The Wrap – Caulfield Cup Day

Racing results

The 2015 Caulfield Cup went to the Kiwi Mongolian Khan from Trip To Paris and Our Ivanhowe. The Wolf’s top selection just missed out on the placings back in 4th place.

The writing was on the wall for the Murray Baker-trained runner after a strong showing in last week’s Caulfield Stakes and proved he was a worthy favourite today.

Mongolian Khan

Other winners on the Caulfield Cup card wents as follows.

Listed Gothic Stakes – Mahuta

G2 Caulfield Sprint D/H – Lumosty and Eclair Choice

G3 Ethereal Stakes – Dawnie Perfect

G3 Caulfield Classic – Sacred Eye

G3 David Jones Cup – Stratum Star

G3 William Hill Moonga Stakes – Vashka

G2 Tristarc Stakes – La Passe

Listed Alinghi Stakes – Vezalay

The Wolf’s recap of an exciting Caulfield Cup Day.

Black Book

Silent Sedition (Race 1, Caulfield)
This filly from the Andrew Noblet stable recorded the fastest last 200m at Caulfield a fortnight ago and produced another eye catcher today, finishing third in the opener on Caulfield Cup Day. She’ll be cherry ripe next start and step up to the mile would be the next natural progression. Follow!

Etymology (Race 5, Caulfield)
This three-year-old colt from Godolphin hit the line strongly in the Caulfield Classic and it appeared to be a promising VRC Derby trial. James McDonald had to get him off the fence and weave through some traffic, but when he got into the clear, he let down with gusto. Can’t knock the stable and looks a live hope in the Derby.

Telepathic (Race 5, Randwick)
The Wolf made the five-year-old mare from the Chris Waller stable his best bet of the day at Randwick. It was a huge first-up run with the big weight, and if she wasn’t held up slightly at a vital time, she would have beaten eventual winner Moral Victory. She’s two from four second-up and is worth sticking with next start.

Hellbent (Race 6, Randwick)
The Wolf is a very forgiving man and it takes every ounce of forgiveness to let the ride of Ty Angland on Hellbent slip through to the keeper. It was questionable at best and Kurt Goldman should press on to Melbourne with this promising I Am Invincible colt. 

Kinglike (Race 3, Caulfield)
Jockey Glen Boss spruiked this Exceed And Excel Colt after his Danehill win at Flemington and the bubble appeared to burst today. He’s still a three-year old, but the boom on him perhaps proceeds his ability. Time will tell. Special mention to Catkins, who was very disappointing in the Tristarc Stakes.

Under The Louvre (Race 7, Caulfield)
He’s become very costly to follow and it was no different in the William Hill Moonga Stakes. He stormed to the line behind Vashka and his runner-up finish made it 11 placings in 24 career starts. The punters who snapped up the $2.40 were left reeling once again.

Best Backed
Santa Ana Lane (Race 2, Caulfield)
There was plenty of hype surrounding the Lee & Anthony Freedman gelding heading into the Listed Gothic Stakes and the punters were keen to launch in. He was backed into $2.50 including a bet of $5,000, but could only manage 4th in the seven-horse field. It was only his third career start and a big future lies ahead despite today’s disappointing result.

Dawnie Perfect (Race 4, Caulfield)
It was The Pumper Jim Cassidy causing the boilover in the G3 Ethereal Stakes at the handy odds of $28.50. It also marked yet another win for the famous Conners/Cassidy combo and it was nothing but perfect for the punters who snapped up the big odds.