Nicky Henderson’s Forgotten Voice will lead the charge of British challengers in the Caulfield Cup tomorrow morning
Henderson’s dual code performer looks to have an excellent chance of the landing the competitive £1m Caulfield Cup down under tomorrow morning. As punters are reading through their morning papers in the UK, the field of eighteen runners will be racing the mile and half at Caulfield (7.45am). The Caulfield Cup is often seen as a valuable preparation for foreign raiders who are taking aim at the race that stops the nation next month – the Melbourne Cup.
Tomorrow’s handicap has attracted two British globe-trotting raiders and a number of ex-British trained horses; the other Uk trained horse is Marco Botti’s Dandino who tasted success last time out when he won the American St Leger at Arlington. Botti has a strong strike rate when sending his charges abroad and must not be overlooked.
Ex Luca Cumani trained My Quest For Peace, now with Aussie maestro Peter Moody, must also have each way chances given his lighter weight. My Quest For Peace (formerly Quest For Peace when running in the UK) had an excellent season in the UK last year and if regaining that form would certainly give Henderson’s visitor a run for his money.
With Henderson likely to be at Cheltenham tomorrow will he be receiving a welcome call from down under – Crockford thinks so as Forgotten Voice looks to have an outstanding chance.