Jameka Favoured in Caulfield Cup May Seek Cups Double

If the bookmakers are to be trusted, something we always do without question, Jameka is to win the Caulfield Cup tomorrow, but her $3.50 offer on Sportsbet does not make her nearly the prohibitive favourite that our favourite bookmaker has made in the U.S. Presidential election, where a filly of a different sort entirely, H.R. Clinton, will only pay $1.18 should she beat D. Trump, on offer for $5.25.

Can Jameka win the Caulfield and go on to collect the rare Cups double by winning at Flemington? Hartnell seems to hold favour at this point, but that could change once the actual field is declared.

Should she succeed in capturing the first half of the double, Jameka will be in the company of Ethereal, Let’s Elope and Rivette, as the mares that have done the feat.

All the others, with the exception of Even Stevens in 1962, have been geldings, even the 1937 Cups double winner, The Trump.

Judging by the furor generated by the misogynistic comments of the current runner named Trump, it is reasonable to conclude that more than a few prominent members of the U.S. Republican Party would have preferred that their candidate would have entered the Presidential contest with the same reproductive modifications as did The Trump, Rising Fast, Galilee, Gurner’s Lane, Doriemus and Might And Power.

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