Melbourne Cup Winners Top 2012 Caulfield Cup Weights

The past two Melbourne Cup winners have been installed as equal top-weights for the Caulfield Cup 2012 when handicaps for the first Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival major were released today.

Dunaden

Reigning Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden is one of the two 58kg topweights for the Caulfield Cup 2012

Set to run at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday October 20, the $2.65 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) attracted 222 nominations this year – all of which have now received their weights from Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter.

Both on 58kg at the top of the Caulfield Cup 2012 weights are the French-trained duo of Americain and Dunaden who won the 2010 and 2011 Melbourne Cups respectively.

Neither has contested the Caulfield Cup, but it is looking likely that the dynamic duo will use the mile-and-a-half feature as a lead-up into the ‘race that stops a nation’ this spring.

“Dunaden won last year’s Melbourne Cup with 54.5kg, the identical weight that Americain carried to success in 2010, and he then went on to capture the Hong Kong Vase over 2,400m and has been in excellent form in Europe this year,” Carpenter said.

“Americain has also been allocated 58kg, the same weight he carried to fourth place in last year’s Melbourne Cup.

“He has proven himself at the 2,400m trip with wins in the 2010 Geelong Cup and the 2011 Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2,500m) and the Zipping Classic.”

The last horse to carry 58kg to a Caulfield Cup win was the great Northerly in 2002.

Both American and Duanden are also out to become just fifth horse in history to win the Caulfield Cup after an earlier Melbourne Cup triumph joining Viewed (2009), Rising Fast (1955), Skipton (1943) and Poseidon (1907).

Americain’s stablemate, the fellow Alain de Royer Dupre-trained Reliable Man is then the next heaviest weighted Caulfield Cup hopeful with 57.5kg.

The four-year-old grey was last seen running a brave fourth to Danedream in the prestigious Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2414m) at Royal Ascot when beaten less then two lengths with 60.5kg on their back.

Following in the 2012 Caulfield Cup weights are then Manighar (57kg) – Peter Moody’s autumn star to resume in the Makybe Diva Stakes this Saturday at Flemington, and Shoot Out (56kg) – Chris Waller-trained multiple Group 1 winner orginally to run first-up in the Tramway this weekend but ruled out because of a big weight (62kg) who will run during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival before heading towards the Caulfield Cup.

Three horses are then weighted on 55.5kg with Mark Botti-trained American St Leger winner Jakkalberry who is part-owned by Aussie interests, Ed Dulop’s devastatingly close 2011 Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux, and the exciting John Sadler-trained American import Winchester.

On 55kg are then last year’s beaten Caulfield Cup favourite December Draw who resumes this weekend, 2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient, Sincero who resumed with a smart two length Memsie Stakes victory at Caulfield, York Stakes champion Sri Putra and the Peter Moody-trained Group 1 winning import Voila Ici who debuted down under when sixth in the Memsie.

Other big name Caulfield Cup 2012 hopes and their weights then include:

  • Green Moon (53.5kg) – One of the top fancies in the Caulfield Cup odds at bookmaker.com.au, the Lloyd Williams-owned import ran second with 53kg in the race last year
  • Ocean Park (52kg) – Lightly-raced New Zealand raider campaigned in Sydney during the autumn running second in the Rosehill Guineas, the now four-year-old having won the Group 1 Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) back home in NZ first-up with 58.5kg last Saturday
  • Mawingo (54.5kg) – Anthony Freedman’s Doomben Cup winner (with 59kg) is on track for abig spring, resumes at Flemington over the mile this weekend and is also a chance for the Cox Plate
  • Fat Al (51kg) – the first of the early favourites to get in on 51kg, Gai Waterhouse’s light-weight chance has won five of their seven career starts to date including back-to-back Group 3 races in Sydney back in April
  • Lights Of Heaven (53kg) – Peter Moody’s one-time Caulfield Cup favourite last year, had a stellar winter inBrisbane winning both the Eagle Farm and Brisbane Cup
  • Polish Knight (52.5kg) – Intriguing chance in both this and the 2012 Melbourne Cup, the Hawkes-trained Encosta De Lago gelding won the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes on Golden Slipper Day before a close second in the Australian Derby, was ninth first-up in the Warwick Stakes but tipped for improvement going up in distance as a four-year-old
  • Southern Speed (54.5kg) – Reigning Caulfield Cup winner got the better of her rivals in this last spring carrying just 52.5kg, goes up two kilos and history is against her

If Southern Speed does successfully defend her Caulfield Cup crown this year she will be the first mare since Mannerism back in 1992 to carry 54.5kg to victory, and she will also be the first back-to-back Caulfield Cup winning mare.

“Of the previous 20 female winners, nine have returned the following year to defend their crown with only Lady Medallist in 1912 being placed,” Carpenter said.

“Last year the weights for the Cup were raised by 2.5kg at acceptance time, with Southern Speed on the limit weight. Her mark of 54.5kg this year represents a progression in the weights of 4.5kg and 1.5kg is the weight-for-age component for her maturity from a four to five-year-old.”

The only dual Caulfield Cup winners to date have beenParis(1892, 94), Poseidon (1906, 07), Uncle Sam (1912, 14),Whittier(1922, 25), Rising Fast (1954, 55) and Ming Dynasty (1977, 80).

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2012 Caulfield Cup Weights

Caulfield Racecourse – 20/10/2012

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre 1 58kg 1
2 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles 2 58kg 1
3 RELIABLE MAN (GB) Alain de Royer Dupre 3 57.5kg 1.5
4 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody 4 57kg 2
5 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller 5 56kg 3
6 JAKKALBERRY (IRE) Marco Botti 6 55.5kg 3.5
7 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 7 55.5kg 3.5
8 WINCHESTER (USA) John Sadler 8 55.5kg 3.5
9 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh 9 55kg 4
10 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 10 55kg 4
11 SINCERO Stephen Farley 11 55kg 4
12 SRI PUTRA (GB) Roger Varian 12 55kg 4
13 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody 13 55kg 4
14 MAWINGO (GER) Anthony Freedman 14 54.5kg 4.5
15 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 15 54.5kg 3
16 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Michael Moroney 16 54kg 5
17 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 17 54kg 5
18 MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) Luca Cumani 18 54kg 5
19 SANAGAS (GER) Bart Cummings 19 54kg 5
20 ATLANTIC JEWEL Mark Kavanagh 20 53.5kg 2.5
21 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 21 53.5kg 5.5
22 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 22 53.5kg 5.5
23 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 23 53.5kg 5.5
24 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 24 53.5kg 5.5
25 QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Luca Cumani 25 53.5kg 5.5
26 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 26 53.5kg 5.5
27 TAC DE BOISTRON (FR) Michael Kent 27 53.5kg 5.5
28 VADAMAR (FR) Mikel Delzangles 28 53.5kg 5.5
29 WALL STREET (NZ) Michael Moroney 29 53.5kg 5.5
30 BRIGANTIN (USA) Andre Fabre 30 53kg 6
31 BROWN PANTHER (GB) Tom Dascombe 31 53kg 6
32 CLASS IS CLASS (IRE) Chris Waller 32 53kg 6
33 DANDINO (GB) James Fanshawe 33 53kg 6
34 LAMASERY David Vandyke 34 53kg 6
35 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 35 53kg 4.5
36 LINTON John Sadler 36 53kg 6
37 PRAIRIE STAR (FR) Danny O’Brien 37 53kg 6
38 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 38 53kg 6
39 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg 39 53kg 4.5
40 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 40 53kg 6
41 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 41 53kg 6
42 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 42 53kg 6
43 AIZAVOSKI (IRE) Elie Lellouche 43 52.5kg 6.5
44 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 44 52.5kg 6.5
45 BRAMBLES (NZ) Peter G Moody 45 52.5kg 5
46 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings 46 52.5kg 6.5
47 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 47 52.5kg 6.5
48 MOSHEEN Robert Smerdon 48 52.5kg 3.5
49 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 49 52.5kg 6.5
50 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller 50 52.5kg 6.5
51 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 51 52.5kg 5
52 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller 52 52.5kg 6.5
53 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 53 52kg 7
54 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 54 52kg 7
55 OCEAN PARK (NZ) Gary Hennessy 55 52kg 5.5
56 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell 56 52kg 7
57 SAPPHIRE (IRE) Dermot K Weld 57 52kg 5.5
58 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon 58 52kg 7
59 TANBY Robert Hickmott 59 52kg 7
60 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 60 52kg 5.5
61 BEATEN UP (GB) William Haggas 61 51.5kg 7.5
62 CHASE THE RAINBOW Rick Hore-Lacy 62 51.5kg 6
63 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden 63 51.5kg 7.5
64 GLEN’S DIAMOND (GB) Richard Fahey 64 51.5kg 7.5
65 IBICENCO (GER) Luca Cumani 65 51.5kg 7.5
66 MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB) Jim Conlan 66 51.5kg 7.5
67 ROTHERA Brian Smith 67 51.5kg 7.5
68 SHAHWARDI (FR) Alain de Royer Dupre 68 51.5kg 7.5
69 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney 69 51.5kg 7.5
70 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 70 51.5kg 7.5
71 YOSEI Stuart Webb 71 51.5kg 6
72 ZACK HALL (FR) Mikel Delzangles 72 51.5kg 7.5
73 FAT AL Gai Waterhouse 73 51kg 6.5
74 FOLDING GEAR (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope 74 51kg 8
75 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 75 51kg 6.5
76 SHIMMERING SURF (IRE) Roger Varian 76 51kg 6.5
77 SINGLE MINDED (NZ) Graham Richardson 77 51kg 8
78 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek 78 50.5kg 7
79 INDUNA Peter Snowden 79 50.5kg 7
80 NORSQUI Walter McShane 80 50.5kg 8.5
81 PREVAILING David & Scott Brunton 81 50.5kg 8.5
82 SIMENON (IRE) William Mullins 82 50.5kg 8.5
83 ABOVE (IRE) Robert Hickmott 83 50kg 9
84 AKINOSHIRABE (JPN) John P Thompson 84 50kg 9
85 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker 85 50kg 7.5
86 ALL OUT WAR (IRE) Michael Moroney 86 50kg 9
87 ANGOLA Pat Carey 87 50kg 9
88 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 88 50kg 9
89 ARCH FIRE (USA) Robert Smerdon 89 50kg 9
90 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes 90 50kg 9
91 AVIENUS Mark Webb 91 50kg 7.5
92 BANCA MO David & Scott Brunton 92 50kg 9
93 BIANMICK Michael Brady 93 50kg 9
94 BLACKIE (NZ) Peter G Moody 94 50kg 9
95 BLUE RIBBON Colin Little 95 50kg 9
96 BOMBALATOMBA (NZ) Chris Hyland 96 50kg 9
97 BOOM ’N’ ZOOM Ken Keys 97 50kg 9
98 BRAVE THE WAY Anthony Cummings 98 50kg 9
99 BUDAI (GER) David Hayes 99 50kg 9
100 BUXTED (IRE) Sam Pritchard-Gordon 100 50kg 9
101 CAMBORNE (GB) John Gosden 101 50kg 9
102 CANONIZED Michael Kent 102 50kg 9
103 CHARLESTON LADY (GB) Chris Waller 103 50kg 9
104 CHATEAU MARGAUX Peter G Moody 104 50kg 9
105 CIRCLE THE GLOBE Clinton McDonald 105 50kg 9
106 COLISEO Norm Gardner 106 50kg 9
107 COLLAR (NZ) Robert Hickmott 107 50kg 9
108 COMMISSION (NZ) Bart Cummings 108 50kg 9
109 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton 109 50kg 8.5
110 CRIMSON LADY (NZ) Michael Moroney 110 50kg 9
111 CRYSTALISED (NZ) Anthony Freedman 111 50kg 9
112 CUBAN SUNDAY Pat Carey 112 50kg 9
113 DAME CLAIRE (NZ) Pat Carey 113 50kg 8.5
114 DARE TO DREAM (IRE) Bart Cummings 114 50kg 9
115 DETOX Jake Stephens 115 50kg 9
116 DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB) Sam Pritchard-Gordon 116 50kg 9
117 DOWAGER QUEEN (NZ) Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson 117 50kg 8.5
118 DRAGONZONE Bart Cummings 118 50kg 9
119 DREAMSPEED (IRE) Andrew Balding 119 50kg 9
120 DUBOSC (NZ) Ciaron Maher 120 50kg 9
121 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent 121 50kg 9
122 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott 122 50kg 9
123 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 123 50kg 9
124 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin 124 50kg 7.5
125 FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE) David Hayes 125 50kg 9
126 FINIGUERRA Darryl Dodson 126 50kg 9
127 FRUEHLING (IRE) Anthony Freedman 127 50kg 9
128 GALILEO GOLD (NZ) Doug Harrison 128 50kg 9
129 GALIZANI John P Thompson 129 50kg 9
130 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney 130 50kg 9
131 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 131 50kg 9
132 GUNS AT FIVE (NZ) Peter G Moody 132 50kg 9
133 HEAVEN’S RICHES Robbie Laing 133 50kg 9
134 I FEEL GOOD John Symons & Sheila Laxon 134 50kg 9
135 INNOCENT LADY (NZ) Robert Smerdon 135 50kg 9
136 ISOPACH John P Thompson 136 50kg 9
137 JELLY BABY (NZ) Michael Moroney 137 50kg 9
138 JEROBOAM (NZ) Ciaron Maher 138 50kg 9
139 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 139 50kg 9
140 KEITH’S LEGACY (NZ) David Vandyke 140 50kg 9
141 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller 141 50kg 9
142 KIM WARRIOR Bart Cummings 142 50kg 9
143 KING OF DESIRE Peter White 143 50kg 9
144 KINGDOM OF WAR Tony Vasil 144 50kg 9
145 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 145 50kg 9
146 LUCKY PENNY Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 146 50kg 9
147 MANY STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings 147 50kg 9
148 MARGINS Ben Currie 148 50kg 9
149 MARKSMANSHIP (IRE) Robert Hickmott 149 50kg 9
150 MAULES CREEK John P Thompson 150 50kg 9
151 MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney 151 50kg 9
152 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh 152 50kg 9
153 MIDNIGHT PEARL John Symons & Sheila Laxon 153 50kg 9
154 MISS ARTISTIC (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 154 50kg 7
155 MISS WITH ATTITUDE Mick Price 155 50kg 9
156 MOMENT OF CHANGE Peter G Moody 156 50kg 9
157 MONT DANE Bart Cummings 157 50kg 9
158 MONTE CARLO (IRE) Michael Moroney 158 50kg 9
159 MORGANZA (GB) David Hayes 159 50kg 9
160 MR CHARD Dean Lawson 160 50kg 9
161 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher 161 50kg 9
162 MUIRFIELD (NZ) Michael Moroney 162 50kg 9
163 MUSHATTA Mark Kavanagh 163 50kg 9
164 MY CHICHARITA (NZ) Michael Moroney 164 50kg 9
165 NEVER FORGET (FR) Peter G Moody 165 50kg 9
166 NEXTANIX Kerry Parker 166 50kg 9
167 NOBLE PARK (NZ) Michael Moroney 167 50kg 9
168 O’REILLY’S PRIZE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 168 50kg 9
169 OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 169 50kg 9
170 OFORAWESOME (NZ) Patrick Payne 170 50kg 9
171 PEAL OF BELLS Gwenda Markwell 171 50kg 9
172 POPLIN (GB) Michael Moroney 172 50kg 9
173 POWER O’RAYLEE Peter G Moody 173 50kg 9
174 PRACTICED Robert Hickmott 174 50kg 9
175 PRAECIDO (NZ) David Payne 175 50kg 9
176 PRETTY PINS (NZ) John P Thompson 176 50kg 9
177 PROLIFERATE Mick Price 177 50kg 9
178 PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE) Darren Weir 178 50kg 9
179 QUARTERBAR Michael Moroney 179 50kg 9
180 QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ) John Sargent 180 50kg 6
181 RAIN DRUM Gai Waterhouse 181 50kg 9
182 RAPIDUS (NZ) Bart Cummings 182 50kg 9
183 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Michael Moroney 183 50kg 9
184 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 184 50kg 9
185 ROCK HIT Peter G Moody 185 50kg 9
186 ROCK ROBSTER David Hayes 186 50kg 9
187 ROLLERBALL (NZ) Robert Smerdon 187 50kg 9
188 ROSELLO (GER) Leon Corstens 188 50kg 9
189 RUSTICATED John Sadler 189 50kg 9
190 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson 190 50kg 9
191 SALOMINA (GER) Peter Schiergen 191 50kg 4.5
192 SAPTAPADI (IRE) Jim Conlan 192 50kg 9
193 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson 193 50kg 9
194 SHARALAM (IRE) Mark Kavanagh 194 50kg 9
195 SIERRA NEVADA (NZ) Shaun Dwyer 195 50kg 9
196 SILENT SURROUND William Smart 196 50kg 9
197 SIMPRE ARRIBA (NZ) Ciaron Maher 197 50kg 9
198 SKY RAIDER Tony McEvoy 198 50kg 9
199 STOUT HEARTED (USA) Chris Waller 199 50kg 9
200 STRAWBERRY BOY Gai Waterhouse 200 50kg 9
201 SUM UP (NZ) Shelley Hale 201 50kg 9
202 SYSMO (FR) Tony McEvoy 202 50kg 9
203 TENNO (NZ) Michael Kent 203 50kg 9
204 THE CHEVRON (NZ) John Sadler 204 50kg 9
205 THE CLEANER Mick Burles 205 50kg 9
206 THE GREAT SNOWMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 206 50kg 9
207 THUBIAAN (USA) Chris Waller 207 50kg 9
208 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody 208 50kg 8
209 TOHUNGA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 209 50kg 9
210 TSARINA WONDER Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 210 50kg 9
211 ULUNDI Pat Carey 211 50kg 9
212 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes 212 50kg 9
213 UNDER THE SUN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 213 50kg 9
214 VAL CHAMP (ARG) Anthony Freedman 214 50kg 7.5
215 VAL MONDO (GER) Aaron Purcell 215 50kg 9
216 VATUVEI Peter G Moody 216 50kg 8
217 VERDANT (GB) Robert Smerdon 217 50kg 9
218 WATERFORD HILL Leon Corstens 218 50kg 9
219 ZAMERIT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 219 50kg 9
220 ZEPHYRON (NZ) Greg Eurell 220 50kg 9
221 ZUMA ROC Neil Walsh 221 50kg 9
222 ZURELLA (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 222 50kg 8