2014 Caulfield Stakes Betting Update

October 9th, 2014

Just 12 classy stayers have been confirmed to line up for this weekend’s Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m), offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning bet.

Dissident has been backed into equal favouritism in Caulfield Stakes betting markets

Dissident has been backed into equal favouritism in Caulfield Stakes betting markets. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having returned to racing in career-best form this time in, talented stallion Dissident has been backed in favouritism in Caulfield Stakes betting markets; currently sharing the top line of betting with last start winner Sacred Falls at a quote of $4.20 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Securing an impressive total of five wins and a further six minor places from just 16 appearances on course so far, Dissident stamped his claims as a serious contender upon returning to racing in autumn; finishing a close second in the Listed Eskimo Prince Stakes (1200m) first-up before claiming back-to-back wins in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m).

Close to unbeatable since returning this time, the Sebring entire charged home to win the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) first-up before repeating the dose in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) on September 13th and finishing an agonizingly close second when lugging a race-high 60kgs in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) last time out.

Allocated the central barrier 8, Dissident is more than worth consideration for a Caulfield Stakes bet at current odds.

Charged with over the somewhat wide and awkward barrier 12, punters may find value in including Sacred Falls as a selection in a Caulfield Stakes quinella or trifecta bet at current odds of $4.20.

Securing nine wins and three minor places from 22 competitive starts so far, Sacred Falls finished fourth in both the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) and Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) first-up this year before successfully defending his 2013 Doncaster Mile crown; returning to the paddock after finishing second to It’ A Dundeel in the major Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on Day 2 of The Championships.

Finishing fourth in both the Group 2 Warwick Stakes (1400m) and Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) before securing a fourth Group 1 title in the George Main Stakes (1600m) last time out, trainer Chris Waller is confident the O’reilly entire will react well to the step-up in distance to 2000m for the 2014 Caulfield Stakes.

Arguably offering punters the best value for money in Caulfield Stakes betting markets at current $5.50 odds, Fawkner is a proven performer over track and distance, has returned to racing in typically slick form and is without doubt a leading chance of Group 1 success this weekend.

A standout for Macedon Lodge over the 2013 Spring Carnival, Fawkner steadily built to the task in finishing fifth in the George Main Stakes and third in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) before charging home to win the featured Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) by more than a length.

Having finishing a close second to Dissident in the Makybe Diva Stakes first-up, the Reset gelding has been confirmed to target the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) this time in and is a great chance of carrying winning form into the October 25th feature.

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