Caulfield Cup 2021 Field Confirmed: Barrier Draw to Follow

October 13, 2021

Caulfield Cup 2021 Field Confirmed: Barrier Draw to Follow

Incentivise remains the clear-cut favourite in a capacity Caulfield Cup 2021 field that has now been confirmed for Saturday’s $5 million feature.

Incentivise (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Incentivise is clear favourite for the 2021 Melbourne Cup this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The Peter Moody-trained star is out to continue his winning streak in Melbourne this campaign heading into the Group 1 $5 million Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup (2400m) on the back of wins in the Makybe Diva and Turnbull Stakes.

Brett Prebble retains the ride on the equal 55.5kg top weight.

The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Australian Cup winner from the autumn Homesman is the other top-weighted horse in this year’s Caulfield Cup field and is third-up after good runs in the JRA Cup (2nd) and Caulfield Stakes (4th) from the eight-year-old.

The stable has also accepted for their Herbert Power Stakes winner Delphi who gets in on 52.5kg.

The imported Galileo entire has Damien Oliver in the saddle again out to complete the Herbert Power Stakes – Caulfield Cup double for the first time since Master O’Reilly (2007).

Last year’s winning trainer Chris Waller has four final acceptors into the Caulfield Cup field, but just three are confirmed runners with Great House the first emergency.

The Waller contingent features Charms Star, the autumn’s Sydney Cup winner over the two miles Selino and Ocean Billy but not the reigning champion Verry Elleegant.

Edward Cummings’ Queensland Oaks winner Duais earned an eleventh-hour Caulfield Cup bid via her narrow victory in Wednesday’s Group 3 Coongy Cup (2000m).

The now four-year-old daughter of Shamus Award has Michael Dee in the saddle again and drops from the 57kg she carried to victory on Thousand Guineas Day to just 51kg in the Caulfield Cup weights.

Verry Elleegant (2020) was the third mare since 2001 to win the Caulfield Cup and another out to be the next this spring is the David Payne-trained Montefilia.

She proved her ability over the mile and a half at Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day saluting in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m).

Jockey Jye McNeil takes over from Hugh Bowman in the saddle in Melbourne on Saturday and the four-year-old Kermadec mare is in on just 52kg.

Other standout Caulfield Cup final acceptors include Naturalism Stakes winner Nonconformist coming off a Caulfield Stakes second, triple Derby winner Explosive Jack, Kiwi raider The Chosen One who ran third in last year’s race before a Melbourne Cup fourth and the Danny O’Brien-trained Young Werther coming off an eye-catching second to Incentivise at big odds in the Turnbull Stakes.

The 2021 Caulfield Cup barrier draw will take place at 6:15pm (AEDT) and updated below.

2021 Caulfield Cup Final Field 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x31x932x24 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jordan Childs 0 55.5kg 115
2 8111111×11 INCENTIVISE Peter G Moody Brett Prebble 0 55.5kg 118
3 1132113×95 EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 0 54kg 115
4 4x2606x342 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 0 54kg 114
5 71x610x505 OCEAN BILLY (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 0 53.5kg 112
6 x86541x084 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Fred Kersley 0 53.5kg 110
7 15x1244x37 PERSAN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 0 53kg 109
8 75810×0520 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Declan Bates 0 53kg 114
9 x73590x003 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 0 52.5kg 114
10 1111x6x421 DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 0 52.5kg 112
0 8x663x0003 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Holland (late alt) 0 52.5kg 113
12 3x6345x321 MONTEFILIA David Payne Jye McNeil 0 52kg 1.0kg 115
13 1x1510x060 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 0 52kg 105
14 32324×3719 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 0 52kg 111
15 3x75232x52 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 0 52kg 114
16 x3502x6412 NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Craig Williams 0 51.5kg 118
17 821121×361 DUAIS Edward Cummings Michael Dee 0 51kg 112
0 622x32x057 CHARMS STAR (NZ) Chris Waller Dean Yendall (late alt) 0 50kg 110
19e 34×1327515 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller 0 50kg 102
20e 0x0558x968 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) Aaron Purcell 0 50kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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