Four internationally trained horses including last year’s Melbourne Cup placegetter Prince Of Arran feature among the field of 11 for the Group Three $400,000 Geelong Cup.
The Charlie Fellowes-trained Prince Of Arran finished second in the Group Two Herbert Power Stakes in his return to Australian racing on October 12 and has drawn the outside barrier for Wednesday’s 2400m race in which the winner will be eligible for a weight penalty for the 2019 Melbourne Cup.
Godolphin trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has this year’s Ebor Handicap runner-up Red Galileo in the Geelong Cup with the Willie Mullins-trained mare True Self and John Hammond-trained gelding Haky the other northern hemisphere-trained entries.
Prince Of Arran, True Self and import Neufbosc were all emergencies who failed to gain a start in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup.
The Anthony Freedman-trained Steel Prince is already assured a Melbourne Cup spot and will get his campaign back on track at Geelong after missing the Herbert Power Stakes when he was scratched after playing up in the barriers.
Despite his third in last year’s Melbourne Cup, Prince Of Arran is down the order of entry and in danger of missing a start this time around.
Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au