Australian mare Jameka repelled a strong field of international challengers when she was given a perfect ride by Nick Hall to win the Caulfield Cup for Caulfield based trainer Ciaron Maher.
Australian mare Jameka repelled a strong field of international challengers when she was given a perfect ride by Nick Hall to win the Caulfield Cup for Caulfield based trainer Ciarian Maher.
Racegoers can except to hang onto their hats at the Caulfield Cup today with moderate winds not forecast to pick-up until late into the evening.
The Hartnell influence comes into play for Scottish in Saturday's $3 million Caulfield Cup, with the possibility the Europeans will give the major staying event a quality lift.
Tony McEvoy trained stayed Big Memory is out of Saturday's $3m Caulfield Cup after knocking its hock overnight.
Favourite Jameka continued to be on the nose with punters in the final 48 hours before the $3 million Caulfield Cup as bookmakers tread cautiously around the European contingent headed up by Scottish.
German trainer Andreas Wohler is poised to create a unique piece of international racing history this weekend by winning one of Australia's flagship races and then capturing Canada's most important weight-for-age event.
Great mares which are flirting with champion status generally triumph in the Caulfield Cup, which poses the question about Jameka on Saturday.
The Australian boss of the world's biggest racing operation has blamed local owners raiding European sales for prospective cups candidates as the reason for the shallow pool of horses left for the country's biggest spring races.
Rosemont Stud boss Anthony Mithen knows the commercial reality of breeding is "fast horse, fast return", but he has to level it against the reason he fell in love with racing – to win a Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup.