Caulfield Cup Day Almanacker Selections

During the Cups Carnival, The Footy Almanac will provide an unparalleled tipping service.

These keen form analysts have seen and done it all on a racetrack. They’ve backed winners from Dederang to Broome. They’ve scooped massive trifectas, quadrellas and cups doubles. Some have purchased dining room tables with the winnings. Some have had the misfortune of their partner finding out about a large return on a covert short-term volatile investment. Most importantly, these sage tipsters know how to break even. Or about even anyway.

Tips for tomorrow’s big card at Caulfield are displayed below.

Flynn says Red Colossus (Race 7, No. 3) looks well placed here and you might need a Psychologist (Race 10, No. 1) by the last.

Harms says Craig Williams is a certainty for the Jockey’s Challenge and he’ll be all over Southern Speed (Race 8, No. 18) and Red Colossus (Race 7, No. 3).

Smokie says Sister Madly (Race 9, No. 3) is a serious good horse and Drunken Sailor (Race 8, No. 2) is looking better than last year (as is F Cumani).

Downer says only invest in Races 3, 4 and the Cup.

Good punting.

Race Flynn’s Fancies Harms’s Hopes Smokie’s Smokies Downer’s Declarations
Race 1 Miss Zoom Secret Liaison Shadow West
Race 2 Masthead Highly Recommended Galah
Race 3 Quench the Thirst Mo Vo Roma Giaconda Quench the Thirst


Race 4 Isopach Costly Commitment Isopach Isopach
Race 5 Sepoy Sepoy

Mid Summer Music

Sepoy Sepoy
Race 6 Varenna Miss Rothera Utah Saints Varenna Miss
Race 7 Red Colossus Red Colossus Midnight Martini Red Colossus
Race 8 Mighty High

December Draw


Green Moon

Southern Speed

Mighty High


Drunken Sailor Saptapadi

December Draw

Green Moon

Race 9 More Joyous

Sister Madly

More Joyous

Sister Madly

Sister Madly More Joyous
Race 10 Psychologist Miss Elvee Rue Maple



  1. Rothera is the Oakey horse, of course.

  2. Jared Newton says

    More Joyous has to be the moral of the day surely. Big wraps on Dowager Queen in the 3rd but no-one seems to like it here.

  3. worryingly, DD, if I was forced to punt on this cup, saptapadi would definitely be my likely spec!

  4. David Downer says

    As per above, I do like a couple in Race 3. The Kavanagh runner Quench The Thirst comes off a second in Adelaide’s Hill Stakes, a form race which generally holds up in the 3yo staying events in Melbourne. Prior to this she was just nutted at Kyneton by the gargantuan gelding Eagle Command, who subsequently stormed home to finish second in Isopach’s Flemington win against the other Derby hopes. She should take up a forward position in a race that might be devoid of pace.
    The other one at a nice price is Gliding, you’d suggest Bart has her ready to produce over the longer trip now.
    Re the Cup, if December Draw was omitted it’d be about $7 the field.  Disappointing for the race that so many have gone elsewhere – Cox Plate, Geelong Cup, or just fallen by the wayside. The equation is simple – he stays he wins.
    At the odds, I’ve fallen into the international Saptapadi. Unlucky in the Ebor (a race that stacks up here with the raiders), and was a bit stiff last week in the H.Power from the outside. Admittedly, I was much keener taking $51 earlier in the week than the $21 now! Doesn’t seem a world-beater, but has finally drawn a gate – and if something goes amiss with the fave, you don’t have to be a superstar to salute this year. The trainer has been pumping it up since arriving. Reckons it’d be a $5 chance if we were running in England. Might be some mayonnaise on that statement, but I’ll give it a whirl.

  5. mark freeman says

    Just back from the Red Centre Flynnie, where I got to ride Lazy Daisy the Camel, whose handlers assured me was a “champion” that ran second in two Alice Springs Camel Cups! I didn’t ask what label they were ascribing to the winners of those cups.

    Was going to say that tomorrow’s is the worst Caulfield Cup since Fraar’s in ’93, but then I remembered Master O’Reilly’s in 2007, when hot-pot Maldivian and second fave Eskimo Queen were scratched at the barrier, leaving the biggest bunch of cart-tuggers since, well… the Alice Springs Camel Cup!

    Just going to be including Niwot in exotics.



  6. Peter Flynn says

    A punting castration.

    Well done to anybody that broke even.

  7. Not in our household PJF.

  8. David Downer says


    I do note half-a-dozen of our tips were mirror image. But my lily-livered disclaimer to invest in only 3 races saved my bacon.

    Gliding was a good start, the Cup reeled me back in. Saptapadi’s ride is a thesis in itself.

    All honours to JTH this week

  9. Peter Flynn says


    2 out of 3 and 3 out of 4 are very VERY frustrating.

    Close to a remarkable day.

  10. I came out close to even…………………….sort of.

  11. Surely the 3 out of 5 on October 1st wasn’t frustrating Flynny.

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