Cleva Quinella for 2013 Caulfield Guineas Hopes

August 5, 2013

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Cleva Quinella for 2013 Caulfield Guineas Hopes

It is shaping up as a top Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for Rick Hore-Lacy’s progressive gelding Clevadude who beat home the odds-on favourite Cauthen in the first at Moonee Valley on Saturday.


Moonee Valley winner Clevadude is on track for the 2013 Caulfield Guineas. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

A nicely-bred Bel Esprit three-year-old, Clevadude was having their first start in the $80,000 Sweeney Can Do Agents BM78 Handicap (1000m) since their failed 14th to Real Surreal in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast back in January.

Before that disastrous run the then juvenile won their opening two career starts.

And it was back on track and back to the winner’s stall on the weekend for Clevadude ahead of the three-year-old spring majors.

Ridden by apprentice Patrick Moloney for the first time in order to gain some weight relief (60kg down to 57kg), Clevadude ($3.90) was able to put a full length on the Andrew Campbell-trained Kiwi Cauthen who went out the $1.80 favourite.

Weinholt ($5) from the Peter Moody stables then finished off the trifecta a further two lengths away for a distant third.

It was an especially impressive effort too considering they missed a lot of lead-up work due to a boil on his wither.

“I honestly thought after getting boils on his wither and another little thing that wasn’t 100 percent we might have been up against it today but he won like a really good horse,” Hore-Lacy said on Saturday according to Racing Victoria.

“He certainly couldn’t have been much more impressive today.”

The resuming win puts Clevadude in line for a shot at the $1 million The BECK Caulfield Guineas (1600m) on October 12.

However their trainer is still not convinced they will get the mile.

“He looks a dead-set sprinter to me, but we’re hoping he’ll go onto the Caulfield Guineas. But that’s just a hope.”

While they went down as the beaten favourite, Darci Brahma colt Cauthen lost few admirers leading into their spring campaign too as they were caught up on the rails.

An eight and a half length winner on debut back home at Te Rapa last month, Cauthen travelled down under with the Caulfield Guineas also on their radar.

Connections are confident they will get there and be competitive too as they are tipped to improve over more distance on a track with a bit more room than the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit.

They also suffered interference at the 600m in their Australian debut on Saturday, something that likely cost them the win.

Cauthen will get the chance to turn the tables on Clevadude when the duo face off again in the $120,000 Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 17.

“At this stage we’ll go for the Vain Stakes, 1100 metres in a fortnight, and after that we’ll play it by ear,” Hore-Lacy said in regards to where to next for Clevadude.

2013 Caulfield Guineas nominations close tomorrow morning, Tuesday August 8, with both Cauthen and Clevadude to be entered for the classic.

Stay tuned to to view the full list of nominees, as well as those for the other races taken tomorrow including the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.

Now is also the perfect time to join the online betting revolution ahead of the spring Group 1’s and we recommend as they will match your first deposit 100 percent as a bonus bet valued up to $500 when you quote BONUSBET!

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Horse Racing Today

2018 The Galaxy Final Field: J...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field