2016 Caulfield Cup Nominations Missing Winx

Despite holding top spot in pre-nomination betting the Chris Waller-trained Winx was not nominated for the Caulfield Cup 2016 when early entries for the October 15 classic closed on Tuesday.

Trip To Paris

Last year’s runner-up Trip To Paris is one of 28 international raiders among the 2016 Caulfield Cup nominations for this spring. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The superstar mare was the headliner of 157 nominations taken for this year’s $3 million Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m), where she’ll defend her title at Moonee Valley on October 22, but Waller decided not to play along with the bookies when it came to a run a week earlier in the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Waller still holds 14 Caulfield Cup nominations chasing his first win in the classic with the likes of Sydney Cup placegetter Grand Marshal, progressive Caulfield specialist Hursley, multiple Group 1 winner Preferment and dour stayer Who Shot Thebarman.

The first of the Big 3 spring majors, the 2016 Caulfield Cup takes place on Saturday October 15 and attracted 170 nominations this year, down from 209 last season.

What is up from 25 at nomination stage last Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is the number of Northern Hemisphere-trained entries with 28 international raiders with their eye on this year’s Caulfield Cup prize.

Mikel Delzangle’s French galloper Dunaden (2012) was the last Northern Hemisphere-trained Caulfield Cup winner and this spring the visitors are back in force including 12 for Ireland’s Aidan O’Brien.

O’Brien also has 11 Cox Plate nominations, including last year’s third-placegetter in the weight-for-age classic Highland Ree” who is a Caulfield Cup nominee as well.

His other most notable Caulfield Cup entry is Order Of St George, part-owned by Lloyd Williams and last seen winning the Ascot Gold Cup.

Order Of St George is early favourite to win the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November, and if he gets the right weight for a shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’ could have an earlier spring cups run at Caulfield.

Triple Melbourne Cup second-placed trainer Ed Dunlop is back with a livewire Caulfield Cup shot, the Newmarket horseman nominating for last year’s runner-up Trip To Paris.

The Champs Elysees gelding was narrowly beaten by Kiwi galloper Mongolian Khan in last year’s Caulfield Cup quinella before a Melbourne Cup fourth and could be back down under looking to go one better in 2016.

Finishing off last season’s Caulfield Cup trifecta in third was the Lee & Anthony Freedman-trained German import Our Ivanhowe who is also nominated for another go this spring.

The now seven-year-old Soldier Hollow stallion was last seen winning Brisbane’s Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) on May 21.

If successful this October Our Ivanhowe will become the third seven-year-old Caulfield Cup winner in five years after Dunaden’s drought breaking win for that age group in 2012 was followed by Admire Rakti (2014).

Back on the home front, with Winx out the other early favourites in futures Caulfield Cup betting who remain in the hunt for the richest mile and a half handicap race in the world are Tarzino and The United States.

Both are also Cox Plate-nominated and are prepared by Mick Price and Robert Hickmott respectively, Tavistock stallion Tarzino winner of last year’s Victoria Derby while veteran galloper The United States was last seen crossing second to Lucia Valentina in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Sydney.

Other headline Caulfield Cup nominations include the John O’Shea-trained Doomben Cup runner-up Hauraki for Godolphin, Ciaron Maher’s Crown Oaks winner from last spring Jameka, Perth Cup winning mare Real Love for last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir, her stablemate Signoff and the reigning Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance.

Surprisingly no Japanese-trained horses were among the international Caulfield Cup hopes this spring, but Weir has taken over the preparation of Japanese import Tosen Stardom for his Caulfield Cup bid.

Caulfield Cup first acceptances close on September 6 followed by second (September 20) and third (October 4) declarations.

The official 2016 Caulfield Cup field of final acceptances is out on October 11 and will be published right here at Races.com.au.

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2016 Caulfield Cup Nominations

Caulfield Race 8 – 15/10/2016

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 x31x221x6x ALMANDIN (GER) G 7 Robert Hickmott
2 7101x9065x ALMOONQITH (USA) H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3 212x1x7x ALOFT (IRE) H 5 Robert Hickmott
4 1112x26x5x ALPINE EAGLE H 5 Tony McEvoy
5 69x603116x AMEXED (NZ) G 6 Tony Gollan
6 146x5x ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
7 1703x8148x ARAB DAWN (GB) G 6 John O’Shea
8 18x934153x ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) G 6 Michael Moroney
9 1x ARTICUS (FR) H 5 Waldemar Hickst
10 x5x8x1153x ASSIGN (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
11 x509x0071x AU REVOIR (IRE) H 7 Darren Weir
12 0x518108x AURORA’S STAR M 4 Anthony Cummings
13 11x0x0091x AUTHORITARIAN G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
14 0311x4740x AUVRAY (FR) G 6 Darren Weir
15 0721x0420x AWESOME ROCK H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens
16 1x760x406x AZURITE (IRE) G 6 Tony McEvoy
17 BARSANTI (IRE) G 5 Roger Varian
18 11x BATTERSEA (GB) H 6 Roger Varian
19 1x22x BATTLECAMP (NZ) G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
20 1311x8331x BERISHA G 5 Robert Smerdon
21 x486x8222x BIG MEMORY (FR) G 7 Tony McEvoy
22 x60508322x BLACK TOMAHAWK G 7 Darren Weir
23 92330x657x BOHEMIAN LILY (NZ) M 5 John Bary
24 47x781425x BOLD SNIPER (GB) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 121220x BONDI BEACH (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
26 BRAVERY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
27 40x151123x C’EST BEAU LA VIE M 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
28 129x08110x CHILL PARTY G 5 Tom Hughes
29 COLDSTONE (FR) G 5 Michael Kent
30 COOK ISLANDS (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
31 5x1321213x COOL CHAP G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
32 725212246x DANJEU (IRE) G 6 John P Thompson
33 1x2264x DATA POINT H 4 Michael Kent
34 7716x7733x DE LITTLE ENGINE G 6 Danny O’Brien
35 DEAUVILLE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
36 1246x3269x DEE I CEE (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
37 83x110x DEVERE (NZ) G 5 John Sadler
38 0x3121x22x DIVAN (NZ) G 5 Robert Hickmott
39 1613x1210x DON’T DOUBT MAMMA M 4 Tony McEvoy
40 31x4621x3x DOUKHAN (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees
41 43x433191x DREADED (NZ) G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
42 215411848x DUCHESS KATE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
43 2x DUKE OF ELLINGTON (FR) Ciaron Maher
44 2357x0955x ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
45 11x ERUPT (IRE) H 5 Francis-Henri Graffard
46 281x97170x ESCADO G 7 Matt Laurie
47 13x ETNA (FR) G 6 Nicolas Clement
48 572217x20x EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) H 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
49 EXOSPHERE (GB) H 5 Sir Michael Stoute
50 110010x90x EXTRA CHOICE (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
51 x13057741x FANATIC (NZ) M 4 Graeme Sanders
52 2x009x830x FOUNDRY (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott
53 9235x8421x GABELLA (FR) M 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54 x0069x031x GALLANTE (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott
55 36x701893x GO DREAMING G 7 Grant Kluske
56 003x08533x GRAND MARSHAL (GB) G 7 Chris Waller
57 GREY LION (IRE) H 5 Andre Fabre
58 57x80x621x GUARDINI (FR) H 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman
59 98046x000x GUST OF WIND (NZ) M 5 John Sargent
60 4x2117x8x HANS HOLBEIN (GB) H 5 Robert Hickmott
61 14x4650x5x HARTNELL (GB) G 6 John O’Shea
62 28x332722x HAURAKI G 5 John O’Shea
63 2415x2018x HE OR SHE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
64 0x2231122x HEAVENS ABOVE M 5 Tim Martin
65 248x41211x HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
66 1x5070x67x HI WORLD H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
67 0x6306955x HIERARCHAL G 4 Anthony Cummings
68 1531x4821x HIGHLAND REEL (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
69 HOUSESOFPARLIAMENT (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
70 212111134x HOWARD BE THY NAME H 4 Darren Weir
71 509843131x HURSLEY (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
72 IDAHO (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
73 868364175x IMMORTAL FIRE G 7 Kevin Corstens
74 23x611653x IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 6 John O’Shea
75 211x45324x JAMEKA M 4 Ciaron Maher
76 9x6x1164x KILIMANJARO (IRE) G 5 Robert Hickmott
77 1x3x KINEMA (IRE) G 6 Ralph Beckett
78 LAUNCHED (IRE) H 5 Pascal Bary
79 x900x1xD2x LIDARI (FR) H 8 Darren Weir
80 6321228x4x LIZARD ISLAND H 4 Pat Hyland
81 4514141x9x LORD DISICK G 5 Michael Moroney
82 5x1519125x LORD VAN PERCY (GB) G 7 Darren Weir
83 3121x7966x MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) G 7 John O’Shea
84 4x11120x9x MAGNAPAL G 7 Terry & Karina O’Sullivan
85 483141282x MANAGERESS M 5 Cindy Alderson
86 x05x26x34x MANATEE (GB) H 6 John O’Shea
87 3673x7689x MANNDAWI (FR) G 7 Darren Weir
88 11x976144x MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) G 5 Darren Weir
89 20x231515x MAURUS (GB) G 6 Robert Smerdon
90 x43242372x METAPHORICAL M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
91 9x221222x METRO COWBOY G 4 Daniel Clarken
92 211262211x MIME (NZ) M 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
93 2x MINOTAUR (IRE) G 5 Nicolas Clement
94 1410x3419x MISS ROSE DE LAGO M 6 Danny O’Brien
95 833241x MRS RUNHARDT M 5 Kelvin Southey
96 8x1x70115x NEVIS (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott
97 x21x21x22x NIGELISSIMA (NZ) M 6 Jeff McVean & Emma-Lee Browne
98 2x2110213x NORDIC FLIGHT (GER) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
99 x974x10x2x NOW WE CAN (GB) H 8 Nicolas Clement
100 653113x67x NOZOMI G 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
101 x1x0x0730x OBSERVATIONAL (GB) G 6 Robert Hickmott
102 x61x14124x OLD NORTH H 4 John O’Shea
103 1x7x23240x ORBEC (FR) G 6 John P Thompson
104 2152x2111x ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
105 9230x5501x OUR IVANHOWE (GER) H 7 Lee & Anthony Freedman
106 713x8x441x PALLASATOR (GB) G 8 Mark Prescott
107 62x131130x PEMBERLEY (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher
108 46182x PERFECT LIFELINE G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
109 x107x0085x PHEIDON G 6 Jim Cerchi (Jnr)
110 14x1214x1x PILOTE D’ESSAI (GB) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
111 2x070x044x PINSTRIPE LANE (NZ) G 6 Leon & Troy Corstens
112 11275x586x PLOT THE COURSE G 5 Michael Trotter
113 615x05212x PLYMOUTH ROAD (NZ) G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
114 1907x4110x PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller
115 x855821x2x PRINCE OF PENZANCE (NZ) G 7 Darren Weir
116 1416x411x PROVOCATIVE (NZ) M 4 Tony Pike
117 1705x0621x QUICK DEFENCE (USA) G 5 Chris Waller
118 x232x1114x RAW IMPULSE (GB) H 5 Darren Weir
119 333132114x REAL LOVE M 6 Darren Weir
120 806735x42x RED LAGO G 5 Clarry Conners
121 27x063540x RISING ROMANCE (NZ) M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
122 21817x9x3x RULING DYNASTY H 5 James Cummings
123 x816113x8x SACRED MASTER (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller
124 11947x400x SADLER’S LAKE G 5 Chris Waller
125 3x1412x SARRASIN (GB) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
126 33x153413x SCHERZOSO G 5 Tony McEvoy
127 1x21x3x SCOTTISH (IRE) G 5 Charlie Appleby
128 41122x323x SECOND BULLET G 6 Danny O’Brien
129 230x25305x SET SQUARE M 5 Ciaron Maher
130 2x2124x00x SHAMKIYR (FR) G 6 Darren Weir
131 1x2110x0x SHIMRANO (GER) H 5 Lee & Anthony Freedman
132 SHOGUN (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
133 314x8xD21x SIGNOFF (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir
134 11x SIMPLE VERSE (IRE) M 5 Ralph Beckett
135 532x145x2x SINGING (FR) H 7 Kris Lees
136 8x402211Fx SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive
137 SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) H 5 Aidan O’Brien
138 4212x1322x SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) G 8 John P Thompson
139 7x1F1x121x SOFIA ROSA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh
140 447204x77x SPIRITJIM (FR) H 7 Chris Waller
141 2116x5577x SPRINGBOK FLYER (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
142 412011x61x ST JEAN (IRE) H 7 Aaron Purcell
143 34x29x STONE WARRIOR (NZ) G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman
144 32314x797x STORM THE STARS (USA) H 5 Chris Waller
145 382157134x SWACADELIC (GER) G 6 Aaron Purcell
146 SWORD FIGHTER (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
147 12x708757x TAIYOO G 7 Darren Weir
148 x884821x7x TALL SHIP (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir
149 215x11113x TALLY H 4 John O’Shea
150 1731x4214x TARZINO (NZ) H 4 Mick Price
151 2113061x TAVAGO (NZ) G 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
152 410x81642x THE BANDIT (JPN) H 5 John Sadler
153 THE MAJOR GENERAL (IRE) H 4 Aidan O’Brien
154 2610x5212x THE UNITED STATES (IRE) H 7 Robert Hickmott
155 900445117x THUNDER DOWN UNDER H 4 Chris Waller
156 20x465181x THUNDER FANTASY H 6 Anthony Cummings
157 x0171x110x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 6 Lee & Anthony Freedman
158 5x0x51709x TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir
159 2170x7901x TOSSILINI G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
160 x61457029x TRANSFER ALLOWANCE G 7 Peter Roche
161 111213524x TRIP TO PARIS (IRE) G 6 Ed Dunlop
162 2111x0649x VANBRUGH H 4 Chris Waller
163 4x2x1145x VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) G 5 Michael Moroney
164 15674126x WHAT’S THE STORY (NZ) H 4 Stephen Mckee
165 124x912x WHITE DOLLAR SIGN G 5 John Thom
166 701x90324x WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller
167 0P1114023x WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) G 8 William Mullins
168 8212x0071x ZANTECA (NZ) M 7 Darren Weir
169 97110x828x ZAYAM (FR) G 7 Matthew Smith
170 1434x1x80x ZUMA ROC G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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