Internationals Raid Caulfield Cup 2012 Nominations

Twenty-five internationally-trained horses have been nominated for the 2012 Caulfield Cup today after Racing Victoria received 222 early entries for the opening Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival major.


Dunaden has been nominated for the 2012 Caulfield Cup - © Daniel Costello

Due to run at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday October 20, the $2.65 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) attracted 22 fewer horses than last year but is certainly shaping up as an intriguing clash.

The Melbourne Racing Club’s Chief Executive Officer Alasdair Robertson described the 2012 Caulfield Cup as a “truly global event” following the large amount of international interest this year, which is seen as a big positive for the entire spring carnival.

“As the world’s richest turf handicap over the classic mile-and-a-half distance, and sitting in the top flight of races of any distance or surface worldwide in terms of prize money, plus already boasting multiple European-trained winners, the BMW Caulfield Cup is a truly global event,” Mr Robertson said.

“We’re very pleased with the initial reception to the BMW Caulfield Cup from both Australia and New Zealand and beyond,” Mr Robertson said.

“The international contingent is particularly exciting, providing further weight to the Caulfield Cup as a standalone international feature.”

Headlining the overseas Caulfield Cup nominees this year are eight French gallopers including the past two Melbourne Cup winners in Dunaden (2011) and Americain (2010).

Some of the other top international hopefuls among the Caulfield Cup nominations include the Mark Botti-trained Jakkalberry, Luca Cumani’s last start York winner Mount Athos and the fellow Aussie-owned Prairie Star.

Other OTI-owned Caulfield Cup hopefuls along with Prairie Star and Mount Athos include Quest For Peace and Ibicenco.

While the interest in the raiders is high it is Victorian mare Atlantic Jewel who is the early favourite in the Caulfield Cup odds.

Also nominated for the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at week later at Moonee Valley, Mark Kavanagh’s unbeaten four-year-old will be looking to add to her impressive seven-from-seven record this spring that also includes two Group 1 victories.

Other top fancies in the Caulfield Cup betting markets include the Anthony Freedman-trained Doomben Cup winner Mawingo, their star stablemate from Germany Lucas Cranach, four time Group 1 winning mare Mosheen, last year’s Caulfield Cup runner-up Green Moon, and the Peter Moody-trained duo of Lights Of Heaven and Brambles who won a whole host of Group races during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival between them including the Brisbane Cup and Queensland Derby.

Moody also has nominated for Voila Ici, the former Italian-trained seven-year-old last seen running a brave third in a Group 1 in Rome over 2010m, who is yet to race in Australia having only arrived on the same flight as Black Caviar from the UK last month.

Late Caulfield Cup nominations remain open until August 28 with Caulfield Cup weights to then be released on October 15.

First, second and third acceptances will then be taken on September 11, 15 and October 9 before the 2012 Caulfield Cup final field and barriers is officially announced on October 16 at 10am (local time).

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2012 Caulfield Cup Nominations

Caulfield – 20/10/2012

# Horse Trainer
1 Above Robert Hickmott
2 Aizavoski Elie Lellouche
3 Akinoshirabe John P Thompson
4 Alcopop Jake Stephens
5 Aliyana Tilde Kerry Parker
6 All Out War Michael Moroney
7 Americain Alain de Royer Dupre
8 Angola Pat Carey
9 Anudjawun Shaun Dwyer
10 Arch Fire Robert Smerdon
11 Atlantic Jewel Mark Kavanagh
12 Auld Burns David Hayes
13 Avienus Mark Webb
14 Banca Mo David & Scott Brunton
15 Beaten Up William Haggas
16 Bianmick Michael Brady
17 Blackie Peter G Moody
18 Blue Ribbon Colin Little
19 Bombalatomba Chris Hyland
20 Boom ‘n’ Zoom Ken Keys
21 Brambles Peter G Moody
22 Brave the Way Anthony Cummings
23 Brigantin Andre Fabre
24 Brown Panther Tom Dascombe
25 Budai David Hayes
26 Buxted Sam Pritchard-Gordon
27 Camborne John Gosden
28 Canonized Michael Kent
29 Charleston Lady Chris Waller
30 Chase the Rainbow Rick Hore-Lacy
31 Chateau Margaux Peter G Moody
32 Circle the Globe Clinton McDonald
33 Class is Class Chris Waller
34 Coliseo Norm Gardner
35 Collar Robert Hickmott
36 Commission Bart Cummings
37 Crafty Irna Ron Quinton
38 Crimson Lady Michael Moroney
39 Crystalised Anthony Freedman
40 Cuban Sunday Pat Carey
41 Dame Claire Pat Carey
42 Dance With Her David Brideoake & David Feek
43 Dandino James Fanshawe
44 Dare to Dream Bart Cummings
45 December Draw Mark Kavanagh
46 Detox Jake Stephens
47 Doctor Fremantle Sam Pritchard-Gordon
48 Dowager Queen Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson
49 Dragonzone Bart Cummings
50 Dreamspeed Andrew Balding
51 Drunken Sailor Michael Moroney
52 Dubosc Ciaron Maher
53 Dunaden Mikel Delzangles
54 Efficient Robert Hickmott
55 Eruptious Michael Kent
56 Excluded Robert Hickmott
57 Fat Al Gai Waterhouse
58 Fawkner Robert Hickmott
59 Fibrillation Tim Martin
60 Fictional Account David Hayes
61 Finiguerra Darryl Dodson
62 Fiumicino Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
63 Folding Gear Lee & Shannon Hope
64 Fruehling Anthony Freedman
65 Galileo Gold Doug Harrison
66 Galizani John P Thompson
67 Garud Michael Moroney
68 Gatewood John Gosden
69 Glencadam Gold Gai Waterhouse
70 Glen’s Diamond Richard Fahey
71 Green Moon Robert Hickmott
72 Guns At Five Peter G Moody
73 Happy Trails Paul Beshara
74 Heaven’s Riches Robbie Laing
75 I Feel Good John Symons & Sheila Laxon
76 Ibicenco Luca Cumani
77 Illo Bart Cummings
78 Induna Peter Snowden
79 Infuse Richard Freyer
80 Innocent Lady Robert Smerdon
81 Ironstein Gerald Ryan
82 Isopach John P Thompson
83 Jakkalberry Marco Botti
84 Jelly Baby Michael Moroney
85 Jeroboam Ciaron Maher
86 Julienas Gai Waterhouse
87 Keith’s Legacy David Vandyke
88 Kelinni Chris Waller
89 Kim Warrior Bart Cummings
90 King of Desire Peter White
91 Kingdom of War Tony Vasil
92 Lamasery David Vandyke
93 Less is More David Vandyke
94 Lights of Heaven Peter G Moody
95 Linton John Sadler
96 Lucas Cranach Anthony Freedman
97 Lucky Penny Peter Morgan
98 Maluckyday Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
99 Manighar Peter G Moody
100 Many Stars Anthony Cummings
101 Margins Ben Currie
102 Marksmanship Robert Hickmott
103 Maules Creek John P Thompson
104 Mawingo Anthony Freedman
105 Maythehorsebemagic Michael Moroney
106 Midas Touch Robert Hickmott
107 Midnight Martini Mark Kavanagh
108 Midnight Pearl John Symons & Sheila Laxon
109 Miss Artistic Shaune Ritchie
110 Miss With Attitude Mick Price
111 Moment of Change Peter G Moody
112 Mont Dane Bart Cummings
113 Monte Carlo Michael Moroney
114 Morganza David Hayes
115 Mosheen Robert Smerdon
116 Moudre Ciaron Maher
117 Mount Athos Luca Cumani
118 Mourayan Robert Hickmott
119 Moyenne Corniche Jim Conlan
120 Mr Chard Dean Lawson
121 Mr O’ceirin Ciaron Maher
122 Muirfield Michael Moroney
123 Mushatta Mark Kavanagh
124 My Chicharita Michael Moroney
125 Never Forget Peter G Moody
126 Nextanix Kerry Parker
127 Niwot Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
128 Noble Park Michael Moroney
129 Norsqui Walter McShane
130 Oasis Bloom Peter Morgan
131 Ocean Park Gary Hennessy
132 Oforawesome Patrick Payne
133 O’reilly’s Prize Gai Waterhouse
134 Peal of Bells Gwenda Markwell
135 Permit Chris Waller
136 Polish Knight Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
137 Poplin Michael Moroney
138 Power O’raylee Peter G Moody
139 Practiced Robert Hickmott
140 Praecido David Payne
141 Prairie Star John Hammond
142 Precedence Bart Cummings
143 Pretty Pins John P Thompson
144 Prevailing David & Scott Brunton
145 Proliferate Mick Price
146 Puissance de Lune Darren Weir
147 Quarterbar Michael Moroney
148 Quest For Peace Luca Cumani
149 Quintessential John Sargent
150 Rain Drum Gai Waterhouse
151 Rapidus Bart Cummings
152 Red Cadeaux Ed Dunlop
153 Red Eye Special Michael Moroney
154 Reuben Percival Gai Waterhouse
155 Rialya Lloyd Kennewell
156 Rock Hit Peter G Moody
157 Rock Robster David Hayes
158 Rollerball Robert Smerdon
159 Rosello Leon Corstens
160 Rothera Brian Smith
161 Rusticated John Sadler
162 Sabrage Michael Moroney
163 Saint Encosta John P Thompson
164 Salomina Peter Schiergen
165 Sanagas Bart Cummings
166 Sapphire Dermot K Weld
167 Saptapadi Jim Conlan
168 Sea Galleon Colin & Cindy Alderson
169 Secret Admirer Grahame Begg
170 Seville Robert Hickmott
171 Shahwardi Alain de Royer Dupre
172 Sharalam Mark Kavanagh
173 Shenzhou Steeds Michael Moroney
174 Shewan Robert Smerdon
175 Shimmering Surf Roger Varian
176 Shoot Out Chris Waller
177 Sierra Nevada Shaun Dwyer
178 Silent Surround William Smart
179 Simenon William Mullins
180 Simpre Arriba Ciaron Maher
181 Sincero Stephen Farley
182 Single Minded Graham Richardson
183 Sky Raider Tony McEvoy
184 Sneak A Peek Peter G Moody
185 Southern Speed Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
186 Sri Putra Roger Varian
187 Stout Hearted Chris Waller
188 Strawberry Boy Gai Waterhouse
189 Sum Up Shelley Hale
190 Tac De Boistron Michael Kent
191 Tanby Robert Hickmott
192 Tenno Michael Kent
193 The Chevron John Sadler
194 The Cleaner Mick Burles
195 The Great Snowman Gai Waterhouse
196 The Verminator Chris Waller
197 Thubiaan Chris Waller
198 Thy Peter G Moody
199 Tohunga Gai Waterhouse
200 Tsarina Wonder Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
201 Tullamore Gai Waterhouse
202 Ulundi Pat Carey
203 Unchain My Heart David Hayes
204 Under the Sun Gai Waterhouse
205 Unusual Suspect Michael Kent
206 Vadamar Mikel Delzangles
207 Val Champ Anthony Freedman
208 Val Mondo Aaron Purcell
209 Vatuvei Peter G Moody
210 Verdant Robert Smerdon
211 Voila Ici Peter G Moody
212 Wall Street Michael Moroney
213 Waterford Hill Leon Corstens
214 Western Symbol Gai Waterhouse
215 Winchester John Sadler
216 Yosei Stuart Webb
217 Zabeelionaire Leon Corstens
218 Zack Hall Mikel Delzangles
219 Zamerit Anthony Cummings
220 Zephyron Greg Eurell
221 Zuma Roc Neil Walsh
222 Zurella Shaune Ritchie