We have expert betting tips for the Caulfield Stakes this Saturday at Caulfield which features a field of six.
Zaaki has scared off many of the runners, but it should make for an interesting Group 1 race.
We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the Caulfield Stakes, including Zaaki and Probabeel.
Our best bets for The Metropolitan 2021
Zaaki @ $1.26 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Probabeel @ $6.50 Bet @ Sportsbet
Nonconformist @ $17 Bet @ Sportsbet
The Metropolitan Trifecta Tips
Punters should have four runners on their ticket for the Caulfield Stakes trifecta.
The Metropolitan First-Four Tips
We have included four runners for the Caulfield Stakes first-four.
The Metropolitan Form Guide & Tips
1. Homesman ($11) Bet @ Sportsbet
Homesman ran second at Moonee Valley last start, and although that form might be below what he faces here, he still has upside.
The eight-year-old is a two-time winner at Caulfield and a three-time winner at the distance, so the statistics read well.
He could run into second at $2.50, so keep safe.
2. Zaaki (Best Bet – $1.26) Bet @ Sportsbet
Makes a case to be the best horse in Australia following a comfortable victory last start over Probabeel. He won by two lengths and never looked completely comfortable, so his winning streak shouldn’t be ending.
His opening odds of $1.30 have firmed into $1.26, and although punters will need to lay down plenty to make a solid profit, we wouldn’t bet again him.
3. Nonconformist (Best Roughie – $17) Bet @ Sportsbet
The son of Rebel Raider got back to his best form when winning at Caulfield over 2000m last time out.
He got past some handy stayers, and although he might lack the brilliance of Zaaki, he should be right around the mark.
He will likely sit just off the speed and fight to the line, where he could grab second at $3.90.
4. Nickajack Cave ($67) Bet @ Sportsbet
An imported runner that had one start at Rosehill last preparation and finished six lengths behind Sir Dragonet.
His form in Ireland was solid, but we would need to see an improvement to consider him against this level of opposition. He could be better suited over the cups distances.
5. Probabeel (Best Each Way – $6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
Chased Zaaki gamely at Sandown, and although she came up short, she is a three-time winner at Caulfield from only four attempts.
Getting the inside draw could see her land on the speed and show a good kick at the top of the straight. Punters can’t overlook her winning record of 11 from 26, so she should be the hardest for Zaaki to get past again.
6. No Effort ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet
We thought her odds would be longer after running down 10th behind Nonconformist last time out.
We don’t think she’s a genuine Group 1 performer.
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.