Jameka Has Foreign Competition in Group 1 Caulfield Cup

Scottish has been left to carry the Goldolphin banner in the Caulfield Cup as Hartnell is being saved for the highly touted clash of the titans with Winx in the Cox Plate. “Surprise, surprise,” as enthusiastic USMC private Gomer Pyle used to say.

It is international visitors that seemingly pose the most risk to the Aussie contingent, however, even though Jameka remains the hot favourite.

Scottish will pay more than double for a win compared to the dividend for Jameka. He is showing up as second favourite on Sportsbet, offered at $7.00.

Sir Isaac Newton is another tourist that represents a threat to the local Jameka. He is young and therefore an unquantifiable quantity, but he has performed well in his Great Britain homeland, running fourth in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2400 m at Great Britain’s Ascot racecourse. It is an in form and not a Fig Newton that jumps Saturday; his $12.00 fixed price for a win might be the best bargain to date this spring.

Making his first start on Australian territory, five-year-old Articus of France at $9.00 could be worth a look, although it might be a stretch to consider him an international now that he is owned by Australian interests.

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