2014 Australian Cup Target for Fiorente

December 2, 2013

2014 Australian Cup Target for Fiorente

After declaring herself the ‘Cups Queen’ after taking out another feature over the weekend, Hall of Fame trainer Gai Waterhouse announced plans to target the Australian Cup 2014 with her Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente next autumn.

Fiorente

Currently spelling after their Melbourne Cup win Fiorente will be bought back for a 2014 Australian Cup kick-off in Victoria. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The leading Sydney trainer has enjoyed a stellar cups run over the spring and now into the summer headlined of course by Fiorente’s Melbourne Cup victory, Waterhouse’s first in the ‘race that stops a nation’, at the start of November.

She went on to take out the Ballarat Cup with The Offer and then added to her cups tally on Saturday at Rosehill with favourite Travolta saluting in the Listed ATC Cup (2000m).

Post-win on the weekend Waterhouse was asked about the future plans for her Melbourne Cup winning Monsun stallion Fiorente.

It’s a big Melbourne Festival of Racing and Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign in the works for the six-year-old too, although Waterhouse isn’t rushing them just yet.

“He will still have another couple of weeks break but he is a ‘happy chappy’ right now,” she told The Herald Sun on Saturday.

Their first major target upon their new season return will however likely be the lucrative $1 million Group 1 Darley Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington, where they took out the world’s richest handicap, on March 8.

“We haven’t finalized plans yet but I would say he will go back to Melbourne for the Australian Cup in March,” Waterhouse said.

“I am keen to have a Victorian campaign first (before heading to Sydney).”

It’s shaping up as a stellar 2014 Australian Cup line-up too with other notable hopes including the Peter Moody-trained French import Kesampour, Victoria Derby winner Polanski and Anthony Cummings’ multiple Group 1 champ Fiveandahalfstar.

After their Victorian target, Waterhouse is then likely to head back home to Sydney with Fiorente for the autumn majors there.

Among their likely goals are $2.25 million Group 1 The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens on April 5 as a lead-up to the now $4 million Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick on April 19.

“We’ll have everything mapped out in the next couple of weeks,” she said.

The long term agenda could then include a possible overseas campaign for the current $5.37 million earner with Royal Ascot 2014 in June looking a nice goal.

To get behind Fiorente next race and enjoy all the hottest autumn racing odds, make sure you’ve got an account open at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Right now is the time to discover the benefits of betting online with them too as they’re offering first time depositing customers a juicy $250 sign-up bonus to use on a race of their choice this season.

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final fie...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations: Waller’s trio top 3 in betting

The Chris Waller trained two year ods  The Autumn Sun, Zousain and Lean Mean...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

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