Red Cadeaux Will Head Straight to 2015 Sydney Cup

March 25, 2015

Red Cadeaux Will Head Straight to 2015 Sydney Cup

The final field for the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) was released on Wednesday morning with 12 stayers set to tackle the $1.5 million race at Rosehill on Saturday.

Red Cadeaux will bypass the Group 1 The BMW so he's at his peak fitness level for the Group 1 Sydney Cup on April 11.

Red Cadeaux will bypass the Group 1 The BMW so he’s at his peak fitness level for the Group 1 Sydney Cup on April 11. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

One notable absence was popular nine-year-old gelding Red Cadeaux; Sydney racegoers will now get just one chance to see the UK raider run this autumn, in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on day two of The Championships.

Ed Dunlop made the decision overnight, believing three Group One races within one month would simply be too much for the nine-year-old. The trainer would rather have Red Cadeaux as fit as possible to tackle his preferred two-mile trip at Randwick on April 11.

“We have decided not to run Red Cadeaux in the BMW Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday, instead preferring to go straight to the Sydney Cup two weeks later,” Dunlop told Racing Victoria.

“It would have been tough to ask a nine-year-old to run in three Group 1 races in the space of a month.

“While he has come out of the Australian Cup in good form, we hope to maximise his chance of success at The Championships by giving him a little extra time before the two-mile showpiece at Randwick.”

Red Cadeaux has become quite the popular horse in Australia of late, due to his consistent running in the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m). The gelding has tackled the ‘race that stops the nation’ on four separate occasions, finishing runner-up a record-breaking three times.

He last made the trek to Melbourne four months ago, finishing second once again, this time to Protectionist. Red Cadeaux got posted three wide, settling a few lengths off the leader. He struck the front at the 250m before the German raider flew by to win the race by four lengths.

Red Cadeaux then travelled to Hong Kong in December for the Group 1 Hong Kong Vase (2400m) on December 14. The gelding was outpaced but stayed on gamely to finish midfield in sixth place, just two and a half lengths behind winner Flintshire.

The gelding’s connections decided to send him back to Australia, outside of the spring racing carnival for the first time, during the autumn. He ran in the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) on March 14, finishing fifth behind Spillway. After travelling forward off midfield three wide with cover, Red Cadeaux urged along as the field came to the turn. He kept responding, rallying right through the line.

Red Cadeaux has come through the run in fine shape with a four week rest until the 2015 Sydney Cup an ideal rest time. The gelding is an $8 hopeful in the futures betting for the race at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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