Glencadam Gold Gets 1.5kg Caulfield Cup 2012 Weight Penalty

Gai Waterhouse’s exciting import Glencadam Gold was yesterday awarded a 1.5kg 2012 Caulfield Cup weight penalty by Racing Victoria’s chief handicapper Greg Carpenter for their impressive victory in the Newcastle Gold Cup last week.

Folding Gear

Naturalism Stakes winner Folding Gear has been penalised 1kg for the 2012 Caulfield Cup

The Refuse To Bend four-year-old has won all three of their starts in Australia since joining Waterhouse’s Tulloch Lodge stables in Sydney at the start of the year and it is full steam ahead to the $2.65 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 20.

After their good one and three quarter length win over Permit in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1800m) at Rosehill at the start of the month, Glencadam Gold further proved their staying potential last Thursday beating home Peal Of Belles in the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m).

The Newcastle Cup has proved a nice form race for the Caulfield edition with last year’s winner Green Moon going on to run a brave second to Southern Speed in the Caulfield Cup carrying 53kg after just sneaking into the field with their 0.5kg weight penalty and the weights having been raised 2.5kg at acceptance stage.

Glencadam Gold’s 1.5kg Caulfield Cup penalty takes their total to 51.5kg for the world’s richest mile and a half handicap, and they are still in serious danger of missing out on a start sitting equal 52nd in the order of entry – up from 67th.

Waterhouse will look to get them into the Caulfield Cup field by winning Saturday week’s $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick, Glencadam Gold currently the $7 second favourite for the Epsom Handicap Day feature behind last weekend’s Hill Stakes winner Lamasery ($4.40).

Glendcadam Gold meanwhile is a $31 chance in the latest Caulfield Cup odds at bookmaker.com.au.

Carpenter also penalized them 1.5kg for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on November 6 at Flemington, their total weight for the ‘race that stops a nation’ now 51.5kg.

“Glencadam Gold is a progressive stayer who is now unbeaten in three Australian starts,” Carpenter said.

“His win in the Premiers Cup prior to the weights being released has been enhanced by the subsequent form of Stout Hearted and he was able to carry top weight, lead and dictate the speed in the Newcastle Cup when winning easily.”

Another galloper penalised for a recent win in the Caulfield Cup weights yesterday was the Lee & Shannon Hope-trained Seymour stayer Folding Gear.

The Johar five-year-old is exempt from Caulfield Cup ballot after winning the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield last Saturday, Carpenter giving them an extra 1kg to take their weight up to 52kg.

“Folding Gear has an outstanding record at Caulfield having won the Group 2 Autumn Classic (1800m) as a three-year-old, the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) as a four-year-old and now the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes as a five-year-old against a very competitive field,” Carpenter said.

Along with Folding Gear the other horses exempt from Caulfield Cup penalty are Southern Speed, Happy Trails and Norsqui.

The third and final horse with a Caulfield Cup weight penalty at this stage is then the Chris Waller-trained import Stout Hearted who is now set to carry 51kg after a 1kg penalty for their Group 3 Kingstown Town Stakes (2000m) win back on September 15.

Stout Hearted was last seen finishing fourth to Lamasery in the Hill Stakes last Saturday and sitting equal 61st on the Caulfield Cup ballot, are only an $81 chance for the big clash.

Second acceptances for the 2012 BMW Caulfield Cup will be taken this afternoon cutting down the current list of 116 hopefuls.

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Currently last year’s runner-up Green Moon is the $14 favourite from December Draw and Southern Speed at $16 – the latter two having run third and fourth behind Cox Plate-bound Ocean Park in the Underwood Stakes last Saturday.

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2012 Caulfield Cup Weights

Correct as of 25/09/2012

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight (Penalty) Hcp. Rating
1 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre 5= 58kg 118
2 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles 5= 58kg 118
3 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody 7 57kg 116
4 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller 8 56kg 116
5 JAKKALBERRY (IRE) Marco Botti 9= 55.5kg 113
6 WINCHESTER (USA) John Sadler 9= 55.5kg 113
7 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh 11= 55kg 112
8 EFFICIENT (NZ) Robert Hickmott 11= 55kg 112
9 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody 11= 55kg 110
10 MAWINGO (GER) Anthony Freedman 14= 54.5kg 109
11 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 1 54.5kg 115
12 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Michael Moroney 17= 54kg 108
13 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) Robert Hickmott 17= 54kg 108
14 MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) Luca Cumani 17= 54kg 108
15 SANAGAS (GER) Bart Cummings 17= 54kg 108
16 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 22= 53.5kg 108
17 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 85 53.5kg 108
18 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 22= 53.5kg 108
19 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 22= 53.5kg 108
20 QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Luca Cumani 22= 53.5kg 108
21 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 22= 53.5kg 106
22 TAC DE BOISTRON (FR) Michael Kent 22= 53.5kg 108
23 BRIGANTIN (USA) Andre Fabre 29= 53kg 107
24 CLASS IS CLASS (IRE) Chris Waller 29= 53kg 104
25 LAMASERY David Vandyke 29= 53kg 104
26 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 14= 53kg 112
27 LINTON John Sadler 29= 53kg 108
28 PRAIRIE STAR (FR) Danny O’Brien 29= 53kg 105
29 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 86= 53kg 105
30 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg 14= 53kg 112
31 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 29= 53kg 104
32 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 29= 53kg 104
33 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 86= 53kg 104
34 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 39= 52.5kg 103
35 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings 39= 52.5kg 103
36 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 39= 52.5kg 98
37 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 39= 52.5kg 105
38 PERMIT (GB) Chris Waller 39= 52.5kg 103
39 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 17= 52.5kg 101
40 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller 39= 52.5kg 103
41 FIUMICINO (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 88 52kg 99
42 FOLDING GEAR (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope 3 52kg (1.0kg) 102
43 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara 2 52kg 109
44 RIALYA Lloyd Kennewell 46= 52kg 102
45 SHEWAN Robert Smerdon 46= 52kg 101
46 TANBY Robert Hickmott 46= 52kg 101
47 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 22= 52kg 101
48 CHASE THE RAINBOW Rick Hore-Lacy 29= 51.5kg 98
49 GATEWOOD (GB) John Gosden 52= 51.5kg 102
50 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 52= 51.5kg (1.5kg)
51 IBICENCO (GER) Luca Cumani 52= 51.5kg 102
52 SHAHWARDI (FR) Alain de Royer Dupre 52= 51.5kg 102
53 SHENZHOU STEEDS (NZ) Michael Moroney 52= 51.5kg 102
54 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 52= 51.5kg 102
55 YOSEI Stuart Webb 29= 51.5kg 109
56 SABRAGE Michael Moroney 39= 51kg 94
57 SINGLE MINDED (NZ) Graham Richardson 61= 51kg 98
58 STOUT HEARTED (USA) Chris Waller 61= 51kg (1.0kg) 99
59 DANCE WITH HER David Brideoake & David Feek 46= 50.5kg 103
60 INDUNA Peter Snowden 46= 50.5kg 93
61 NORSQUI Walter McShane 4 50.5kg 99
62 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker 52= 50kg 83
63 AULD BURNS (GB) David Hayes 89= 50kg 82
64 AVIENUS Mark Webb 52= 50kg 101
65 BIANMICK Michael Brady 89= 50kg 85
66 BRAVE THE WAY Anthony Cummings 89= 50kg
67 BUDAI (GER) David Hayes 89= 50kg 92
68 CANONIZED Michael Kent 89= 50kg 72
69 CHATEAU MARGAUX Peter G Moody 89= 50kg 82
70 COMMISSION (NZ) Bart Cummings 89= 50kg
71 CUBAN SUNDAY Pat Carey 68= 50kg 95
72 DAME CLAIRE (NZ) Pat Carey 66= 50kg 91
73 DARE TO DREAM (IRE) Bart Cummings 89= 50kg
74 DETOX Jake Stephens 68= 50kg 82
75 DOWAGER QUEEN (NZ) Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson 66= 50kg 85
76 DRAGONZONE Bart Cummings 89= 50kg 69
77 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) Michael Kent 89= 50kg 85
78 EXCLUDED (NZ) Robert Hickmott 89= 50kg 97
79 FICTIONAL ACCOUNT (IRE) David Hayes 68= 50kg 95
80 FRUEHLING (IRE) Anthony Freedman 89= 50kg 82
81 GUNS AT FIVE (NZ) Peter G Moody 68= 50kg 89
82 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 68= 50kg
83 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller 89= 50kg
84 LESS IS MORE (FR) David Vandyke 89= 50kg
85 MAYTHEHORSEBEMAGIC (NZ) Michael Moroney 68= 50kg 89
86 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh 68= 50kg 93
87 MISS ARTISTIC (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 46= 50kg 97
88 MISS WITH ATTITUDE Mick Price 89= 50kg 85
89 MONT DANE Bart Cummings 89= 50kg 58
90 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher 68= 50kg 90
91 MUSHATTA Mark Kavanagh 89= 50kg 75
92 MY CHICHARITA (NZ) Michael Moroney 68= 50kg 82
93 NEVER FORGET (FR) Peter G Moody 89= 50kg 97
94 NEXTANIX Kerry Parker 68= 50kg
95 PEAL OF BELLS Gwenda Markwell 68= 50kg
96 QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ) John Sargent 29= 50kg 102
97 RAPIDUS (NZ) Bart Cummings 89= 50kg
98 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Michael Moroney 68= 50kg 80
99 SEA GALLEON Colin & Cindy Alderson 68= 50kg 93
100 SHARALAM (IRE) Mark Kavanagh 89= 50kg 72
101 SILENT SURROUND William Smart 89= 50kg
102 STRAWBERRY BOY Gai Waterhouse 68= 50kg 88
103 SYSMO (FR) Tony McEvoy 89= 50kg
104 TENNO (NZ) Michael Kent 89= 50kg 76
105 THE CLEANER Mick Burles 89= 50kg 89
106 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody 61= 50kg 88
107 TOHUNGA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 89= 50kg
108 ULUNDI Pat Carey 68= 50kg 89
109 UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes 68= 50kg 86
110 VAL CHAMP (ARG) Anthony Freedman 52= 50kg 98
111 VATUVEI Peter G Moody 61= 50kg 82
112 VERDANT (GB) Robert Smerdon 89= 50kg 82
113 WATERFORD HILL Leon Corstens 89= 50kg 75
114 ZAMERIT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 89= 50kg
115 ZUMA ROC Neil Walsh 68= 50kg 67
116 ZURELLA (NZ) Shaune Ritchie 61= 50kg 102