Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Rodd Aims to Keep Caulfield Cup Favourite Rolling

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Rodd Aims to Keep Caulfield Cup Favourite Rolling

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Byline: MARK RYAN of AAP

MICHAEL Rodd's challenge in tomorrow's Caulfield Cup is to get the favourite December Draw to settle so he can run out a strong 2400m at his first attempt at the distance.

Rodd said the big crowd, expected to be about 50,000, could C[pounds sterling]rev upC[yen] horses who had not had the experience of competing in big races.

C[pounds sterling]He's got a very funny head carriage and that's what concerns me, that he doesn't truly spit the bit out,C[yen] the jockey said.

C[pounds sterling]So that is my challenge, that he doesn't use extra energy.

C[pounds sterling]All I can do is keep him relaxed and give him as easy a run as possible.

C[pounds sterling]I won't change too much around. He's a horse who gets out of the barriers really well. I'll let him roll forward (from barrier 11) and work myself out going past the winning post the first time. …

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