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Concerns About Red Cadeaux Cup Weight

Monday, 4th August 2014

Ed Dunlop has expressed concern about the prospect of Red Cadeaux being allotted top-weight in the Melbourne Cup as he prepares to bring the globetrotting galloper back for a final Australian sojourn, reports racingvictoria.net.au. Red Cadeaux has had only two starts in 2014, finishing sixth in the Dubai World Cup (2000m) in March and most recently in the Tenno Sho (3200m) at Kyoto in May, when finishing well down the track in 14th place. "He has had a long break since Japan, where he had a bad experience. The ground was very firm and he got very jarred up," said Dunlop. "He's back working, and he'll have one prep-run, maybe two before going back to Australia all being well. At his age, I don't think he should be running in both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup. Ronnie [Red Cadeaux's owner Ronald Arculli] has an infatuation with winning the race, but I've been advised that they are struggling to get a top weight, which worries me." He added, "We don't want to be carrying top weight. He's been an amazing horse, I believe he's now the winning-most horse of prize money in training."

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