Presented by Anthony Freedman German import Lucas Cranach is taking Australia by storm as he heads towards the 2011 Caulfield Cup tomorrow afternoon at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne.
Youtube video of him flashing home of the final furlong back at home has gone viral in horse racing circles and led to a massive betting plunge on the five year old.
He’s been one of the best backed runner in early markets for the 2011 Melbourne Cup but tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup will be his first start on Australian soil.
A scare was sent through the Freedman camp earlier in the week when Lucas Cranach was reported to have foot abscess.
It was later discovered to be a crack in the heel but vets from racing Victoria inspected the horse this morning and he has been passed fit to race.
The drama has sent his odds back out though and right now at Luxbet he’s at $12 fixed.
Listed below are the reasons both for and against Lucas Cranach in the 2011 Caulfield Cup.
Horse Facts – Lucas Cranach
- Jockey: Corey Brown
- Trainer: Anthony Freedman
- Owners: n/a
- Age: 5YO
- Gender: Horse
- Breeding: by Mamool out of Lots Of Love
- Career: 9 5-1-0
- Prize Money: $152,990
- Current Caulfield Cup Odds: $12 at Luxbet
Why Lucas Cranach Can Win the 2011 Caulfield Cup
- A his best he has the ability to run the fastest final sectional of any horse in the race.
- Distance is perfect, he’s won four times from seven goes at 2400m including a second.
- Barrier means he may not have to get back as far as he usual would.
- Has won with 60kg so 56kg no issue.
Why Lucas Cranach Can’t Win The 2011 Caulfield Cup
- First up in Australia, anything could happen.
- Tight turning Caulfield doesn’t suit his style.
- Could find plenty of traffic if caught mid pack on the rails.
- Still lingering concern over that foot problem.
Lucas Cranach opened at just $7.50 fixed price for the 2011 Caulfield Cup but is now worth as much as $12 at online bookmaker Luxbet.
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