French stayer Dunaden has defied history to win the 2012 Caulfield Cup, taking out the 2400 metre Group 1 event, despite the odds being stacked against him.
Jockey Damian Oliver has rewarded trainer Leon Corsten's faith to stick by him amid controversial times, producing a top class ride on filly Commanding Jewel to win the Group 1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield on Wednesday. Oliver, the subject of a serious gambling investigation, showed why he is a true champion, doing what he does best and let his riding do the talking in what was a very impressive performance.
An awkward gate, untidy start and herculian performance were enough to create the imposssible at Caulfield on Saturday...upset Pierro! All Too Hard took advantage of the circumstances, doing what no other horse has been able to do in 9 starts, and battled strongly past the superstar to win the $1 million Caulifeld Guineas by half a length.