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Douro Valley 0.5kg Penalty For Caulfield & Melb Cups
Racing Victoria chief handicapper Greg Carpenter issued a 0.5kg penalty to 6YO gelding Douro Valley (Encosta De Lago-Opaque, by Lord Seymour) in both the Gr1 Caulfield Cup & Gr1 Melbourne Cup after his weekend win in the Listed Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield. The penalty takes the Danny O'Brien-trained galloper to 51kg in both races. Douro Valley now has 7 wins & 12 placings (including March's Listed Chubb Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield & 2006's G3 Eclipse Stakes over 1800m at Sandown) from 36 starts.