The Ciaron Maher-trained Crown Oaks winner Jameka is early favourite to come up trumps Saturday week, October 15, and headline the Caulfield Cup 2016 results this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
While 30 stayers were paid up for at third acceptance stage this week for the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), all the money in pre-field Caulfield Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au is on four-year-old Jameka.
She earned a ballot free ride into the Caulfield Cup field with her Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) win at the track two back before a last start second to Hartnell in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) last Sunday.
Hartnell has since been ruled out of a Caulfield Cup bid and will be saved for a run against Australia’s best racehorse Winx on October 22 in the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m).
That has seen the Caulfield Cup odds on Jameka firm in futures markets and the $1.7 million earner is at a short $3.20 to hand local horseman Maher his first win in the lucrative mile and a half handicap.
Last year’s Caulfield Cup results had the New Zealand-trained favourite Mongolian Khan ($4 in 2015) saluting for the punters for the first time since Master O’Reilly (2007).
Before Mongolian Khan, two of the other three most recent Caulfield Cup winners were international raiders: Admire Rakti (2014) from Japan and Dunaden (2012) from France.
This season the second favourite in all-in Caulfield Cup markets is the Charlie Appleby-trained UK raider Scottish ($8) looking to keep the good Caulfield Cup results record for internationals going.
The imported Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained Exospheric ($9) and former Perth Cup winner Real Love ($9) now prepared by last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir are the other early Caulfield Cup favourites for 2016.
Team Freedman came close with a top three finish in last year’s Caulfield Cup results with Our Ivanhowe (3rd), the German expat at $21 to go two better and win 12 months on after a spring setback this prep.
Robert Hickmott’s Sydney Cup winner Gallante ($21) and the 56.5kg Caulfield Cup top-weight Preferment ($21) are at the same price, with double-figure chances dominating the Caulfield Cup results over the past decade.
The 2016 Caulfield Cup final field and barrier draw are set for release on Tuesday October 11.
Before then back your tips on the Caulfield Cup result 2016 online at Ladbrokes.com.au who have the top all-in markets on all of the spring majors open and running.