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35 Gr1 Aust Cup Acceptances: 5-Year High
Yesterday's 35 1st acceptances for the $1 million Gr1 Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington on Saturday 12 March also represents a 5-year high. They include 4 top New Zealand contenders: Wall Street (who won the Gr1 Emirates Stakes over 1600m at Flemington last November); Booming (who narrowly missed a hat trick of Gr1 victories when 2nd in last weekend's NZ International Stakes over 2000m at Te Rapa); Harris Tweed (runner-up in this season's Gr1 Caulfield Cup over 2400m); & Ginga Dude (placed in this season's Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes over 2000m at Flemington).