pay-out if you pick correctly.
Place – In a place bet you select a horse to come first, second or third in the Cantala Stakes – increasing your chances of winning compared to a straight win bet.
Each-Way – An each way bet incorporates two bets on just one horse. Select one horse to either win or place in the Cantala Stakes for the chance to receive two pay-outs if your selection comes first or to still collect some winnings if your selection comes in second or third.
Cantala Stakes Exotic Bets
For professional or simply well-practised punters the Cantala Stakes betting is all about exotic bets. Exotic bets involve up to four horses at a time and are a lot more complex to pull off than the standard Cantala Stakes bets. However, with a little help from our comprehensive guide you will be able to bet on the Cantala Stakes like you were born at the track.
Cantala Stakes Quinella
For a winning Cantala Stakes quinella, you have to determine the first two horses to cross the line – however, the order in which they arrive is not important. As long as your two runners of choice are the first horses home, you have won and have a huge payout to look forward to.
Cantala Stakes Exacta
A Cantala Stakes exacta works similar to an Cantala Stakes quinella: again you choose the first two horses to finish the race; however, in an Cantala Stakes exacta you must pick them in the exact order of arrival. This makes the Cantala Stakes exacta a difficult bet to win, but in turn it does offer a bigger payout than the Cantala Stakes quinella.
Cantala Stakes Trifecta
To win an Cantala Stakes trifecta you have to pick the first three runners across the finish line in the exact order of arrival. An Cantala Stakes trifecta is considered a massive achievement within the betting community if you can pull it off. To reduce the difficulty of this bet, you can try to place a box trifecta instead, which covers every possible trifecta combination of your selected horses.
Cantala Stakes First Four
For a successful Cantala Stakes First Four, you must pick the first four thoroughbred runners to finish the race, in exact order. To pick a winning Cantala Stakes First Four is no easy feat by any stretch but it does bring you invaluable track credit as a serious punter, as well as a massive payout. As with the trifecta, placing a boxed version of this bet will increase your chances of a win, though it is more expensive.