Caulfield wrap up

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Wow! How good were the runs of Dunaden and Alcopop? Are there any others that can come out of the Caulfield Cup and win the Melbourne Cup? Probably.

It was one of the strongest Cups we have ever seen and it was fitting to have one of the world’s best stayers win the race. He is an amazing stayer and if he only gets a 1kg penalty going into the Flemington feature he will be hard to roll.

On first look at the race I felt the run of Alcopop may have been 50-100m too early, but I guess I understand what Tourneur was trying to do and make the top weights chase. His effort was really good and he is in career best form. (I have been informed he isn’t nomed in the Cup, but i’m sure there may be another race for him shortly)

Americain lost both front shoes and the track was too firm for him. When you look at his run he is right on track for Flemington. If he can strike a slow track on the first Tuesday in November he is going to take a stack of beating. I would expect him to have a bit more improvement going into the cup than Dunaden will have.

I felt Winchester, My Quest For Peace and Lights Of Heaven all got pass marks and can push forward to the Cup.

*In other races Whateverwhenever took a massive leap from her Brisbane form to win a Group 3 and beat King’s Rose in doing so. If she strikes a wet track that she prefers who knows where she may end up?

*Howmuchdoyouloveme even caught me a bit by surprise. He won with a leg in the air and all reports are that he is nowhere near full fitness! The sky is the limit. He should win the Salinger and head to the Patinack after that.

*A horse I have spruiked for a while is Dare To Dream and many punters were upset with his run. That is a bit off the mark. He was slow out and was given no chance on a leaders track, 20 lengths off the leaders. He ran the fastest last two sectionals of the race and the overall fastest last 600m being the widest run of the race (if not the day). I felt the run was very good, but the problem is the fact he may not make the field in the Lexus Derby day meaning his cup hopes may be dashed. Fingers crossed he gets his chance.



This week on Brissyraces we will get all the latest on Risk Aversion and find out her goals this time in work. We should see her in November, but more on that through the week, so be sure to check in!