Mr O’Ceirin Confirmed for 2014 Caloundra Cup

June 24, 2014

Mr O’Ceirin Confirmed for 2014 Caloundra Cup

Trainer Ciaron Maher has confirmed talented stayer Mr O’Ceirin will contest this weekend’s Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) on the Sunshine Coast after the six-year-old completed another strong piece of work at Doomben on Tuesday morning.

Mr O'Ceirin will contest the 2014 Caloundra Cup this weekend

Mr O'Ceirin will contest the 2014 Caloundra Cup this weekend. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

While yet to break through for a race win over five competitive starts this time in, Mr O’Ceirin has secured several positive results since arriving in Brisbane and has largely raced well on surfaces that could be deemed un-ideal to his running style.

Having sent the Postponed gelding north to seek rain affected tracks, Maher said that while disappointed with the lack of rain in Queensland so-far, he is optimistic of success in this weekend’s $175,000 race.

“I think they are having El Nino up there, aren’t they?” Maher told TVN in jest.

“That’s why we went him up there – to get some wet tracks, but he’s not going to get one again this week.

“Mind you, he’s been racing really well on dry tracks and he’ll run on Saturday in the Caloundra Cup.

“He worked very well at Doomben this morning. His regular rider said he felt terrific.”

Claiming an impressive total of 10 race wins and a further six minor places from 33 competitive starts so far, Mr O’Ceirin was disappointing when eleventh in the Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) first-up this year, but stormed back into contention for some of Brisbane’s premier races when finishing second to champion mare Streama in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) on May 3rd.

Unlucky to be blocked for a run and seventh in the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) on May 17th, the gelding out of Cadell ran a strong second to Moriarty in the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) just two weeks later before finishing fifth in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) last time out.

A final field and barrier draw for the 2014 Caloundra Cup is due to be released on Wednesday morning.

Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best early odds on all races at the Sunshine Coast this weekend!

Sign up for the all-new Ladbrokes Card today to take advantage of your winnings just seconds after your pick has passed the post!

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

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Fin...

2018 TJ Smith Stakes Grand Final for The Everest Bound Redzel

Inaugural The Everest champion Redzel has been specifically set for an autumn...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

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...

Horse Racing Today

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Gai’s 2 head the list of...

Gai’s 2 head the list of nominations for the 2018 Japan Racing Association Plate

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Ecuador and Arbeitsam head up the...

Single Gaze looking to the fut...

Single Gaze looking to the future as a brood mare, out of 2018 Sydney Cup

Group 1 winning mare Single Gaze will begin preparations for the upcoming...

Savvy Coup looking for another...

Savvy Coup looking for another Kiwi win in 2018 Australian Oaks

Savvy Coup will be trying to keep the Kiwi fillies strong winning record...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in...

Oliver back aboard Almandin in 2018 Sydney Cup

Damien Oliver has found himself back on Melbourne Cup winner Almandin who is...

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