Alpine Eagle Setting Sights on 2016 Caulfield Cup

If looks could kill, they say. We, however, are using “looks” to describe appearance, rather than as a plural verb describing giving someone the stink eye.

Alpine Eagle has the looks that make one wonder, if looks are what matter, could any other contender give this impressive looking horse a run for the money in the 2016 Caulfield Cup.

The rising-five-year-old’s connections have declared that to be the target for Alpine Eagle, but his looks could only provide a fifth place finish when he jumped in an autumn cameo in the R.A. Lee Stakes in Adelaide. It was his first race after time off for an injury.

He is being given more time in the stable, with trainer Tony McEvoy intending to rest him more, and then prepare Alpine Eagle for some staying races in the spring.

Alpine Eagle’s best win to date was the 2015 Group 2 Autumn Classic. He backed that with a runner up finish in the Group 1 Australian Guineas over 1600 m at Flemington back in March of 2015, so it seems he has the speed to match up with classy thoroughbreds and needs only to work on the stamina in order to deal with the 2400 metres of the Caulfield Cup.

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