Kareeming Targets Mornington Cup 2016

January 14, 2016

Kareeming Targets Mornington Cup 2016

Mornington’s Pat Carey will target his home town cup in April with Kareeming who kicks off a 2016 Morning Cup bid in the Chester Manifold Stakes at Flemington Racecourse this weekend.


2016 Mornington Cup-bound Kareeming runs in the Chester Manifold Stakes first-up at Flemington this Saturday. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell.

The five-year-old Nadeem gelding is one of just nine final acceptors for Saturday’s $120,000 Listed Chester Manifold Stakes (1400m) that is due to jump as Flemington Race 7 at 4:06pm (AEST) on the nine race summer program.

Drawn the rails with barrier one and Rhys McLeod to ride, Kareeming is first-up carrying 55.5kg in the Chester Manifold and looking to atone for a failed 10th when beating home just one other runner in the Group 3 Bendigo Cup (2400m) last October.

Before that the galloper was runner-up to Digitalism in the Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m) and to date he has run second once from three previous first-up runs.

Carey is hoping for a nice run from his stayer who has winning form up to 2500m and who has three minor placings with a second and two thirds from his seven Flemington starts to date.

Five of the nine horses in the Chester Manifold Stakes field are under double figures to win through Ladbrokes.com.au who are offering Best Tote or SP + 20% on the black-type feature on Saturday.

The John O’Shea-trained Sarajevo is the current $3.70 favourite in Chester Manifold Stakes betting to break a year long drought.

Kareeming meanwhile is the $71 roughie shot of the field, a price Carey hopes he can run better than on his way to the $350,000 Listed Mornington Cup (2400m) on April 2 despite the unsuitably short distance.

“He hasn’t shown lately that he’s got that sharpness in his sprint races but we’ve got to kick off his autumn campaign somewhere,” Carey told AAP.

“I’d rather be running him in an ordinary handicap than in a Listed race but the programming is not very kind to him.”

The Mornington Cup winner receives automatic entry into the $3 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) in October, having another runner in which would be a dream come true for Carey.

Carey has saddled-up just one Caulfield Cup starter before when his upset 2012 Australian Derby winner Ethiopia ran 13th as a 40/1 shot behind Fawkner in 2013 beaten nearly 10 lengths.

The Mornington Cup prize would be more than enough for Carey however who has twice collected second in the race with Cedarberg (2011) nosed out by Guyno and Durnford (2013) narrow runner-up behind Tuscan Fire in his first attempt two years later.

“It’s generous prizemoney and on our home track,” Carey said.

To back your Chester Manifold Stakes tips this Saturday at the right price and back Kareeming throughout his campaign when stepped up in distance head to Ladbrokes.com.au and open a new account quoting the code BETBONUS to also enjoy up to $500 in bonuses!

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

All Aged to The Everest 2018 f...

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...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancip...

Daysee Doom Heads 2018 Emancipation Stakes Field & Betting

Ron Quinton’s flying five-year-old Daysee Doom is tipped as the mare to beat...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018?

Winx next race? It’s the question always on the horizon after she leaves her...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

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