Bauer Back To Training For Another Go At The Melbourne Cup

June 16th, 2010

With less than three months to go until the highly anticipated running of the 150th Melbourne Cup in November, Bauer looks on target to take part in this year’s edition of Australia’s richest race.

The British-based seven-year-old lost by a nose in the 2008 Melbourne Cup to Viewed, and is coming back from a tendon injury with Australia’s greatest race the aim.

Trained by Luca Cumani, the British-based seven-year-old lost by a nose in the 2008 Melbourne Cup to Viewed, and is coming back from a tendon injury with Australia’s greatest race the aim on the 2nd of November.

In 2008, the Halling offspring won the Geelong Cup (2406m) in the lead up to the esteemed race, but fell just short at the final hurdle and had to accept second best.

Bauer has begun cantering, and will aim for some serious gallops in July in preparation for a Melbourne Spring Carnival Racing Campaign.

Looking to start his fourth consecutive Melbourne Cup campaign this year is experienced stayer Master O’Reilly.

Trained by Danny O’Brien, the eight-year-old has finished fourth in his two most recent attempts at the cup, with his 2007 debut run taking him to eighth.

His most recent start was the Australian Cup (2000) in March, which saw him finish eighth, and will take a less pressurised course to the Melbourne Cup this year, with little in the way of appearances in his preparations.

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