Jameka makes one-act affair of the 2016 Caulfield Cup

jameka caulfield cupCiaron Maher-trained mare Jameka made a one-act affair of the 2016 Caulfield Cup on Saturday winning by three lengths in a dazzling display of power.

Jameka is now $6.00 second favourite for the 2016 Melbourne Cup, with her Turnbull Stakes victor Hartnell the $5.00 favourite.

The classy four-year-old put the writing on the wall with her strong second placing in the Turnbull last start.

Despite jumping from barrier 13, jockey Nick Hall had Jameka perfectly placed just off the pace in the run, always in striking distance of the leaders.

Hall allowed Jameka more rein approaching the turn, and she quickly rounded up the leaders before drawing clear for the easiest of victories.

Jameka had three lengths to spare on the line from international stayer Scottish, who finished second. Imported galloper Exospheric was three-quarters of a length back in third place.

It was Hall’s second Caulfield Cup win after riding to Fawkner to victory in 2013.

Jameka second favourite for 2016 Melbourne Cup

Hartnell is the ruling $5 favourite in latest Melbourne Cup betting at Sportsbet. Caulfield Cup winner Jameka is into $5 second favourite after her brilliant win.

The third favourite behind Jameka and Hartnell is the impressive Almandin at $11.

Lindsay Park’s Almoonqith is into $15 following his fourth placing in the Caulfield Cup. It’s worth noting that he ran 18th last year after winning the Group 3 Geelong Cup beforehand.

Caulfield Cup third placegetter Exospheric is also $15 at Sportsbet. The Team Freedman-trained five-year-old will derive plenty of benefit from his first Australian outing.

Real Love (5th) and Our Ivanhowe (6th), are $21 and $26 respectively for the Melbourne Cup.

Head over to Sportsbet for the latest 2016 Melbourne Cup odds.

2016 Caulfield Cup Result

Of $3,000,000. Group 1. Handicap

1- $4.20 Jameka 52.5 Nicholas Hall
2- $7.00 Scottish (Ire) 55.0 Kerrin McEvoy
3- $15.00 Exospheric (Gb) 55.5 Damien Oliver

4- $71.00 Almoonqith 54.0 Michael Walker
5- $6.50 Real Love 52.5 Craig Williams
6- $21.00 Our Ivanhowe 56.5 Dwayne Dunn
7- $16.00 Sir Isaac Newton (Gb) 55.0 Colm O’Donoghue
8- $101.00 Vengeur Masque (Ire) 50.5 Patrick Moloney
9- $61.00 De Little Engine 50.5 Ben E Thompson
10- $13.00 Sir John Hawkwood 53.5 Blake Spriggs
11- $26.00 Preferment 57.0 Hugh Bowman
12- $19.00 Tally 53.0 Brenton Avdulla
13- $9.50 Articus (Fr) 53.0 Zac Purton
14- $31.00 Pemberley 50.5 Ben Allen
15- $14.00 Sacred Master 52.0 Tommy Berry
16- $101.00 Go Dreaming 50.5 Ms Katelyn Mallyon

Track: Good 3 – Margins: 3 len, 0.75 len – Time: 2:28.88