2014 Caulfield Stakes Betting Preview and Tips

October 10th, 2014

A classy field of just 12 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 wager.

Fawkner is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Caulfield Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Fawkner is a leading chance for success in the 2014 Caulfield Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having returned to racing in typically smart form this time in, Sacred Falls has opened as and maintained status as outright favourite in Caulfield Stakes betting markets and is currently available at a quote of $4.40 for success ahead of Dissident ($4.60) and Fawkner ($5) at leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Sacred Falls justify favouritism and win the 2014 Caulfield Stakes, or will one of his classy rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Fawkner ($5)

Appearing to have returned to the track in exceptional form this season, leading Macedon Lodge hopeful Fawkner has been confirmed to target the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) on October 25th and is a great chance of securing winning form in the 2014 Caulfield Stakes from the ideal barrier 4. A standout performer over the 2013 Spring Carnival, the Reset gelding finished fifth in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) before running a credible third in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and breaking through for a career-best victory in the featured Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m); returning to the paddock after running an impressive sixth in the Melbourne Cup. Confirmed to be partnered by regular jockey Nicholas Hall, Fawkner offers punters exceptional value at current Caulfield Stakes odds.

2nd

Criterion ($14)

Returning to racing in career-best form this year, classy four-year-old Criterion is likely to receive the run of the race from barrier 3 this weekend and without doubt offers punters the best value for money in Caulfield Stakes betting markets. Securing an impressive record of five race wins and a further six minors from his 19 competitive starts, the Sebring entire finished second in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) on March 1st, and while appearing out of sorts when running a disappointing eighth in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m), responded in the best way possible in winning both the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m). confirmed to be partnered by renowned jockey Hugh Bowman, punters may find value in adding Criterion as a selection in the Caulfield Stakes trifecta or quinella bet.

3rd

Dissident ($4.60)

Securing three impressive Group 1 victories this year, Dissident will carry just 58kgs in the 2014 Caulfield Stakes and will leave from the central barrier 8. Winning the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) on March 1st before securing a maiden Group 1 crown in the Randwick Guineas most notably through autumn, the Sebring entire won both the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) first-up this time before finishing an agonizingly close second in the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) last time out.

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