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Jaameh Cup Bound

Friday, 10th August 2018

David Hayes will attempt to qualify Irish import Jaameh (Iffraaj-Miss Gibraltar, by Rock Of Gibraltar) for the Melbourne Cup after his impressive win at Flemington on Saturday. Having just his third run in Australia, the Shadwell Stud-owned 6YO produced a strong staying performance to run out an easy 2.75 length winner of the VRC Member Maureen O'Connell Handicap over 2510m. "He will head to The Bart Cummings and get qualified, that is the way we are definitely going to go and definitely a run in between," Hayes told racing.com. "He has got similar form-line to a horse like Tawqeet, who started favourite (in the Melbourne Cup) one year, and won a Caulfield Cup, and I think he has improved out here, with a bit of sun on his back he has improved a length or two. It was a really good staying performance." Tawqeet, who was also raced by Shadwell, won the 2006 Caulfield Cup and ran 19th and 14th respectively in the 2006 and 2007 Melbourne Cups.

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