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Caulfield Cup Highlight Entries

Wednesday, 6th August 2014

The highlights among the nominations received for the Caulfield Cup include:

  • Three Japanese-trained stayers Admire Rakti, Admire Flight and Bande have been nominated paving the way for the first Japanese runner since 2010 (Tokai Trick, 12th);
  • Ballydoyle master Aidan O'Brien has nominated two horses, namely multiple Gr1-placed filly Venus de Milo and Irish Derby runner-up Kingfisher;
  • Sir Michael Stoute has entered Gr2 winner and recent Gr2 Princess of Wales's Stakes runner-up Hillstar;
  • UK trainer Marco Botti has 2013 runner-up Dandino and new stable acquisition, 2013 Melbourne Cup placegetter Mount Athos, among five stable entries;
  • Recent Gr1 Coral-Eclipse winner Mukhadram has been entered as has the three placegetters from last month's Gr2 Princess of Wales's Stakes - Cavalryman, Hillstar and Pether's Moon – a race won in 2012 by Fiorente;
  • Defending champion Fawkner is one of 12 nominations for Victorian trainer Robert Hickmott alongside 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon, Sea Moon and recent German acquisition Almandin.
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