David Jones Cup 2011 Field Features Caulfield Cup Emergencies

Two of the four emergency runners accepted for this Saturday’s Caulfield Cup 2011 field are more likely to run in one of the day’s other Group race features with Lucky Eighty Eight and Midnight Martini also paid up for in the $125,000 Group 3 David Jones Cup (2000m).

Sitting as the second and fourth emergencies for the $2.5 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra-trained Lucky Eighty Eight, and Mark Kavanagh’s Midnight Martini are both $201 outsiders in the Caulfield Cup odds at Luxbet.

Needing at least two horses to scratch out from the world’s richest 2400 metre handicap, both gallopers also feature in the 2011 David Jones Cup field as a backup.

Set to run as Caulfield Race 7 at 3:20pm (EDT), one event before the 2011 Caulfield Cup on Saturday, this year’s David Jones Cup field features a total of 14 gallopers.

Lucky Eighty Eight, who was last seen running a decent ninth when beaten four lengths by Shewan in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield last Saturday, is rated an $8.50 chance in the David Jones Cup odds at Luxbet.

Kavanagh’s Street Cry mare Midnight Martini, who ran fourth in the Herbert Power last-start, is also at single figures in the markets at a quote of $7.50 having drawn well in barrier three.

David Jones Cup betting is currently lead by Red Colossus who remains the steady $4.80 favourite through Luxbet despite drawing barrier 12.

Greg Eurell’s Testa Rossa five-year-old Red Colossus comes off a credible sixth place finish to Secret Admirer in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick, the genuine galloper tipped to improve as they step up to the 2000 metres on Saturday.

Other single-figure chances in the 2011 David Jones Cup are:

  • Platinum Passion ($6 Luxbet) – In the visitor’s gate 14 of 14, Michael Moroney’s classy Redoute’s Choice mare comes off a win at the track and distance from September 24 where they overcame the same awkward gate (14 of 14) to beat home subsequent Herbert Power Stakes winner Shewan by a length and a half
  • Foreteller ($6.50 Luxbet) – Chris Waller-trained Dansili four-year-old import sees Caulfield for the first time but has winning form up to 1810 metres in Europe and the imports have been setting the form this spring
  • Extra Zero ($8.50 Luxbet) – David Hayes’ Danzero gelding has the run on the rails in barrier one, failed when seventh to Caulfield Cup favourite December Draw in the Turnbull Stakes last-start, but prior to that they were impressive when beating a quality field over 1700 metres at Caulfield
  • Base ($9 Luxbet) – Robert Hickmott-trained Zabeel five-year-old, bred for this distance and has a good record over the 2000 metres and at Caulfield, definite chance that knows how to win with the best strike rate of the field – 50%

See the table below for the complete 2011 David Jones Cup field, barriers and jockeys.

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2011 David Jones Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

Caulfield Race 7 – 15/10/2011

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 X10112X050 BOOMING (NZ) Jeff Lynds Dwayne Dunn 7 57kg 105
2 X3971X1157 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller Corey Brown 11 56.5kg 103
3 527X13X356 RED COLOSSUS Greg Eurell Chris Symons 12 56.5kg 103
4 X83411X992 PADDY O’REILLY (NZ) Robert Smerdon Mark Zahra 2 54.5kg 99
5 58208X7210 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes Craig Williams 1 54kg 98
6 14X87X4050 HISSING SID Bill & Symon Wilde Steven King 5 54kg 98
7 111X5X3739 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Michelle Payne 6 54kg 98
8 X22392X501 PLATINUM PASSION Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 14 54kg 97
9 3X21113X84 BASE (NZ) Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 4 54kg 93
10 X9111X5814 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 3 54kg 89
11 X15400X740 PACINO Clinton McDonald Danny Nikolic 10 54kg 87
12 831X00X251 TESTAS DOUBLE Ken Keys Craig Newitt 13 54kg 77
13 X351112X04 ALMODOVAR (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 9 54kg 76
14 0X1631X581 ULUNDI Pat Carey Glyn Schofield 8 54kg 75