British Import Aiming for 2012 Caulfield Cup

June 14, 2012

British Import Aiming for 2012 Caulfield Cup

British import Moyenne Corniche has resumed training ahead of a spring campaign that will feature a tilt at the prestigious 2012 Caulfield Cup.

The seven-year-old stayer has returned to trainer Jim Conlan’s stables after three weeks of pre-training in Warrnambool with Matthew Williams.

There has been no shortage of imports in the major spring races in recent years and Conlan is excited about his contender who arrived in Australia last October ahead of the Melbourne Cup.

“I like him,” Conlan said.

“He has got a really a good turn of foot and looks a real Caulfield Cup horse.”

Formerly trained by Brian Ellison in Yorkshire, Moyenne Corniche arrived in Australia on the back of a victory in the Ebor Handicap.

He produced an excellent effort first-up to finish third to Shewan in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes before finishing a disappointing 15th in the Melbourne Cup.

Another British import, Saptapadi, has already resumed racing but Conlan is unsure of the long term plan for the Indian Ridge six-year-old and will instead wait to see how he performs in his next race over a mile.

Saptapadi returned to racing on Saturday with a disappointing 15th in the 1400-metre Winter Championship Heat at Flemington.

“That will determine if we back off him and get him ready for the spring or we keep punching on though the winter,” Conlan said.

The Mornington-based gelding gained entry into the feature stayers’ events last spring but failed to make an impact in four Australian soil starts.

He finished eighth first-up in the Herbert Power Stakes before recording results of 14th and 18th in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and rounded out his spring campaign at the back of the Zipping Classic field.

The Melbourne Spring Carnival may still be a few months away but there is still plenty of winter action so head to to back a winner.

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