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Snow Sky 'the pick of the internationals' in 2015 Caulfield Cup

  • Snow Sky the pick of the Internationals.
  • Quest for More working well but is first emergency.
Snow Sky of Great Britain during a trackwork session at Werribee Racecourse

Racing Victoria International Recruitment Officer Leigh Jordon is responsible for enticing world-class trainers to travel half-way around the globe with their best horses and contest Melbourne’s biggest races.

With the experience and knowledge only few possess, Jordan is undoubtedly one of the most qualified people in the racing industry to assess the chances of each international as they gear up for Saturday’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Having seen these internationals perform at home and now at the Werribee International Equine Centre, Jordan has identified Snow Sky and Quest For More as key contenders for Saturday’s $3.15 million showpiece.

Snow Sky, a winner of the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup (2816m) at York on May 15 and the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes (2414m) at Royal Ascot on June 20, has the form on the board and has also been given the tick of approval by jockey Damien Oliver who rode him in track work on Sunday.

“Damien was down on Sunday to ride him in his last bit of work and I know when Damien got off he said that he was spot-on,” Jordon told Racing Ahead. 
“A lot of good judges say that maybe the Caulfield Cup is his race and I think that out of the five he is firming as the pick of the internationals from a Caulfield Cup perspective.”

Japanese pair Fame Game and Hokko Brave along with impressive Royal Ascot winner Trip To Paris have also made the final field, while Quest For More will have to rely on a scratching before gaining a start.

While Hokko Brave is yet to finish his final piece of work before the Caulfield Cup, Jordan rated Quest For More as the standout performer among the other internationals.

“Fame Game was ridden by Zac Purton in his last piece of work and it is well reported that Zac thinks he will improve on whatever he does in the Caulfield Cup, but he was still happy with the horse,” Jordon said. 
“Hokko Brave, ridden by Craig Williams, is going to do his last bit of work tomorrow. 
“Trip To Paris did a solid bit of work this morning and Quest For More had Tommy Berry on him today. 
“They put the blinkers on him today and Tommy was much more enthused with the horse and he was a lot sharper.”

Quest For More, a five-year-old son of Teofilo comes to Australia having won three of his past five starts while finishing 2nd in the other two.


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Snow Sky "the pick of the internationals" in 2015 Caulfield Cup

Racing Victoria International Recruitment Officer Leigh Jordon is responsible for enticing world-class trainers to travel half-way around the globe with their best horses and contest Melbourne’s biggest races.

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