Complete 2016 Caulfield Guineas Form Guide: Sydney 3yos all the go

By: Thomas Hackett
October 7th, 2016

The 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas form guide is vital reading in the lead-up to the Group 1 event at Caulfield with the Sydney three year olds leading the charge.

Impending is the horse to beat in the 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas. Photo by: Steve Hart

Impending is the horse to beat in the 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas. Photo by: Steve Hart

We have done the hard work for you and complied everything that you need about all 14 horses in this year’s Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas, which will make it much easier for you to find the winner!

Update: Impending continues to be well-backed in 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas betting markets and he is into $3.70 to claim a maiden Group 1 victory from Divine Prophet ($6), Sacred Elixir ($6), Evacuation ($8.50) and Good Standing ($8.50).

Sacred Elixir

Sacred Elixir stamped himself as a horse with plenty of talent when he won the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) at Eagle Farm during the 2016 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and he returned to the races with a fast-finishing victory in the Group 3 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield on September 24. He is a horse that still has the potential to improve and he will need to do that to win this race.

Impending

Impending is currently on top of 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas betting markets. He returned to the races with a third place finish in the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens on August 27 and he finished in the same position two weeks later in a high-rating edition of the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m). Impending was not suited by the tempo in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on September 24, but he was still able to get the job done. There is no doubt that he is the horse to beat.

Good Standing

Good Standing has raced well without winning during his 2016 Spring Racing Carnival campaign. He was slightly flat in the Run To The Rose, but he toughed it out on the speed in the Golden Rose before he was a close third in the Stan Fox Stakes. Good Standing looks set to peak in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas and he has the benefit of Hugh Bowman in the saddle.

Divine Prophet

Divine Prophet has been racing well during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo by: Steve Hart

Divine Prophet has been racing well during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo by: Steve Hart

Divine Prophet is locked in a battle with Impending for Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas favourite. The Choisir colt returned to the races with a victory in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) at Royal Randwick on August 20 and he savaged the line when fourth in the Golden Rose. Impending had the edge on him in the Stan Fox Stakes and he will need to improve on that effort to have any chance in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

Hey Doc

Hey Doc is yet to lose during his spring campaign. He returned to the races with a narrow victory at Sandown on August 7 and he made it two wins on the trot at Moonee Valley on September 3. The Duporth gelding was well-backed in the lead-up to the Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at the same venue last weekend and he got the job done in impressive fashion. He has found his right price in betting and can finish in the placings.

Saracino

Saracino returned to the races in New Zealand with a victory in the Foxbridge Plate at Te Rapa on August 13 and he made his Australian racing debut with a tough victory in the Danehill Stakes. He went into the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude as one of the favourites, but he never found clear running and could finish no better than fifth. Saracino maps to get a dream run into this race with Damien Oliver in the saddle and he deserves another chance.

Seaburge

Seaburge has raced fairly without being overly impressive this preparation. He returned to the races in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on August 27 and he finished in a similar position in both the Listed Exford Plate (1400m) at Flemington on September 10 and the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude. He needs to improve.

Revolving Door

Revolving Door returned to the races in the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 13 and performed ok in both the McNeil Stakes and the Exford Plate before he stormed home late for second in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude. He got the gun run in that race and a repeat would likely be needed to be competitive on Saturday.

Wazzenme

Wazzenme could be a value runner in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas. He has been thereabouts in the Vain Stakes, McNeil Stakes and Danehill Stakes before he toughed it out bravely in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude. Wazzenme will make his own luck and could sneak into the placings at a big price.

Evacuation

Evacuation is the clear x-factor in the 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas field. Photo by: Steve Hart

Evacuation is the clear x-factor in the 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas field. Photo by: Steve Hart

Evacuation is the x-factor horse in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas and he will be having just his fourth race start in the Group 1 event. He looked like a good horse when he won at Kembla Grange and Rosehill Gardens, but he was disappointing in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude. There is plenty of hype surrounding this colt, but based on his form to date he would need to improve significantly to have any chance.

Land Of Plenty

Land Of Plenty is in just his first racing preparation and he has already been a big improver. He has only recorded the one race win on the synthetic track at Geelong before he ran well in behind Harlow Gold at Caulfield on September 17 and the Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley last Friday night. Craig Newitt will need some luck from the wide draw and he could be a touch outclassed.

Kaching

Kaching looks like an ideal horse for the Victoria Derby. The So You Think colt won impressively at Bendigo on August 14 before he savaged the line at Caulfield on September as well as the Stutt Stakes in his last start. He may not win the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas, but he is sure to be storming home in a perfect trial for the Victoria Derby at Flemington on October 29.

So Si Bon

So Si Bon made a slow start to his racing career, but he recorded his maiden race win at Pakenham on September 15 and he finished a credible sixth in the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Prelude. He is another horse that will need to improve significantly on his recent form to be competitive in the Group 1 event.

Barbie’s Boy

Barbie’s Boy is the extreme outsider in the 2016 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas field and it is easy to see why. The Choisir gelding made her racing debut at Swan Hill and he recorded a maiden race win at Moe on September before he was third at Sale last start. Surely not.

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