Secret Admirer to Break Drought in 2012 Caulfield Cup?

Secret Admirer has not won since the 2011 Epsom Handicap and there would no bigger stage than to break her drought than in Saturday’s Group 1 2012 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Secret Admirer

Secret Admirer faces plenty of challenges as she looks to break her drought in the Caulfield Cup

Trainer Grahame Begg has said that the five-year-old mare has been crying out for a longer trip all spring and she will certainly get that this weekend.

Her last start was a fifth place effort in the Epsom (1600m) and this weekend she will attempt to become the second straight Australian mare to win the Caulfield Cup after Southern Speed did so last year.

So can this dual Group 1 winner who has been costly to many punters finally break her drought? Keep reading for the important stats as well as reasons for and against Secret Admirer winning the Caulfield Cup.

#13 Secret Admirer

  • Jockey: Brenton Avdulla
  • Trainer: Grahame Begg
  • Owners: Milburn Creek Thoroughbred Stud Syndicate (MGR: J L MUIR)
  • Age: 5YO
  • Gender: Mare
  • Breeding: by Dubawi out of Secret Illusion
  • Career: 20-3-5-7
  • Win: 15%
  • Place: 60%
  • Prize Money: $1,191,530
  • Track: 0-0-0-0
  • Distance: 0-0-0-0
  • Current 2012 Caulfield Cup Odds: $26.00

Why Secret Admirer Can Win the 2012 Caulfield Cup

  • Has won twice at Group 1 level
  • Drawn well midfield (11), which will come into 10 following emergencies dropping out
  • Should be speed on upfront allowing her to run on
  • Brenton Avdulla returns to ride, the same jockey who has ridden her in all three career wins
  • Carries just 53kg

Why Secret Admirer Can’t Win the 2012 Caulfield Cup

  • Has not won in her last 12 starts
  • Is one dimensional, can only win if the race is run at a genuine tempo
  • First race at Caulfield
  • First try at the distance and a rise of 800m since last start

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