More late money continues to arrive for the Godolphin’s well performed stayer Scottish who has now firmed into $6.50 for the Group 1 $3m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield today.
Scottish’s price has slowly firmed in from $8 early in the week to be the second pick wtih Real Love behind the $4 favouirte Jameka with Ladbrokes.com.au
French import Vengeur Masque has been specked at long odds in the lead up to Caulfield Cup and the Mike Moroney trained five year will start the outsider of the field and is currently at $126 with Ladbrokes.com.au but has had some support, firming in from $301 early in the week.
Vengeur Masque has had three runs for Moroney since arriving in Australia and heads to Caulfield today on the back of a fourth to Almandin in the Group 3 $300,000 The Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington on October 2.
More money has arrived for Godolphin’s well performed English stayer Scottish, shortening his odds to $6.50 and the Charlie Appleby trained galloper joins Darren Weir trained Real Love who has stayed steady at $6.50 while the Ciaron Maher trained Jameka remains the clear favourite at $4 even with the field falling away to sixteen runners with the scratchings of Tarzino and Set Square this morning.
The Mick Price trained Tarzino was a $31 chance when he failed a vet’s inspection early this morning after developing some swelling in his near side fore leg while Jameka’s stablemate Set Square, also at the long odds of $41, was found to be stepping short behind and was pulled at 7.25am this morning.
Kiwi mare Fanatic was scratched on Thursday because of a reaction to a suspected spider bite while the Tony McEvoy trained Big Memory was withdrawn on Friday after developing inflammation in his hock area on his hind leg.
Jameka will jump from barrier eleven and will be ridden again by Nick Hall who has been in the saddle at her two recent Spring Carnival runs for a win in the Group 3 $150,000 Bendigo Bank East Malvern MRC Foundation Cup (Naturalism Stakes) (2000m) at Caulfield on September 17 followed by a second to Hartnell in the Group 1 $500,000 Yellowglen Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 2.
Market order for the Caulfield Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au: $4 Jameka, $6.50 Scottish, $7 Real Love, $10 Articus, $13 Sacred Master, $14 Sir Isaac Newton, Sir John Hawkwood, $15 Exospheric, $19 Tally, $26 Preferment, Our Ivanhowe, $31 Pemberley, $61 De Little Engine, Almoonqith, $91 Go Dreaming, $126 Vengeur Masque.