2010 Caulfield Cup Second Declarations

September 22nd, 2010

Spring stars Shoot Out and So You Think were among the most notable absentees from yesterday’s 2010 Caulfield Cup second declarations, leaving just 71 horses still vying for a spot in the 18-horse final field for the October 16 showdown.

The connections of top four-year-olds Shoot Out and So You Think chose not to pay the second declaration fee to continue the horses on the Caulfield Cup path this year, opting instead to target the 2010 Cox Plate on October 23 before aiming for the coveted Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 2.

Shoot Out and So You Think were two of the three major absentees from the list of second acceptors, the third horse that had qualified for a spot in the Caulfield Cup but that is also now out is the Gai Waterhouse-trained Black Mamba.

What is left is a competitive log jam of turf stars, 33 already qualified for the Caulfield Cup, while early favourites including Moudre, Valdemoro and Herculian Prince are yet to pass the first elimination clause.

Leading the 2010 Caulfield Cup betting markets at Sportsbet is the Bart Cummings-trained Dariana, who is still in contention along with stablemates Faint Perfume, Precedence, Brightnight and Empires Choice.

Seven international horses were paid up for yesterday including Japans’ Tokai Trick, Mr Medici from Hong Kong and France superstars Americain and Laristan.

Read more about the 2010 Caulfield Cup Second Declarations including which horses are in and out by following the link.

Second declarations were also taken for the 2010 Cox Plate yesterday leaving 49 acceptors for the $3 million weight-for-age showdown, notably excluding Toorak Toff, Faint Perfume and Heart Of Dreams.

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2010 BMW Caulfield Cup Second Declarations

No. Horse Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 ALANDI (IRE) Robert Hickmott 2 58 118
2 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh 1 57 117
3 METAL BENDER (NZ) Chris Waller 3 56 116
4 MR MEDICI (IRE) Peter Ho =5 55 112
5 TOKAI TRICK (JPN) Kenji Nonaka =7 54.5 110
6 MONACO CONSUL (NZ) Michael Moroney 4 54 108
7 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre =11 54 109
8 BUCCELLATI (GB) Tony Noonan =11 54 108
9 DOCTOR FREMANTLE (GB) Lee Freedman =11 54 108
10 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker =11 54 107
11 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani =11 54 109
12 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Danny O’Brien =11 54 108
13 TRIPLE HONOUR (NZ) Chris Waller =11 54 114
14 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings =11 54 111
15 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) Robert Hickmott 52 54 108
16 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens =21 53.5 106
17 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott =21 53.5 107
18 RED RULER (NZ) John Sargent =21 53.5 107
19 SPEED GIFTED (GB) Lee Freedman =21 53.5 107
20 VIGOR (NZ) Danny O’Brien =21 53.5 111
21 ZABRASIVE (NZ) John O’Shea =7 53 107
22 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani =27 53 107
23 DESCARADO (NZ) Gai Waterhouse =11 52.5 107
24 JESSICABEEL (NZ) John O’Shea =11 52.5 108
25 FAINT PERFUME Bart Cummings =5 52 108
26 DARIANA Bart Cummings =7 51.5 109
27 ONCE WERE WILD Gai Waterhouse =7 51.5 108
28 EXTRA ZERO David Hayes =27 51.5 100
29 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Lee Freedman =34 51.5 100
30 FANJURA (IRE) Lee Freedman =34 51.5 101
31 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse =34 51.5 100
32 RAFFAELLO Jim Marconi =34 51.5 104
33 CHARTREUX David Hayes =29 51 95
34 LINTON Robert Hickmott =29 51 99
35 BRILLIANT LIGHT Kerry Parker =38 51 104
36 GINGA DUDE (NZ) Graeme Boyd =38 51 100
37 MOUDRE Ciaron Maher =38 51 101
38 STERLING PRINCE (NZ) Wayne Hillis =38 51 102
39 TRUSTING John P Thompson 53 51 103
40 EMPIRES CHOICE (NZ) Bart Cummings =54 51 103
41 GORKY PARK (NZ) David Hayes =54 51 101
42 SMALL MINDS John P Thompson =21 50.5 94
43 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings =42 50.5 101
44 KEEP THE PEACE (NZ) Shaune Ritchie =29 50 102
45 MISS KEEPSAKE (NZ) Andrew Scott =29 50 102
46 VALDEMORO Tony Vasil =29 50 102
47 COUNT ENCOSTA John P Thompson =42 50 93
48 LARISTAN (FR) David Hayes =42 50 95
49 PERSIAN STAR Robert Smerdon =42 50 100
50 AVIENUS Mark Webb =46 50 100
51 FAIRFIELD FLAME (GER) Michael Moroney =46 50 82
52 GALLANT LADY Lee Freedman =46 50 75
53 MR CHARLIE (NZ) Peter G Moody =46 50 93
54 RUNDLE Robert Hickmott =46 50 78
55 SNOW ALERT Chris Waller =46 50 100
56 APPREHEND Tony Vasil =56 50 96
57 BECQU ADOREE (FR) Luca Cumani =56 50 89
58 BERLIOZ (NZ) David Hayes =56 50 93
59 BRIGHTNIGHT (NZ) Bart Cummings =56 50 68
60 COUNT DEWIN Mathew Cooper =56 50 76
61 HASTEIN (NZ) Mark Kavanagh =56 50 81
62 LANDLOCKED (NZ) Anthony Cummings =56 50 69
63 MILES ABOVE Denis Daffy =56 50 89
64 MUIR (GB) Robert Hickmott =56 50 86
65 NO JURISDICTION Danny O’Brien =56 50 91
66 NOTHIN’ LEICA CAT (NZ) Anthony Cummings =56 50
67 ROWLAND Robbie Laing =56 50 78
68 SAINT ENCOSTA John P Thompson =56 50
69 TOKEN OF HONOUR David Hayes =56 50 82
70 TRIUMPHANT CHOICE Peter G Moody =56 50 72
71 ZANTELAGH Mark Kavanagh =56 50 72