Caulfield Cup 2015 Second Declarations Feature Fame Game

September 22, 2015

Caulfield Cup 2015 Second Declarations Feature Fame Game

The Japanese-trained pre-field favourite Fame Game is one of the headline second acceptances taken by Racing Victoria for next month’s 2015 Caulfield Cup with the latest round of declarations closing at midday on Tuesday.


Hartnell is one of the headline local Australian gallopers among the 2015 Caulfield Cup second declarations this spring. Photo: Steve Hart.

First acceptances for the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) featured 114 stayers heading towards the October 17 classic over the mile and a half at Caulfield Racecourse, but that number has been cut to 81.

The Yoshitada Munakata-trained Fame Game was the $9 favourite in futures Caulfield Cup betting at before second declarations, a price set to firm with the Heart’s Cry stallion still in the mix.

Runner-up to Gold Ship in the Group 1 Tenno Sho (3200m) last start back in May, Fame Game is also headed towards the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington in November and is allocated 57kg for the Caulfield Cup in the lead-up to the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Viewed (2009) for the late, great Bart Cummings was the last horse to carry 57kg to victory in a Caulfield Cup.

Japan meanwhile took out the spring major 12 months ago with the ill-fated Admire Rakti (2014) and along with Fame Game another Japanese stayer among the Caulfield Cup second acceptances this year is Hokko Brave (55.5kg) who ran sixth in the Tenno Sho over the two miles.

Equal Caulfield Cup top weight this season is the Sir Michael Stoute-trained European raider Snow Sky (58kg) who will attempt to carry the same kilos as recent champs Admire Rakti (58kg) and French visitor Duanden (58kg).

Nayef stallion Snow Sky was at $17 for the win before the latest acceptances, the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup (2816m) – Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes (2414m) winner last seen crossing sixth of seven runners in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2414m) at Ascot in late July.

Also allocated the 58kg in the race this year is last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Protectionist, the now Kris Lees-trained former German galloper not having won a race since his triumph in the world’s richest handicap.

The other highest-weighted Caulfield Cup second acceptors are: another German import Our Ivanhowe (56kg) for Lee & Anthony Freedman, The BMW winner from the autumn Hartnell (55.5kg) for John O’Shea and the aforementioned Hokko Brave (55.5kg).

O’Shea’s other headline second acceptors include Reset four-year-old Hauraki who was second in the ATC Derby back in April and recent Chelmsford Stakes winner Complacent.

Other top fancies in early Caulfield Cup betting paid up for this week include Makybe Diva Stakes runner-up last start Rising Romance, fellow Group 1 Oaks winning mare Gust Of Wind, the Murray Baker-trained ATC Derby winning Kiwi Mongolian Khan and the Chris Waller-trained Preferment last seen winning the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m) at Randwick.

Sydney’s best trainer Waller still has a bumper 14 Caulfield Cup hopes with Preferment joined by: Royal Descent, Who Shot Thebarman, Grand Marshal, Foreteller, Beaten Up, Moriarty, Weary, Flamingo Star, Junoob, Hawkspur, Opinion, Sadler’s Lake and Silverball.

Other noteworthy stayers still in Caulfield Cup contention include reigning Crown Oaks winner Set Square, the Tony McEvoy-trained Australian Guineas runner-up Alpine Eagle, multiple Group 1 winning mare Lucia Valentina who is a stablemate to Protectionist and Max Dynamite.

Another of the internationals still on the Caulfield Cup path, Great Journey six-year-old Max Dynamite is prepared by Ireland’s William Mullins and was last seen winning the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup (3300m) in York on August 21.

2015 Caulfield Cup third acceptances close on Tuesday October 6 followed by the final field out on October 13, the Tuesday before Caulfield Cup Day.

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2015 Caulfield Cup Second Acceptances

Caulfield Race 7 – 17/10/2015

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Wgt.
1 123x7x116x SNOW SKY (GB) H 5 Sir Michael Stoute 1 58kg
2 842494×111 MAGNAPAL G 6 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan 2 50kg
3 41x6857x08 PROTECTIONIST (GER) H 6 Kris Lees 3 58kg
4 6x61x01x2x FAME GAME (JPN) H 6 Yoshitada Munakata 4 57kg
5 01111151×7 MONGOLIAN KHAN H 4 Murray Baker 5 55kg
6 6x1016x7x9 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman 6 56kg
7 167x2114x4 HARTNELL (GB) G 5 John O’Shea 7 55.5kg
8 238x05x36x HOKKO BRAVE (JPN) H 8 Yasutoshi Matsunaga 8 55.5kg
9 0x7433x132 ROYAL DESCENT M 6 Chris Waller 9 53.5kg
10 x1244F7221 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) G 6 William Mullins 10= 55kg
11 1113213×70 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) G 4 Donna Logan 10= 53.5kg
12 21x0628x01 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 12 53.5kg
13 4×41112135 TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) G 5 Ed Dunlop 13 55kg
14 0x49376x64 LUCIA VALENTINA (NZ) M 5 Kris Lees 14 53kg
15 1x60212x07 HAURAKI G 4 John O’Shea 15= 53kg
16 226x122x62 RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 15= 53kg
17 03x5442x75 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 17 54.5kg
18 4x1141x98 GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 18 51kg
19 111x230x25 SET SQUARE M 4 Ciaron Maher 19 51kg
20 x3x1112x26 ALPINE EAGLE H 4 Tony McEvoy 20 52kg
21 4618411×00 MAGICOOL G 4 Mark Kavanagh 21 52kg
22 x889431x07 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 22 53.5kg
23 2201x2112x QUEST FOR MORE (IRE) G 6 Roger Charlton 23 53.5kg
24 221112×013 COMPLACENT H 5 John O’Shea 24= 53kg
25 9698464×79 FORETELLER (GB) G 9 Chris Waller 24= 53kg
26 3x21172x00 BONDEIGER H 4 Danny O’Brien 26 51.5kg
27 43352x0x33 DIBAYANI (IRE) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 27 53kg
28 27318040×0 PUCCINI (NZ) H 5 Peter & Jacob McKay 28 52.5kg
29 800530×484 BEATEN UP (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 29= 52.5kg
30 1x80429x00 MORIARTY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 29= 52.5kg
31 x6798x21x0 SERTORIUS G 8 Jamie Edwards 31= 52.5kg
32 130082×249 WEARY (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 31= 52.5kg
33 11122x24x1 DISPOSITION G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 31= 51kg
34 4x630210x0 LEEBAZ (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 34 52.5kg
35 14x2111x50 HI WORLD H 4 Peter G Moody 35 51kg
36 3x43028x4x BIG MEMORY (FR) G 6 Tony McEvoy 36 52.5kg
37 25x6624x00 DANDINO (GB) H 9 Darren Weir 37 52.5kg
38 1411x82x09 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) H 6 Chris Waller 38 52kg
39 0x0084x750 JUNOOB (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 39 52kg
40 033075×000 HAWKSPUR G 6 Chris Waller 40 52kg
41 015416×506 ALMOONQITH (USA) H 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 41= 52kg
42 2237x421x6 BONFIRE (GB) G 7 Gai Waterhouse 41= 52kg
43 2x0535x868 THUNDER LADY (NZ) M 4 John Sargent 43 50kg
44 160x82Px00 OPINION (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 44 51.5kg
45 36211x0x01 AMRALAH (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 45 51.5kg
46 54x2121x69 BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse 46 50kg
47 x21x67x1x0 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 5 Robert Hickmott 47 51kg
48 1x42154x11 SADLER’S LAKE G 4 Chris Waller 48 50kg
49 x21141x621 SILVERBALL (FR) G 7 Chris Waller 49= 50.5kg
50 23x8761x00 LA AMISTAD M 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 49= 50kg
51 3955×14312 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 51 50kg
52 88174×7 BIKILA G 4 Pat Carey 52 50kg
53 357x214x08 LET’S MAKE ADEAL M 6 Nigel Blackiston 53 50kg
54 x00x861235 KAPOUR (IRE) G 6 Ciaron Maher 54= 50kg
55 71212146×0 MAYGROVE G 5 Murray Baker 54= 50kg
56 1122×26 SARDAAJ (NZ) M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 54= 50kg
57 x12x009x83 FOUNDRY (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott 57= 50kg
58 21x06300x0 RENEW (IRE) G 6 Archie Alexander 57= 50kg
59 x4x3x0x122 THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 6 Robert Hickmott 57= 50kg
60 4211x7x232 ORBEC (FR) H 5 John P Thompson 60 50kg
61 4x21221x12 MAURUS (GB) G 5 David Vandyke 61= 50kg
62 8x007141x0 MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney 61= 50kg
63 61337x8x90 CAFE SOCIETY (FR) G 6 Gai Waterhouse 63 50kg
64 311x6x0x00 GALLANTE (IRE) H 5 Robert Hickmott 64 53.5kg
65 x0556x5x00 PRECEDENCE (NZ) G 10 James Cummings 65= 52kg
66 1x6650x555 KIRRAMOSA (NZ) M 5 John Sargent 65= 50.5kg
67 x7348x0x43 MAY’S DREAM M 5 Darren Weir 65= 50.5kg
68 x715x11x57 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 6 Gai Waterhouse 68 51kg
69 700x88x000 ETHIOPIA G 7 Pat Carey 69 50.5kg
70 6745x458x2 AKAVOROUN G 6 Ciaron Maher 70= 50kg
71 346Lx64461 ALBONETTI M 6 Sue Jaensch 70= 50kg
72 343x034x30 AWESOME ROCK H 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 70= 50kg
73 7x32303x84 BOLD SNIPER (GB) G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 70= 50kg
74 1x07130x40 DON DOREMO (NZ) G 5 Robbie Laing 70= 50kg
75 621120×874 EPSOM HILL (SWE) H 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 70= 50kg
76 6x23x98x21 EXTRA NOBLE (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney 70= 50kg
77 x0x0083x54 GERONTIUS G 6 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 70= 50kg
78 3x362Lx606 HAVANA COOLER (IRE) G 6 John O’Shea 70= 50kg
79 4117x28x14 KING KINSHASA (GB) G 5 Gai Waterhouse 70= 50kg
80 212216×041 PURPLE SMILE G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 70= 50kg
81 4612156×21 RULING DYNASTY H 4 James Cummings 70= 50kg

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