Fawkner Park rockets into Caulfield Cup favouritism

Fawkner Park
Fawkner Park cruises to victory in the Q22. Photo: Darren Winningham

Following his dominant performance to win Saturday’s Group 2 Q22 (2200m) at Eagle Farm, the Annabel Neasham-trained Fawkner Park was propelled into $14 favouritism with horse racing betting sites for the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 19.

The gelding’s victory in the $1.2 million feature grants him ballot exemption from the Caulfield showpiece.

Managing part-owner Nathan Bennett confirmed to Racing.com on Sunday that the Caulfield Cup is indeed the plan for Fawkner Park this upcoming spring.

“I thought he’d take a bit of beating and obviously the market suggested that, but to win by that margin with that ease was really exciting,” Neasham told 7 Racing.

“We’ve seen so many horses in the past two to three years run really well here in Queensland and then go on to have big springs.

“I’ll obviously chat with Bennett Racing, but I’m sure the Caulfield Cup will be circled in the calendar to work back from.”

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