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Caulfield Cup Tips - 3 Horses To Follow for the 2020 Caulfield Cup

  • Who will win the 2020 Caulfield Cup?
  • Brodie Nickson takes a look at three early contenders
  • The Caulfield Cup takes place on October 17
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Master Of Wine (Getty Images)

The Caulfield Cup is the final lead-up for the majority of runners heading towards the Melbourne Cup, with an exciting field of up-and-coming stayers set to battle it out with veteran stars on October 17.

Run over 2400m, Mer De Glace combined with Damien Lane to record a strong victory last year, beating home eventual Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare in second. Who are the early potential winners of this year's Caulfield Cup?

Master Of Wine 


The Hawkes trained six-year-old gelding looks to have the world at his feet leading into the spring, with a low handicap rating set to see the son of Maxios impose himself as one of the horses to beat in the Caulfield Cup.

The German-born star won four straight races since the blinkers were applied last year, culminating in thrashing his opposition in the Group 3 Sky High Stakes, including Mustajeer who finished sixth in last year's Caulfield Cup when beaten less than two-lengths.

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Master Of Wine (Getty Images)

Finally stepping out for his first Group One challenge during the autumn in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, he more than held his own after being caught three wide the trip from barrier 12, producing a monster performance against some of Australia and New Zealand's best.

While the weights have not yet been released for the race, many experts believe he could carry anywhere between 54kg and 56kg, perfectly placing the six-year-old as a deserved early favourite for the race.

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Russian Camelot


The European-bred son of Camelot has been the subject of great hype since the beginning of his career, with trainer Danny O’Brien never afraid to share his strong opinions of the horse.

In a frustrating last preparation, he missed the jump first-up, was scratched at the barriers second-up, missed his third-up run with a throat issue, but still somehow managed to chase down Dalasan after running three-wide in the South Australian Derby, stepping up from 1600m to 2500m in the process.


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Russian Camelot (R) (Getty Images)

A massive supporter of scientifically testing his horses, Russian Camelot’s results reported that he will be more effective between 1600-2599m, a key reason behind why O’Brien has stated that he will be aiming the horse towards the Caulfield Cup instead of the Melbourne Cup.

Without a doubt one of the most exciting gallopers heading towards the spring, Russian Camelot will be one of the most spoken about horses during the carnival.

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Steel Prince


The one-time Melbourne Cup favourite had a preparation to forget last year leading into the Race The Stops A Nation. He was forced to change his program after being scratched at the barriers at with a leg abrasion.

The Anthony and Sam Freedman trained seven-year-old had a magical time of things last year, winning five straight races after being transferred from Darren Weir, culminating in his defeat of Surprise Baby in the Andrew Ramsden Stakes.


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Steel Prince (Getty Images)

After skipping the autumn to prepare for the Spring, the Irish-bred son of Nathaniel disappointed in the Melbourne Cup finishing ninth. However, his talent cannot be denied and is in the right camp to return to his best.

Over the odds for the Caulfield Cup, Steel Prince boasts a win and a second at Caulfield and is currently overlooked by the market for other horses that haven’t stood up to the top level yet.

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Verdict

Our three horses to follow who could land the 2020 Caulfield Cup.

Caulfield Cup: Master Of Wine Caulfield Cup @1200 at PlayUP - 1 Unit
Caulfield Cup: Russian Camelot Caulfield Cup @900 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit
Caulfield Cup: Steel Prince Caulfield Cup @2500 at Ladbrokes Australia - 1 Unit

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