A key runner in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup is in doubt to line-up in the field after she pulled up slightly lame in a gallop this morning although her trainer and jockey believe otherwise.
The Murray Baker trained Bonneval is in doubt to take her spot in Saturday’s $3m Caulfield Cup after stewards surprised Baker by turning up to look over his star mare in which they reported she was 1/5 lame today.
Her trainer Murray Baker however is confident she will run in the race saying there is nothing wrong with her.
Doubt surrounded Bonneval on Saturday when stewards announced she had pulled up lame following her run in the Caulfield Stakes although her trainer was and still is adamant she is not lame and she will be fine to run in the race.
Bonneval has eased from $5.00 out to $8.00 in Caulfield Cup markets this week.
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Bonneval was 1 out of 5 lame when trotted up by rvl vets today. In doubt for Caulfield cup. Murray baker says nothing wrong with her
— Chris Roots (@ChrisRoots1) October 18, 2017
Jockey Kerrin McEvoy sat on Bonneval this morning and didn’t report anything and was happy with what he felt ahead of Saturday’s race.
Had a sit on Bonneval this morning at Flemington,she is moving well and is nice and bright ,final piece of fast work tmrw morn#CaulfieldCup
— Kerrin McEvoy (@KPMcEvoy) October 17, 2017
Bonneval will undergo another vet check on Thursday.