French stayer Dunaden wins Caulfield Cup

by | 10.20.2012 | 7:50am

Last year's Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden made a late charge to win the Caulfield Cup in Australia on Saturday. The win gives the 7-year-old horse a reverse double of the spring carnival's Cups. Jockey Craig Williams rode the horse to victory in the Caulfield Cup but was forced to miss last year's Melbourne Cup win due to suspension.

“This horse is just a remarkable horse,” Williams told the Australian Hub. “We seem to have a great connection and he just lifts for me.”

The victory makes Dunaden eligible to be re-handicapped for next month's Melbourne Cup but stable spokesman Geoffrey Faber said it would be unfair to the horse.

“He's a racehorse not an airplane … he shouldn't get a penalty,” Faber said. “Besides he didn't win by that far, did he?”

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