Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, October 9, 2021|
The Caulfield Guineas is one of the highlight races on the Australian racing calendar and it has long been a stallion-making race.
The Group 1 mile (1600m) is currently worth $2,000,000 and is held every October at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne to help kickstart the Caulfield Cup Carnival. A race only for three-year-olds, the Caulfield Guineas is considered a make-or-break race for some juveniles which are hoping for a career at stud.
Some of the world’s greatest stallions have won the Caulfield Guineas which makes it a highly sought-after race for trainers, owners and punters who like to bet on a good horse.
Redoute’s Choice, Show A Heart, All Too Hard and the mighty Lonhro have all gone on to good stud careers which makes the Caulfield Guineas a must-win race. It also resonates well with punters which love betting on horses that have been publicly hyped.
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2021 Caulfield Guineas odds
The best three-year-old colt going around is clearly Anamoe and despite suffering a shock defeat in the Golden Rose Stakes, the Godolphin colt is a $2.50 favourite for the 2021 Caulfield Guineas.
Blue Diamond Stakes winner is yet to win a race this campaign, but does not know how to run a poor race, so online bookmakers having installed as a $4.80 chance as he looks perfectly suited stepping up to the mile.
Forgot You, Giannis and Lightsaber are the only other runners punters are keen to back in the Guineas. Horsebetting.com.au will release the full Caulfield Guineas odds comparison service in the days leading up to the race.
Best Caulfield Guineas bookmaker sites 2021
The Caulfield Guineas is a major betting race and our racing betting sites typically get markets up months in advance. The bookies will often offer futures, fixed win and fixed place markets which will be available throughout the year and punters can find the best value with the bookmakers listed below.
How to find the winner of the Caulfield Guineas
It’s natural for punters to navigate towards the favoured runners, and that’s not a bad strategy when betting on the Caulfield Guineas. The three-year-old group 1 has a great record with favourites, with three winning over the past six years.
The list of horses to top the Caulfield Guineas betting and win is long, featuring 12 runners from the last 34 years alone and it’s a great form guide for racing to come.
Ole Kirk, The Autumn Sun, Press Statement, Long John, Helmut, Whobegotyou, Weekend Hussler, Show A Heart, Redoute’s Choice, Encounter, Our Maizcay, Mahogany and Red Anchor all won as the bookmakers’ favourite. There have been favourites to lose, of course, but they have still performed very well.
The Ken Keys-trained Rich Enuff finished second in 2014 behind Shooting To Win. Pierro was the biggest upset of Caulfield Guineas history when it ran second behind All Too Hard paying only $1.22, but All Too Hard proved its worth further down the track.
Future champion stallions have also failed to win. Encosta De Lago was a defeated $1.55 favourite with Exceed And Excel running sixth as the $2.50 favourite.
Punters will be happy to know that only one of the last 10 Caulfield Guineas favourites have failed to finish in the top three. That’s a consistent statistic and a reason why punters love betting on the Caulfield Guineas.
For the punters wanting to back a long shot, nine horses have paid over double figured for the win with an average win price of $53.44. That tells us when you’re looking for the upset, look very wide.
Guide to the Caulfield Guineas
There are many lead-up races to the Caulfield Guineas, but none more so than the Caulfield Guineas Prelude. The aptly-named race is run over 1400m two weeks before the Guineas with seven winners coming out of the Prelude since 2000.
Three horses have done the double: Helmut, Anacheeva and Wonderful World, so look for horses that are running on well in the Prelude for the best betting guide.
The Stutt Stakes is also a good guide with two Caulfield Guineas winners having won the Stutt Stakes as their lead-up race. Whobegotyou and Helenus used this schedule and it proved to be a good tactic.
Luke Nolen, Damien Oliver and Noel Callow have good records in the Caulfield Guineas in the jockey ranks.
We have discussed the success of Peter Snowden and with a good, young team coming through his stables, it will pay to follow him every year. Training with his son Paul, the Snowden’s know how to handle young horses and betting on them is a good way to make money in the Caulfield Guineas.
2020 Caulfield Guineas result
Recent Caulfield Guineas runnings
- Following a perfectly-timed steer from William Pike, it was Ole Kirk who went home the best in the 2020 Caulfield Guineas. Despite giving leader Grandslam a near five-length start when entering the home straight, the Team Hawkes colt managed to power down the centre of the track with Aysar with the pair going stride-for-stride over the final 150m. However, it was Ole Kirk who got the better of his rival, with the win handing Pike his fourth win of the day and a second Group 1 of the day, having paired with Arcardia Queen in the Caulfield Stakes.
- Super Seth wins the $2m Caulfield Guineas when he produced a barnstorming finish despite giving Alligator Blood a 5 length head start when entering the home straight, Alligator Blood backers were in the queue awaiting their collection with 100 metres to go, but the Anthony Freedman trained colt had other ideas and was able to nab the ‘Gator right on the line in one of the closest finishes in the Caulfield Guineas in recent history.
- Champion colt in the making The Autumn Sun came into the Guineas as a short priced favourite and won in brilliant fashion. Coming three wide at the mid-way stage of the race the Autumn Sun looked to be doing additional work in the run but as the straight approached the Waller runner separated from the field to record a commanding victory.
- Mighty Boss caused a mighty upset in 2017 when winning at odds of $78. The Mick Price-trained runner wasn’t expected to win as the well-fancied Catchy, Kementari and Royal Symphony took most of the action, but it was too strong along the inside of runners. New Zealand jockey Michael Walker was able to sneak along the inside to upset the field. The three well-favoured runners finished just behind the leader. Read race report.
- John and Wayne Hawkes were well and truly on the way back to the top of the training pile when Divine Prophet won the Caulfield Guineas in 2016. With gun hoop Dwayne Dunn onboard, Divine Prophet, a $7 chance, had too much toe from an inside barrier to win from swooper Seaburge ($31) and Hey Doc ($11). It was a great effort for Divine Prophet to turn the tables on Impending, which had beaten him last start in Sydney. Read a full report.
- Winner Press Statement paid just over $2 in Caulfield Guineas betting when defeating the likes of Lizard Island, Ready For Victory and future top-liner Tarzino. Out of the 2015 Caulfield Guineas also came the highly-performed Rageese, Tulsa, Dal Cielo and Odyssey Moon which made up one of the best fields of all time. Press Statement continued on with its career in good fashion with Tarzino having won major races in both Melbourne and Sydney since.
- Shooting To Win gave Peter And Paul Snowden a memorable victory. The newly-formed training partnership scored with their Northern Meteor colt, beating the hot favourite Rich Enuff by a short margin. The form out of this race hasn’t been as strong as other year’s, but Wandjina and Almalad have gone on to good careers for trainer Gai Waterhouse.
- It was all about Long John. Trained by Peter Snowden who was Sheikh Mohammed’s Australian boss. One of the best form races that season, the Caulfield Guineas featured future Cox Plate champion Shamus Award, Australian Horse of the Year winner Dissident, talented Kiwi El Roca and Charlie Boy.
- Only eight runners lined up in 2012, but the first two home will remain in Australian racing folklore for a long time. Pierro was unbackable at $1.22 on the win market and after missing the jump there were plenty of nervous punters. The Hawkes-trained All Too Hard stalked the pace and looked gone with 100m to go, but it picked up Pierro late and stormed to victory by a half-length. Both All Too Hard and Pierro would soon go to stud and become successful stallions.
- Peter Snowden captured another title with Helmut in 2011. The impressive colt held off a gallant Manawanui to score by a neck and although it had some problems running straight throughout its career, it was too good for them in the Caulfield Guineas.
Caulfield Guineas past winners list
|Caulfield Guineas Past Winners|
|2020||Ole Kirk||William Pike||Team Hawkes|
|2019||Super Seth||Mark Zahra||Anthony Freedman|
|2018||The Autumn Sun||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|2017||Mighty Boss||Michael Walker||Mick Price|
|2016||Divine Prophet||Dwayne Dunn||Team Hawkes|
|2015||Press Statement||Hugh Bowman||Chris Waller|
|2014||Shooting To Win||James McDonald||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|2013||Long John||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2012||All Too Hard||Dwayne Dunn||Team Hawkes|
|2011||Helmet||Kerrin McEvoy||Peter Snowden|
|2010||Anacheeva||Luke Nolen||Peter Moody|
|2009||Starspangledbanner||Danny Nikolic||Leon Corstens|
|2008||Whobegotyou||Michael Rodd||Mark Kavanagh|
|2007||Weekend Hussler||Brad Rawiler||Ross McDonald|
|2006||Wonderful World||Luke Nolen||Bart Cummings|
|2005||God’s Own||Glen Boss||Bart Cummings|
|2004||Econsul||Chris Munce||Graeme Rogerson|
|2003||In Top Swing||Noel Callow||Noel Mayfield-Smith|
|2002||Helenus||Steven King||Leon Corstens|
|2001||Lonhro||Darren Gauci||John Hawkes|
|2000||Show A Heart||Steven King||Barry Miller|
Caulfield Guineas Past Winners Pre 2000
|Caulfield Guineas Past Winners Pre 2000|
|1963||Time And Tide|
|1945||Attley / Royal Gem|