Absolutely Set for Caulfield Cup

July 4, 2011

DEPOSIT $100 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Absolutely Set for Caulfield Cup

Cranbourne-based horseman Michael Kent has begun preparations with his AJC Oaks winning filly Absolutely for a Melbourne Spring Carnival assault with the grand final target being this year’s Caulfield Cup.


AJC Oaks winner Absolutely is preparing for a 2011 Caulfield Cup campaign

A rising four-year-old daughter of Redoute’s Choice, Absolutely is raced by Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm who is the breeder of the world’s top rated thoroughbred Black Caviar, and enjoyed a highly consistent and in the end successful autumn campaign.

Running three close minor placings during March including her second to Peter Moody’s undefeated Zabeel filly Lights Of Heaven in the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville, Absolutely claimed a massive upset in the Group 1 AJC Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on April 16.

In the Oaks she beat home odds-on favourite Shamrocker by an emphatic three and a half lengths in a mud-bath of a race run on a Heavy (10) track.

The Oaks upset was Absolutely’s first race win from seven starts, and Kent is convinced she has what it takes to return next season and score more Group glory after breaking her maiden status in an elite level.

Having returned to Kent’s stables last month, Absolutely has reportedly come back in excellent form having enjoyed her time in the paddock as evidenced by her healthy weight gain.

“She’s come back terrific, she’s put on 50 kilos,” Kent said.

“She was always slight and didn’t really spell well last year but she looks like a horse now.”

Kent also confirmed that Absolutely is being aimed at the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 15, the first of the ‘Big Three’ spring majors followed by the Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup.

“We’ll head towards the Caulfield Cup,” Kent said.

“I haven’t actually mapped out a program yet but I’ll stick to the mares’ races early.”

Early spring carnival feature races Kent could consider for Absolutely include the Group 2 Lets Elope Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on September 3, the Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on September 10 and the Group 2 Rose of Kingston Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on October 2.

“The Naturalism Stakes and the JRA Cup was the path I was going to take but they are a week closer now because of the AFL grand final being put back a week,” Kent explained.

“So I haven’t finalised that part of her program yet.

“But she’s been back in work a month and looks good.”

The Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) is an open handicap feature that runs at Caulfield on September 17 on Underwood Stakes Day while the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) runs at Moonee Valley on September 30.

“I’m looking forward to her,” Kent said.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field