2014 BECK Caulfield Guineas Betting Preview and Tips

October 10th, 2014

Just thirteen runners remain in contention for this weekend’s featured Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) following the scratching of Our Vespa, offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Looks Like The Cat (outside) and Rich Enuff (inside) are leading chances for success in the 2014 Caulfield Guineas. Photos: Race Horse Photos Australia

Looks Like The Cat (outside) and Rich Enuff (inside) are leading chances for success in the 2014 Caulfield Guineas. Photos: Race Horse Photos Australia

Having returned to racing in exceptional form this time in, Rich Enuff has opened as and firmed in favouritism for success in 2014 Caulfield Guineas betting markets and is currently available at a quote $2.30, ahead of Shooting To Win ($6.50), Looks Like The Cat ($7) and Almalad ($7.50) at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Will Rich Enuff justify favouritism and win the 2014 Caulfield Guineas, or will one of his classy rivals find the line in the clear?

1st

Looks Like The Cat ($7)

Offering punters great value for money at $7 odds for success in Caulfield Guineas betting markets, Looks Like The Cat has returned to racing in slick form this time in, but has appeared to be seeking greater distance. A standout performer over the 2014 Winter Carnival, the Husson gelding finished second in the Group 2 Champagne Classic (1200m) first-up before placing third in each of the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m) and Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m). Running second to Rich Enuff in both the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) so far this time, trainer Tony Gollan is confident Looks Like The Cat will find prime running position from barrier nine, who is more than worth consideration for a Caulfield Guineas bet at current odds.

2nd

Shooting To Win ($6)

Arguably the biggest winner of all leading Caulfield Guineas contenders at Wednesday’s barrier draw in his allocation of alley 8, Shooting To Win has returned to racing in slick form this time in and is more than worth consideration for a bet this weekend. Winning two minor events in May and June on debut before returning to the paddock, the Northern Meteor colt beat only one runner home in the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) on August 23rd but has quickly found great condition in finishing second in the Group 3 Ming Dynasty Quality (1400m) an a particularly impressive third in the Group 1 Golden Rose (1400m) before returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) last time out. Confirmed to be partnered by leading jockey James McDonald, punters may find value in adding Shooting To Win as a selection in a Caulfield Guineas trifecta or quinella bet.

3rd

Almalad ($7)

A proven performer over the distance having taken out the J.J. Atkins over winter, Almalad’s class is likely to count for a lot in the 2014 Caulfield Guineas, however is offered a difficult task in overcoming the wide and awkward barrier 13. Claiming three wins from as many starts leading into the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, the Al Maher gelding beat only one runner home in the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m) first-up but quickly found his feet in finishing a credible fourth in the Golden Rose and returning to the winner’s circle in the Group 2 Bill Stutt Stakes (1600m) last time out.

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