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Your Complete 2016 Caulfield Cup Form Guide: 16 Horses Left

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The 2016 Caulfield Cup form guide will be a prized possession in the next 24 hours as punters right around the world attempt to find the winner of the Group 1 event.

We have done the hard work for you and below is everything that you need to know about all 18 runners in the $3 million event.

Jameka remains the clear favourite in 2016 Caulfield Cup betting markets, but it is Newcastle Gold Cup winner Sacred Master that has been the clear market mover with Ladbrokes.

Sacred Master opened as a $31 chance when the Caulfield Cup field was released earlier in the week, but he is now into $14 to deliver Chris Waller his maiden victory in the Group 1 event.

Jameka is currently available at 2016 Caulfield Cup odds of $3.70 and she is a clear favourite from Real Love ($7.50), Scottish ($7.50), Articus ($9.50), Sir Isaac Newton ($12) and Exospheric ($13).

Update: There are only 16 horses left in the 2016 Caulfield Cup following the scratchings of Tarzino, Set Square, Fanatic and Big Memory.

Preferment

Preferment will carry the top-weight in the 2016 Caulfield Cup. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Preferment will carry the top-weight in the 2016 Caulfield Cup. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Preferment won both the Australian Cup and The BMW in the autumn, but he is yet to find that form this preparation. He was average in the Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick on September 3 and the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) at the same venue a fortnight later before he produced an improved effort in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 2. He still needs to find several lengths of improvement on that run to turn-the-tables on Jameka.

Our Ivanhowe

Our Ivanhowe is back for another crack at the Caulfield Cup after finishing third last year. He looked on the right track when he resumed with a fifth place finish in the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 10 and he had excuses in the Turnbull Stakes. $26 is a big price and he should run better than his odds suggest.

Exospheric

Exospheric has joined the Team Freedman stable after arriving in Australia. His form has been a mixed bag this season. He looked like a star in the making when he won the Jockey Club Stakes (2414) at Newmarket on April 30, but he flopped as favourite in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes (2414m) at Royal Ascot on June 18. The Beat Hollow entire was better in both the Princess Of Wales Stakes at Newmarket on July and Juddmonte International Stakes at York on August 17, but consistency has proven to be an issue.

Scottish

Scottish is a Godolphin-owned stayer that is in a similar mould to 2008 Caulfield Cup winner All The Good. He has not had a race start at 2400 metres this preparation, but he won the Steventon Stakes (2012m) at Newbury on July 16 and the Strensall Stakes (1799m) at York on August 20, while he was second in the Lancaster Stakes (2086) at Haydock on August 6. He looks the best-suited of the international horses.

Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton has been purchased by the Macedon Lodge team of Lloyd Williams in the lead-up to the Caulfield Cup. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Sir Isaac Newton has been purchased by the Macedon Lodge team of Lloyd Williams in the lead-up to the Caulfield Cup. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Sir Isaac Newton won both the Wolferton Handicap (2012m) at Royal Ascot on June 18 and the International Stakes (2012m) at Curragh on June 26 before he finished a more than credible fourth in the King George VI (2400m) at Ascot on July 23. He was far from disgraced in the Juddmonte International Stakes, but he failed to fire in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes (2012m) at Leopardstown on September 10. His best form is more than good enough to win, but whether he will bring that to the races is the big question mark.

Tarzino – Scratched

Tarzino was the early Caulfield Cup favourite, but he is yet to really get going this preparation. He ran nice closing splits in the Memsie Stakes, but he was very plain in the Makybe Diva Stakes, Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on September 24 and the Turnbull Stakes. He requires a massive turnaround of form to have any chance on Saturday.

Update: Tarzino has been ruled out of the 2016 Caulfield Cup due to slight swelling in his left front.

Almoonqith

Almoonqith is another stayer that hasn’t fired this preparation. He produced flat efforts in the Listed Heatherlie Handicap (1700m) at Caulfield on August 27, the Naturalism Stakes and the Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington on October 2. Almoonqith is not going anywhere near well enough to win this race.

Sir John Hawkwood

There has been plenty of early money for Sir John Hawkwood and it is easy to see why. He started his spring campaign with a second place finish behind the talented McCreery in the Kingston Town Stakes at Rosehill Gardens on September 10 before he produced the best performance of his career to date in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick on October 1. There was plenty of merit in his The Metropolitan victory and he is define value at his current price.

Articus

Articus will make his Australian racing debut in the Caulfield Cup. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Articus will make his Australian racing debut in the Caulfield Cup. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Articus is owned by Australian Bloodstock and trained by Andreas Wohler – the same connections as 2014 Melbourne Cup winner Andreas Wohler. Articus won the Von Dahlwitz (200m) in April and the Maxios Trophy (2000m) in Hannover on July 12 before he finished fifth at Group 1 level last start in Munich. He is still a progressive horse with plenty of scope to improve, but he does seem under the odds at his current price.

Tally

Tally has been a big drifter in Caulfield Cup betting markets following the barrier draw on Tuesday afternoon. He was unable to beat a runner home in the Memsie Stakes, but he produced a much improved effort behind Royal Rapture at Flemington and he was third in the Turnbull Stakes. He will need a great deal of luck from the wide barrier draw, but he is racing well.

Jameka

Jameka is a clear favourite in 2016 Caulfield Cup betting and it is easy to see why. She returned to the races with credible efforts in the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 13 and the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on September 3 before she stamped herself as a leading Caulfield Cup contender with her win in the Naturalism Stakes. She lost no admirers with her second place finish behind Hartnell in the Turnbull Stakes. She is clearly the best of the locals and if the internationals don’t fire it is her race to lose.

Real Love

Real Love returned to the races after a brief freshen-up with a second place finish in the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes, but she was no match for Jameka in the Naturalism Stakes. She returned to her best form with a dominant performance in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley on September 30 and she has been very well-backed in Caulfield Cup betting.

Set Square – Scratched

Set Square will need to improve to have any chance in the Crown Oaks. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Set Square will need to improve to have any chance in the Crown Oaks. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Set Square has followed an identical path to the Caulfield Cup as stablemate Jameka. Set Square hit the line well in the P.B. Lawrence Stakes and the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes before she finished a credible fourth in the Naturalism Stakes. She took a step backwards in the Turnbull Stakes and it is tough to see her turning-the-tables on Jameka.

Update: Set Square has been scratched from the Caulfield Cup after being found sore this morning.

Big Memory – Scratched

Big Memory has been scratched from the Caulfield Cup due to a hock inflammation.

Sacred Master

Sacred Master has been one of the best-backed runners in 2016 Caulfield Cup betting markets. Sacred Master made a slow start to his racing career in Australia, but he put the writing on the wall with a tough second behind Slow Pace in the Wyong Cup (2100m) on September 2 before he recorded a strong staying victory in the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2200m) on September 16. There was plenty to like about his performance in The Metropolitan and he is the best light-weight chance in the race.

Fanatic – Scratched

Fanatic has been scratched from the Caulfield Cup after being bitten by a spider.

Pemberley

Pemberley has had a very unusual preparation for the Caulfield Cup. He won the Sheep Hills Cup (1815m) at Warracknabeal on September 3 and took out the Murtoa Cup (2050m) on September 24 before he finished a more than credible third in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield on October 8.

Go Dreaming

This is a legitimate dream for connections, who purchased Go Dreaming for $9000 at a Tried Horse sale. Go Dreaming started his spring campaign with a fourth place finish in the Listed Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville on August 20 and he missed the placings in the Listed Balaklava Cup (1300m) and Listed Penang Trophy (1800m) before he finished an honest fourth in the JRA Cup. He surely can’t win this race, but it will be a big thrill for connections to have a runner in the Caulfield Cup.

De Little Engine

De Little Engine will run in the Caulfield Cup following the scratching of New Zealand Oaks winner Fanatic. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

De Little Engine will run in the Caulfield Cup following the scratching of New Zealand Oaks winner Fanatic. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

De Little Engine earnt a start in the Caulfield Cup following the scratching of Fanatic. De Little Engine was no match for the likes of He’s Our Rokkii and Royal Rapture at the start of his campaign, but he did run past some horses in the Turnbull Stakes last start. He won’t have a problem running out a strong 2400 metres, but that is probably the only positive.

Vengeur Masque

Vengeur Masque joined the stable of Michael Moroney at the end of last year and he earnt a start in the Caulfield Cup following the scratchings of Fanatic and Big Memory. He was beaten in low-rating races at Sandown on August 24 and Pakenham on September 18 before he finished a credible fourth in The Bart Cummings. He is a horse with plenty of upside, but I don’t think he is ready for a race like the Caulfield Cup at this stage of his career.

For a condensed version check out our short 2016 Caulfield Cup Form Guide. 

2016 Caulfield Cup Form Guide

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.

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