Caulfield Cup 2012 Second Acceptances – 80 Stayers Left

Second acceptances for the 2012 Caulfield Cup, the first of the three Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors, have been taken by Racing Victoria today with 80 stayers left in contention.

Green Moon

Early favourite Green Moon was one of 80 2012 Caulfield Cup second acceptors

At first declaration stage 116 stayers were still in contention for the $2.65 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday October 20, a figure that is now down to the exact number of second acceptors as 12 months ago.

The top 14 favourites in the pre-second declaration Caulfield Cup betting markets at bookmaker.com.au have all been paid up for and remain in the mix for the world’s richest mile and a half handicap.

Dominating the Caulfield Cup 2012 odds are second acceptors:

  • Green Moon (Robert Hickmott) – Second in the feature last year looks on track for a big spring after just getting nudged out of the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes second-up
  • December Draw (Mark Kavanagh) – Last year’s beaten favourite broke down in the Caulfield Cup 12 months ago but looked to have returned to their best when third to Ocean Park in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes last Saturday second-up after an 11 month spell
  • Southern Speed (Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas) – Defending Caulfield Cup winner has history against her to go back-to-back this spring but is still one of the top fancies after her good early season runs including the Makybe Diva Stakes victory over Manighar and her Underwood fourth
  • Dunaden (Mikel Delzangles) – Reigning Melbourne Cup winner will go to the Caulfield Cup as well this year, hasn’t raced since July back in Britain and some recent concerns over a foot abscess, but their trainer is happy and they jump on a plane to Melbourne this Friday
  • Manighar (Peter Moody) – Moody’s triple Group 1 winning import ran an unlucky sixth in the Underwood second-up but is tipped for improvement as they go up in distance
  • Lamasery (David Vandyke) – Shot into Caulfield Cup contention this year winning the Group 2 Hill Stakes at Randwick last Saturday, missed the spring cups last year due to injury and will be out to amend
  • Voila Ici (Peter Moody) – Former Italian stayer now with Moody in Melbourne caught the eye in their second run down under finishing a close second to Ocean Park in the Underwood with more improvement to come

Aside from Dunaden the other more notable internationally-trained horses among the 2012 Caulfield Cup second declarations include:

  • Jakkalberry (Mark Botti) – English-trained galloper owned by Aussie connections, last seen running away to win the American St Leger in Arlington by a good margin, share purchased by OTI with an eye on the Melbourne Cup
  • Mount Athos (Luca Cumani) – Smart Montjeu gelding won their last three straight back home including the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2670m) by three and a half in August, fancied for the Melbourne Cup as well
  • Quest For Peace (Luca Cumani) – Another Cumani Cups hope owned by OTI, the Galileo stallion won their two most recent last month at the Goodwood including a black type over 2816m

Meanwhile some of the more notable non-acceptors at Caulfield Cup 2012 second declaration stage include:

  • Drunken Sailor (Michael Moroney) – Adelaide Cup runner-up finished dead last in the Underwood first-up last Saturday
  • Happy Trails (Paul Beshara) – Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes winner will go to the 2012 Cox Plate and bypass the 2400m Caulfield Cup
  • Rialya (Lloyd Kennewell) – Adelaide Cup winner failed to come on this time in including their below par ninth in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield last Saturday, the winner of which was given a Caulfield Cup ballot exemption

2012 Caulfield Cup third declarations are due out on October 9 before the final field is released on October 16.

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2012 Caulfield Cup Second Declarations

Caulfield Racecourse – 20/10/2012

# Horse Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 103
2 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre 118
3 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes 82
4 BIANMICK Michael Brady 90
5 BRIGANTIN (USA) Andre Fabre 107
6 BUDAI (GER) David Hayes 90
7 CHATEAU MARGAUX Peter G Moody 85
8 CLASS IS CLASS (IRE) Chris Waller 104
9 DAME CLAIRE (NZ) Pat Carey 91
10 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek 103
11 DARE TO DREAM (IRE) Bart Cummings
12 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh 112
13 DOWAGER QUEEN (NZ) Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson 85
14 DRAGONZONE Bart Cummings 69
15 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles 118
16 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 111
17 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent 85
18 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott 97
19 FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE) David Hayes 95
20 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
21 FOLDING GEAR (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope 102
22 FRUEHLING (IRE) Anthony Freedman 87
23 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden 102
24 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
25 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 109
26 GUNS AT FIVE (NZ) Peter G Moody 90
27 IBICENCO (GER) Luca Cumani 102
28 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings 103
29 INDUNA Peter Snowden 93
30 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 101
31 JAKKALBERRY (IRE) Marco Botti 113
32 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse
33 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller
34 LAMASERY David Vandyke 104
35 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 112
36 LINTON John Sadler 108
37 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
38 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody 116
39 MAWINGO (GER) Anthony Freedman 108
40 MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney 89
41 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 107
42 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh 92
43 MISS ARTISTIC (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 97
44 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 104
45 MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) Luca Cumani 108
46 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 108
47 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher 95
48 MY CHICHARITA (NZ) Michael Moroney 82
49 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 108
50 NORSQUI Walter McShane 98
51 PEAL OF BELLS Gwenda Markwell
52 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller 103
53 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
54 PRAIRIE STAR (FR) Danny O’Brien 105
55 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 105
56 QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Luca Cumani 108
57 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Michael Moroney 82
58 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 94
59 SANAGAS (GER) Bart Cummings 108
60 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg 112
61 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 106
62 SHAHWARDI (FR) Alain de Royer Dupre 102
63 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney 101
64 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller 116
65 SILENT SURROUND William Smart 93
66 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 104
67 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 115
68 STOUT HEARTED (USA) Chris Waller 99
69 TAC DE BOISTRON (FR) Michael Kent 108
70 TANBY Robert Hickmott 101
71 THE CLEANER Mick Burles 89
72 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller 103
73 ULUNDI Pat Carey 89
74 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 103
75 VATUVEI Peter G Moody 82
76 VERDANT (GB) Robert Smerdon 81
77 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody 110
78 WINCHESTER (USA) John Sadler 111
79 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 101
80 ZURELLA (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 102

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