Caulfield Guineas head-to-head betting: Royal Symphony vs. Catchy

Royal Symphony
Royal Symphony faces off against Catchy in the Caulfield Guineas

THE Caulfield Guineas is finally upon us.

The best-of-the-best three-year-olds will take to the track this Saturday for a piece of the $2 million prize pool, but in an unusually weaker field where there is only three runners under double figures.

In our head-to-head article this week we are looking at a battle between the boy and the girl.

Three-year-old colt Royal Symphony ($4.20 at Sportsbet) and boom filly Catchy ($4.50 at William Hill) are the two key elects in the market and the duo that will be battling it out in our eyes.

Not yet signed up with an online bookmaker? We suggest trying Australia’s newest bookie Neds. Sign up at Neds today using the HorseBetting promo code GETON500 and the company will match your first deposit up to the value of $500.

2017 Caulfield Guineas betting

caulfield - Race 8

ladbrokes caulfield guineas

Class: open 1

4:30pm
  • Track Conditions: TBA

ladbrokes caulfield guinea

1600m
1600m
Saturday 4:30pm
Free bet at Bet365
Free bet at Crownbet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
Free bet at Luxbet
Free bet at Sportsbet
Free bet at UniBet
Free bet at William Hill
Free bet amount -->
NA
$300
$500
$150
$501
$$80
£30
jockey
The Mission
Beau Mertens 56.5
71 Free bet at William Hill
16 Free bet at William Hill
Free bet at Bet365 61bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 51bet
Free bet at Crownbet 9bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 51bet
Free bet at Luxbet 11.1bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 51bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 51bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 71bet
Free bet at William Hill 16bet
jockey
Summer Passage
Glen Boss 56.5
0 Free bet at Bet365
0 Free bet at Bet365
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet -bet
Free bet at Crownbet -bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet -bet
Free bet at Luxbet -bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill -bet
Free bet at William Hill -bet
jockey
Azazel
Luke Currie 56.5
51 Free bet at Bet365
12 Free bet at William Hill
Free bet at Bet365 51bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 51bet
Free bet at Crownbet 9bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 51bet
Free bet at Luxbet 11.1bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 51bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 51bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 51bet
Free bet at William Hill 12bet
jockey
Sircconi
Ms Linda Meech 56.5
81 Free bet at Bet365
16 Free bet at William Hill
Free bet at Bet365 81bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 71bet
Free bet at Crownbet 11bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 71bet
Free bet at Luxbet 14bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 71bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 71bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 71bet
Free bet at William Hill 16bet
jockey
Showtime
Damien Oliver 56.5
12 Free bet at Bet365
3.6 Free bet at William Hill
Free bet at Bet365 12bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 12bet
Free bet at Crownbet 3.4bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 12bet
Free bet at Luxbet 3.5bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 11bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 12bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 12bet
Free bet at William Hill 3.6bet
jockey
Royal Symphony
Dwayne Dunn 56.5
5 Free bet at Crownbet
2 Free bet at Crownbet
Free bet at Bet365 4.8bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 5bet
Free bet at Crownbet 2bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 4.8bet
Free bet at Luxbet 1.9bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 5bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 4.8bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 4.6bet
Free bet at William Hill 1.9bet
jockey
Gold Standard
Stephen Baster 56.5
8.5 Free bet at UniBet
2.7 Free bet at Luxbet
Free bet at Bet365 8bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 7.5bet
Free bet at Crownbet 2.5bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 8bet
Free bet at Luxbet 2.7bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 8bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 8.5bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 8bet
Free bet at William Hill 2.6bet
jockey
Perast
Ben Melham 56.5
13 Free bet at Crownbet
3.6 Free bet at Crownbet
Free bet at Bet365 11bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 13bet
Free bet at Crownbet 3.6bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 11bet
Free bet at Luxbet 3.3bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 11bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 11bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 10bet
Free bet at William Hill 3.1bet
jockey
Sanctioned
Glyn Schofield 56.5
23 Free bet at Luxbet
5.7 Free bet at Luxbet
Free bet at Bet365 21bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 21bet
Free bet at Crownbet 5bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 23bet
Free bet at Luxbet 5.7bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 23bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 21bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 23bet
Free bet at William Hill 5.3bet
jockey
10  Al Passem
Ben Thompson 56.5
201 Free bet at William Hill
31 Free bet at William Hill
Free bet at Bet365 151bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 151bet
Free bet at Crownbet 17bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 151bet
Free bet at Luxbet 23.9bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 151bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 151bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 201bet
Free bet at William Hill 31bet
jockey
11  Kementari
Damian Lane 56.5
6 Free bet at Crownbet
2.2 Free bet at Crownbet
Free bet at Bet365 5.5bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 6bet
Free bet at Crownbet 2.2bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 5bet
Free bet at Luxbet 2bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 6bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 5.5bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 5bet
Free bet at William Hill 2bet
jockey
12  Eclair Sunshine
Luke Nolen 56.5
0 Free bet at Bet365
0 Free bet at Bet365
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet -bet
Free bet at Crownbet -bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet -bet
Free bet at Luxbet -bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill -bet
Free bet at William Hill -bet
jockey
13  Salsamor
Brad Rawiller 56.5
26 Free bet at Bet365
5.5 Free bet at Crownbet
Free bet at Bet365 26bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 26bet
Free bet at Crownbet 5.5bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 23bet
Free bet at Luxbet 5.5bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 26bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 23bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 23bet
Free bet at William Hill 5.3bet
jockey
14  Levendi
Anthony Darmanin 56.5
23 Free bet at Luxbet
5.7 Free bet at Luxbet
Free bet at Bet365 21bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 21bet
Free bet at Crownbet 5bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 23bet
Free bet at Luxbet 5.7bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 23bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 20bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 23bet
Free bet at William Hill 5.3bet
jockey
15  Holy Snow
Michael Dee 56.5
61 Free bet at Bet365
14 Free bet at William Hill
Free bet at Bet365 61bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 51bet
Free bet at Crownbet 9bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 61bet
Free bet at Luxbet 12.5bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 51bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 61bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 61bet
Free bet at William Hill 14bet
jockey
16  Catchy
Mark Zahra 54.5
4.6 Free bet at Bet365
1.9 Free bet at Luxbet
Free bet at Bet365 4.6bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 4.4bet
Free bet at Crownbet 1.8bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 4.4bet
Free bet at Luxbet 1.9bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 4.4bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 4.4bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 4.2bet
Free bet at William Hill 1.8bet
jockey
17  Mighty Boss
Michael Walker 56.5
101 Free bet at Bet365
21 Free bet at William Hill
Free bet at Bet365 101bet
Free bet at Bet365 -bet
Free bet at Crownbet 91bet
Free bet at Crownbet 13bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes
-
bet
Free bet at Ladbrokes -bet
Free bet at Luxbet 81bet
Free bet at Luxbet 14.5bet
Free bet at Sportsbet 101bet
Free bet at Sportsbet -bet
Free bet at UniBet 101bet
Free bet at UniBet -bet
Free bet at William Hill 101bet
Free bet at William Hill 21bet

Royal Symphony form

Royal Symphony
Can Royal Symphony overcome its first-ever defeat to take out the Caulfield Guineas. (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

Are we looking at a legitimate star of the future in Royal Symphony or just another over-hyped, underwhelming colt?

Many are tipping that the bubble may have burst for the Tony McEvoy-trained three-year-old following its first-ever defeat in the Guineas Prelude, but we believe that fourth-placed finish was excusable given the on-pace nature of Caulfield that day.

Barrier nine could see the horse run another wide race here but the lessons will be learned from the prelude. It will take another disastrous run for Royal Symphony not to be featured in the finish on Saturday.

Catchy form

She Will Reign
Can Catchy add another group one crown to go alongside the Blue Diamond Stakes? (Ross Holburt/Racing Photos)

History suggests the Guineas is a male-dominated race, but can the Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy buck that trend?

Racing on the same day as Royal Symphony at the beginning of the month, Catchy was a victim again of the on-speed bias and the huge weight it had to lug, but in a testament to the filly’s ability it still finished in third.

This time the horse carries a generous 4kg less than that race, and from barrier three – which could favour the horse – we are backing a bounce back performance against the lads.

Royal Symphony vs. Catchy betting tip

In the Caulfield Guineas this year we think it will be a girl who reigns supreme over the boys.

Catchy has been hit-and-miss in the big ones so far in its career, but there are just so many positives heading into this race that cannot be ignored.

A horse of Catchy’s classs getting a huge weight relief is a gigantic tick, as is the brilliant Caulfield record which has seen the horse win three times and place a further two across five runs.

The filly has lost just once when carrying 56.5kg or under in its career so far, and the loss came in that diabolical Golden Slipper run.

We see the biggest challenge in this race coming from Royal Symphony but in reality we do not see the colt getting close to Catchy. We recommend taking the $4.50 quote at Sportsbet before the price tightens further ahead of Saturday’s feature.