Seamer says hes a chance
A FAVOURABLE barrier draw has convinced Fernleigh jockey Scott Seamer that Cinque Cento is a good chance for the Caulfield Cup (2400m) today.
The six-year-old drew barrier three earlier this week and Seamer believes the Peter Moody-trained mare could be the 'dark horse' in the first of the big races in the Melbourne's Spring Carnival.
However, Cinque Cento, the 2005 Group Three BTC Doomben Roses winner, had a disappointing last start in the Turnbull Stakes earlier this month.
"I think she's a good chance," Seamer said. "She didn't run well in the Turnbull, but a lot of horses didn't.
"I think the track may have had something to do with it. "It was only the second time it had been used and the racing was off the fence in the middle and outside.
"Forgetting about that, she had been in good form, finishing only a length back from Haradasun and El Segundo in her last run before the Turnbull."
Completing the local angle is the fact the horse is owned by Stuart Ramsey of Casino.
Seamer, who won the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup double on Ethereal in 2001, rates Maldivian as the horse to beat. "Maldivian drew one and Cinque Cento drew three, so we'll be making the early pace," he said.