14 of the best male horses and one filly will line up in the 2018 Group 1 Caulfield Guineas this Saturday.
The Autumn Sun has taken all the attention away from the local Melbourne chances and most punters are predicting a Sydney success, but there’s plenty of nice types in the age-group feature.
We have done the form to find our best bet, best each way and best roughie picks for the Caulfield Guineas which is set to excite on Saturday.
2018 Caulfield Guineas final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for the Caulfield Guineas 2018
The Autumn Sun @ $1.90 – BET NOW
Best Each Way:
Native Soldier @ $6.50 – BET NOW
JLeonardo Da Hinchi @ $9 – BET NOW
Caulfield Guineas 2018 Form Guide & Tips
The Autumn Sun (Best Bet – $1.90) – BET NOW
Punters will have to take the shorts around the Sydney-based colt but it looks money well spent.
The classy three-year-old comes into this with a win in the Group 1 Golden Rose last start and the Sydney form looks stronger than the Melbourne form this year.
He has the ability to sit at the back of the field and eat up the ground late. Those tactics could be used here and although his lack of experience around the tricky Caulfield could hinder his chances, we can’t overlook his class.
Native Soldier (Best Each Way – $6.50) – BET NOW
Native Soldier is a Caulfield specialist, with two wins and two placings from five Caulfield starts. That includes a two-length win here last time out.
His form away from Caulfield is extremely suspect and even know he didn’t beat much in his two wins on this track, he is a natural front runner and The Autumn Sun would have something to chase around the home turn.
Good chance if he kicks at the top of the straight.
Ragged Rascal ($61) – BET NOW
Upset winner two back at Randwick before running ninth in the Guineas Prelude. That’s no knock on Sydney form, but more of a knock on his true ability.
$61 looks about right and a win would be a shock.
Leonardo Da Hinchi (Best Roughie – $9) – BET NOW
Impressive win in the Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley last start and he brings in solid each way claims here.
He showed his ability to see out the mile powerfully and the son of Hinchinbrook could step out over more distance in the coming months.
$9 is a fair price from bookmakers and although winning this could be a challenge, his $2.45 place odds represent value.
Outrageous ($31) – BET NOW
Team Hawkes lines up the All Too Hard colt, which looks to be outclassed in this. He finished fourth behind Leonardo Da Hinchi last start without looking like a winning hope.
He hasn’t won since breaking maiden grades at Newcastle and punters should wait until he gets back to an easier level.
Gem Song ($15) – BET NOW
Continues to run good races but he had every right to beat Mickey Blue Eyes last start and he couldn’t get the job done.
Another run at the mile is going to help his chances here but the $15 is just too short for our liking. Would consider at around the $30 mark.
Muswellbrook ($34) – BET NOW
Could offer some value at the price, especially the $7.50 place odds on offer with bookmakers.
The Lindsay Park-trained gelding scored a win at Mornington in March and has placed in all four runs since. Those have come behind the likes of Tavirun and Leonardo Da Hinchi, so don’t discount his chances completely.
Good ‘n’ Fast ($31) – BET NOW
Hit the line well behind Brutal in the Exford Plate two starts back but didn’t fire in the Guineas Prelude when stepping up in distance.
Looks held at this level.
Vassilator ($126) – BET NOW
$126 with bookies after running last of 15 runners in the Prelude. Deserves to be at that price.
The August ($41) – BET NOW
Wasn’t overly poor when running fifth in the Prelude and that should be a solid form guide for this.
Ran second behind Native Soldier on this track in the McNeil Stakes and for a $41 chance, he’s not the worst bet.
Tavisan ($17) – BET NOW
Looks a nice type for the future and his form this campaign has been steady without winning.
He has placed in all three runs behind the likes of Brutal and Native Soldier. That form looks tidy enough for this and the $17 is about right from bookmakers.
Would need to find a length or two to win but don’t discount his each way chances.
Mr Exclusive ($61) – BET NOW
Looking for the mile after running fourth in the Prelude and the son of Magnus could hit the line with purpose.
Likely to be outclassed at this level.
Saccharo ($34) – BET NOW
Has attracted some attention at odds after running second last start behind subsequent winner Amphitrite.
Not the worst form guide for this but we haven’t seen enough to confidently tip.
Oohood ($9) – BET NOW
Finally shed the maiden tag last time out when winning the Group 1 Flight Stakes. That was some way to score her first win and now she’s taking on the boys.
That’s never easy to do and many have struggled in the past. She doesn’t look a winning hope here and the $9 is way too short.