CF Orr Stakes 2024 betting preview & top tips | February 10

2024 CF Orr Stakes tips

What CF Orr Stakes 2024
Where Caulfield Racecourse – Gate 2, Station St, Caulfield East VIC 3145
When Saturday, February 10, 2024
Prizemoney $750,000
Distance 1400m
Conditions Group 1
2023 winner Jacquinot (4) | T: Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) | J: Damian Lane (55.5kg)

Group 1 racing in Australia returns for another year as the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) takes top billing on a bumper 10-race program at Caulfield Racecourse. A small but quality field of nine runners will duke it out for Group 1 glory, headlined by four-time Group 1 winning champion Mr Brightside. A further three Group 1 winners are among the acceptances, while up-and-comers like Veight and Pericles will be looking to stamp their authority ahead of their respective autumn campaigns.

2024 CF Orr Stakes odds

It was no surprise to see Mr Brightside open as an odds-on favourite at -125 once he drew perfectly in barrier four. On the second line of betting at +500, two-time Group 1 winner Pride Of Jenni will look to continue the amazing form she produced during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Last-start Group 2 Australia Stakes (1200m) victor Veight (+600) and the returning Pericles (+700) round out those in single figures, with every other runner priced at +1100 or higher.

2024 CF Orr Stakes speed map

The speed map for the CF Orr Stakes looks to be pretty simple. Buffalo River and Pride Of Jenni will look to use low draws to their advantage and have the field strung out over the seven furlong. From barriers two and four respectively, Veight and Mr Brightside will likely be the ones chasing the speed. Ayrton, Bustler and Pericles will all look to hold a midfield spot, with Munhamek and Atishu set to bring up the rear and be the ones storming home late on.

Continue reading for HorseBetting’s top selections and $100 betting strategy for the 2024 CF Orr Stakes.

CF Orr Stakes 2024 preview & form

Veight brings a similar profile to 2023 CF Orr winner Jacquinot, and we’re confident the three-year-old colt can cause a minor upset on Saturday. The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained runner returned with a strong victory in the Group 2 Australia Stakes over 1200m in what was his first go at weight-for-age level. The son of Grunt looks like he will be suited to stepping up in distance second-up from a spell, and based on everything he has done so far in his career, this race looks to be within his grasp.

Mr Brightside is without a doubt the best horse in the race, but at this price, we’re willing to take the champ on. He has just two wins from six first-up runs, with both of those coming at Group 2 level. He returned from a spell last autumn in the CF Orr and failed to fire fresh, and with the likes of Buffalo River and Pride Of Jenni set to make this a hard-fought affair, his fitness might bring about his undoing. However, if the Hayes boys have him up to scratch, Mr Brightside has shown in the past he can absorb pressure and produce a strong finish.

Pericles has not been seen at the races since finishing second behind Obamburumai in the Golden Eagle (1500m), and based on his trial win at Warwick Farm, he looks to be raring to go ahead of his return. The Godolphin runner returns to Melbourne for the first time since his win in the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) in February last year, and despite no doubt wanting to get out over further, the race shapes up nicely for him to run on late and fill a hole at nice each-way odds.

Pride Of Jenni, Atishu and Munhamek all command respect, but they each have bigger goals in mind this campaign by the looks of things.

CF Orr Stakes 2024 selections & best bets


$100 betting strategy
$100 win Veight (#9) @ +600 with Neds

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