2013 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances Leaves 72

Today Racing Victoria took second acceptances for the Caulfield Cup 2013 which runs on Saturday October 19, the list of hopefuls cut from 98 first acceptors to 72.

Fiorente

Cox Plate-bound Fiorente is the top rated defector from the 2013 Caulfield Cup at second declaration stage. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

One of the ‘Big Three’ Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features, the $2.5 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) lost just six from the top 40 ranked hopes including Fiorente.

Rated an $18 chance in Caulfield Cup betting, which is led by Chris Waller’s flying four-year-old Hawkspur, the Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente will instead concentrate on the $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) – second declarations for the Moonee Valley classic on October 26 also taken today.

Waterhouse still has six genuine Caulfield Cup horses in the mix however including Hill Stakes runner-up from last Saturday Glencadam Gold, Julienas who runs in the Colin Stephen in Sydney this weekend and her shortest-priced hope Ecuador a last start Rosehill winner over 1800m.

Going by the ratings the other big name Caulfield Cup defectors at second declaration stage included a trio of internationals with Ed Dunlop’s former Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux, the Johnny Murtagh-trained Royal Diamond and British raider Now We Can (Nicolas Clement).

All three were also missing form Cox Plate second acceptances.

Waller meanwhile also chose not to accept for his Hill Stakes failure Bayrir and injured Doomben Cup champ Beaten Up in either the Caulfield Cup or Cox Plate.

Waller still has five top Caulfield Cup hopes in the mix however including the top two in betting with Hawkspur who ran fourth in the George Main last start and runner-up in that same Group 1 mile feature Royal Descent.

Other top fancies in the futures Caulfield Cup odds accepted today include the Mark Kavanagh-trained Super Cool, USA St Leger winner Dandino, top Kiwi mare Silent Achiever and the progressive Lloyd Williams-owned import Masked Marvel.

2013 Caulfield Cup third declarations close on Tuesday October 8.

Updated betting on the Cup will be up shortly at Ladbrokes.com.au making now the time to sign-up with this online bookie to get in on the spring action!

2013 Caulfield Cup Second Declarations

Caulfield Racecourse – 19/10/2013

# Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 4 58kg 1
2 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott 58 57kg 2
3 MANIGHAR (FR) Peter G Moody 5= 56.5kg 2.5
4 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti 8= 55kg 4
5 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey 8= 55kg 4
6 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 8= 55kg 4
7 SANGSTER (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8= 55kg 4
8 SUPER COOL Mark Kavanagh 5= 55kg 2.5
9 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 1 54.5kg 4.5
10 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott 12= 54.5kg 4.5
11 WALDPARK (GER) Anthony Freedman 12= 54.5kg 4.5
12 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 17= 54kg 5
13 MR MOET Adam Durrant 17= 54kg 5
14 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 17= 54kg 5
15 SIMENON (IRE) William Mullins 17= 54kg 5
16 TANBY Robert Hickmott 17= 54kg 5
17 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 23= 53.5kg 5.5
18 JET AWAY (GB) David Hayes 23= 53.5kg 5.5
19 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller 23= 53.5kg 5.5
20 MORIARTY (IRE) Chris Waller 23= 53.5kg 5.5
21 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Peter G Moody 23= 53.5kg 5.5
22 BRIGANTIN (USA) Pat Carey 28= 53kg 6
23 FORGOTTEN VOICE (IRE) Nicky Henderson 28= 53kg 6
24 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 12= 53kg 4.5
25 JULIENAS (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 28= 53kg 6
26 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) Ciaron Maher 2 53kg 0.5kg 6
27 SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ) Roger James 12= 53kg 4.5
28 THOUGHT WORTHY (USA) Robert Hickmott 28= 53kg 6
29 FOLDING GEAR (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope 32= 52.5kg 6.5
30 IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody 32= 52.5kg 6.5
31 KESAMPOUR (FR) Peter G Moody 32= 52.5kg 6.5
32 PAKAL (GER) Mick Price 59= 52.5kg 6.5
33 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart & James Cummings 32= 52.5kg 6.5
34 QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ) John Sargent 17= 52.5kg 5
35 ROYAL DESCENT Chris Waller 7 52.5kg 3.5
36 SNEAK A PEEK (ITY) Peter G Moody 59= 52.5kg 6.5
37 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher 36 52kg 7
38 POLISH KNIGHT (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 61 52kg 7
39 TUSCAN FIRE Dan O’Sullivan 3 52kg 7
40 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 12= 51.5kg 4.5
41 LIDARI (FR) Peter G Moody 37= 51.5kg 7.5
42 IRONSTEIN Gerald Ryan 39= 51kg 8
43 LIGHTINTHENITE John O’Shea 39= 51kg 8
44 MOTIVADO (GB) David Hayes 39= 51kg 8
45 PRINCE CHERI (FR) David Vandyke 39= 51kg 1.0kg 9
46 TREMEC (NZ) John P Thompson 39= 51kg 8
47 BIT OF HELL (IRE) Mick Price 45= 50.5kg 8.5
48 TREVIERES (FR) Markus Nigge 62 50.5kg 8.5
49 WHISPER DOWNS David Hayes 45= 50.5kg 8.5
50 ARALDO (GB) Michael Moroney 49= 50kg 9
51 BASS STRAIT (NZ) David Hayes 63= 50kg 9
52 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 63= 50kg 9
53 GARUD (IRE) Michael Moroney 63= 50kg 9
54 GOLDONI (IRE) David Hayes 49= 50kg 9
55 HIGH ESTEEM Peter G Moody 49= 50kg 9
56 HIPPOPUS (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 45= 50kg 8.5
57 HISTORY NO HURDLE (NZ) Stephen Hutchinson 63= 50kg 9
58 KINGDOMS (NZ) John O’Shea 45= 50kg 8.5
59 LET’S MAKE ADEAL Nigel Blackiston 49= 50kg 9
60 OASIS BLOOM Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 37= 50kg 7.5
61 PACKING EMPIRE (NZ) David Hayes 63= 50kg 9
62 SCREAM MACHINE Jason Coyle 49= 50kg 9
63 SHOREHAM Saab Hasan 49= 50kg 9
64 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) Craig Ritchie 63= 50kg 9
65 SPURTONIC Gai Waterhouse 63= 50kg 9
66 STAR ROLLING Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison 49= 50kg 9
67 TALENT SHOW Graeme Ballantyne 39= 50kg 8
68 VAQUERA (NZ) Gai Waterhouse 49= 50kg 9
69 WEISSMULLER (NZ) Andrew R Campbell 49= 50kg 9
70 WHY NOT (GER) David Hayes 63= 50kg 9
71 WROTHAM HEATH (GB) David Hayes 63= 50kg 9
72 ZABISCO (NZ) Michael Moroney 63= 50kg 9