2014 Melbourne Cup Campaign Not Ideal for Terrubi

August 11, 2014

2014 Melbourne Cup Campaign Not Ideal for Terrubi

Trainer David Payne is looking forward to welcoming recent Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock (ATB) import Terrubi into his stables this coming spring but knows a first-up campaign down under targeting the Melbourne Cup 2014 might not be ideal.

Purchased by the Darren Dance managed ATB with the specific goal of targeting the Spring Cups this season, Dalakhani stallion Terrubi is still residing and racing in France ahead of their move to Oz where they already feature in futures markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for the upcoming majors.

Prepared by Paul Bary before Payne takes over the stayer’s tutelage, the four-year-old has won three of their eight starts in France.

Most recently they secured their maiden Group win in the G2 Prix Maurice De Nieuil (2800m) at Longchamp on July 13 beating home fellow Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival prospect Brown Panther.

The Tom Dascombe-trained Brown Panther was in Australia last spring when eighth to Fiorente in the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington Racecourse and is being considered for a second shot at the world’s richest handicap.

That is despite the Michael Owen-owned Shirocco stallion finishing a well beaten third behind stablemates Cavalryman and Ahzeemah, both also on the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups’ path, last time out in the Group 2 Goodwood Cup (3218m) at the end of last month.

Terrubi meanwhile is next set to contest the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay in Deauville later this month over the 3000m, which has produced many strong spring contenders down under over recent years.

Before the galloper comes over however Payne will head to Europe to help with early quarantine preparations of Terrubi, who will also be aimed at the $3 million Group 1 BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 18.

“I’ll go just for three days to get his program right and everything sorted,” Payne told The Age.

“With training horses you can go anywhere.”

Early Caulfield Cup betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by Kiwi mare Rising Romance and Waterhouse’s Sydney Cup winner The Offer at $15.

Terrubi meanwhile is also among the top half of the fancies paying $21 in the Caulfield Cup odds, the same price they pay in pre-nomination Melbourne Cup betting markets ahead of the November 4 showdown.

Confident he’s got a smart import among the ranks, Hayne is however wary of such testing Group 1 assignments on Aussie soil in their opening preparation here.

“It’s not always ideal to come in for the first preparation and aim straight towards the cups, but you’ve got to give the owners a chance,” he said.

“He’s a progressive horse and I think he’ll get better; that’s something to look forward to.

“If he’s doing what he’s doing now hopefully he will get better and that augurs well for the future.”

To back Terrubi at their generous early odds for the Spring Cups visit Ladbrokes.com.au and take advantage of their all-in markets giving you awesome prices ahead of the field announcements for the races that matter this season.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © 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

Sandown Guineas 2020 Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field �...

2020 Zipping Classic Field & Odds Update: Avilius Firming Favourite

Despite a last start failure in the Melbourne Cup the Godolphin-raced Avilius...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oli...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Results: Oliver Rides Sixth Winner on Personal

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrated his sixth success in the 162nd running of the...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020:...

Kennedy Oaks Day Results 2020: Personal Wins The Oaks

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day continues the racing action of the Melbourne Cup...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Fleming...

2020 Kennedy Oaks Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Day 3 of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Flemington Racecourse...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Abandon...

America’s Breeders’...

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Away Game was back in winning...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

The decision by star hoop Craig Williams to remain in Queensland aboard the...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup ...

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

In his last run for trainer Steve Tregea, outstanding stayer Incentivise shot...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara ...

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

The action of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and Group 1 racing for the...

Race Results

America’s Breeders’ Cup Calls WJ Healy 2021 Winner Away Game

2021 Tattersall’s Tiara Results: Tofane and Williams Win Again

Incentivise New Melbourne Cup Favourite After 12 Length Tatt’s Cup Win

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results: Tofane Upsets Vega One, Signore Fox Third

2021 J.J. Atkins Results: Converge Scores Third Win for Gai Waterhouse

Race Previews

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

2021 Caloundra Cup Day Rescheduled: Winx Guineas Run This Sunday

Fields & Form

Sunday’s Updated 2021 Winx Guineas Field & Odds

Stockman Odds-On In Updated 2021 Caloundra Cup Field & Betting

Grafton Cup 2021 Field & Betting: Punters After Purrfect Deal

2021 Ramornie Handicap Field & Odds: Gold Coast’s Phobetor Favourite

Punters Take Stock in Caloundra Cup 2021 Field & Odds