Southern Speed 2011 Caulfield Cup lightweight with a winning chance?

October 14, 2011

Southern Speed 2011 Caulfield Cup lightweight with a winning chance?

Southern Speed

Southern Speed is one of the best backed runners to win the 2011 Caulfield Cup

Southern Speed has been one of the best backed runners to win the 2011 Group 1 Caulfield Cup(2400m) since the barrier draw release this week.

The lightly raced mare on her past record has still a little bit to do to win the Caulfield Cup of 2011, but  her time is now.

The winner of three races, none beyond 1400m it doesn’t read well.

2011 Caulfield Cup – horse profile

#18 Southern Speed (barrier 4) 52.5kg

  • four year old brown/bay mare
  • Record: 11 starts 3 wins 2 second 1 third
  • Winning distance range 1050m to 1400m
  • Best win: 2011 Group 3 Vanity 1400m at Flemington
  • Trainer: Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, Morphettville
  • Jockey, Craig Williams.
  • Latest price Luxbet $14.

But she has also placed twice over 2000m, the latest when second to Lion Tamer in the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

That race in particular has always been a good stepping stone to a Caulfield Cup and no reason to think it won’t be for the 2011 version of the Caulfield Cup.

Two points about the Underwood Stakes is the winner is not in the Caulfield Cup and Southern Speed should have won it anyway.

That is the thought of Leon Macdonald her co-trainer.

Having her first start beyond 2000m, Southern Speed is bred to get the journey, particularly on her dam’s side – it Golden Eagle, being by Zabeel, the sire of multiples Melbourne Cup (3200m) winners.

Southern Speed by fact of her lightly raced record, gets into the 2011 Caulfield Cup as bottom weight, she has a very good draw and is in form.

It is little wonder she has been backed in from $21 to $14 with Luxbet.

It has been a decade since a four-year-old mare has won the Caulfield Cup when Ethereal did it in 2001.

While not in the class of that great mare, Southern Speed will never get a better chance at the Caulfield Cup than on Saturday.

Craig Williams has been a leading jockey in Melbourne for years now and Southern Speed is definitely a good eachway bet.

Luxbet are also offering one of the hottest Caulfield Cup specials markets, giving you a $250 Bonus Refund Bet if your ‘Win’ selection finishes second to the Caulfield Cup winner tomorrow!


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