Jig's BETU Racing Preview - Caulfield Cup & The Everest

Jig previews 2 of the worlds richest horse races on this weekend in Australia. The Caulfield Cup & $15 million AUD - The Everest.

October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

Caulfield Cup/The Everest Special Edition

As the spring carnival  well and truly kicks into full swing, the land down under holds two of the worlds richest horse races!

At Randwick, 12 of the world's best sprinters will lock horns and race for astonishing $15,000,000 AUD in the richest sprint race in the world, WFA - "The Everest" over 1200m.

While south of the border in Melbourne, Caulfield will hold there Grand Final of racing, with the headline act being the $5,000,000 AUD, G1 Caulfield Cup, at handicap conditions for the stayers over 2400m.

On a day where the weather gods could play havoc with track conditions, in both Sydney and Melbourne, we look to find the winner and main players in both big races,  along with some good value to be snapped up on the support card.

Letsssssss Go!! 🥷🐎💃

🏆THE EVEREST, $15 million, 1200M.
(Randwick Race 7)

Wow!!! What a race!! It's the heavy weight championship of the world for the sprinters this race, with an $15,000,000 AUD up for grabs and whopping $6.2M going to the winner of the race! 😳

With such high pressure anticipated and nearly all 12 runners having claims and being nibbled at in the markets, we have to narrow it down and find the winner!

I've always been a big fan of the South Australian assassin, #4 GYTRASH. He is a high quality sprinter that has the scalps of every big sprinting name in the country at same stage or another and I thought hes lead up run was excellent in preparation for this...

He draws barrier 1 here and should be able to park midfield,  behind a hot speed ensured by gun heavy weights #NATURE STRIP & #EDUARDO who dominate a lot of the early market support.

I can envisage horses wanting to get off the fence as the day goes on, so we are hoping it's not disadvantage to be drawn close to the fence, but if not, #GYTRASH will be ducking and diving in the home straight and trying to slice through them late and land the biggest prize of them all at nice each way value at around the 8-1 mark.

#8 THE INFERNO is the joker in the pack here! 🃏..  He has been hugely disrespected in the markets at $26...

He's the untapped commodity and horse still on the rise in this and CAN WIN! I love the fact that he has drawn a wide barrier, as he's such a big brut of a thing and he needs room to go through his gears and get into full demolition mode! I also don't think the wet conditions will bother or hinder his chances...  

The lone 3YO in the field #3 HOME AFFAIRS gets in with 53kgs and a 5kg weight advantage on his rivals..  He is a magnificent specimen this horse and he gets the key booking of "Big race" rider Glen Boss, who won this race on another 3YO in YES YES YES two years back.

He is a cracking colt, with a lovely pedigree this boy and a certain stallion in the making and a win in this race would put his stud career value at well in excess of $50-60M! He can win without shocking!

Outstanding race! 👏👏


🏆#4 GYTRASH ($8)

🥈 #8 THE INFERNO ($26)

🥉#12 HOME AFFAIRS ($11)

4️th #1 NATURE STRIP ($3.8)

🏆 CAULFIELD CUP, G1, $5M, 2400M.

( Caulfield R9)

Terrific race as always and with rain forecasted, it certainly throws up some variables and unknowns.

#2 INCENTIVISE is a well deserved favorite for this year's edition and certainly the one they all have to beat, regardless of him drawing the car park here in barrier 20.

He has been the success story of the racing season, where only 6 months ago, he was beaten handsomely in a maiden at Toowoomba! 😨

With only 55.5kgs on his back and a red hot Brett Prebble in the saddle, he will slide forward from the outside barrier and look to dictate the pace in the race..  

He has such a good cruising speed this horse and it's from the 800m-300m of the race where he can really break there hearts as he slowly slides through his gears and ramps up the pressure in the race.. He's an outstanding horse and such a success story of Australian racing..

#3 EXPLOSIVE JACK is the danger in the race for mine at big odds! ($15) He's lead up run into this had a 'Flashing Light' all over it and he just continues to amaze this horse, preparation after preparation!

He draws barrier 1 here, will do no work in the run, he will thrive in the conditions and he's a superior stayer who loves a dog fight! I want to be on him each way in the race!

#4 THE CHOSEN ONE has had an ideal preparation and handles all conditions.. He draws nicely in barrier 9, with Damien Lane steering the ship. He will park midfield here and be Very very strong late on! He also presents very good each way value at ($13)..

#15 YOUNG WERTHER ($10) has always promised a lot against his own age group, but looks to have taken himself to a new level this preparation and now can't be left out of any conversation in these type of big staying championships! With a light weight, I expect him to play a big part in the finish.

#16 NONCONFORMIST ($11) and #10 DELPHI ($8) have both had superb campaigns and top 3-4 finishes not beyond them..


🏆 - #2 INCENTIVISE ($2.6)

🥈 - #3 EXPLOSIVE JACK ($15)

🥉 - #4 THE CHOSEN ONE ($13)

4️th - #15 YOUNG WERTHER ($10)

🏆 Jig's Best Bets 🏆


CAUL R4 no10 KAPALUA SUNSET*** ($2.4)

CAUL R7 no2 COLETTE * ($2.8)

🏆 Best Outsiders 🏆

CAUL R8 no3 MILEVA ($27)


SYD R7 no8 THE INFERNO ($26)


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