2021 C.F. Orr Stakes Betting Tips

We have expert betting tips for the C.F. Orr Stakes this Saturday at Caulfield which features a quality field of 12 running for the first Melbourne Group 1 of 2022.

It’s a wide-open betting field with Sinawann attracting attention ahead of the classy Behemoth and I’m Thunderstruck.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide available for the C.F. Orr Stakes, which runs at 3:05 pm.

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Best bets for C.F. Orr Stakes 2022


Best Bet:

Behemoth @ $5.50 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Lighthouse @ $9 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Sierra Sue @ $11 Bet @ Sportsbet


C.F. Orr Stakes Trifecta Tips

Punters should have six runners on their ticket for the C.F. Orr Stakes trifecta.

  • Behemoth
  • I’m Thunderstruck
  • Sinawann
  • Sierra Sue
  • Lighthouse
  • Tofane

C.F. Orr Stakes First-Four Tips

We have included seven runners for our C.F. Orr Stakes first-four.

  • Behemoth
  • I’m Thunderstruck
  • Sinawann
  • Sierra Sue
  • Lighthouse
  • Tofane
  • Inspirational Girl

C.F. Orr Stakes Form Guide & Tips


1. I’m Thunderstruck ($6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

The Golden Eagle winner resumes owns six wins from nine starts and he’s the class act of the field, but he might need the run.

He owns two wins at Caulfield, so he likes the track, and although he’s not on top, he goes into calculations.

2. Cascadian ($19) Bet @ Sportsbet

Winning races isn’t something Cascadian does often. He has yet to win or place in four attempts at Caulfield, which doesn’t add to his appeal.

Getting the inside draw for a get-back and run on type isn’t ideal, so we’re prepared to leave him out of calculations.

3. Behemoth (Best Bet – $5.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Behemoth looked disappointing when second at Morphettville last start, but it was a nice pipe opener for a big campaign.

The big sprinter is a proven winner at Group 1 level and punters get value odds for the South Australian-based son of All Too Hard.

Drawing wider helps because he’s so big, so we expect a big effort.

4. Wild Planet ($21) Bet @ Sportsbet

Wild Planet is a four-time winner at the distance, but he’s hard to follow at the best of times. His fresh up form doesn’t read well, so we can’t have him.

5. Secret Blaze ($126) Bet @ Sportsbet

The odds give away his chances. The six-year-old is a seven-time winner, but he has yet to win fresh up and we can’t see that changing.

His astronomical odds are unlikely to attract any money.

6. Just Folk ($91) Bet @ Sportsbet

We can’t Just Folk being fast enough to keep up with them over this distance. He has been facing easier opposition throughout his career, so Group 1 company is ambitious.

He is another runner who could be towards the tail-end of the field with Secret Blaze.

7. Sinawann ($4.40) Bet @ Sportsbet

The favourite flashed late behind Marabi last start, and although it’s not Group 1 form, he has plenty of upside.

He is a former European who won second-up last preparation, so that form should stack up nicely at Caulfield.

The odds are a touch short, but he’s not being left out of calculations.

8. Tofane ($6.50) Bet @ Sportsbet

Money is coming for Tofane and it’s not all that surprising. She is classy at best, and despite not owning a fresh up, she can’t be discounted.

She is a three-time winner over the distance and she ran second behind I’m Thunderstruck two starts back on this track.

Follow betting moves with Tofane.

9. Sierra Sue (Best Roughie – $11) Bet @ Sportsbet

The five-year-old mare is a two-time winner fresh up and at Caulfield, so the stats are in her favour.

She likes to pop up when least expected, and although she is safe in the market, she should go under the radar on race day.

The five-time winner over the distance should be right around the mark, so take the $11.

10. Inspirational Girl ($19) Bet @ Sportsbet

Ruling out a runner with these colours is a mistake and she enters first four calculations.

The Danny O’Brien-trained mare owns nine wins from 19 starts and she wasn’t far behind Behemoth last start.

$19 is better than we expected.

11. Lighthouse (Best Each Way – $9) Bet @ Sportsbet 

Lighthouse couldn’t continue her unbeaten Australian run last start, but she went down fighting to the line.

She won her first four starts in Australia having been imported from America, so she has class and she can measure up at this level.

Drawing barrier two is ideal and punters get lovely odds.

12. Lightsaber ($12) Bet @ Sportsbet

Lightsaber is a tough colt to weigh up. He is a three-time winner at the distance, but he produces the odd poor effort.

Carrying 55.5kg suits, but we’re not prepared to include him against this level of opposition.

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