Caulfield Cup Nominee May Skip Missile Stakes 2012

August 8, 2012

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Caulfield Cup Nominee May Skip Missile Stakes 2012

David Vandyke’s Group 1 minor placegetter Lamasery has been nominated for both the 2012 Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate 2012 but whether they kick off their ambitious Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival campaign in this Saturday’s Missile Stakes is still to be decided.

Lamasery

Lamasery is a possible 2012 Caulfield Cup hopeful this spring

Warwick Farm-based Vandyke has the Commands six-year-old in the mix for the $1250,000 Group 3 Missile Stakes (1200m) at their home track first-up on Saturday, and despite the below par quality of the nominees, is unsure of whether they will actually run.

“We were tossing up whether to run in the Missile or trial him again next Monday,” Vandyke said.

“I just think we’re probably better off going to another trial before we consider raceday plans.

“If it ends up with a very small field we might have to reconsider but at this stage with the nominations and the likely field he won’t be going around.”

Yesterday Lamasery’s name appeared in the early entries for both the $2.65 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 20 and the $3 million Group 1 Tatts Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley a week later.

Unsure of how the gelding will improve and progress this time in Vandyke threw in the early nominations just in case, naming the Caulfield Cup as the more likely option if they make the grade.

“We’ve even thrown him in the Cox Plate nominations as well as the Caulfield Cup,” Vandyke said.

“He’ll more than likely get a run in the Caulfield Cup so that’s a serious consideration.

“We already know he relishes the Melbourne way of going and I think a race like that would be well up his alley.”

A winner of 10 of their 18 career starts to date including back-to-back Group 3 features at Rosehill last September Lamasery will firstly be aimed at the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival’s $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m).

The 2012 The Metropolitan Handicap runs at Royal Randwick on October 6 and is a race Lamasery ran a brave third behind The Verminator in last year.

“The main goal firstly will be The Metropolitan and then we’ll consider the Caulfield Cup,” Vandkye said.

Having gone on to win a black type on Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Lamasery was last seen finishing fourth to 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain in the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) at Sandown on November 12.

If not this Saturday’s Missile Stakes, another possible first-up option is the $175,000 Group 2 Chelmsford Stakes (1600m) at Warwick Farm on September 8.

Lamasery was rated a $51 roughie in the pre-nominations Caulfield Cup betting markets, with updated odds at our preferred online bookie bookmaker.com.au to be released shortly.

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