Australia’s best weight-for-age thoroughbreds line up in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes on Saturday.
The field of 11 features the likes of Avilius, Black Heart Bart and Homesman, which are all targeting the Cox Plate and cups races.
It’s a fantastic field and we have our best bets for the 2019 Caulfield Stakes.
Caulfield Stakes 2019 final field, barrier draw and odds
Our best bets for Caulfield Stakes 2019
Avilius @ $2.35 Bet Now
Best Each Way Bet:
Homesman @ $4 Bet Now
Gailo Chop @ $12 Bet Now
Caulfield Stakes Form Guide & Tips
Black Heart Bart ($17) Bet Now
We are still in shock about Black Heart Bart winning the Underwood Stakes last time out.
The nine-year-old produced a career-best performance to turn back time and beat a talented field at triple-figure odds.
That performance will be hard to do twice but we can’t rule him out again.
Gailo Chop (Best Roughie – $12) Bet Now
He was our best roughie in the Underwood Stakes and he didn’t disappoint. His effort for third was a good showing and he’ll only improve this season.
With a Cox Plate target in mind, Gailo Chop should be hitting top gear around about now and he’s running at great value once again.
Humidor ($26) Bet Now
The former Kiwi simply isn’t running up to the form that saw him run second in the Cox Plate.
He has rattled off three consecutive poor efforts this season and he’s going to need to find some confidence from somewhere.
Not fancied at $26.
Suzuka Devious ($71) Bet Now
Punters should always be weary of the Japanese runners but he’s an eight-year-old which would need to improve.
He was good enough to win two back at Hakodate but he didn’t follow that up with anything last start.
Tough to recommend.
Avilius (Best Bet – $2.35) Bet Now
Avilius stormed back into Cox Plate contention with a win in the Optic White Stakes last time out.
The Cummings-trained gelding has now won 11 of his 21 starts and he deserves to be favourite for the Caulfield Stakes.
There has been good early betting support for Avilius and he could start odds-on come race day.
It could pay to get on the current odds.
Harlem ($34) Bet Now
Only runs well in the Australian Cup and this isn’t that. Ran on fairly well for sixth last start but we couldn’t have him in selections.
Homesman (Best Each Way – $4) Bet Now
Homesman might have been beaten by Black Heart Bart last start, but he did it tough in the run and lost no admirers.
The five-year-old gelding looked great winning prior to that by 2.5 lengths at Moonee Valley and that form stacks up nicely.
He’s travelling nicely for the spring features and we would be surprised if he didn’t finish in the first three home.
Top winning chance.
Gatting ($18) Bet Now
Form has turned around considerably this season, which included an upset win over Mystic Journey in the Makybe Diva.
He boxed well nicely for fifth in the Underwood Stakes and he deserves to be respected in this race.
Chance at $18 and he could add some value for multiples.
Dream Castle ($13) Bet Now
Four-time winner overseas and it has some class on its side. However, that wasn’t a good run at Ascot last start when running 14th behind Lord Glitters.
This will likely be a run for the bigger targets and it could be an upset to see him winning.
Danceteria ($8) Bet Now
Another overseas runner which won at Group 1 level in Germany before making the trip to Australia.
The four-year-old is a seven-time winner from 16 starts and he’s a runner which could make a big impact on this race.
Punters have caught onto his form and the $8 remains steady in the betting.
Cape of Good Hope ($26) Bet Now
Has its sights set on the cups races and he’ll likely find the pace of this race too strong.
Watch for a betting guide to the spring.