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UK Raider Bauer Wins Geelong Cup
UK-trained 6YO entire Bauer (Halling-Dali's Grey, by Linamix) highlighted his staying credentials for next month's Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) with a 1-length victory in yesterday's $200,000 Gr3 Geelong Cup (2406) in Victoria. Bauer (ridden by Damien Oliver for trainer Luca Cumani) defeated 4YO gelding Moatize (Danehill Dancer-Shezabeel, by Zabeel) & 6YO gelding Magic Instinct (Entrepreneur-Passe Passe, by Lear Fan). Bauer took his record to 6 wins (also including 2007's UK Listed Chester Handicap over 13.5 furlongs) & 4 placings from 18 starts for $269,577 earnings. Bauer is currently 43rd in the order-of-entry for the Melbourne Cup with 51kg, but is now liable for a weight penalty which would lift him significantly up the list.