2011 Caulfield Cup field finalised

October 11th, 2011

Queensland galloper Spechenka drew the short straw and has been relegated to first emergency for the 2011 $2.5m Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Three horses were vying for two places to gain a certain start in the field of 18 for the Caulfield Cup with the other two being Green Moon and Macedonian.

Left to the discretion of Racing Victoria, the Queenslander missed out to the Lloyd Williams owned Green Moon and the Peter Moody trained Macedonian.

Ahrens is now hoping for a late scratching to re-enter the 2011 Caulfield Cup (2400m) field  but has the Geelong Cup (2400m) on October 19 in mind as a possible back up.

Cranbourne trainer Mick Kent will be represented by three 2011 Caulfield Cup runners Domesky, Absolutely and import Unusual Suspects.

UK trainer Luca Cumani has two runners in the 2011 Caulfield Cup being Drunken Sailor and Manighar.

Topweight for the Caulfield Cup is Hong Kong galloper Mighty High who ran a good fourth to Descarado in the 2011 Caulfield Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

The other overseas trained galloper in the Cup is Saptapadi , who raced wide without luck in the Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) last Saturday when eighth to Shewan.

Seven times Caulfield Cup winner Bart Cummings will be represented by Precedence.

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 2011 Caulfield Cup field


No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight (Penalty) Hcp Rating
1 2132331X34 MIGHTY HIGH (FR) John Moore Darren Beadman 0 57kg 109
2 0X446X1313 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani Dwayne Dunn 0 56.5kg 110
3 52573X3484 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani Damien Oliver 0 56.5kg 110
4 93621X5X40 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent Nash Rawiller 0 56.5kg 110
5 1111X4215X LUCAS CRANACH (GER) Anthony Freedman Corey Brown 0 56kg 109
6 18X025X670 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings Steven Arnold 0 56kg 108
7 1341FX6022 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller 0 55.5kg 109
8 031141X002 SHOOTOFF (NZ) Graeme Rogerson Kerrin McEvoy 0 55kg 104
9 98X11X2111 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 0 54.5kg (2.0kg) 112
10 2534X75558 SAPTAPADI (IRE) Brian Ellison Mark Zahra 0 54.5kg 103
11 211421X838 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Craig Newitt 0 54.5kg 101
12 X63321X566 ABSOLUTELY Michael Kent Brad Rawiller 0 54kg 105
13 11255X0061 DREAM PEDLAR Troy Blacker Chris Symons 0 53.5kg 103
14 X40121X072 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Yendall 0 53.5kg 101
15 14109X5737 DOMESKY Michael Kent Brenton Avdulla 0 53kg 94
16 11585X8921 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott Nicholas Hall 0 53kg (0.5kg) 95
17 19435X0067 MACEDONIAN (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 0 53kg 95
18 1723X00424 SOUTHERN SPEED Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Craig Williams 0 52.5kg 105
19e X207155309 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens Michael Walker 0 53kg 92
20e 111X5X3739 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Michelle Payne 0 52.5kg 98
21e 2322X00445 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) Shaun Dwyer Chris Symons 0 52.5kg 89
22e X9111X5814 MIDNIGHT MARTINI Mark Kavanagh 0 52.5kg 89