Oct 15 2020 Waller concedes weight concern for Elleegant
Photo: Verry Elleegant

Chris Waller sends out three runners in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) in Turnbull Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) trifecta Verry Elleegant (Zed), Toffee Tongue (Tavistock) and Finche (Frankel), with the trio set to jump from barriers nine, five and ten respectively should the emergencies fail to gain a start. Sydney’s champion trainer admits all three are “completely different horses”, but recognises that Verry Elleegant faces a task with 55 kilograms. "I think their form is franked, they're going well so that's got to be good going into a Caulfield Cup," Waller said. "Verry Elleegant has got a big weight and that has to be respected. It has made it hard for a lot of mares in the past and that's my concern. Finche had no luck in the race last year from the draw and still ran well. His run the other day was very good and he's better suited at the weights than Verry Elleegant. Toffee Tongue, who knows? Up to 2400 (metres), she might be the one."


The full field and barriers for the Caulfield Cup:

1. Anthony Van Dyck (IRE) - Aidan O'Brien & H Bowman (58.5kg) – Barrier 21 $6.50

2. Avilius (GB) - James Cummings & J Allen (57kg) – Barrier 17 $34

3. Vow And Declare - Danny O'Brien & D Oliver (57kg) – Barrier 18 $14

4. Buckhurst (IRE) - Joseph O'Brien & B Melham (55kg) – Barrier 9 $14

5. Mirage Dancer (GB) - Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young & C Newitt (55kg) – Barrier 6 $17

6. Mustajeer (GB) - Kris Lees & W Egan (55kg) – Barrier 15 $101

7. Verry Elleegant (NZ) - Chris Waller & M Zahra (55kg) - Barrier 11 $5.50

8. Dashing Willoughby (GB) - Andrew Balding & M Walker (54.5kg) - Barrier 2 $21

9. Finche (GB) - Chris Waller & D Lane (54.5kg) – Barrier 12 $11

10. Prince Of Arran (GB) - Charlie Fellowes & J Kah (54.5kg) – Barrier 19 $26

11. Master Of Wine (GER) - Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes & C Williams (53.5kg) - Barrier 7 $9.50

12. The Chosen One (NZ) - Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman & D Stackhouse (53.5kg) – Barrier 3 $81

13. Warning - Anthony & Sam Freedman & L Currie (53kg) - Barrier 20 $21

14. Dalasan - Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas & W Pike (52.5kg) - Barrier 14 $21

15. True Self (IRE) - Willie Mullins & D Bates (52kg) - Barrier 4 $21

16. Aktau (GB) - Michael Moroney & D Moor (51kg) - Barrier 1 $61

17. Toffee Tongue (NZ) - Chris Waller & M Dee (51kg) - Barrier 5 $13

18. Chapada - Michael Moroney & J McNeil (50.5kg) - Barrier 16 $21

19e. Raheen House (IRE) - Kris Lees & TBC (53.5kg) - Barrier 22 $201

20e. San Huberto (IRE) - Matt Cumani & F Kersley (53.5kg) - Barrier 10 $51

21e. Oceanex (NZ) - Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr & Z Spain (51.5kg) - Barrier 8 $81

22e. Le Don De Vie (GB) - Anthony & Sam Freedman & TBC (52.5kg) - Barrier 13 $61


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