2011 Caulfield and Melbourne Cup Weights Penalty for Lamasery

September 27, 2011

2011 Caulfield and Melbourne Cup Weights Penalty for Lamasery

David Vandyke’s classy Commands gelding Lamasery has been handed a one kilogram penalty for both the 2011 Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup 2011 by Racing Victoria’s Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter for the five-year-old’s win in the Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicap (2400m) at Rosehill last Saturday.


Lamasery has been penalised 1kg in the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup weights

Lamasery beat home a quality field of stayers in the Colin Stephen Handicap and with their subsequent weight penalty, has moved up the order of entry for both the $2.5 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 15 and the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) to run at Flemington on Tuesday November 1, 2011.

Original Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup weights for the 2011 spring carnival were released on August 30, Lamasery allocated 50kg for both staying showdowns.


Since then Lamasery has won two Group 3 features having also saluted in the Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on September 10.

With their weight penalty, Lamasery now has 51kg for the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.

They now sit equal 40th, up from 52nd, on the Caulfield Cup ballot and has risen from 98th to 60th on the Melbourne Cup elimination order, passing the first ballot clause with their last-start success.

“Lamasery’s last two performances have been very good and following on from his win in the Kingston Town Stakes, he then carried top weight of 57kg and fought on strongly to win the Colin Stephen at his first run beyond 2000 metres,” Carpenter said.

Warwick Farm-based trainer Vandyke knows that the spring cups are an ambitious aim for Lamasery, and the Luxbet odds on the horse in the futures betting reflects this.

Caulfield Cup 2011 odds at Luxbet have Lamasery rated a $51 chance, while in their Melbourne Cup betting markets the galloper is an $101 outsider.

Lamasery, however, is at much shorter odds for the 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap at Royal Randwick this Saturday.

One of only two horses exempt from ballot for the $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) along with the Lloyd Williams-owned import Green Moon, Lamasery sits equal first on the ballot and after their Colin Stephen success is at the top of The Metropolitan odds at Luxbet at a quote of $5.50.

The Metropolitan 2011 is one of four Group 1 features on the Epsom Super Saturday race programme at Randwick and the final field is due for release on Wednesday.

Lamasery was exempt from penalty for their Colin Stephen victory in The Metropolitan weights meaning they are ideally weighted to score their Group 1 maiden on Saturday with just 52kg.

To get behind Lamasery, or check The Metropolitan Handicap betting odds on the other hopefuls, head to Luxbet today and bet with the best!

New to join Luxbet? Make sure that as a first-time depositing customer you quote the exclusive promo code BONUSBET to receive your $400 welcome bonus bet!

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

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

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