BETTING on the Caulfield Cup can be made tough by the big field of 18 runners, but the bookmakers have made punting on the big race much easier by offering a top five market.
This gives punters a much better chance to make a profit on the 2016 Caulfield Cup this Saturday and there are some good prices available at CrownBet.
Top five markets are extremely attractive for punters and are great multi-bet inclusions. CrownBet will also match your stake with rewards points if your three-leg horse racing multi-bet fails by one leg this Saturday.
Caulfield Cup top five market and tips
Jameka – $1.30
Real Love – $1.90
Scottish – $1.95
Articus – $1.95
Exospheric – $2.40
Sir Isaac Newton – $2.40
Tally – $2.50
Sacred Master – $2.50
Sir John Hawkwood – $2.80
Preferment – $4
Our Ivanhowe – $4
Tarzino – $4
Set Square – $4.40
Pemberley – $4.80
De Little Engine – $5.50
Almoonqith – $6.50
Go Dreaming – $8.50
Vengeur Masque – $17
Real Love is our top pick for the Caulfield Cup and it’s paying great money to finish top five. The Darren Weir-trained mare comes into this race having won the JRA Cup at Moonee Valley last start and it has good form at this distance.
It has firmed in from $9 to $7.50 to win the Caulfield Cup, but take the $1.90 at CrownBet for a top five finish which looks like a great multi-bet inclusion.
Another fancied runner is European raider Scottish. The Charlie Appleby-trained runner is the best-backed of the internationals and given Godolphin’s past record in the Caulfield Cup, it has to be considered.
It won at York to prepare for the Caulfield Cup and it has the ability to sustain a long sprint. It is currently on the third line of betting at $1.95 for a top five finish and we think it’s good enough to go close.
There are three runners at longer odds in the market which should all give punters a good sight for their money.
Sacred Master ($2.50) is a former New Zealand runner which worked home well last start and it has been prepared nicely for this race. Sir John Hawkwood is at $2.80 with CrownBet following its win in the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap and form out of that race should stack up nicely.
The final runner is Our Ivanhowe at $4. It hasn’t done much this campaign, but respect its ability and include it in your multi-bets as a long-shot chance.
Caulfield Cup quinella tips
We are going to feature Real Love, Sir John Hawkwood, Sacred Master and Our Ivanhowe in the quinella market tips.
Sportsbet is offering great fixed odds for correctly picking the quinella which will likely pay less if you bet with the tote.
Below are the options featuring our four favoured runners:
Real Love/Sir John Hawkwood – $51
Real Love/Sacred Master – $67
Real Love/Our Ivanhowe – $101
Sir John Hawkwood/Sacred Master – $151 at Sportsbet
Our Ivanhowe/Sir John Hawkwood – $201
Our Ivanhowe/Sacred Master – $251
All six options are paying big money and the Caulfield Cup can throw in the big upset. Don’t be afraid to play around with the big-priced options in the big races as the betting pools make it worthwhile.