2015 Caulfield Cup Field & Barrier Draw

October 14th, 2015

The 2015 Caulfield Cup field and barrier draw has been released and a stellar field of 18 horses are set to contest the Group 1 event that will be held at Caulfield on Saturday.

Mongolian Khan is currently a dominate favourite in 2015 Caulfield Cup betting markets. Photo by: Steve Hart

Mongolian Khan is currently a dominate favourite in 2015 Caulfield Cup betting markets. Photo by: Steve Hart

The dominant favourite in early Caulfield Cup betting markets is Kiwi stayer Mongolian Khan, who is currently priced at $4.60 to record his third win at the highest level of racing.

Mongolian Khan completed the New Zealand Derby/Australian Derby as a three-year-old and he hasn’t recorded a race win this preparation, but he produced ideal Caulfield Cup trials in both the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on September 26 and the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at the same venue on October 10.

There is a big gap until the second line of betting and that is currently shared by both Hauraki and Set Square, who are both priced at $9.

Set Square has not recorded a race win since she took out the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) last year, but she has been in outstanding form this preparation and she finished a gallant third in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

Hauraki finished a close second behind Mongolian Khan in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and he was only narrowly denied by stablemate Complacent in the Craven Plate last start.

Other notable horses in the 2015 Caulfield Cup field include Snow Sky ($11), Fame Game ($11), Our Ivanhowe ($26), Hokko Brave ($15), Royal Descent ($18), Lucia Valentina ($31), Rising Romance ($11), Gust Of Wind ($17) as well as the four emergencies Quest For More ($61), Complacent ($15), Dibayani ($51) and Magic Hurricane ($21).

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