Caulfield Cup 2021 – Horses, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for the Caulfield Cup this Saturday at Caulfield which features a field of 20.

One of the biggest and most important races on the Australian racing calendar, the Caulfield Cup is the main lead-up to the Melbourne Cup in three weeks.

A stellar field has entered the 2400m contest, including boom runner Incentivise, recent winner Delphi and a host of other quality stayers.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the Caulfield Cup.

All odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Our best bets for Caulfield Cup 2021


Best Bet:

Incentivise @ $2.40 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Delphi @ $7 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

She’s Ideel @ $35 Bet @ Sportsbet


Caulfield Cup Trifecta Tips

Punters should have six runners on their ticket for the Caulfield Cup trifecta.

  • Incentivise
  • Delphi
  • She’s Ideel
  • Explosive Jack
  • Homesman
  • The Chosen One

Caulfield Cup First-Four Tips

We have included eight runners for our Caulfield Cup first-four.

  • Incentivise
  • Delphi
  • She’s Ideel
  • Explosive Jack
  • Homesman
  • The Chosen One
  • Young Werther
  • Montifilia

Caulfield Cup Form Guide & Tips


1. Homesman ($46) Bet @ Sportsbet

Punters get value odds for a runner who can handle wet tracks. A two-time winner at Caulfield and we wouldn’t leave him out of selections.

2. Incentivise (Best Bet – $2.40) Bet @ Sportsbet

Could be the best horse in the Australia, especially after making Verry Elleegant look second-rate last start. Needs to find a spot from out wide, but it has time to find cover.

He opened at $2 and drifted immediately, but he’s a nice stayer in the making, and this is his race to lose.

3. Explosive Jack ($15) Bet @ Sportsbet

A Derby winner who can’t be forgotten about. Lovely run for fifth last time out and this distance is where he excels.

$15 is a fair price, so include in first four options.

4. The Chosen One ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Kiwi owns only win at Caulfield, but he finished third in the Caulfield Cup last year when carrying 53.5kg.

He rises only a half-kilo for this race, and he has been in good form all season.

5. Ocean Billy ($101) Bet @ Sportsbet

Another Kiwi who won the Auckland Cup. He won’t mind conditions if the rain comes, but they might be too quick for him.

6. Selino ($91) Bet @ Sportsbet

Not running well enough for our liking. Better last time out, but drawing barrier 17 could make it too tough for him.

Not having experience at Caulfield doesn’t do his chances any good.

7. Persan ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet

Too classy to rule out and he typically gets warm around this time of the year. Solid form this preparation and his opening odds have been taken.

We can’t add them all to our selections, but Persan winning wouldn’t be surprising.

8. Quick Thinker ($67) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Kiwi can be tough to follow at the best of times, but he welcomes the rain, and that brings him into contention.

53kg on his back is ideal, but we’re prepared to overlook his chances against this quality field.

9. Chapada ($71) Bet @ Sportsbet

Much better when third at Flemington last start behind Incentivise, but he would need to find a few lengths to win.

10. Delphi (Best Each Way – $7) Bet @ Sportsbet

Kicked clear before the turn last start and never looked like getting beaten. A classy former European, who is good enough to win the Caulfield Cup.

He will likely try to find a spot close to the pace before making his claim.

11. Master of Wine ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

He ran better last time out at Flemington, but his lack of winning form is a concern. Prefer to see in something easier now.

12. Montefilia ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

Got the job done nicely at Randwick last start and she is a runner that will appreciate the distance.

Carrying 52kg is ideal, and if she’s on her game, she could figure in the finish.

13. Port Guillaume ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet

Looked solid when running sixth at Randwick two back before pulling up lame last start. It’s not an ideal preparation for this race, hence the long odds.

14. She’s Ideel (Best Roughie – $35) Bet @ Sportsbet

She is paying more than we thought. The Bjorn Baker-trained mare didn’t have all favours in The Metropolitan last start, but she has been set for this race.

Carrying 52kg is ideal and we can’t turn down the $35 available.

15. Young Werther ($11) Bet @ Sportsbet

Another quality stayer, who ran well for second last start. That form stacks up nicely and he has a bright future.

Yet to win or place in two starts at Caulfield though, so he might be better for when he races at Flemington.

16. Nonconformist ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet

Battled with Probabeel last week and that was a tough effort. He is a five-time winner, who likes Caulfield, so consider.

The $12 is a touch short for our liking, and Craig Williams needs to work his magic from a wide barrier.

17. Duais ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

Scored a good win on Wednesday to qualify for this race. 51kg on her back is ideal, and she could soak up the early pace and sprint late.

18. Charms Star ($81) Bet @ Sportsbet

The former Kiwi hasn’t been running well since arriving in Australia, so we can’t have her in our selections. She has only one win to her name.

19. Great House ($71) Bet @ Sportsbet

Scored a win two back at Newcastle, but that form shouldn’t hold up here.

20. Constantinople ($251) Bet @ Sportsbet

Unlikely to get a run. Little chance of winning even if he did.

Once again, all odds are with Sportsbet – our No. 1 rated bookmaker. You can join Sportsbet by clicking HERE.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.



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