Pallasator Late 2015 Caulfield Cup Entry

August 25, 2015

Pallasator Late 2015 Caulfield Cup Entry

The Sir Mark Prescott-trained British raider Pallasator is the sole late Caulfield Cup 2015 entry taking the total number of nominations up to 210 and increasing the number of internationals in the mix for the October classic to 26.


Late 2015 Caulfield Cup entry Pallasator is owned by the same connections who won the 2012 edition with Dunaden (pictured). Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Originally Racing Victoria took 209 early entries for this year’s $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m), the world’s richest mile and a half handicap lighting up Caulfield Racecourse on October 17.

Late entries remained open until 12 noon on Tuesday, the connections of just one additional stayer paying the $2,750 late entry fee to get their previously non-nominated horse into the mix.

Prepared in Great Britain, stakes winning Motivator seven-year-old Pallasator has been in solid form this season running two brave fourths in his two most recent appearances, the lightly raced stayer having won five of his total 15 runs to date.

On July 30 he was beaten three lengths by the Michael Bell-trained Big Orange, who is also a possible Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival visitor later this year, in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup (3219m) over the two miles.

He then ran fourth again, this time beaten a more notable distance by the winner Agent Murphy, who now heads towards the Irish St Leger, in the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes (2672m) at Newbury on August 15.

The Geoffrey Freer Stakes has proved a credible form guide in the spring majors down under over the years including last year when the Ed Dunlop-trained vet Red Cadeaux ran second before placing second in his third Melbourne Cup this time behind German raider Protectionist.

Last year’s winning quinella in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November are again heading into the ‘race that stops a nation’, Red Cadeaux to race in the event for the fifth straight year and Protectionist to defend his title having since been transferred to the care of Kris Lees.

Having been entered for the Caulfield Cup, the Sheik Fahad-owned Qatar Racing’s Pallasator is now also likely to be nominated for the Melbourne Cup 2015 when entries close early next month.

Pallasator’s biggest win to date was in the Listed Jockey Club Rose Bowl (3200m) at Newmarket in September last year, a race run over the same distance as the iconic Melbourne Cup.

“Pallasator is a lightly-raced stayer with plenty of potential and it would be great to see him out here,” Racing Victoria’s International Recruitment Officer Leigh Jordon said.

“He’s won at distances ranging from 2000m to 3200m so he’s obviously a versatile stayer.”

Current Caulfield Cup betting markets at have the Japanese-trained Tenno Sho runner-up Fame Game and ATC Derby winning New Zealander Mongolian Khan installed as the $13 co-favourites.

The next best fancied is then the Chris Waller-trained Queensland Oaks winning mare Winx ($15) who was also one of 14 nominations from Waller in the $1 million Group 3 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Randwick in Sydney on October 3.

Pallasator is yet to be added to the all-in Caulfield Cup odds, but is likely to sit around the same price as stablemate Quest For More ($41) who ran fourth in the Geoffrey Freer Stakes.

Qatar Racing chase their second Caulfield Cup trophy following that won by the French-trained Duanden back in 2012 who also won the previous year’s Melbourne Cup going back-to-back for France after the success of Americain (2010).

First 2015 Caulfield Cup declarations close at midday on Tuesday September 8 followed by second acceptances on September 22 and third declarations on October 6.

Before then make sure you take advantage of the juicy odds on offer online now at where your initial investment will be matched up to $500 with use of the exclusive code SPRINGBONUS for a short time only.

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

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

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...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The E...

In Her Time Targets 2018 The Everest After Brisbane Winter

It is shaping-up as a huge year for Benjamin Smith’s class mare In Her Time...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

All Aged to The Everest 2018 for Trapeze Artist

The world’s richest race on turf, the 2018 The Everest, will be firmly on the...

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...

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