Secret Admirer Confirmed for 2012 Caulfield Cup Start

October 9, 2012

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Secret Admirer Confirmed for 2012 Caulfield Cup Start

She may not have successfully defended her title in the Epsom Handicap last weekend but Randwick trainer Grahame Begg was pleased with Secret Admirer’s run and will press onto the Caulfield Cup 2012 in Melbourne on October 20.

Secret Admirer

Secret Admirer will contest the 2012 Caulfield Cup on October 20

Begg confirmed that five-year-old Dubawi mare Secret Admirer would be among the third acceptances taken later today by Racing Victoria for the $2.65 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) after she ran a credible fifth behind the Gai Waterhouse-trained favourite Fat Al in the Epsom Handicap last Saturday.

Twelve months ago Secret Admirer won the Epsom before going on to run two lengths away fifth to Pinker Pinker in the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) and a length away third to Albert The Fat in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

This year she was far from disgraced when two and a half lengths away fifth in the Epsom having run wide throughout, and will again head interstate for a shot at the Victorian spring riches.

“I thought she ran very well and to me she is racing as if she needs a lot more ground,” Begg said of her Epsom performance.

It isn’t then the Cox Plate 2012 on the agenda for Secret Admirer this season but the carnival’s mile and a half classic, the 2012 Caulfield Cup.

Secret Admirer has had four runs this time in, her other notable performance being a third to Shoot Out in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m), and she has been ridden by James McDonald (Chelmsofrd Stakes, Epsom Handicap) and Corey Brown (Warwick Stakes, George Main Stakes).

Begg however is yet to book a hoop for her in the Caulfield Cup.

“We’ll be sorting (the jockey situation) out in the middle of the week,” he said.

The formline on the Epsom Handicap – Caulfield Cup isn’t a particularly strong one but the Randwick mile feature has produced two recent Caulfield Cup winners.

Back in 1988 a then four-year-old Imposera ran a devastatingly close second to Regal Native in the Epsom when defeated by a mere short half-head before claiming a slashing seven length victory in that year’s Caulfield Cup two starts later – a disappointing 11th in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes sandwiched in between the Epsom and Caulfield Cup for the Imposing mare.

Then in 1997 Might And Power was beaten two and a half lengths when eighth to Iron Horse in the Epsom before going on to win the Caulfield Cup next start by a scintillating seven and a half lengths over Doriemus – Might And Power and Doriemus going on to run the 2007 Melbourne Cup quinella as well with just a nose separating them.

In the pre-third acceptance Caulfield Cup odds Gai Waterhouse’s slashing The Metropolitan winner Glencadam Gold is the early favourite at a quote of around $5 while Secret Admirer is at a much longer $31.

Stay tuned to to view the 2012 Caulfield Cup third declarations later today.

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