Will Royal Descent Complete Oaks / Caulfield Cup double?

October 17, 2013

Will Royal Descent Complete Oaks / Caulfield Cup double?

Royal Descent has been one of the best backed runners in 2013 Caulfield Cup betting markets since the barrier draw was conducted yesterday but is the four-year-old good enough to become the first mare to complete the Australian Oaks/Caulfield Cup double since How Now in 1976?

Royal Descent will become just the third mare to complete the Australian Oaks/Caulfield Cup double if she is successful on Saturday.

Royal Descent will become just the third mare to complete the Australian Oaks/Caulfield Cup double if she is successful on Saturday. Photo by: Steve Hart

Royal Descent is currently available at Caulfield Cup odds of $6.50 and has received more support in the last 24 hours than any other runner in the field.

The Chris Waller-trained mare is yet to record a race win this preparation but has performed well in each of her race starts and is expected to relish the step-up to 2400 metres in the Caulfield Cup this weekend.

Will Royal Descent enter the history books by winning the Caulfield Cup  who will she join the likes of Absolutely and Serenade Rose who impressed as three-year-olds but failed to live up to the grade as older horses?

#16 Royal Descent – Horse Form

  • Barrier: 3
  • Jockey: Nash Rawiller
  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Owners: Gerry Harvey
  • Age: 4YO
  • Gender: Mare
  • Breeding: by Redoute’s Choice From Mulan Princess
  • Career: 11 4-3-2
  • Win: 36%
  • Place: 81%
  • Last 6: X2320
  • Prize Money: $667,030
  • Track: 0 0-0-0
  • Distance: 1 1-0-0
  • Current 2013 Caulfield Cup Odds: $6.50 ($13 DTO)

 Why Royal Descent Can Win The 2013 Caulfield Cup

  • Won her only previous start over 2400 metres, the Australian Oaks, by a dominant ten lengths.
  • Will get a lovely run into the race from barrier 3 – the equal second most successful barrier in the Caulfield Cup in the past thirty years.
  • Nash Rawiller is a proven big-race jockey who won the 2004 edition of the Caulfield Cup on Elvstroem.
  • Was unlucky in the Turnbull Stakes and her previous three runs, including a second place finish in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m), were stellar.
  • Gets into the race well in the weights with just 54kg on her back.

 Why Royal Descent Won’t Win The 2013 Caulfield Cup

  • Trainer Chris Waller has had four previous runners in the Caulfield Cup and has never had a horse finish in the placings.
  • Did not respond well to being checked in the Turnbull Stakes – the Caulfield Cup is a notoriously tough race that is regularly packed full of interference.
  • Only two mares, Leilani (1974) and How Now (1976) have ever won the Australian Oaks and the Caulfield Cup in the same year.
  • She is yet to win a race as a four-year-old or in open company.
  • Has never raced on the notoriously tricky Caulfield track.

Whether you are backing Royal Descent or any other runner in the Caulfield Cup field you are sure to find the best odds at Ladbrokes.com.au!

The leading online bookie is offering Double The Odds on every single Caulfield Cup runner which means that Royal Descent is available at the amazing odds of $13!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Military Mission Fires in 2023...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field �...

Zipping Classic 2023 Field & Odds Update: Vow And Declare Defends Title

Danny O’Brien’s 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare continues to show a...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbott...

Overpass Heads 2023 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting Markets

Bjron Baker’s The Everest performer Overpass is tipped to return to winning...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 R...

Osipenko Leads The Gong 2023 Race Field & Betting

The Chris Waller-trained Pierro four-year-old Osipenko is firm favourite in...

2023 Railway Stakes Field ...

2023 Railway Stakes Field & Betting Update: Tuvalu Narrow Favourite

The Lindsey Smith-trained top-weight Tuvalu is narrow favourite in the latest...

Horse Racing Today

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The ...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stake...

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

Trainer Annabel Neasham made it four straight wins in the A.D. Hollindale...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun ...

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks is a likely winter target for the talented Tony...

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikel...

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Connections of the high-flying Kintyre are unlikely to press onto the...

Victory Stakes Winner Antino R...

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism

Antino finally lived up to the hype of trainer Tony Gollan who had been...

Race Results

Stradbroke Calls For 2024 The Goodwood Winner Benedetta

Numerian Wins Hollindale Stakes 2024 First-Up, Firms in Doomben Cup Betting

2024 SA Derby Winner Coco Sun Aims at Queensland Oaks

Guineas Winner Kintyre Unlikely for 2024 Queensland Derby

Victory Stakes Winner Antino Rockets into Stradbroke 2024 Favouritism

Race Previews

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

2024 JJ Atkins Field & Betting Update: Broadsiding Odds-On Favourite

Fields & Form

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips & Best Bets

Brisbane Cup 2024 Field & Odds Update: Mostly Cloudy Top Elect

2024 The Q22 Field & Betting Update: Fawkner Park Favourite

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field, Barriers & Betting Update

2024 JJ Atkins Field & Betting Update: Broadsiding Odds-On Favourite