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The Chris Waller trained Finche and Japanese stayer Mer De Glace share favouritism for the 2019 Group 1 $5.15m Stella Artois Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 19 after second acceptances were taken today.

Finche, above in green and white colours, is the equal favourite for the 2019 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Finche, above in green and white colours, is the equal favourite for the 2019 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield. Photo by Steve Hart.

Betting for the 2019 Caulfield Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au has Finche and Mer De Glace the joint $9 favourites ahead of the Phillip Stokes trained Mr Quickie at $11.

Forty-five stayers remain in contention for the Caulfield Cup with Finche heading up Waller’s team of Kings Will Dream, Verry Elleegant, Youngstar, Brimham Rocks and Yulong Prince.

The Waller trained Kings Will Dram heads up the order of entry for the Caulfield Cup for his win in last Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington while his stablemate Brimham Rocks is second on the list following his win in the Group 3 $160,000 East Malvern Bendigo Bank MRC Foundation Cup (Naturalism Stakes) (2000m) at Caulfield on September 21.

The David Brideokae trained Self Sense is number three in the order of entry after winning the Caulfiield Cup qualifying race, the Listed $350,000 Ladbrokes Mornington Cup (2400m) at Mornington back in March.

Mr Quickie has lost his spot at the top of the market order following his disappointing tenth behind Kings Will Dream in the Turnbull Stakes and is now on the second line of betting at $11 while Kings Will Dream shares the next line of betting $12 with the European imports Constantinople and Mustajeer.

Final acceptances for the Caulfield Cup will be taken at 4.30pm (AEDT) on Wednesday, 16 October following the running of the Coongy Handicap (2000m) at Caulfield.

Early betting for the 2019 Caulfield Cup at Ladbrokes.com.au: $9 Finche, Mer De Glace, $11 Mr Quickie, $12 Constantinople, Kings Will Dream, Mustajeer, $15 Mirage Dancer, Vow And Declare, $18 Verry Elleegant, $21 Avilius, Yucatan, $26 Angel Of Truth, Brimham Rocks, G;ory Days, Raymond Tusk, Steel Prince, $31 Rostropovich, $41 Prince Of Arran, Red Galileo, The Chosen One, Youngstar, $51 Gold Mount, Haky, Humidor, Looks Like Elvis, Neufbosc, Raheen House, Red Verdon, Sully, $61 Hartnell, Qafila, Super Titus, True Self, $67 Crown Prosecutor, $81 Yulong Prince, $101 Dal Harraild, Hang Man, Sound, Ventura Storm, Wall Of Fire, Wolfe, $151 Gallic Chieftain, Sir Charles Road, $201 Big Duke, $301 Self Sense.

Second acceptances for the 2019 Caulfield Cup (2400m)

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 43236Px581 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 1 53.5kg 105
2 87400×0919 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 2 52kg 100
3 711575×805 SELF SENSE G 9 David Brideoake 3 51kg 100
4 3233×34443 HARTNELL (GB) G 9 James Cummings 4 58kg 116
5 x11511x421 AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 5 58kg 1
6 817333×000 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 57kg 115
7 12x0x1322x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 7 56kg 111
8 7x2111x941 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 8 52.5kg 3.5
9 x16511x658 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 4 Gwenda Markwell 9 54kg 108
10 44x1x72351 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 10 55.5kg 3.5
11 x211x11x1x MER DE GLACE (JPN) H 5 Hisashi Shimizu 11 55.5kg 3.5
12 2251557×79 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 12 55.5kg 110
13 531×21222 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 53kg 3.5
14 6013x10x07 YUCATAN (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley 14 55kg 108
15 x14941x205 QAFILA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 15 51.5kg 102
16 x112131x30 MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes 16 53kg 105
17 5x1x34x512 FINCHE (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 17 54.5kg 108
18 61x6x237x4 RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) H 5 Richard Hannon 18 54.5kg 4.5
19 546884x12x GOLD MOUNT (GB) G 7 Ian Williams 19 54.5kg 4.5
20 2500×15610 RED VERDON (USA) G 7 Ed Dunlop 20 54.5kg 4.5
21 318919×603 CROWN PROSECUTOR G 4 Stephen Marsh 21 52.5kg 5
22 11x36621x4 VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O’Brien 22 52.5kg 100
23 2008326×75 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 23 54kg 5
24 102113×555 GLORY DAYS (NZ) M 7 Bill Thurlow 24 52.5kg 107
25 6x059x8787 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 25 52.5kg 107
26 x00x048x07 SOUND (GER) H 7 Michael Moroney 26 54kg 105
27 12x30x8070 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 27 54kg 106
28 2x111x1276 TRUE SELF (IRE) M 7 William Mullins 28 52kg 106
29 138x49x583 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) G 7 Charlie Fellowes 29 53.5kg 105
30 2470141×59 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 30 52kg 98
31 x54x44x239 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 William Haggas 31 53.5kg 105
32 x322287182 RED GALILEO (GB) G 9 Saeed Bin Suroor 32 53kg 105
33 0x5516x042 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 7 Archie Alexander 33 53kg 104
34 0500×80624 VENTURA STORM (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 34 53kg 102
35 2468223×76 DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 35 53kg 104
36 2x11111x46 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 6 Anthony Freedman 36 53kg 104
37 44740×7053 SIR CHARLES ROAD G 6 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 37 53kg 6
38 x8112x5132 HAKY (IRE) G 6 John Hammond 38 52.5kg 103
39 x56252x992 SULLY (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 39 50.5kg 97
40 414x0x3180 SUPER TITUS (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 40 50.5kg 98
41 1x211x1853 WOLFE (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 41 50kg 91
42 221x00x798 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 5 Chris Waller 42 53.5kg 105
43 x12619x041 HANG MAN (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 43= 50kg 83
44 37×4121116 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 5 Bryan Dais 43= 50kg 93
45 220x0404x8 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 43= 50kg 98

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.