Cup start in balance for Zabeel mare

15 Oct 2017

Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman will have two leading Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) chances while a start for another member of their team next Saturday is in the balance.

Bonneval and Jon Snow further boosted their prospects for the A$3 million feature with strong showings in the Gr.1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) at the weekend, but whether Lizzie L’Amour joins them is yet to be decided.

The Zabeel mare turned in a below-par performance when unplaced in Sunday’s Listed Cranbourne Cup (2025m).

“She got a long way back and never got into the race,” Baker said.

“She hasn’t had a lot of luck in her three runs over here. She pulled up well so I’ll speak to the owners about whether we pay up for the Cup. There are a lot of other options to discuss for her.”

Lizzie L’Amour was a first-up seventh in the Gr.2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) where she suffered an atrial fibrillation, then ran sixth in the Gr.2 Stocks Stakes (1600m). – NZ Racing Desk