Caulfield Cup Day Tips 21st October 2023

Michael Kruse / 19 October 2023

Last Updated on 19 October 2023

Caulfield Cup Day is here, the biggest day of the year on the Caulfield racing calendar!

Today, some of the best horses in the world will battle it out for the famous Caulfield Cup, a 2400m handicap race worth $5 million.

The Caulfield Cup is a notoriously difficult race to win, with a field of quality horses and a variety of factors that can come into play, such as the track conditions, the weather, and the draw.

However, there are a few horses that stand out as the ones to beat this year (tips below)

We will go through each race for the day and give you our best bets & value tips.

The weather looks fine, and the track will play in the good 4.


Race 1

Lamaro’s Hotel Plate – Open Set Weights & Penalties. 3YO. Colts and Geldings. $150k.

#2 BRAVE MEAD

Looks to set up nicely for the Maher Eustace colt.

3rd up now and should be ready to pounce.

If you’re playing exotics or looking for saver we think #6 KANDINSKY ABSTRACT can upset.

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Race 2

Neds Classic – Group 3 Set Weights. 3YO. $200k.

Not a race we are overly keen to play with the fave looking extremely hard to beat.

Extremely short though.

Could entertain a small each way on #7 TO BE FRANK

Comes through a different form line and the stable has a funny way of peaking on the day.

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Race 3

Schweppes Ethereal Stakes – Group 3 Set Weights & Penalties. 3YO. Fillies. $200k.

#1 TROPICAL SQUALL

Should be a sit and steer job here.

Hard to see anything upsetting the fave here.

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Race 4

Stow Storage Gothic Stakes – Listed Set Weights & Penalties. 3YO. $175k.

#1 ARKANSAW KID

Looks to present some value at the price.

Complete forgive first up after pulling up with Cardiac Arrhythmia.

A stack of chances engaged here so want to be on one at odds each way.

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Race 5

Manhari Metals Thousand Guineas Prelude – Group 2 Set Weights & Penalties. 3YO. Fillies. $300k.

 #14 MOESHA

A wide open race here so looking for something that presents some value.

Think we have found it in MOESHA.

If they go hard look out for this filly pouncing late.

Each way.

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Race 6

The McCafe Sprint – Group 2 Handicap. 3YO+. $300k.

Super tough race.

Can make a case for just about every runner in the field.

Going to jump in the corner of #7 MIDWEST

Looks value.

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Race 7

Sharp EIT Tristarc Stakes – Group 2 Set Weights & Penalties. 4YO+. Mares. $300k.

#8 C’EST MAGIQUE

Looks to be a race in 3 between our tip and SKEW WIFF

Think C’EST MAGIQUE can get the upper hand.

Racing super consistent and should be super fit now 3rd up.

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Race 8

Neds Moonga Stakes – Group 3 Set Weights & Penalties. 4YO+. $200k.

#10 NUNTHORPE

Loves this track.

Been scratched a few times of late perhaps waiting for the right race?

Looks to get it here.

Can carry on with her winning ways.

Shinn on is a positive.

Race 9 (The Caulfield Cup)

Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup – Group 1 Handicap. 3YO+. $5m.

Been on #6 WEST WIND BLOWS a long way out and no need to get off now.

Gut buster of a run first up and still stuck on well.

Needed the run and has been aimed at this race the whole time.

Can turn the tables on Gold Trip.

A roughie that could bob up at odds is #17 SPIRIT RIDGE

Get’s in VERY well at the weights.

Will be having something on each way.

First Four

1 – #6 WEST WIND BLOWS

2 -#1 GOLD TRIP

3 – #17 SPIRIT RIDGE

4 – #10 HOO YA MAL

Race 10

Neds Moonga Stakes – Group 3 Set Weights & Penalties. 4YO+. $200k.

#5 VIVIANE

Looks a nice way to end the day.

Looks very hard to beat.


Best Bet

Race 10 #5 VIVIANE

Next Best

Race 9 #6 WEST WIND BLOWS

Best Each Way

Race 4 #1 #1 ARKANSAW KID

Lay Bet

Race 4 #7 DARK HALO

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How to bet on the Caulfield Cup

There are many different ways to bet on the Caulfield Cup.

The most popular bet is to win, which is a bet on a horse to finish first.

You can also bet on a horse to place (finish first, second, or third) or show (finish first, second, third, or fourth).

If you are looking for a more exotic bet, you can try a trifecta (picking the first three horses in the correct order) or a quadrella (picking the first four horses in the correct order).

No matter how you choose to bet on the Caulfield Cup, be sure to do your research and bet responsibly.

Michael Kruse
Michael loves all things all horse racing and has been in the game for quite some time. His knowledge in the betting space is second... [Read full bio]

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