CF Orr Stakes

Date: Saturday February 6
Start time: TBA
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Grade: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Track Surface: Turf
Track Direction: Left-handed
Race Conditions: Weight-for-age, 3YO & Upwards
Type: Thoroughbred
Operator: Victoria Racing Club
Inaugural Race: 1955

CF Orr Stakes 2021

The 2021 CF Orr Stakes is Australia’s first Group 1 Race of the Year.

It is a 1400m Weight-For-Age Race, for horses 3YO and upwards.

The CF Orr Stakes are hosted annually by Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday February 6.

The 2020 CF Orr Stakes was taken out by Alabama Express, with Fierce Impact and Kings Will Dream taking out 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Michael Moroney was the winning Trainer, with Michael Dee the winning Jockey.

Given the CF Orr Stakes is the Aussie’s first Group One race in the Calendar Year, the race often attracts some of the best horses in the country, most commonly, from VIC.

This is utilised as a starting point for runners’ Autumn Campaigns.

As there isn’t any lead-up races for punters to check out form, many usually hold out and use the race itself as a starting point for how well horses have come back from a Summer Spell.

Many of these horses go on to have strong Autumn Campaigns in the Autumn Racing Carnival.

CF Orr Stakes Tips

The summer off-season is now behind us and we’re jumping right into the autumn action, with the first Group 1 contest of the season now upon us with the running of the 2021 C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m).

It looked to be an underwhelming edition of the $500,000 contest, but the acceptance of 2020 Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet has added some star power to the field.

Let’s take a look at each and every runner of the 2021 C.F. Orr Stakes to find a winner and some value…

1 – Humidor – $26 💰

Won first up in the Feehan Stakes over the mile last preparation, and went around in another Cox Plate under Chris Waller’s care, in a prep where the eight-year-old looked as good as he has in a while.

Tough to have him here first up over 1400m, but could run a hole if everything goes to plan.

2 – Sir Dragonet – $2.80 👀🏆💰

If The Dragon lines up, he’ll be very tough to beat. The Cox Plate winner is the clear class runner in the race, and looks ready to rock and roll first up after an outstanding trial win at Geelong.

The question mark is the seven furlongs, but he appears to have the brilliance needed over the shorter distance, and handled a Good surface in the Melbourne Cup, though connections will be hoping the track starts in the Soft range.

3 – Fifty Stars – Scratched

4 – Angel Of Truth – $31

Put in a reasonable run in the Metropolitan at the end of last prep, but this looks like a barrier trial over 1400m first up. Could add a zero to the end of the price and still wouldn’t be entertained.

5 – Streets Of Avalon – $7.50 💰

An honest trier who goes well at the track and the distance, is in with rough claims here, especially if the track is on pace biased. Will inject some early speed into the race, as he’ll try to cross Crosshaven from the wide gate.

Outside shot if he gets a dream run at the front of the pack, but expect he’ll be outclassed by a few here. Goes in exotics.

6 – Imaging – $6.50 💰

Desperately unlucky last preparation, with genuine cases to be made that he could have won the Missile Stakes and the Winx Stakes, and didn’t run poorly in each appearance.

Certainly isn’t coming up against any real A Graders here except for Sir Dragonet, but will be getting back and doing a lot work from the draw. Should be coming home with a wet sail and should go in all exotics.

7 – Blazejowski – $15

Won the listed John Dillon Stakes on this track and trip last start, but this looks too hard for him. No.

8 – Arcadia Prince – $71

Went around in the Australia Stakes last outing after over a year off, and may still be shaking off the rust. Price tells the tale.

9 – Sovereign Award – $10 💰

Finished last preparation with a hattrick of wins including back-to-back Group 3s, but is untested above that level of competition. Does her best work at the mile but could be worth throwing into wider exotics at the double figure quote.

10 – Crosshaven – $4.00 👀🏆💰

Winner of 5 from 7, put together an outstanding spring and has a number of positives here, rock bottom in the weights and maps well from barrier four.

Should get a nice suck run behind Streets Of Avalon, and will probably jump a lot shorter than the current price come race time. Just a few question marks as his Grand Final, the Australian Guineas, is in three weeks’ time, and he’s making the jump to weight for age.

If Sir Dragonet doesn’t run, then Crosshaven looks a great bet to have and he’s the clear second pick.

Tip: 2-10-6-5

🏆= Big Winning Chance

💰= Worth Including in Exotics

👀= Must Watch

2021 CF Orr Stakes Field

1Humidor (10)J: Damian Lane 59kg T: C J Waller$26.00$5.50
2Sir Dragonet (3)J: Glen Boss 59kg T: C Maher & D Eustace$2.70$1.30
3Fifty Stars (6)J: John Allen 59kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$8.50$2.45
4Angel Of Truth (7)J: Jye Mcneil 59kg T: M, W & J Hawkes$26.00$5.50
5Streets Of Avalon (8)J: Zac Spain 59kg T: S P Nichols$7.50$2.25
6Imaging (9)J: Craig Williams 59kg T: C J Waller$6.50$2.05
7Blazejowski (1)J: Mark Zahra 59kg T: G Eurell$13.00$3.40
8Arcadia Prince (2)J: Jordan Childs 59kg T: Amy Mcdonald$67.00$12.00
9Sovereign Award (5)J: Damien Oliver 57kg T: D T O’brien$10.00$2.50
10Crosshaven (4)J: Daniel Stackhouse 55.5kg T: T Dabernig & B Hayes$3.90$1.45

2021 CF Orr Stakes Best Bets


CF Orr Stakes Results

2020 CF Orr Stakes Field

NoHorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightHcp Rating
1AVILIUS (GB)James CummingsDamian Lane359kg116
2HEY DOCTony & Calvin McEvoyLuke Currie559kg113
3SCALES OF JUSTICELindsey SmithDean Yendall759kg114
4FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)Matthew SmithCraig Williams859kg112
5KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE)Chris WallerMark Zahra259kg110
6FIFTY STARS (IRE)David & B Hayes & T DabernigJye McNeil459kg107
7SO SI BONDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigLuke Nolen1259kg104
8MIRAGE DANCER (GB)Trent Busuttin & Natalie YoungBen Melham959kg110
9NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ)Chris WallerDamien Oliver1159kg105
10BEGOOD TOYA MOTHERDaniel BowmanDeclan Bates659kg107
11RINGERDINGDINGAnthony FreedmanJohn Allen159kg98
12ALABAMA EXPRESSMichael MoroneyMichael Dee1055.5kg81

2020 CF Orr Stakes Winner & Placings

ResultsBest OddsMargin
112 Alabama Express$12/$3.61:22.07
2Fierce Impact$2.70.30L
3Kings Will Dream$4.20.40L

CF Orr Stakes Betting

Bet TypeHow to Place This Type of Bet
Win BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will be the outright winner (1st place) in the 2021 CF Orr Stakes
Place BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will place in the top three in the 2021 CF Orr Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but the odds are safer
Each-Way BetPlace a bet on the horse you think will win the CF Orr Stakes, with a safety net of a place bet. If your horse runs 1st, you will collect both the Win and the Place pay-out. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd, you will win only the Place pay-out
Quinellla BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the any order in the CF Orr Stakes
Exacta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order in the CF Orr Stakes
Trifecta BetPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in the CF Orr Stakes
First FourPlace a bet on the horses you think will  finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the correct order in the CF Orr Stakes
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Place a bet on the winners of four nominated races to win a Quaddie. This means you have to select three other races apart from the CF Orr Stakes to place a Quaddie

CF Orr Stakes Information

CF Orr Stakes Prize Money

The CF Orr Stakes has a cool $500,000 in prize money.

Who won the 2020 CF Orr Stakes?

The CF Orr Stakes 2020, was won by Alabama Express, with Fierce Impact and Kings Will Dream taking out the placings.

How to place a bet on the CF Orr Stakes?

Placing a bet on the CF Orr Stakes is as easy as having an Aussie Online Bookie Account. We recommend Sportsbet.

When is the CF Orr Stakes?

The 2021 CF Orr Stakes are held on Saturday February 6.

Where is the CF Orr Stakes?

The 2021 CF Orr Stakes is held at Caulfield Racecourse. This is one of two major races on the day, with the listed Inglis Millennium and the Group One CF Orr Stakes.

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