Lucas Cranach a worry but 2011 Caulfield Cup betting shortener

October 12th, 2011

Little change in betting after the barrier draw for the 2011 Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) conducted today.

It seems a good barrier draw was already factored in for 2011 Caulfield Cup favourite December Draw who remained unchanged in betting at $2.30 with Luxbet.

The Mark Kavanagh  trained galloper drew in the middle of the field in barrier 11 but will jump from barrier nine if the four emergencies miss a start.

I can’t fault him, he has improved at each run and has improved leaps and bounds since winning the Turnbull Stakes,” Kavanagh said.

“He showed in the Turnbull he can respond to a in a scrap and I believe he will run 2400m.”

The main movers in the Caulfield Cup market for 2011 were Lucas Cranach and Southern Speed.

Both gallopers drew ideally in the Caulfield Cup with Lucas Cranach in three and Southern Speed along side in barrier four.

Lucas Cranach, the German import trained by Anthony and Lee Freedman, moved marginally shorter from $7.50 to $7 with Luxbet but has been treated for a foot abscess. He will be checked by Racing Victoria stewards on Friday

Southern Speed tumbled into $16 from $21.

While the Gai Waterhouse trained Tullamore drew wide in barrier 15, the five year old gelding had specking from $51 to $26 just on pure weight of money.

Waterhouse is aiming for her second Caulfield Cup winner in successive years after Descarado’s Caulfield Cup win in 2010.

While Peter Moody takes all before him, the Caulfield Cup has been a stumbling block to date in his stellar training career having not had a placegetter.

His record is unlikely to change with bolter Macedonian a drifter with luxbet from $101 to $151.

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Race 8 – 4:05PM BMW Caulfield Cup (2400 METRES)
Of $2,500,000.1st $1,500,000, 2nd $375,000, 3rd $200,000, 4th $110,000, 5th $90,000, 6th $75,000, 7th $75,000, 8th $75,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 52.5kg, Weight Raised 2.5kg, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 18 + 4 EM


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