We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Futurity Stakes this Saturday at Caulfield, which features some of Australia’s best sprinter-milers.
Behemoth and Probabeel head the market and there are many value runners in the field of 10.
We do the form of every runner of the field and find our best Futurity Stakes tips.
Best bets for Futurity Stakes 2021
Probabeel @ $3.70 Bet @ Sportsbet
Best Each Way Bet:
Ole Kirk @ $7.50 Bet @ Sportsbet
Streets of Avalon @ $11 Bet @ Sportsbet
Futurity Stakes Trifecta Tips
Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Futurity Stakes trifecta.
- Ole Kirk
- Streets of Avalon
- Arcadia Queen
Futurity Stakes First-Four Tips
We have included six runners in our first-four selections for the Futurity Stakes. We like the two favourites, but there is good value throughout the field.
- Ole Kirk
- Streets of Avalon
- Arcadia Queen
- Too Close The Sun
Futurity Stakes Form Guide & Tips
1. Behemoth ($3.20) Bet @ Sportsbet
Behemoth couldn’t have been more impressive when winning fresh up at Morphettville, but the level of opposition increases significantly.
The multiple Group 1 winner owns two wins from three starts at Caulfield and he’s unbeaten from three starts at the distance.
Had it not been for Probabeel he would have been picked first, but he’s an obvious quinella runner.
2. Streets of Avalon (Best Roughie – $11) Bet @ Sportsbet
Streets of Avalon has come of age this preparation with back-to-back wins. He defeated a good field at Moonee Valley before winning at Group 1 level last start.
The six-year-old is a professional 10-time winner that owns five wins at Caulfield, so punters should take the value odds available.
He goes into the mix as a first-four player.
3. Mr Quickie ($14) Bet @ Sportsbet
Mr Quickie is fresh up and although he often finds form fresh, we can’t have him in selections.
The Phillip Stokes-trained gelding scored a quality win three back, but we prefer him running over slightly longer distances.
Jamie Kah rides and she’s the golden girl, but he’s on the outside looking in.
4. So Si Bon ($67) Bet @ Sportsbet
He can be tough to follow and he’s enigmatic at best. He scored a good win last campaign, but that was I the middle of some ordinary performances.
Bookmakers look to have his odds spot on and he has never won at this distance from 13 attempts.
5. Too Close The Sun ($61) Bet @ Sportsbet
The eight-time winner looked good when winning at Ascot by 4.3 lengths and his form since has been solid.
He is tough to beat at best, but not having experience at Caulfield could play against him. It’s a tough track and it’s nothing like Ascot.
Punters get good odds, so his odds might shorten.
6. Arcadia Queen ($5.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
After opening at $7, Arcadia Queen has firmed in considerably. The mare is an eight-time winner from 15 starts and she won at Group 1 level last time out.
There is no denying the class of the five-year-old and she has two wins from three fresh up starts. The $5.50 is a touch short, but she must be included in multiples.
7. Probabeel (Best Bet – $3.70) Bet @ Sportsbet
The Kiwi superstar was too good for them at Caulfield last start and she owns five wins from six starts on a dry track.
She should get conditions to suit and although she traveled wide in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, she was still too good for them.
Class is with Probabeel and she could be in for a big autumn.
8. Ole Kirk (Best Each Way – $7.50) Bet @ Sportsbet
Ole Kirk enters calculations based on having more fitness under his belt. The three-year-old ran third behind Rocketing By last start, but he peaked on his run late.
He won his only start at Caulfield in the Guineas and the rise in distance looks ideal for this race.
With 55.5kg on his back, Ole Kirk must be respected. He also gets the inside draw to work with.
9. Amish Boy ($34) Bet @ Sportsbet
Amish Boy looks outclassed against this level of opposition. The three-year-old colt ran second at the Magic Millions, but restricted racing doesn’t come close to Group 1 racing.
The $34 available is under the odds and he should be struggling to keep up.
10. Crosshaven ($16) Bet @ Sportsbet
Crosshaven was well backed when finished third behind Streets of Avalon last start and he wasn’t too far away.
There is no betting support for him this time around, which is interesting. We expected money to come for Crosshaven, but the drift from $12 is a concern.
It could pay to watch late betting moves with this runner.
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.