Caulfield Cup 2012 – Betting Update After Second Acceptances

September 27th, 2012

The 2012 Caulfield Cup betting market received a slight shake up after the second acceptances fees were paid earlier this week.

Happy Trails was the highest profile withdrawal with the five-year-old gelding now targeting the Cox Plate exclusively.

Drunken Sailor and Rialya were the only other notable omissions from the list of second acceptors.

Mark Kavanagh-trained December Draw is now the favourite in 2012 Caulfield Cup betting markets and is priced at $13 at bookmaker.com.au.

The imported gelding returned to form with a strong run in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Last year’s winner Southern Speed is on the second line of betting and has now been confirmed to defend her Caulfield Cup title.

It will be a historic win if the five-year-old is succesful as no mare has ever won the Caulfield Cup on multiple occasions.

Former favourite Green Moon has drifted to be $15 in Caulfield Cup betting markets.

Connections of the Montjeu stallion will not make a decision whether he runs in the Caulfield Cup or Cox Plate until after the Group1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) that will be run at Flemington Racecourse on October 6.

Gai Waterhouse-trained Glencadam Gold has been a Caulfield Cup market mover after his impressive win in the Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m).

The import received a 1.5kg weight penalty from chief handicapper Greg Carpenter, which gives the stayer a much better chance of qualifying for the final Caulfield Cup field.

Another horse who received a penalty this week was Naturalism Stakes (2000m) winner Folding Gear who confirmed his spot in the Caulfield Cup with his win in the ballot-exempt race.

The five-year-old gelding received a 1kg from Carpenter and will now carry 52kg in the Caulfield Cup.

You can find the updated Caulfield Cup betting market at bookmaker.com.au.

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