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Internationals Entered For Caulfield Tilt

A strong European representation is expected for the opening day of the Caulfield Cup carnival.

Horses trained by Aidan O’Brien, Charlie Appleby, Saeed bin Suroor and Charlie Fellowes have been entered across five races on Saturday’s 10-race program.

O’Brien, who will be represented by U S Navy Flag in The Everest at Randwick on Saturday, has five horses entered in three races.

It’s the first time O’Brien has brought sprinters to Melbourne’s spring carnival and he has entered the three horses in the Group Two Schillaci Stakes along with Cliffs Of Moher in the Group One Caulfield Stakes and Yucatan in the Herbert Power Stakes.

Cliffs Of Moher and Yucatan may also back up in Saturday week’s $5 million Caulfield Cup.

Of the overseas horses nominated, Jungle Cat, winner of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, and Blair House, fourth in the Underwood Stakes, are the only ones with race experience in Australia.

Appleby has nominated Blair House in two Group One races on Saturday, one over 1600m and one over 2000m.

European horses entered and their trainers:

Group One Caulfield Stakes (2000m):

Benbatl (Saeed bin Suroor)

Blair House (Charlie Appleby)

Cliffs Of Moher (Aidan O’Brien)

Group One Toorak Handicap (1600m)

Blair House (Charlie Appleby)

Jungle Cat (Charlie Appleby)

Group Two Herbert Power Stakes (2400m):

Prince Of Arran (Charlie Fellowes)

Prize Money (Saeed bin Suroor)

Yucatan (Aidan O’Brien)

Group Two Schillaci Stakes (1100m):

Fleet Review (Aidan O’Brien)

Intelligence Cross (Aidan O’Brien)

Spirit Of Valour (Aidan O’Brien)

Listed Weekend Hussler Stakes (1400m):

Comicus (Charlie Appleby)

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