Sunday at the Sunshine Coast sees the postponed...
The 2019 Caulfield Cup field has been confirmed following the Coongy Cup results with the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained winner Wolfe gaining an eleventh-hour slot in the handicap classic.
Due to run as Caulfield Race 9 on Saturday in Melbourne, the Group 1 $5 million Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m) features a capacity line-up of Spring Cup hopefuls including Wolfe who won the ballot exemption on offer to Wednesday’s Group 3 Ladbrokes Coongy Cup winner.
Just two horses in the Coongy Cup field were still in Caulfield Cup contention including the successful Novellist five-year-old, Japanese-bred Wolfe who defeated Top Of The Range (2nd) and Kiwia (3rd).
Looking likely to be run down by the eventual runner-up, Wolfe gave a lovely kick in the closing stages of what was a thrilling Coongy Cup race to secure his ticket into the Caulfield Cup field in 2019.
Wolfe was a $101 roughie in the all-in Caulfield Cup odds but has subsequently firmed into $26 through Ladbrokes.com.au.
Japanese raider Mer De Glace is favourite to upset the locals, the Rulership entire looking to repeat the feat of the ill-fated Admire Rakti (2014) who won the 2400m classic for Japan five years ago.
Best Solution (2018) won the Caulfield Cup last year for Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor, but this year the UK horseman is without a runner.
Trainer Chris Waller is yet to prepare a Caulfield Cup winner despite saddling-up 17 chances in the past nine years.
This year he is in with a strong chance led by Finche, one of the best in Caulfield Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au after a brilliant start to the spring from last year’s Melbourne Cup fourth placegetter.
Click here for the latest Caulfield Cup 2019 odds – the field listed in full below.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||3233×34443||HARTNELL (GB)||James Cummings||Brad Rawiller||17||58kg||114|
|2||12x0x1322x||MIRAGE DANCER (GB)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Ben Melham||13||56kg||110|
|3||x211x11x1x||MER DE GLACE (JPN)||Hisashi Shimizu||Damian Lane||21||55.5kg||109|
|4||44x1x72351||MUSTAJEER (GB)||Kris Lees||Damien Oliver||16||55.5kg||109|
|5||2251557×79||ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||18||55.5kg||109|
|6||5x1x34x512||FINCHE (GB)||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||19||54.5kg||108|
|7||546884x12x||GOLD MOUNT (GB)||Ian Williams||Mark Du Plessis||4||54.5kg||107|
|8||2500×15610||RED VERDON (USA)||Ed Dunlop||Patrick Cosgrave||15||54.5kg||107|
|9||x16511x658||ANGEL OF TRUTH||Gwenda Markwell||Dean Yendall||14||54kg||106|
|10||2008326×75||BIG DUKE (IRE)||Kris Lees||Brett Prebble||1||54kg||103|
|11||531×21222||CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||7||53kg||109|
|12||x112131x30||MR QUICKIE||Phillip Stokes||John Allen||10||53kg||108|
|13||318919×603||CROWN PROSECUTOR||Stephen Marsh||Craig Grylls||2||52.5kg||104|
|14||11x36621x4||VOW AND DECLARE||Danny O’Brien||Craig Williams||9||52.5kg||102|
|15||87400×0919||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB)||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||20||52kg||103|
|16||470141×591||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)||Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman||Stephen Baster||22||52kg||103|
|17||14941×2058||QAFILA||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||6||51.5kg||102|
|18||x211x18531||WOLFE (JPN)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Beau Mertens||5||50kg||100|
|19e||x00x048x07||SOUND (GER)||Michael Moroney||James Winks||8||54kg||105|
|20e||12x30x8070||NEUFBOSC (FR)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Jye McNeil||3||54kg||104|
|21e||2x111x1276||TRUE SELF (IRE)||William Mullins||Declan Bates||12||52kg||106|
|22e||38x49x5832||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)||Charlie Fellowes||Jamie Kah||11||53.5kg||105|
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