Dunaden Not Set To Feature In 2012 Geelong Cup

September 6th, 2012

The Group 3 Geelong Cup is once again expected to be an exciting precursor to the Melbourne Cup when it runs on Wednesday October 24, 2012.

The $250,000 race is always the best guide to the $6 million Melbourne Cup, with last year’s winner Dunaden going on to claim the Geelong Cup and Melbourne Cup double.

This year Dunaden will not be returning to defend his title in the 2012 Geelong Cup after his owners expressed their interest in running in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup.

With the Caulfield Cup 2012 held just four days prior to the 2012 Geelong Cup, there is no chance Dunaden will be taking part in both.

Dunaden has already been given the top weight of 58 kilograms, along with former Melbourne Cup winner Americain, for the 2012 Caulfield Cup.

The seven-year-old will attempt to be the first original top weight to win the race, with no other horse doing so during its 134 year history.

Dunaden placed sixth in his most recent start in England in the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The Nicobar entire is currently unbeaten in Australian and will be attempting to continue his winning run when he lines up for the 2012 Caulfield Cup and 2012 Melbourne Cup this spring.

Dunaden won the Geelong Cup by almost a length last year in front of Tanby and Bauer.

Follow Dunaden’s progress in the race as he makes his way towards the 2012 Caulfield Cup and ensure you get the best odds.

Enter the promo code BONUSBET when you join to be eligible for a bonus bet worth up to $400!

So sign up to bookmaker.com.au now and start winning.