Alcopop Storms into 2010 Caulfield Cup Contention

October 11th, 2010

Last year’s beaten Melbourne Cup favourite Alcopop has stormed into contention for the 2010 Caulfield Cup this Saturday and is right at the top of the betting markets after a huge run at Caulfield over the weekend.

Firming into the $6.50 second elect at leading online bookie to win the $2.5 million Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m), Alcopop gained the attention of the punters and bookies after a powerhouse performance in the Yalumba Stakes on Saturday.

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The Jake Stephens-trained Alcopop went out at $41 in the Group 1 Yalumba Stakes (2000m) and was able to run down Whobegotyou to finish an eye-catching second to weight-for-age star So You Think.

Alcopop is now one of the top fancies for this Saturday’s Caulfield Cup, almost certain to gain a start in the 18-horse field despite sitting equal 17th with three other entries on the order of entry as C’est La Guerre and Once Were Wild are both likely defectors.

The Chris Waller-trained Metal Bender is still the odds-on favourite in the Caulfield Cup odds at Sportsbet, paying $5.50.

The other horse at the top of the betting for the Caulfield Cup is Gai Waterhouse’s five-year-old gelding Herculian Prince, winner of the Group 1 The Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) at Randwick last-start.

Herculian Prince is also fighting for the final spot in the Caulfield Cup field with Alcopop, Mourayan and Red Ruler.

With four runners equal 17th on the order of entry and ensuring all are paid up for at the final acceptance stage, the VRC’s Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter will be forced to make a suggestion to the Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) committee as to which of the two horses will move into the final field.

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