Maher Pleased with 2016 Caulfield Cup Hand

October 13, 2016

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

Maher Pleased with 2016 Caulfield Cup Hand

All the focus has been on Jameka this week, but trainer Ciaron Maher believes that there is also plenty to like about the talented mare’s stable mates Set Square and Pemberley leading into Saturday’s 2016 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Set Square is one of three for trainer Ciaron Maher in the 2016 Caulfield Cup field. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Set Square is one of three for trainer Ciaron Maher in the 2016 Caulfield Cup field. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

A Group 1 winner having taken out the 2014 edition of the Crown Oaks (2500m), Set Square returned to racing this time for ninth in the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) and clearly took improvement from the run when third in the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) on September 3rd.

Having progressed to fourth in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) a fortnight later, the Reset mare failed to produce much in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) most recently on October 2nd.

Set Square will leave from the outside barrier in a capacity field of eighteen on Saturday, and Maher believes the mare will have to find a position off pace with cover, if she is a chance in the Caulfield Cup 2016.

“From barrier 20 she’ll have to go back and get some cover,” Maher told Racing Ahead.

“It doesn’t look to be a great deal of speed on paper, which is a little bit of a concern for her, but you never know because the races can change complexion pretty quickly.”

Pemberley is another runner that clearly required a run when he beat only one other horse home in the Westar Trucks Isuzu Handicap (1500m) on August 20th, but has since won a pair of Victorian minors over 1815m and 2050m respectively and finished third in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) last weekend.

“Pemberley is in great order,” Maher said.

“From 17, Benny Allen is going to just have to try and get one of those Brew-type Kerrin McEvoy rides in the Melbourne Cup, just hopefully it falls into his place.

“I don’t think he’ll go back, I don’t think he’ll go right forward, he’ll probably just have to try and slot in.

“He’s in great order that horse, he’s really come through his run no Saturday bouncing around and I think when horses drop to a weight like 50.5kgs, they can really go to a level they haven’t been before.

“He’ll have to do that to be competitive in this race, but he’s certainly in some of the best form of his career.”

Set Square is currently available at 2016 Caulfield Cup odds of $34 with Ladbrokes.com.au, while Pemberley represents particularly good value at a $51 quote.

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