Former Ballydoyle horse Orderofthegarter guaranteed Caulfield Cup spot

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The former Ballydoyle horse, Orderofthegarter, will be ridden by Jye McNeil in the Group 1 AUD $5 million Caulfield Cup on Saturday, October 17.

The imported stayer confirmed his spot in the Caulfield Cup field when winning the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes on Saturday for jockey Damien Oliver.

The former Aidan O’Brien-trained colt has been handed a 1kg penalty for both the Group 1 Caulfield Cup and Group 1 Melbourne Cup after his impressive Group 3 success, with the Danny O’Brien-trained son of Galileo now set to carry 51kgs in both feature races.

“It was encouraging to see Orderofthegarter record his third career win in the Naturalism Stakes and his first since winning a Listed race for 3-year-olds in April 2017,” Racing Victoria Executive General Manager – Racing, Greg Carpenter said.

“The merit of the victory on Saturday warranted a 1kg penalty for both Cups as he seeks to emulate Jameka who won the Caulfield Cup after winning the Naturalism Stakes in 2016″, Carpenter added.

Top Australian rider Damien Oliver is unable to ride below 53.5kg and with Orderofthegarter handicapped on 51kg, connections opted for McNeil as their lightweight rider.

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