Shoot Out & So You Think Missing from 2010 Caulfield Cup Second Declarations

Yesterday the 2010 Caulfield Cup second declarations were taken with a total of 71 horses still in contention for the $2.5 million event on October 16.

Thirty-eight horses from the first declaration stage were not paid up for by their connections yesterday, most notably the John Wallace-trained Shoot Out.

The High Chaparral four-year-old will instead target the 2010 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 23 and the 150th Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday November 2.

The other big name not paid up for yesterday was the Bart Cummings-trained So You Think.

Last year’s Cox Plate champion was one of the top early fancies in the Caulfield Cup betting markets, but Cummings is instead firmly focused on securing back-to-back Cox Plates with the recent Underwood Stakes winner.

Notable Absentees from 2010 Caulfield Cup Second Declarations:

  • Shoot Out (John Wallace)
  • So You Think (Bart Cummings)
  • Largo Lad (David Hayes)
  • Imposing (Robert Hickmott)
  • Black Mamba (Gai Waterhouse)
  • Moatize (Bart Cummings)

Other notable absentees from the 2010 Caulfield Cup field after the second declaration stage include Largo Lad, British raider Imposing and Cummings injured gelding Moatize.

Bart Cummings still has a vice-like grip over the Caulfield Cup this year, however, with five of his stable stars still in contention including Faint Perfume, Precedence and his brilliant mare Dariana who is the firm favourite to win after her impressive second to So You Think in the Underwood.

Other early favourites in the Caulfield Cup betting at Sportsbet that are among the second declarations include Moudre, Herculian Prince and Valdemoro.

Interestingly, all three are yet to qualify for a spot in the 18-horse final field for next month’s race and with just three of the top 36 already qualified horses not paid up for – So You Think, Shoot Out and Gai Waterhouse’s imported galloper Black Mamba –  it is crunch time for connections to get their hopefuls through.

There are still four races that will earn the winner a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption left in the lead-up to the famous 2,400m handicap and they are the:

  • Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 2
  • Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on October 9
  • Group 1 Yalumba Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield on October 9
  • Group 2 Herbert Power Handicap (2400m) at Caulfield on October 9

International Horses Still in Contention after 2010 Caulfield Cup Second Declarations:

  • Tokai Trick (Japan)
  • Mr Medici (Hong Kong)
  • Americain (France)
  • Manighar (UK)
  • Drunken Sailor (UK)
  • Becqu Adoree (UK
  • Laristan (France)

Seven international horses still on track for the Caulfield Cup include Japan’s Tokai Trick and Mr Medici from Hong Kong who has now arrived at the Werribee quarantine centre.

The second declarations for the $3 million Cox Plate were also taken yesterday, with the most noteworthy omissions being Faint Perfume and Mick Price’s Heart Of Dreams, ruled out for the spring after jarring up in Saturday’s Underwood Stakes.

Check out the updated betting markets for both of these spring majors now at Ladbrokes.com.au and lock in a better price on your favourites than at the TAB!

2010 Caulfield Cup Second Declarations

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott 2 58 118
2 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh 1 57 117
3 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller 3 56 116
4 MR MEDICI (IRE) Peter Ho =5 55 112
5 TOKAI TRICK (JPN) Kenji Nonaka =7 54.5 110
6 MONACO CONSUL (NZ) Michael Moroney 4 54 108
7 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre =11 54 109
8 BUCCELLATI (GB) Tony Noonan =11 54 108
9 DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB) Lee Freedman =11 54 108
10 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker =11 54 107
11 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani =11 54 109
12 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Danny O’Brien =11 54 108
13 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller =11 54 114
14 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings =11 54 111
15 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 52 54 108
16 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens =21 53.5 106
17 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott =21 53.5 107
18 RED RULER (NZ) John Sargent =21 53.5 107
19 SPEED GIFTED (GB) Lee Freedman =21 53.5 107
20 VIGOR (NZ) Danny O’Brien =21 53.5 111
21 ZABRASIVE (NZ) John O’Shea =7 53 107
22 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani =27 53 107
23 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse =11 52.5 107
24 JESSICABEEL (NZ) John O’Shea =11 52.5 108
25 FAINT PERFUME Bart Cummings =5 52 108
26 DARIANA Bart Cummings =7 51.5 109
27 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse =7 51.5 108
28 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes =27 51.5 100
29 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Lee Freedman =34 51.5 100
30 FANJURA (IRE) Lee Freedman =34 51.5 101
31 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse =34 51.5 100
32 RAFFAELLO Jim Marconi =34 51.5 104
33 CHARTREUX David Hayes =29 51 95
34 LINTON Robert Hickmott =29 51 99
35 BRILLIANT LIGHT Kerry Parker =38 51 104
36 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd =38 51 100
37 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher =38 51 101
38 STERLING PRINCE (NZ) Wayne Hillis =38 51 102
39 TRUSTING John P Thompson 53 51 103
40 EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) Bart Cummings =54 51 103
41 GORKY PARK (NZ) David Hayes =54 51 101
42 SMALL MINDS John P Thompson =21 50.5 94
43 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings =42 50.5 101
44 KEEP THE PEACE (NZ) Shaune Ritchie =29 50 102
45 MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ) Andrew Scott =29 50 102
46 VALDEMORO Tony Vasil =29 50 102
47 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson =42 50 93
48 LARISTAN (FR) David Hayes =42 50 95
49 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon =42 50 100
50 AVIENUS Mark Webb =46 50 100
51 FAIRFIELD FLAME (GER) Michael Moroney =46 50 82
52 GALLANT LADY Lee Freedman =46 50 75
53 MR CHARLIE (NZ) Peter G Moody =46 50 93
54 RUNDLE Robert Hickmott =46 50 78
55 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller =46 50 100
56 APPREHEND Tony Vasil =56 50 96
57 BECQU ADOREE (FR) Luca Cumani =56 50 89
58 BERLIOZ (NZ) David Hayes =56 50 93
59 BRIGHTNIGHT (NZ) Bart Cummings =56 50 68
60 COUNT DEWIN Mathew Cooper =56 50 76
61 HASTEIN (NZ) Mark Kavanagh =56 50 81
62 LANDLOCKED (NZ) Anthony Cummings =56 50 69
63 MILES ABOVE Denis Daffy =56 50 89
64 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott =56 50 86
65 NO JURISDICTION Danny O’Brien =56 50 91
66 NOTHIN’ LEICA CAT (NZ) Anthony Cummings =56 50
67 ROWLAND Robbie Laing =56 50 78
68 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson =56 50
69 TOKEN OF HONOUR David Hayes =56 50 82
70 TRIUMPHANT CHOICE Peter G Moody =56 50 72
71 ZANTELAGH Mark Kavanagh =56 50 72