2017 Bel Esprit Stakes Field & Betting Odds

April 19, 2017

2017 Bel Esprit Stakes Field & Betting Odds

The black-type Melbourne feature at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday is the Bel Esprit Stakes 2017 and it is shaping-up as a wide open edition of the late autumn sprint.

Faatinah

Faatinah is down in grade for the 2017 Bel Esprit Stakes this Saturday at Caulfield Racecourse. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Due to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 3:55pm (AEST), this season’s $120,000 Listed Bel Esprit Stakes (1100m) has attracted fourteen final acceptors.

In a tough pick for the punters to make, five of the runners are currently sitting at single-figures in the Bel Esprit Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Narrow $6 favourite despite a wide barrier eleven draw is 54kg light-weight Rocket Tommy chasing a fourth consecutive win.

Gwenda Johnstone’s Hold That Tiger five-year-old has been in flying form, including his last start Flemington win over 1000m on ‘Super Saturday’.

The grey overcame barrier 15 of 15 to beat home Bullpit in that Benchmark 90 and the bookies are taking no chances in him doing the same from another wide alley in stakes’ class this weekend.

Equal second elects in Bel Esprit Stakes betting at $7 each are Faatinah and Kaepernick higher up the weights with 59kg and 58.5kg respectively.

Lindsay Park-trained Nicconi four-year-old Faatinah is down in grade after finishing well back behind Russian Revolution in the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) on a mud Rosehill track on Golden Slipper Day.

He will appreciate firmer going in Melbourne this Saturday and prior to The Galaxy showed off his form with a second behind Sheidel as a $41 roughie in Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) on Blue Diamond Stakes Day.

Kaepernick is drawn to get a gun run from gate four in the Bel Esprit Stakes with Dwayne Dunn to ride the Team Hawkes-trained son of Fastnet Rock.

He too is back in class after back-to-back Melbourne Group 1 runs this autumn, most recently running under three lengths seventh to Silent Sedition at Moonee Valley in the William Reid Stakes (1200m).

Close third pick for the Group 3 at $7.50 is the Ciaron Maher-trained mare Petits Filous who is undefeated at Caulfield (2-2-0-0) and over Saturday’s distance (3-3-0-0), before Crystal Dreamer ($8.50) rounds out the gallopers under $10 for the win coming off a victory at the track from April 8.

Other notable Bel Esprit Stakes runners include the returning Mahuta ($12) carrying 60kg top weight for his first run in eight months and Malibu Style ($10) from Perth who ran second to Crystal Dreamer a fortnight back in his maiden Melbourne run.

See below for the full Bel Esprit Stakes 2017 field, barriers, jockeys, weights and latest Fixed Win odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 Bel Esprit Stakes Field & Odds

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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds