Sertorius Winning 2015 Geelong Cup Chance

October 21, 2015

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Sertorius Winning 2015 Geelong Cup Chance

Local Freshwater Creek-based trainer Jamie Edwards is confident his Group 1 performing veteran Sertorius is a winning chance in today’s Geelong Cup 2015 with the galloper a longshot chance of backing up in the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November.

Sertorius

Local hope Sertorius is out to earn a Melbourne Cup bid with a 2015 Geelong Cup win on his home track. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

An eight-year-old son of Galileo, Sertorius has to date won 10 of his 40 career starts, the most recent of which was Caulfield’s Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m) back in early April.

This week he has his fourth run at Geelong Racecourse, running in Wednesday’s lucrative $300,000 Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) over the mile and a half for the second year in a row.

Last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival Sertorius could only manage to finish nearly nine lengths away eighth to Caravan Rolls On in the Geelong Cup in his final run of that campaign after which he pulled up sore and went to the paddock.

His autumn was an improved prep and the stayer was last seen running sixth behind Amralah in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m).

He has had two elite level runs this time in finishing 10th in both the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield beaten only 2.85 lengths and 4 lengths respectively in brave efforts.

Now Edwards is hoping he can improve on his Geelong Cup performance from last year and win his third 2400m trophy at his sixth start over the distance.

“He tends to run really good races in the Group 1 races, but he tends to win these sort of races,” Edwards told Racing Victoria on Tuesday.

“The run over the mile-and-a-half, back to his home track, blinkers on … this is as good as we can have the horse.

“If he doesn’t perform tomorrow, he’s not good enough. Simple.”

Sertorius carried 59kg last time out but drops to a more manageable 56.5kg in the Geelong Cup with Ryan Maloney retaining the ride from a nice barrier five draw.

Edwards still officially has the horse nominated for the iconic $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington Racecourse on November 3, but sitting 35th on the order of entry for the ‘race that stops a nation’, Sertorius is only rated a $201 outsider in futures Melbourne Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

He is at a much shorter quote to get the job done in the Geelong Cup paying $14 (out from $11), but available at Best Tote or SP + 20% today through Ladbrokes, in markets led by 2013 Caulfield Cup runner-up Dandino ($3.30) and British raider Quest For More ($4.80) who carries the 59kg top weight in his Australian race debut.

“It’d be great to win it as a local,” Edwards, who saddles-up one of only two local hopes along with the Bryce Stanaway-trained Crafty Cruiser ($41), said of the Geelong Cup.

“I think only one local has won this race in the last 100 years. It’d be fantastic to do it.

“Just good for local racing to have local horses in it.

“The internationals have been targeting the Geelong Cup and dominating the race, so it’d be good for local racing to have a local horse win it.”

If Sertorius fails to make the capacity 24-starter Melbourne Cup field this spring, he will instead run in the $300,000 Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) on Emirates Stakes Day, November 7.

He ran second to Precedence in the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Stakes before winning that year’s Group 2 Sandown Classic (2400m), form Edwards is hoping he can return to this season.

To get behind your Geelong Cup and Melbourne Cup favourites at the guaranteed best odds, make sure you’ve got an account open at Ladbrokes.com.au who will also match your first deposit dollar for dollar up to $700 when you quote the 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

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

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