Single Gaze – 2nd in Caulfield Cup

Single Gaze – 2nd in Caulfield Cup

Horse name: Single Gaze

Age: 5

Sex: Mare

Trainer: Nick Olive

Owner: (Wide ownership)

Country: Australia

Attempt?: Unclear on Melbourne Cup, definitely a Caulfield Cup hope.

Our handicap: 50.5kgs

Formline: Australian Cup

Distance Query?: No

Path?: Memsie, Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington, the Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield and the Caulfield Stakes (2000m) in the lead-up to the Caulfield Cup.

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Notes: Single Gaze is a very fine mare, with her best performance winning the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes over 2000m, the first for her trainer from Canberra, Nick Olive. She also won the Group 3 Arrowfield over 1600m at Kembla Grange before that. She had a few injuries including nearly losing an eye and being knocked over, but she bounced back to win the Listed Tails Stakes (1600m) and was second to Chocante in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2200m).

She was pretty far back in the Memsie – but her jockey was pleased enough and it was just a first-up run.

She could be a lightweight hope in the Caulfield Cup and then a Melbourne Cup becomes a possibility. We’ll see her in at least four races before the Melbourne Cup so she’ll be rock-hard fit, for a trainer that hasn’t had a Cup runner before.