2020 Caulfield Stakes Preview, Odds, & Tips

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Thu 8th October 2020

Is this just a procession for Cox Plate favourite Russian Camelot, with only five competitors willing to face the short-priced favourite in the 2020 Caulfield Stakes?

Let’s take a look at each runner in the $1 million event.

1 – Gailo Chop – $26 ?

The old boy stuck on okay in the Underwood Stakes, albeit in the better part of the track compared to Humidor and Arcadia Queen. At his pet distance now and should find the front pretty easily in the small field and is worth including in exotics like trifectas or first fours. Be wary there won’t be a third place dividend with the field size.

2 – Humidor – $6 ?

What a resurrection it’s been under Chris Waller, winning the Feehan Stakes and fighting home well inferior ground in the Underwood Stakes. Won’t mind the step up in trip, and is ticking along nicely for the Cox Plate.


3 – Levendi – $61

Was improved in the JRA Cup behind Al Galayel, but would need to find something to finish ahead of anything in the field.

4 – Harbour Views – $31

Was unlucky to be beaten in the Feehan Stakes but was disappointing in the Underwood Stakes last start, in the best part of the track and unable to wind in Trap For Fools, or close the gap on Gailo Chop. Hard to have.

5 – Arcadia Queen – $4.60 ?

Strange decision from Pike to head to the rail in the inferior part of the track in the Underwood Stakes, fought on okay. The bar plates finally come off, and if we don’t get too much rain, think she should sew up second place.

6 – Russian Camelot – $1.55 ???

Star in the making, it’s hard to knock anything here except the skinny price. Oliver can go forward again if he pleases and keep the Cox Plate favourite out of trouble, with the step up to 2000m only a positive. Should just win here and continue his spring assault.

Tip: 6-5-2-1

? = Must Watch
? = Big Winning Chance
?= Worth Including in Exotics

2020 Caulfield Stakes Field, Odds, and Barriers

*Odds correct at time of posting article.

1Gailo Chop (3)J: Dean Yendall 59kg T: M J Williams$26.00$6.00
2Humidor (1)J: Craig Williams 59kg T: C J Waller$5.50$2.00
3Levendi (2)J: Jason Maskiell 59kg T: Peter Gelagotis$61.00$20.00
4Harbour Views (6)J: John Allen 59kg T: M J Williams$21.00$5.50
5Arcadia Queen (5)J: William Pike 57kg T: G & A Williams$4.50$1.60
6Russian Camelot (4)J: Damien Oliver 56.5kg T: D T O’brien$1.55$1.14


From Muswellbrook to the Melbourne Cup, Will is mad about all things racing and sport. Spent countless hours in the backyard as a child pretending to be Glenn McGrath, and has been known to get deadly late swing with a taped tennis ball.