Helmet Heads 2011 Caulfield Guineas Odds

September 27th, 2011

The Peter Snowden-trained Helmet has overtaken Anthony Cummings’ gun three-year-old Smart Missile as the Caulfield Guineas 2011 betting favourite following the Caulfield race results from last weekend.

A two-time Group 1 winning son of Exceed And Excel, Helmet shot to the top of the Caulfield Guineas odds 2011 after destroying their rivals in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) last Saturday.

Helmet is the new Caulfield Guineas favourite so back them now at the best price through Luxbet before next week’s field announcement!

In an ideal lead-up performance to the $1 million Group 1 The Age Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 8, Helmet coasted to a comprehensive three and a half length victory in the Guineas Prelude at Caulfield.

At the same meeting, former Caulfield Guineas top elect Smart Missile suffered another Group 1 loss when a horror barrier 17 of 17 draw saw the talented Fastnet Rock colt run a disappointing 10th to Toorak Toff in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m).

The other big Caulfield Guineas news which has affected the Luxbet markets on the upcoming feature is the withdrawal of the Peter Moody-trained Moment Of Change from the race.

Spruik three-year-old Moment Of Change was to seek a third straight career victory in this Friday night’s Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes at Moonee Valley’s twilight Manikato Stakes meeting.

An impressive 10-length winner on debut at Murtoa, Moment Of Change hit the headlines when winning the Hyland Race Colours Handicap (1300m) at Sandown on September 14 by an authoritative margin, the same event 2007 Caulfield Guineas winner Weekend Hussler won on way to their success in the big showdown.

After working on Tuesday morning, however, Moment Of Change showed signs of needing a spell and Moody made the decision to send them straight to the paddock in preparation for a big autumn carnival next season.

Moment Of Change was the $5.50 second favourite in the Caulfield Guineas markets at Luxbet.

Another ace Caulfield Guineas 2011 contender that ran and won last weekend was Golden Slipper hero Manawanui who took on a small field and easily accounted for them in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.

All of the above Caulfield Guineas news has had a dramatic affect on the pre-field markets:

  • Helmet has firmed in from $6 to the $2.80 top selection at Luxbet
  • Former $3.40 favourite Smart Missile has drifted out to $3.60 at Luxbet
  • Previous $5.50 second pick Moment Of Change has been withdrawn from markets
  • Manawanui has shortened in from $6.50 to $6 and occupies the third line of betting at Luxbet
  • Chase The Rainbow is now the $11 fourth favourite through Luxbet

View the complete 2011 Caulfield Guineas (All In) Fixed Win odds below, which are now available at Luxbet.

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