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Irish horseman Aidan O’Brien confirmed the team were considering a Cox Plate 2016 bid down under for last year’s third-placegetter Highland Reel after his smart Group 1 win in the UK over the weekend.
Racing Victoria’s international talent scout Leigh Jordon believes last year’s Cox Plate third placegetter Highland Reel is shaping up as more of a Caulfield Cup 2016 horse if he makes a raid on the Melbourne spring features this season.
Racing Victoria’s international talent scout Leigh Jordon is positive the weight-for-age Cox Plate 2015 would be the perfect race for Irish raider The Grey Gatsby who is one of the dozen international invites for the Moonee Valley spring classic.
Despite connections of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained stallion Snow Sky considering a range of the season’s other international majors the Melbourne Cup 2015 at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November is still an option for the authoritative Hardwicke Stakes winner.
There is no Australian-trained runners in the 2013 Hong Kong Vase final field but there will still be plenty of local interest in the Group 1 event that will be run at Sha Tin on Sunday; with Red Cadeaux, Mount Athos, Simenon, Dandino and Dunadenall set to contest the prestigious race.
The new season campaign of 2011 Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux is likely to kick off in Ascot next week before the Ed Dunlop-trained English stayer travels down under for their third shot at the ‘race that stops a nation’.
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