Caulfield Guineas Barrier Draw: Militarize Draws 12

October 10, 2023

Caulfield Guineas Barrier Draw: Militarize Draws 12

Chris Waller’s race favourite Militarize has drawn out in gate 12 of 15 but remains firm favourite in Caulfield Guineas 2023 betting for this weekend.

2023 Inglis Sires' winner Militarize

Three-time Group 1 winner Militarize has drawn barrier 12 in the 2023 Caulfield Guineas field this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Group 1 $3 million Neds Caulfield Guineas (1600m) attracted just under a capacity line-up when final acceptances were taken on Tuesday morning.

The Caulfield Guineas barrier draw followed with the top elect out in double-digits with Dundeel colt Militarize needing some of Brazilian hoop Joao Moreira’s magic to salute for the punters.

The horse jumped from barrier two of 12 when flashing home from nowhere with the ‘Magic Man’ in the saddle at Rosehill on September 23 to win the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

He is a proven Group 1 champ over the mile in Sydney and is now well-backed to salute again when racing in Melbourne for the first time.

God’s Own (2005) was the last Caulfield Guineas winner to win from barrier 12.

Since then only three others have won from double-digits with Astern (13 in 2021) the most recent.

Despite the draw Militarize remains top of the Caulfield Guineas odds at $2.80 through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Occupying the second line of betting at $3.60 is the unbeaten Steparty for Horsham trainer Paul Preusker.

The flying Artie Schiller colt is five-from-five heading into Saturday’s acid test and has drawn well with a mid-field barrier seven draw for jockey John Allen.

Steparty was last seen making his Group race debut to narrowly take out the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) on September 23.

He is now out to be the first winner of the Prelude – Guineas double in Melbourne since Helmet (2011).

The last of the single-figure fancies in the updated markets is King Colorado at $8 with the Kingman colt drawn gate eight.

Michael Dee comes aboard the winter’s Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) winner who runs for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace.

King Colorado was seventh in the Golden Rose last time out but under two lengths beaten with improvement to come third-up over a mile.

Maher & Eustace ran second and third in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude with Southport Tycoon and Scentify who both line-up in the Group 1 alongside each other in barriers four and five respectively.

The stable also have the in-form Griff ($15) jumping from the outside alley (15 of 15) chasing a third win on the trot after the Trapeze Artist colt’s victories in the Listed Exford Plate (1400m) and Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m).

The other best in betting include the Ken & Kasey Keys-trained Prelude fourth place-getter Scheelite ($13) and Group 2 VRC Sires’ winning Grunt colt Veight ($17) with the rails run from barrier one.

See below for the official Caulfield Guineas 2023 field and barriers before checking out the updated odds online by clicking here.

2023 Caulfield Guineas Final Field & Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13011×51 MILITARIZE (NZ) Chris Waller Joao Moreira 12 57kg 108
2 21x218x436 LITTLE BROSE Ben, Will & JD Hayes Damien Oliver 10 57kg 96
3 411×97 KING COLORADO Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 8 57kg 96
4 111×11 STEPARTY Paul Preusker John Allen 7 57kg 86
5 114×15 VEIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damian Lane 1 57kg 88
6 5x51x6511 GRIFF Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Melham 15 57kg 86
7 11×554 SCHEELITE Ken & Kasey Keys Mark Zahra 13 57kg 77
8 1×123 SCENTIFY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 5 57kg 77
9 112 SOUTHPORT TYCOON Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 4 57kg 78
10 26211 WOLFY (NZ) Nick Ryan Blake Shinn 11 57kg 68
11 12 VERDAD Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Beau Mertens 14 57kg 74
12 17 ROCK EMPIRE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 57kg 65
13 9×6324 LIMBURG Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 9 57kg 64
14 3×23 COPACABANA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jordan Childs 6 57kg 62
15 155 THE LONGEST YARD Matthew Brown Brian Higgins 2 57kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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