Efficient To Target 2011 Melbourne Cup

August 8, 2011

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Efficient To Target 2011 Melbourne Cup

Lloyd Williams is attempting a Lazarus like comeback with 2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient after he confirmed the eight year old would again be bought out of retirement for a tilt at the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Efficient has not raced since beating a gun field to claim the 2009 Turnbull Stakes. That day he beat home Viewed (who went onto win the Caulfield cup), El Segundo, Maldivian and Zipping.

Efficient has had just 20 race starts, and his career form makes for some interesting reading. He was well beaten at his first ever race start (back in 2006), however after that he strung together five race wins, the final of which was the Group One Victoria Derby of 2006.

Such was his dominance in the Derby, Williams decided to nominate him for the Melbourne Cup however he was scratched on the morning of the race.

When he resumed in the lead up to the 2007 Melbourne Cup, Efficient was showing no form at all and couldn’t get close to the winners in six consecutive starts. Before he was scratched in 2006, Efficient was amongst the favourites for the Melbourne Cup. One year later, after some showing some poor form, he went off at 40-1 in winning the Melbourne Cup.

Following his Cup win, Efficient could only manage three starts in a period of about twenty months, and many considered his career to be over, but he came out in 2009 and won the Turnbull Stakes.

Williams confirmed that should all go to plan, Efficient would resume in the DatoTan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley. Following that, the Naturalism and the Turnbull Stakes look like likely options.

Williams said he was confident Efficient could get back to somewhere near his best, but said that the horses welfare would be put first.

“We took him to Bendigo for a gallop on the course proper on Thursday and he went to Flemington on Saturday with my four English stallions,” Williams said.

“He’s overweight. He weighs 560kg and he races at 515kg.

“The moment there is a problem we’ll stop him, but at the moment he’s coming along nicely.”

Williams recently made the decision to retire champion galloper Zipping, however he still has 23 horses nominated for the Caulfield Cup.

One of those horses Williams will be hoping can gain a start in the 2011 Caulfield or Melbourne Cups is Mourayan – who will resume at Caulfield in the PB Lawrence Stakes on Saturday.

Efficient is currently being quoted as a $61.00 chance in the 2011 Caulfield Cup, while he is slightly shorter at $51.00 for the 2011 Melbourne Cup. His stable mate Mourayan $51.00 in the Caulfield Cup and $81.00 in the Melbourne Cup.

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