As one of the four Group 1 Melbourne Cup Carnival races held on Victoria Derby Day the Saturday before the iconic Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November annually, the Cantala Stakes tips are some of the most popular with punters every spring.
Each year the $1 million Group 1 Cantala Stakes (1600m) – formerly the Emirates Stakes run the following weekend – attracts a star-studded field of the season’s best milers and the showdown takes place at Flemington Racecourse in late October / early November.
As soon as the Cantala Stakes field is released the Wednesday before Victoria Derby Day, punters are keen to uncover the winning Cantala Stakes tips.
2016 Cantala Stakes Tips
The 2016 Cantala Stakes tips will be published below as soon as the final field and betting odds from Ladbrokes.com.au are released the week of the race.
2016 Cantala Stakes Tips
- The Winner: #4 He’s Our Rokkii – (Back He's Our Rokkii to Win) – This four-year-0ld chases his sixth straight win and back-to-back Melbourne Group 1s over a mile after the Toorak Handicap success last time out. That is hard form to bet against, he’s had a little break so will be fresh and ready to fire at the testing Flemington track for co-trainer David Hayes who has trained three previous Cantala Stakes winners.
- The Runner-Up: #11 Mackintosh – (Back Mackintosh Each Way) – History says Cantala Stakes winners don’t come off a Sydney run, but Chris Waller has won this race twice in five years and Mackintosh caught the eye with an Epsom third last start and still is well-weighted here on 53kg.
- The Third Placegetter: #7 Voodoo Lad – (Back Voodoo Lad to Place) – Good lead-up win in the 1400m Group 3 on October 15, a double recently completed by Boban (2013). This is his first mile test, but he looks ready to go the distance.
Read a full 2016 Cantala Stakes Betting Tips post now for all the race form and facts on our Cantala Stakes trifecta selections!
2016 Cantala Stakes Lead Up Races
Checkout the Cantala Stakes form guide for the lead-up form the runners in the mile feature have come out of. Because the race was, up until 2016, run a week later as the feature of Emirates Stakes Day this form line is harder to follow. The best guides to the Cantala Stakes results in recent history have been the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) and the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) both now run the Saturday before the race.
2016 Cantala Stakes Favourite
The Cantala Stakes favourites have been moderately successful for punters in the past decade or so, so tipping the shortest-priced runner in the 2016 Cantala Stakes betting markets each spring is a good tip. From 2008 – 2015 three of the eight favourites in the Cantala Stakes odds got the job done. During that time there were also a number of upset Cantala Stakes results from longer-priced winners including: Albert The Fat ($16 in 2011), All American ($40 in 2009) and Tears I Cry ($101 in 2007) who won at triple-figures!
Exotic Cantala Stakes Bets
Exotic Cantala Stakes bets are more complex than simple win, place and each-way bets. However, they do offer longer odds and are therefore more lucrative when your selections come through.
Exotic Cantala Stakes bets include trifectas, quinellas, exactas and First Four bets. All of these best require you to choose more than just the winner, which makes them more difficult to pick and so they get longer odds. Check out our dedicated Cantala Stakes betting section to learn more about how to bet on the Cantala Stakes.
Join An Online Bookmaker
Becoming a member with an online bookmaking service like Ladbrokes.com.au makes betting on the Cantala Stakes much easier. Online bookmakers usually offer early odds on big races, which will help you get a better deal when you bet on the Cantala Stakes.
Most online bookmakers also provide Cantala Stakes form guides, which will help you make a better selection based on the horses’ past performances. On top of that online bookmakers give you a chance to check on changes in the Cantala Stakes line-up or developments in the Cantala Stakes odds around the clock, whenever it is convenient for you.