German Stayer Singing Eyeing 2014 Caulfield Cup

July 1st, 2014

Trainer Kris Lees has been confirmed by owners Australian Bloodstock to trainer in-form German stayer Singing upon his arrival in Australia to contest events during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, including both the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) and Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Trainer Kris Lees will saddle Singing during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival

Trainer Kris Lees will saddle Singing during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival. Photo: Daniel Costello

A notable performer in major events in Germany, Singing produced an exceptional turn of foot to finish second in the Group 2 Lucky Speed Hansa-Preis (2400m) at Hamburg most-recently on Sunday night.

A representative of Australian Bloodstock, Luke Murrell said the operation was pleased with the form of Singing over his current preparation and are eager to see him perform in Australia.

“He hit the front a little early and just got run down,” Murrell told TVN of Singing’s performance in the Hansa-Preis.

“Overall, we’re really happy with him.”

Yet to confirm a starting point for Singing once arriving in Australia, Murrell said the path chosen will be geared with appearances in the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup in mind.

“The whole aim is to have him guaranteed a run in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup,” Murrell said.

“Kris will take over training of him the day he goes into Newmarket, similar to what Lee (Freedman) did with Lucas Cranach.”

While yet to appear in early betting markets for both the Group 1 Caulfield Cup and Group 1 Melbourne Cup, Singing’s arrival in Australia is sure to cause several ripples and headlines leading into the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Breaking through for an impressive victory in the Group 1 Australian Oaks (2400m) during the 2014 autumn carnival, kiwi raider Rising Romance in currently outright favourite to win the Caulfield Cup at a quote of $13, while 2014 Sydney Cup (3200m) champion The Offer leads Melbourne Cup betting markets at generous $13 odds.

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