25 International 2015 Caulfield Cup Nominations

Nominations for a host of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival majors closed on Tuesday including those for the Caulfield Cup 2015 with 25 international stayers in the mix for the October classic.

Red Cadeaux

The Ed Dunlop-trained Red Cadeaux is the only international 2015 Caulfield Cup nominee with a previous run down under. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Set to run on Saturday October 17, the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) attracted a total of 209 early entries, down on the 221 nominations taken in 2014 for the world’s richest mile and a half handicap.

2015 Caulfield Cup Nominations:

  • 209 total nominations
  • 25 international entries
  • 3 Japanese-trained raiders
  • 18 Chris Waller-trained nominees

Last year’s Caulfield Cup winner was the ill-fated Japanese-trained raider Admire Rakti (2014) and this year there’s 25 horses prepared outside of Australia or New Zealand heading towards the race, which is 20 fewer than 2014.

At this stage Japan will be seeking back-to-back Caulfield Cup wins with a trio of nominees including Fame Game and Hokko Brave who are standout entries according to Racing Victoria’s Executive General Manager – Racing Greg Carpenter.

“We are particularly pleased to see three Japanese horses, including the highly rated pair Fame Game and Hokko Brave, entered to defend Japan’s crown in the Caulfield Cup,” Carpenter told Racing Victoria.

A son of Heart’s Cry, Fame Game is early favourite to win the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington in November and was last seen running second to champion galloper Gold Ship in the Group 1 Tenno Sho (Spring) over the two miles at Kyoto Racecourse in March.

The third horse from Japan in the mix meanwhile is the Kazuya Makita-trained Hana’s Revenge.

Triple Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux from the stables of Ed Dunlop meanwhile is the only international nominee with a previous start down under among the Caulfield Cup nominations, Dunlop also entering his Ascot Gold Cup winner Trip To Paris.

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Andreas Wohler, who took out the classic with German visitor Protectionist, has two Caulfield Cup nominees this year with Australian-owned Singing and Italian Derby winner Goldstream.

Another former Melbourne Cup winning international trainer with Caulfield Cup hopefuls in 2015 is France’s Mikel Delzangles who has two entries including three-year-old Canndal.

Other key international entries including the first Qatar-based entry in the Jassim Al Ghazali-trained Dubday and the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes (2400m) winner Snow Sky.

Pre-nomination Caulfield Cup betting favourite at bookmakers around the country meanwhile was Noble Protector at around $13, Robert Smerdon’s imported mare last seen running third in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) at Randwick back in April.

If she goes all the way to the Caulfield Cup field in October she will be looking to become the first Caulfield Cup winning mare since Southern Speed (2011).

Also well fancied in the early Caulfield Cup markets is Kiwi galloper Mongolian Khan, winner of Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) in Sydney during The Championships.

He will look to join recent four-year-old Caulfield Cup winners Southern Speed and Descarado (2010) if he makes the final field.

Heading the local Caulfield Cup entries numbers-wise is Sydney’s Chris Waller with 18 hopefuls to win his first edition of the race.

Waller’s contingent features the likes of last year’s Doncaster Mile champion Kermadec and Queensland Oaks winner Winx.

Other key local entries include 2014 Caulfield Cup runner-up Rising Romance who is one of 13 for David Hayes & Tom Dabernig and third placed Lucia Valentina for Kris Lees.

Nominations were also taken for this year’s Cox Plate run at Moonee Valley on October 25 with 173 entries including 20 internationals led by invitees Arod and Gailo Chop.

2015 Caulfield Cup weights will be released by Carpenter on September 2.

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2015 Caulfield Cup Nominations

Caulfield Racecourse – 17/10/2015

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 524004361x ABIDEWITHME (NZ) M 6 Peter G Moody
2 611x1799x ADRIFT (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse
3 x6745x458x AKAVOROUN G 6 Ciaron Maher 97
4 6x1346Lx6x ALBONETTI M 6 Sue Jaensch 83
5 ALMODOVAR (IRE) H 4 David Lanigan
6 10x015416x ALMOONQITH (USA) H 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
7 1x3x1112x ALPINE EAGLE H 4 Tony McEvoy 98
8 x2123x621x AMANPOUR M 5 Gai Waterhouse
9 9x36211x0x AMRALAH (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 104
10 71311x ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) H 5 Michael Moroney 80
11 218x38446x ARIANNE (NZ) M 4 Pat Hyland 62
12 4111x411x ASTRONOMOS (GB) H 5 David Vandyke
13 9x343x034x AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
14 232100240x BANCA MO G 8 Scott Brunton
15 42x800530x BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
16 023x43028x BIG MEMORY (FR) G 6 Tony McEvoy
17 88174x BIKILA G 4 Pat Carey 74
18 0154x2121x BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse
19 317x32303x BOLD SNIPER (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
20 3x21172x BONDEIGER H 4 Danny O’Brien 98
21 x2237x421x BONFIRE (GB) G 7 Gai Waterhouse
22 2x8343139x BOOM TIME H 4 Peter G Moody
23 2x61337x8x CAFE SOCIETY (FR) G 6 Gai Waterhouse
24 x142x0x00x CAILLEBOTTE (IRE) G 6 Mick Price
25 237x88713x CANDELARA M 4 Bjorn Baker
26 CANNDAL (FR) H 4 Mikel Delzangles
27 0x31x9518x CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB) H 8 Danny O’Brien 100
28 1x4872x31x CARLO BUGATTI (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott 83
29 74x CASTELO H 4 Clinton McDonald
30 COLLABORATION (GB) G 5 Andrew Balding
31 221112x COMPLACENT H 5 John O’Shea 105
32 31x18x111x CONTRIBUTER (IRE) H 6 John O’Shea
33 2191x1657x COSMIC CUBE (NZ) G 5 David Vandyke
34 15x070x09x COUNT OF LIMONADE (IRE) H 6 Darren Weir 89
35 753x32135x CRITERION (NZ) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
36 1x25x6624x DANDINO (GB) H 9 Darren Weir 110
37 x866x8084x DARBADAR (FR) G 6 Saab Hasan 67
38 40x326310x DEANE MARTIN (NZ) G 6 Bruce Wallace
39 563330x48x DESERT JEUNEY G 6 Nigel Blackiston 99
40 0x3144273x DESERT ROAD G 5 Robbie Laing 63
41 47x2x9x00x DIAGHAN (FR) G 5 Peter G Moody 78
42 1x43352x0x DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 104
43 3x00755x9x DISCLAIMER (GB) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
44 111122x24x DISPOSITION G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 96
45 321x07130x DON DOREMO (NZ) G 5 Robbie Laing
46 11x245x0x DOUMARAN (FR) G 5 Robert Hickmott 84
47 x321x6x08x DUBAI DEER (GB) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
48 DUBDAY (GB) H 6 Jassim Al Ghazali
49 91x019810x DYLAN’S PROMISE M 6 Darren Weir 95
50 x33621120x EPSOM HILL (SWE) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
51 475200281x ESCADO G 6 Matt Laurie
52 004700x88x ETHIOPIA G 7 Pat Carey 100
53 23x715x11x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 6 Gai Waterhouse
54 216x23x98x EXTRA NOBLE (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney 76
55 x75641846x FALAMONTE (NZ) M 5 Henry Dwyer 66
56 6x61x01x2x FAME GAME (JPN) H 6 Yoshitada Munakata
57 1x FAMOUS KID (USA) H 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
58 143x4412x FENWAY M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope
59 241411x82x FLAMINGO STAR (GER) H 6 Chris Waller
60 x311x0957x FLUORESCENT (NZ) M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 66
61 0x9698464x FORETELLER (GB) G 9 Chris Waller
62 25x12x009x FOUNDRY (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 99
63 3x FRANCOME (NZ) H 4 Andrew R Campbell
64 x111x41x2x GAILO CHOP (FR) G 5 Antoine de Watrigant
65 x3311x6x0x GALLANTE (IRE) H 5 Robert Hickmott 105
66 333322211x GENUINE LAD G 5 Robert Smerdon 95
67 44x0x0083x GERONTIUS G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
68 58x813111x GESEMI (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker
69 x22231111x GO DREAMING G 6 Grant Kluske
70 211x03737x GO INDY GO M 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 99
71 11x111x GOLDSTREAM (ITY) H 4 Andreas Wohler
72 11x889431x GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
73 2x310x710x GREATWOOD (GB) G 6 Gai Waterhouse 101
74 10x57x157x GUARDINI (FR) H 4 Paul Harley
75 4x1141x GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 4 John Sargent
76 45x1020x1x HANA’S REVENGE (JPN) M 5 Kazuya Makita
77 91140x030x HAPPY AS HELL G 5 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 84
78 1167x2114x HARTNELL (GB) G 5 John O’Shea
79 11x60212x HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea
80 8x65713x3x HAVANA BEAT (IRE) G 6 Andrew Balding
81 x133x362Lx HAVANA COOLER (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea
82 x00033075x HAWKSPUR G 6 Chris Waller
83 x411111x8x HE OR SHE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 86
84 3x14x2111x HI WORLD H 4 Peter G Moody
85 2x1x HIDDEN GOLD (IRE) M 5 Saeed Bin Suroor
86 8547x2610x HIMALAYA DREAM (FR) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
87 6x63x3x HOKKO BRAVE (JPN) H 8 Yasutoshi Matsunaga
88 6327x7066x HONEY STEEL’S GOLD G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 70
89 2x9750840x IHTSAHYMN G 5 Patrick Payne 100
90 1x I’LL TAKE THE JAG (NZ) G 4 John Sargent
91 12x47x INFANTRY (GB) G 5 Tony Noonan
92 131411x00x INSTRUMENTALIST (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 96
93 16204x INTO THE MIST M 4 Tony McEvoy
94 9x0144x32x ITERATION (FR) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 78
95 373350x19x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 5 John O’Shea
96 0x4083151x JETSET LAD (NZ) G 8 Brian Smith
97 2x213x520x JIAYUGUAN (IRE) M 5 John P Thompson
98 1D70x0084x JUNOOB (GB) G 8 Chris Waller
99 4x00x8612x KAPOUR (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher
100 22x14x KARIGARA (NZ) G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 63
101 121x43431x KERMADEC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
102 0x7253x77x KESAMPOUR (FR) G 7 Peter G Moody 99
103 44117x28x KING KINSHASA (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse
104 17x125236x KINGDOMS (NZ) G 6 Brian Smith 99
105 4211x6650x KIRRAMOSA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent 102
106 4023x8761x LA AMISTAD M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 99
107 80x888332x LADY CUMQUAT M 5 Darren Weir 87
108 LADY DRAGON (IRE) M 5 Mikel Delzangles
109 84x630210x LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
110 00357x214x LET’S MAKE ADEAL M 6 Nigel Blackiston
111 623x61444x LIGHT UP MANHATTAN H 4 Ciaron Maher 74
112 5x1519125x LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 6 Darren Weir 100
113 130x49376x LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees
114 L7x7240x8x LUNAYIR (FR) H 7 Darren Weir 87
115 22x453339x MAASTRICHT (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
116 113955x14x MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea
117 x84618411x MAGICOOL G 4 Mark Kavanagh
118 741842494x MAGNAPAL G 6 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 82
119 125597x MARGIN TRADER (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney
120 13213x MASTER OF ARTS (NZ) H 4 Darren Weir
121 214x21221x MAURUS (GB) G 5 David Vandyke
122 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) G 6 William Mullins
123 171212146x MAYGROVE G 5 Murray Baker
124 31x7348x0x MAY’S DREAM M 5 Darren Weir 101
125 22x MILLE ET MILLE (GB) G 6 Carlos Lerner
126 4x71128x MINNESINGER H 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 75
127 88x007141x MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney
128 101111151x MONGOLIAN KHAN H 4 Murray Baker
129 123x7551x MONTEUX H 4 Peter G Moody 73
130 831x80429x MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller
131 222x131x0x MUTUAL REGARD (IRE) G 7 John Sadler
132 6315x NAZIR (NZ) G 4 Bart & James Cummings
133 416x1x8x1x NEVIS (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
134 442160641x NO TRICKS (NZ) M 4 Wayne Walters
135 x1324x113x NOBLE PROTECTOR (GB) M 6 Robert Smerdon
136 2x21x67x1x OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 5 Robert Hickmott 98
137 50160x82Px OPINION (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
138 x124211x7x ORBEC (FR) H 5 John P Thompson
139 16x1016x7x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman
140 21x846540x PELICANO G 7 Tony McEvoy
141 7x11x12x6x PLUTOCRACY (IRE) H 6 David Lanigan
142 41x951511x PORNICHET (FR) H 5 Gai Waterhouse
143 27x0556x5x PRECEDENCE (NZ) G 10 Bart & James Cummings
144 2421x0628x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller
145 116x684x4x PRINCE CHERI (FR) H 7 David Vandyke
146 2x8782123x PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 104
147 1141x6857x PROTECTIONIST (GER) H 6 Kris Lees
148 127318040x PUCCINI (NZ) H 5 Peter & Jacob McKay
149 2x2212216x PURPLE SMILE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 67
150 33x QUEST FOR MORE (IRE) G 6 Roger Charlton
151 2x2512119x REACH OUT G 6 Brett Conlon 72
152 4726x5207x RED CADEAUX (GB) G 10 Ed Dunlop
153 15x453210x REFECTORY (IRE) G 6 Richard Laming 73
154 021x06300x RENEW (IRE) G 6 Archie Alexander
155 011x59504x RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney 97
156 8502611x8x RIO PERDIDO (FR) G 7 Kris Lees
157 47226x122x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
158 4x0234431x ROCK DIVA (NZ) M 5 Tony Pike
159 2220x7433x ROYAL DESCENT M 6 Chris Waller
160 4612156x RULING DYNASTY H 4 Bart & James Cummings
161 33210x0x0x RUSCELLO (IRE) G 7 Archie Alexander 95
162 511x42154x SADLER’S LAKE G 4 Chris Waller
163 1122x SARDAAJ (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 82
164 0x3983211x SASENKILE G 5 Tony McEvoy 83
165 5x132216x SAVARIA (NZ) M 4 Roydon Bergerson
166 6x5219x34x SCHERZOSO G 4 Tony McEvoy
167 3x SCOTLAND (GER) G 5 Andrew Balding
168 2x086x014x SCRATCHY BOTTOM M 5 Michael Kent
169 036x12212x SENSE OF OCCASION G 5 Joseph Pride
170 3x6798x21x SERTORIUS G 8 Jamie Edwards 106
171 3111x230x SET SQUARE M 4 Ciaron Maher
172 x63425823x SHOREHAM G 6 Gerald Ryan
173 3x0x21141x SILVERBALL (FR) G 7 Chris Waller
174 4x2532x14x SINGING (FR) H 6 Andreas Wohler
175 431x8x SIR LELIANI (IRE) H 5 Tony McEvoy
176 x6796Px09x SIR WALTER SCOTT (IRE) G 6 Archie Alexander 70
177 4124x0811x SMOKIN’ JOEY G 8 Wez Hunter 106
178 4123x7x11x SNOW SKY (GB) H 5 Sir Michael Stoute
179 8x0008712x SONNTAG G 5 Henry Dwyer 99
180 x33133121x SORIANO (NZ) M 6 Graeme & Deborah Rogerson
181 x05934111x SOVIET COURAGE (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller
182 0544x6111x STELLARIZED G 5 Peter G Moody 75
183 75079x708x STIPULATE (GB) G 7 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 100
184 1122x2332x STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 94
185 31384x452x SYSMO (FR) G 7 Tony McEvoy 93
186 114111112x TAIYOO G 6 Darren Weir
187 211x81111x TALL SHIP (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir 98
188 55430x210x TERONADO G 5 Bruce W Hill
189 THE LAST SALUTE G 5 Trudi Christie
190 x11x4x3x0x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 90
191 5312x0535x THUNDER LADY (NZ) M 4 John Sargent
192 1x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman 68
193 TORUK (FR) H 4 Yan Durepaire
194 44x078160x TREMEC (NZ) G 7 John P Thompson
195 04x411121x TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) G 5 Ed Dunlop
196 17x744550x TRISTRAM’S SUN (NZ) G 7 Robbie Laing 85
197 22x434231x TUCANO (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher
198 4710320x2x VELOX (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
199 1x1113213x VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan
200 WARRIOR OF LIGHT (IRE) G 5 David Lanigan
201 60x130082x WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller
202 1103x5442x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller
203 2x7515211x WINX M 4 Chris Waller
204 054x22444x WISH COME TRUE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody
205 123x31159x ZADON G 5 Robbie Griffiths 74
206 114x23314x ZANTECA (NZ) M 6 Darren Weir
207 318x04942x ZAYAM (FR) G 6 Matthew Smith
208 076x42111x ZEBRINZ G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 82
209 52x6105x ZEE ZEELY (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse

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