Dunaden Wins 2011 Geelong Cup On Way To Melbourne Cup Run

October 19th, 2011

French stayer Dunaden has won the 2011 Geelong Cup by three quarters of a length today October 22, 2011.

The race, which was last year won by eventual Melbourne Cup winner Americain, guaranteed the winner automatic entry into the 2011 Melbourne Cup on November 1, 2011.

The six-year-old sprinted down the outside to take the win from race favourite Tanby, who finished second, and Bauer, who had no luck in finishing third.

Jockey Craig Williams believes Dunaden will be at his best come Melbourne Cup Day and has expressed his desire to partner the horse in the $6.2 million race.

“The way I went I’m pretty happy on him,” he said.

“His best distance is 3000 metres and above so he’s going good.

“He won. That’s all we had to do.”

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2011 Geelong Cup Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 1 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles Craig Williams 8 58kg $6
2 4 TANBY Robert Hickmott Steven King 0.75L 6 53kg $3.10F
3 2 BAUER (IRE) Luca Cumani Damien Oliver 1.5L 9 56kg $5.50
4 3 SHOWCAUSE Frank Ritchie Luke Nolen 1.9L 13 53.5kg $13
5 13 PERFECT PECS Rick Hore-Lacy Dean Yendall 2L 7 53kg $31
6 7 BACK IN BLACK (NZ) John Steffert Craig Newitt 2.3L 5 53kg $31
7 8 SPECHENKA Ben Ahrens Michael Walker 3.05L 10 53kg (cd 53.5kg) $31
8 6 I’M JAKE (NZ) David Brideoake & David Feek Dwayne Dunn 4.05L 1 53kg $9
9 10 HUME (NZ) David Brideoake & David Feek Stephen Baster 4.8L 12 53kg $41
10 11 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ) Anthony Cummings Chris Symons 11.8L 2 53kg $12
11 5 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) Anthony Freedman Ms Lisa Cropp 13.8L 11 53kg $10
12 12 DIYARAKA (FR) Michael Moroney Kerrin McEvoy 14L 4 53kg $101