Caulfied Cup Tips

September 30th, 2010

There are just 17 days to go before the 2010 Caulfield Cup, meaning now is the time to consider all of your Caulfield Cup betting options. As any experienced punter knows, betting on the $2.5 million event can be very lucrative if you know what you’re doing. So, to help you jump into the Caulfield Cup betting market, here are a few 2010 Caulfield Cup tips:

Pay Attention to the Lead Up Races

There is no better way to familiarise yourself with the Caulfield Cup field and identify the frontrunners than to have a look at past performances. Generally speaking, races run under the same conditions, with the same jockey, and/or at the same distance will be helpful in choosing a winner.

For example, the top contenders in this year’s Caulfield Cup have all run well under the same conditions as the upcoming Cup. Bart Cummings-trained Dariana ($7.50) took a win in the Queensland Derby (2400m) in June, which is the same distance as the Caulfield Cup. She also has a record of performing well at Caulfield Racecourse as she most recently ran second to So You Think on the track in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes.

Similarly, second 2010 Caulfield Cup favourite Precedence ($8.00) recently took a big win the JRA Cup last weekend. At 2040 metres, it is a similar distance to the upcoming Caulfield Cup. The Cummings-trained gelding also has a history of performing well at Caulfield Racecourse as he ran second to Jungle Ruler in a handicap held at Caulfield in late August.

The coming weeks will also see a few events that will help predict a Caulfield Cup winner. Keep a close eye on the Turnbull Stakes (2000m) to be held on October 3.  Other lead-ups include the Toorak Handicap (1600m), Yalumba Stakes (2000m), and Herbert Power Stakes (2400m).

Take Advantage of Exotics

One of the most profitable Caulfield Cup tips is to take advantage of the different exotic bets available. If you’re looking for something with more lucrative payouts, consider bets such as a Caulfield Cup exacta, quinella, trifecta, or first four. These types of Caulfield Cup bets require you to choose the first two to four horses to cross the finish line. While there is a greater degree of risk involved, the payouts can be massive if you know your stuff.

Punters looking to take advantage of 2010 Caulfield Cup exotic bets should consider a Cummings exacta or quinella with Dariana and Precedence. Both of these contenders are shaping up to be the big finishers in the upcoming Group 1 event. Throw in Moudre ($12.00) or Shocking ($17.00) for a possible trifecta.

Use Online Betting Sites

Another of our useful Caulfield Cup tips is to join an online betting site such as Sportsbet. These online bookmakers allow punters never before seen convenience. Not only do they offer an unbeatable list of the most generous odds, but they also allow punters around the clock access to these Caulfield Cup odds. In addition, the entire process has been simplified, allowing all types of punters to place their bets from home without any hassle.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the following top five odds on the Caulfield Cup:

  • Dariana: 7.50
  • Precedence: 8.00
  • Moudre: 12.00
  • Metal Bender: 15.00
  • Shocking: 17.00

Log in now to check out the available odds and put these Caulfield Cup tips to the test.