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2023 Caulfield Cup Results
- 1st: #2 Without A Fight
- 2nd: #6 West Wind Blows
- 3rd: #1 Gold Trip
- 4th: #16 Bois D'argent
Caulfield Cup Tips News
2023 Caulfield Cup Tips
As the 2023 Caulfield Cup approaches, tips will be uploaded here. Early on the Caulfield Cup tips are dominated by stayers that ran in the winning Caulfield Cup trifecta from the previous season and those running well in traditional lead-up races to the Group 1 over 2400m in both Australia and overseas.
Our insider Caulfield Cup betting tips for 2023 will be detailed below before the race is run and won on Saturday October 21, 2023.
2023 Caulfield Cup Tips
To Win: #8 Soulcombe ($6 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Happy to stick with the one-time favourite Soulcombe who drew last year’s winning barrier (6) and is from last year’s winning stable (Chris Waller). Waller has prepared two of the past three Caulfield Cup champions and this import is building momentum at exactly the right time. He picked up a cheeky win fresh in a Black-Type here and has been trialling well for the Cups’ since with two solid efforts. He was fourth in the Underwood 1.4 lengths off Alligator Blood (form franked by the winner who took out the Might And Power) then third to Gold Trip in the Turnbull. Has winning form over 2700m so the 2400m now fourth-up and fit is ideal. Meets Gold Trip better again in the weights down to 53.5kg, one of the best with Craig Williams in the saddle. This looks his right distance, Waller has had him set for this so you know he’ll present perfectly. Big hope.
The Danger: #1 Gold Trip ($6 at time of publish) – BET NOW
You cannot bet on the Caulfield Cup this year and leave Gold Trip out, you just can’t. He won the Melbourne Cup for Maher & Eustace last spring after having run second in the Caulfield Cup and ninth in the Cox Plate. Has the 58.5kg topweight but deserves it. Already a champion, he can go a long way to securing super stardom over the coming weeks starting on Saturday. Returned to his best form last start with a demolition job in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m). Improving each start this prep, the 2400m trip looks spot-on now and Ben Melham has plenty of big race experience. Watch him late, he’ll be flashing home in a high-pressure thriller. Confident he can be right in the finish again and handle the hefty kilos without a worry.
Each Way: #4 Montefilia ($10 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Some queries about the quality she beat home in the Group 2 $2 million Hill Stakes (2000m) last time out, but zero queries about this mare’s class. She is now with the Waller camp and is the only other proven Group 1 winner in the mix along with Gold Trip with four elite level wins on the record. She presents rock-hard fit here fifth-up and ready to fire again. She will eat-up the 2400m and her fourth in the race last year was excellent. Montefilia gets the run of the race from barrier nine and is well-weighted with 54.5kg. Blake Shinn in the saddle and he is going great guns. Needs to add her name to a pretty incredible list of female gallopers to win the Caulfield Cup, but she has beaten the boys before and can come close again.
The Roughie: #17 Spirit Ridge ($35 at time of publish) – BET NOW
The price on this Annabel Neasham-trained veteran is very attractive for a bit of a flutter. A 41-start gelding who at nine years old continues to show an incredible zest for racing. Coming out of the Sydney lead-ups with nice runs narrowly beaten in the Wyong Cup (34d), Newcastle Gold Cup (2nd) and the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2nd) at this distance a nostril flare off Just Fine on September 30. Kept fresh since, fourth-up now and fit as he’s ever been. Always overs in the markets and thereabouts. Will be airborne with only 50.5kg, on pace leading (or thereabouts) giving them something to run down. This is tougher, Just Fine didn’t frank the form with a dead last finish last week at Caulfield, but at the price happy to have something on him in for a top four run.
The best Caulfield Cup betting tips each year use the Caulfield Cup form guide as the reference point and consider things like the lead-up runs, distance record, jockey, trainer and barrier of the contender.
Caulfield Cup Lead Up Races
To make sure you are not placing your Caulfield Cup bets on a no-hope horse, take a moment to check out your Caulfield Cup betting pick’s past performances in the lead up races. Your Caulfield Cup tips checklist for past performance can include the distance of the race, the jockey and even the weather conditions, which will give you an idea about how your runner might do in the Caulfield Cup.
Good lead-up races to consider the results of when doing the Caulfield Cup tips includes the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) run two weeks before at Flemington Racecourse that has produced 22 Caulfield Cup winners (since 1983) including Jameka (2nd in 2016), Verry Elleegant (1st in 2020) who did the double and Incentivise (1st in 2021) who also won both races.
International form is stacking up more and more in the Caulfield Cup as overseas raiders make a stronger presence down under for a Spring Cups bid. A number of Caulfield Cup winners had a lead-up run outside of Australia / New Zealand – most recently the Godolphin-raced winner Best Solution (2018) who came off a Group 1 victory in Germany – and Japan’s Mer De Glace (2019) first-up in Australia – so make sure you also look at international runners when doing your Caulfield Cup tips.
Caulfield Cup Favourite
While there is a risk involved in going against the grain in terms of picking against a Caulfield Cup favourite, there is also the promise of a solid reward if your gamble pays off. Betting on an outsider in the Caulfield Cup awards longer odds, meaning a higher pay-out for the courageous punter. Of course, you can still bet on a strong Caulfield Cup favourite and get good odds by going with exotic bets.
Caulfield Cup favourites only have a fair recent record in the race, so tipping an upset Caulfield Cup result from an in-form double-figure chances in the Caulfield Cup odds can prove profitable.
Mongolian Khan (2015), Jameka (2016), Verry Elleegant (2020) and Incentivise (2021) all saluted as favourites in Caulfield Cup betting, but were the first to do so since Master O’Reilly (2007).
Place Exotic Caulfield Cup Bets
If you feel like the pay-out offered by standard bets like win, place and each-way bets are too low, then you should check out the different exotic bets you can place on runners in the Caulfield Cup – they may be a little more risky but they do offer great rewards.
Exotic Caulfield Cup bets include the Caulfield Cup trifecta, quinella, exacta and First Four. These bets require you to pick from 2 to 4 of the finishers and will earn you not only excellent pay-outs but also eternal bragging rights on the track. Have a browse in our dedicated Caulfield Cup betting section to learn more about exotic bets.
Join An Online Bookmaker
If you aren’t a member with an online betting site yet, check out our selection of trusted online bookmakers where you can bet on the Caulfield Cup. We have reviewed and selected a range of online bookmakers that will cover all of your Caulfield Cup betting needs. For beginner bettors, we recommend you start with Ladbrokes.com.au.
An account with an online bookmaker will allow you to browse the latest odds at your convenience and place your Caulfield Cup bets at your convenience. Betting on the horses has never been easier, so don’t waste any more time struggling to work out how to take part in the Caulfield Cup as a punter. With these handy Caulfield Cup tips, this year’s race will be a walk in the park for you.