-->

Australian Cup An Option For Hauraki

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

The 2016 Australian Cup is an option for Hauraki, but only if he can show trainer John O’Shea that he is capable of producing his best form the Melbourne way of going.

Hauraki will have the chance to return to winning form during the Autumn Carnival. Photo by: Steve Hart

Hauraki will have the chance to return to winning form during the Autumn Carnival. Photo by: Steve Hart

Hauraki made a slow start to his 2015 Spring Racing Carnival with lacklustre performances in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick on September 5 and the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at the same venue on September 19, but he returned to a semblance of his best form with a narrow second behind stablemate Complacent in the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) on October 3.

The Reset gelding was well-backed in the lead-up to the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 17, but he was never able to get into the race after missing the start and trainer John O’Shea elected to send the four-year-old to the spelling paddock rather than press on to the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Hauraki has never produced his best form in Melbourne, but O’Shea is open to giving the promising galloper an opportunity in the Group 1 Australian Cup (200m) as long as he improves over the Melbourne way of going.

“He was good,” O’Shea said of Hauraki’s spring campaign.

“To be fair he didn’t winter well and we were sort of just chasing our tail with him right up until he ran well in the Craven and then missed the kick in the Caulfield Cup.

“He has really spelled well this time and I think that he might be an improver.

“He will just stay around here.

“We have put him in the Australian Cup, but to be fair he has never raced well in Melbourne.

“He will probably around in the Ranvet and if he was going really well the opposite way and the opportunity presented itself to run in the Australian Cup than we would take it.”

Hauraki made a very slow start to his autumn campaign in Melbourne last year and he produced very poor efforts in the Hill Plate (1300m) at Sandown on February 7 and the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 21.

He returned to his best form with a second place finish in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on March 14 and he took out the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m) on March 28 before he finished a gallant second behind Mongolian Khan in the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Royal Randwick on April 6.

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.

61 Comments

  1. theater systems

    For most recent information you have to visit world-wide-web and
    on world-wide-web I found this website as a
    most excellent site for most recent updates.

  2. two thousand stocks

    I am not certain the place you are getting your info, however good topic.
    I needs to spend a while studying much more or working out more.
    Thanks for great info I was looking for this
    information for my mission.

  3. business security

    Saved as a favorite, I love your web site!

  4. code scanners

    Hurrah, that’s what I was exploring for, what a material!
    present here at this web site, thanks admin of this site.

  5. security service

    Hi there to every one, for the reason that I am genuinely eager of reading this webpage’s post to be updated on a regular basis.

    It carries nice material.

  6. collecting media

    Terrific work! That is the kind of info that are meant to be shared across the web.
    Disgrace on Google for no longer positioning this publish higher!

    Come on over and discuss with my web site . Thank you =)

  7. code scanner

    Awesome! Its truly amazing piece of writing, I have got much clear
    idea concerning from this piece of writing.

  8. compatible code

    What a stuff of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious
    familiarity about unexpected feelings.

  9. James Frazer Mann

    Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles?

    I mean, what you say is valuable and all. But imagine if you added some great photos or videos to
    give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent
    but with images and video clips, this site could undeniably be one of
    the very best in its field. Excellent blog!

  10. Joanna

    Aw, this was a really good post. Taking the time and actual effort to generate a superb article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and don’t seem to get nearly
    anything done.

  11. James Frazer Mann

    I’m gone to inform my little brother, that he should also
    pay a visit this weblog on regular basis to get updated from newest
    news.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.