2023 Caulfield Cup Form Guide: Two Words on Each Runner

October 20, 2023

2023 Caulfield Cup Form Guide: Two Words on Each Runner

Racing fans are gearing up for the 146th edition of the time-honoured opening leg of the Spring Cups’ double, and below punters can find our insider Races.com.au two word Caulfield Cup 2023 form guide.

Montefilia

Montefilia is one of only two Group 1 winners in this year’s 2023 Caulfield Cup field. Photo: Steve Hart.

There is $5 million in prize money on offer making the Saturday feature in Melbourne the richest mile and a half turf handicap in the world, and this year a capacity field of the world’s best stayers will face off in Caulfield Race 9 at 5:15pm (AEDT).

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Gold Trip is steady favourite at $6 through Ladbrokes.com.au to go one better than his second in the event, when also drawn barrier 11, last spring.

The reigning Melbourne Cup winner is gearing-up for a title defence in the iconic ‘race that stops a nation’ on Tuesday November 7 and must defeat a talented field of rivals here if he is to go into this year’s classic a last start winner.

Gold Trip and the now Chris Waller-trained mare Montefilia are the sole Group 1 winners in this year’s 18-starter Caulfield Cup field, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this isn’t a stellar instalment of the key Melbourne Cup lead-up.

There are plenty of local, interstate and international Caulfield Cup form lines to consider with five raiders in this year’s race including Japanese star Breakup.

It is a line-up full of progressive distance horses knocking on the door of stardom and a wide-open Caulfield Cup betting market.

To help you sort the genuine Caulfield Cup contenders from the pretenders ahead of this riveting instalment of the history-steeped showdown, below we have a short and sweet summary of each runner’s winning chances!

Click here to bet on your 2023 Caulfield Cup tips at Ladbrokes.com.au.

No. Horse (Barrier)

1. Gold Trip (11) – Watch Out

Odds: $6 – BET NOW

2. Without A Fight (7) – Gloves Off

Odds: $6.50 – BET NOW

3. Breakup (5) – Breaks away

Odds: $9 – BET NOW

4. Montefilia (9) – Mighty Mare

Odds: $13 – BET NOW

5. Francesco Guardi (15) – Gets Back

Odds: $16 – BET NOW

6. West Wind Blows (2) – Take Cover

Odds: $7 – BET NOW

7. Nonconformist (19)Scratched

8. Soulcombe (6) – Squeezes Through

Odds: $7.50 – BET NOW

9. Duke De Sessa (14) – Wrong Timing

Odds: $34 – BET NOW

10. Hoo Ya Mal (8) – Now Now

Odds: $14 – BET NOW

11. Right You Are (13) – Wrong Class

Odds: $41 – BET NOW

12. Emissary (4) – Next Start

Odds: $81 – BET NOW

13. Goldman (18) – Going Awful

Odds: $81 – BET NOW

14. Okita Soushi (12) – Pressure On

Odds: $18 – BET NOW

15. Fame (16) – No Fortune

Odds: $151 – BET NOW

16. Bois D’argent (3) – Going Grey

Odds: $151 – BET NOW

17. Spirit Ridge (10) – Showing Spirit

Odds: $35 – BET NOW

18. Valiant King (1) – Vauban Form

Odds: $10 – BET NOW

19e. United Nations (17) – Emergency Only

Odds: $71 – BET NOW

*All Caulfield Cup 2023 odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au, correct at time of publication, and subject to change. 

 

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