Caulfield Cup the Target for JRA Cup Winner Real Love

September 30, 2016

Caulfield Cup the Target for JRA Cup Winner Real Love

Talented mare Real Love has produced a perfectly-timed sprint to take out the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at Moonee Valley Racecourse this evening.

Real Love stormed home to win the Group 3 JRA Cup at Moonee Valley this evening. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Real Love stormed home to win the Group 3 JRA Cup at Moonee Valley this evening. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Real Love continued to firm in betting markets in the lead-up to jump, and she did her chances of success no harm whatsoever when jumping well and taking a position within the field of ten as Tom Melbourne, Bold Sniper and Magnapal set the early pace.

Jockey Brad Rawiller elected to pull the Desert King mare wide at the final bend; a decision that proved decisive when the mare mustered a big turn of foot and comfortably overcame the classy field; finding the line three lengths ahead of Maurus and Tarquin.

Rawiller delivered a gem of a ride aboard Real Love to win the JRA Cup but was quick to lay the praise on the mare in the success.

“She’s a beauty, she gives her all, all the time,” Rawiller said.

“At the start she shrugged a little but she we just got a good rhythm and couldn’t be beaten from there.

“I gave her one or two coming to the thousand and just got a nice track on the outside until the half mile, and it was then just sort of a matter of going.

“I probably didn’t need to ride her out like I did to the line, but I thought that Observational might have been on my back and you still have to make sure you win.”

Trainer Darren Weir was on hand for Real Love’s impressive win in the JRA Cup and confirmed that the Caulfield Cup 2016 will figure as her next major target.

“She trained on beautifully since her second run and presented great tonight,” Weir said.

“She’s a pretty simple mare to train and she’s very sound, and she’s a great racehorse.

“She needed to do what she did tonight to think you’re a chance of getting into the Caulfield Cup and running well in a Caulfield Cup.

“Bob’s a realist, he just said she needs to be running well to push onto that and I think he’ll be happy with what he’s seen tonight.”

Real Love is currently available at 2016 Caulfield Cup odds of $26 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

2016 JRA Cup Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 58kg $3.40F
2 3 MAURUS (GB) Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 3L 10 57kg $12
3 11 TARQUIN John O’Shea Michael Dee (a) 5.75L 4 54kg $21
4 10 GO DREAMING Grant Kluske Dean Yendall 6.05L 3 54kg $26
5 6 OBSERVATIONAL (GB) Robert Hickmott Damien Oliver 6.8L 2 55kg $3.90
6 7 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 6.9L 6 55kg $4.40
7 5 ARAB DAWN (GB) John O’Shea Ben Melham 9.9L 9 56kg $17
8 8 BOLD SNIPER (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 13.4L 8 54.5kg $19
9 2 MAGNAPAL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Luke Currie 14.65L 7 57kg $18
10 4 TAIYOO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 15.4L 1 56.5kg $21

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

Australian Guineas Bound Amphi...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Stil...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Still The Goal, Golden Eagle ‘Plan B’

Three-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun has opened as the favourite following...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Viddora firms in the betting a...

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the...

Horse Racing Today

Transact earns a shot at South...

Bellevue Hill a chance to back...

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Last Saturday’s Rosehill juvenile winner Bellevue Hill is a chance to back up...

Cosmic Force has a tight grip ...

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force has a tight grip on the...

Cosmic Force new favourite for...

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force is the new favourite after the...

Mystic Journey draws wide barr...

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

Wildcard entry Mystic Journey has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 $5m...

Race Results

Transact earns a shot at South Australian Derby after all the way win in VRC St Leger

Kenedna Wins the 2019 Coolmore Legacy Stakes for Ciaron Maher

Shraaoh Shines to Earn Chris Waller Back to Back Sydney Cup Wins

Winx Writes Final Chapter with Perfect Queen Elizabeth Stakes Win

Chis Waller Claims Verry Elleegant Third Australian Oaks Victory

Race Previews

Transact earns a shot at South Australian Derby after all the way win in VRC St Leger

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Queen of the Turf, Doncaster Mile Next Up for Invincible Gem

A Galaxy for the Ages: Nature Strip Claims Narrow Victory Over Pierata

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Fields & Form

Transact earns a shot at South Australian Derby after all the way win in VRC St Leger

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field