JAMEKA IN FOCUS FOR CAULFIELD CUP

Jameka is the horse they have to beat in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) this Saturday.

The Myboycharlie mare remains a solid $3.30 favourite despite having to jump from barrier 13 in the first-leg of the cups’ double.  “I can’t control the draw,” trainer Ciaron Maher said.  “But I can control getting the horse fit and I can’t fault her.”

Jameka was too good for the fillies in last year’s G1 VRC Oaks (2500m) and her latest form includes a win in the G3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) and a second to Hartnell in the G1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).

“She’s pretty right where she’s at,” Maher said after a solo gallop over 1200m at Caulfield on Tuesday.  “She’s on her home track and dropping to handicap conditions so there’s a bit to like.

“We’ve trained her to peak for her next couple of runs and I think she’s improved every start this campaign.  The Caulfield Cup should be no different.”

Jameka is one of three Group 1 winners by Myboycharlie alongside Euro Charline and Peggy Jean.  Her current earnings stand at $1.77 million and there’s another $1.75 million for the winner this Saturday.

Gilgai Farm owner Rick Jamieson sold her for $130,000 at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier and he has her dam Mine Game (General Nediym) back in foal to Myboycharlie at Vinery.  The mare won in Melbourne and is a half-sister to G1 Canterbury Guineas winner Jymcarew.

Myboycharlie (Ire) topped six-figures with his draft at the Inglis Ready2Race Sale this week.  His colt from Ladys Counsel made $110,000 when purchased by Silk Thoroughbreds on Wednesday.

Fellow Vinery sires in the same bracket at the Ready2Race Sale included Testa Rossa ($140,000), Mossman ($120,000) and Casino Prince ($100,000).

2017-03-31T13:37:31+00:00 October 13th, 2016|