2019 Caulfield Cup Barriers & Betting Update: Finche Draws Wide

October 17, 2019

2019 Caulfield Cup Barriers & Betting Update: Finche Draws Wide

The Chris Waller-trained favourite in Caulfield Cup 2019 betting for this Saturday, Finche, has drawn out wide with barrier 19 in the mile-and-a-half-classic.

Finche. Photo: Steve Hart.

Finche remains top of the 2019 Caulfield Cup odds despite a wide barrier draw. Photo: Steve Hart.

The final field for this year’s Group 1 $5 million Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m) was confirmed on Wednesday with a capacity line-up of 18 stayers plus four emergencies.

Waller chases his maiden top four finish in the race saddling-up two Caulfield Cup horses in 2019 with stablemates Finche (19) and Brimham Rocks (20) both suffering wide barriers.

With the four Caulfield Cup emergencies drawing between barriers 3 – 12 however, Waller’s duo could come into barriers 15 and 16 respectively.

Fourth in last year’s Melbourne Cup, talented Frankel six-year-old Finche is at $6 in the latest Caulfield Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Two back the chestnut won a Group 3 over 2000m at Randwick before a last start second to the also Waller-trained Kings Will Dream in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

Michael Walker comes aboard this year’s Caulfield Cup favourite, the hoop also after his first victory in the race.

Brimham Rocks meanwhile made the Caulfield Cup field via a win in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at the track on September 21 and is a $26 chance to improve on his last start ninth in Randwick’s Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m).

Following Finche in the updated Caulfield Cup betting markets at $7.50 is Japanese raider Mer De Glace also drawn right out in barrier 21.

Damian Lane partners the flying Rulership entire who comes off five straight wins back home.

Mer De Glace may be in red hot form in Japan, but the galloper is yet to win over further than 2200m and so faces a test fresh over the 2400m in the Caulfield Cup.

Hartnell carries the 58kg topweight in this year’s Caulfield Cup, the always-honest Godolphin galloper at $19 odds as he tackles the race for the first time as a nine-year-old.

“Hartnell is no stranger to big weights and no stranger to big handicaps,” Godolphin Bloodstock Manager Jason Walsh said.

“He’s such a versatile horse, and has won Group 1s from 1400m up to a mile and a half.”

The James Cummings-trained veteran ran third in the 2017 Melbourne Cup and comes off a third in the Turnbull Stakes when under a length beaten, but hasn’t won a race since last year’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) over 12 months ago.

Two Caulfield Cup winners have carried 58kg to victory in the past seven years with Dunaden (2012) and Admire Rakti (2014), while last year’s topweight Best Solution (57.5kg) also got the job done.

There are three other single-figure fancies to join the Caulfield Cup winners’ list in 2019 with the Lindsay Park import Constantinople on debut down under, Queensland Derby winner Mr Quickie and the Danny O’Brien-trained lightweight Vow And Declare all equal on $8.50.

See below for the complete 2019 Caulfield Cup field and barrier draw, odds on the event available here through Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 Caulfield Cup Field & Barriers

# 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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