Bauer coming back for another crack at the Cup
Trainer Luca Cumani has confirmed last year’s Melbourne Cup runner-up Bauer is again Australia-bound and will begin his Cups campaign next month.
The Halling six-year-old entire hasn’t raced since his nose second to Viewed in last year’s 3200m feature and will be set for a light European campaign.
"Bauer will travel to Australia to run in the Group One Caulfield Cup on October 17 and the Melbourne Cup on November 3," Cumani said.
"He is very well and was given a long holiday and is just starting to get going now.
"He will have his first run in July and his whole year is being aimed with one race in mind – the Cup.
Cumani has endured a frustrating run in Melbourne over the past two springs.
While Bauer gave him his first Australian triumph in last year’s Geelong Cup before his near miss in the Melbourne Cup, Mad Rush was a desperately unlucky fourth in last year’s Caulfield Cup before finishing seventh in the Melbourne Cup.
The Cumani-trained Purple Moon was a gallant second behind Efficient in the 2007 Melbourne Cup.