The Caulfield Guineas 2010 was a great race, with Anacheeva taking out the prize. It was part of a full Spring Racing Carnival, which Betfair offered great odds on across the board.
The Caulfield Guineas is a $1 million race run over 1600m. It is a race for 3-year-olds at set weights and is an integral part of the Spring Racing Carnival.
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The Caulfield Guineas
The first and premier major group 1 race of the Australian Spring Racing Carnival, the Caulfield Guineas is modelled on the English 2000 Guineas Classic. Run over a distance of 1 mile at Melbourne’s Caulfield racecourse, the race is open to 3-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is placed among the oldest horse races in Australia, and has been held regularly since 1881. One of the few set weight races in Australia, it offers a whopping purse of AUD$ 1 million.
As it is one of the inaugural races of the Australian thoroughbred racing season, punters have very few form indicators to refer to at the time of placing their bets. They must often rely on winners from the two-year-old season and Caulfield Guineas odds comparison services may aid in giving some indication of the prospects of the various entries.
Most of the Caulfield Guineas bets are placed on the 11 group 1 races conducted on the course every year. Most of these happen either in February or in September/October. The betting reaches a crescendo with the Caulfield cup, which is run in October over a distance of 2400 meters. Among the horses that managed winning odds in the Caulfield Cup, and then went on to win the Melbourne Cup in the same year, are Might and Power in 1997 and Ethereal in 2001.
In terms of analysing odds and wins, based on empirical data, the favourite in Caulfield Guineas odds is victorious in 2.3 races per race day, and 2.2 places per meeting. Caulfield bets often rely on leading jockey Damien Oliver, who has 61 wins at the course under his belt. His nearest contender, Danny Niloilc, is 12 behind.
Then there is Patrick Payne, who has the highest strike rate of any jockey, at 19%, with other leading names being Nash Rawiller, Brendan Fenech and James Wink, all having returned creditable profits on a $10 investment.
Among the trainers, the best strike rates have been by Greg Eurell and Clinton McDonald, each having achieved the distinction of saddling 19% of the winners and gaining 14 places. McDonald stands at some advantage though by earning over $1.5 million as prize money, and returning a profit of $418 to every $10 bet to the punters who backed him.
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