Pat Carey’s Cedarberg is unlikely to run in the Group 1 Sydney Cup on Saturday April 23, 2011, despite being the current second-favourite for the race.
Cedarberg shot to second favouritism for the $500,000 Sydney Cup after winning the $2.25 million The BMW at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on April 2, 2011.
Cedarberg’s owner and breeder, Trevor Delroy, is concerned about the possibility of running the four-year-old on a wet track.
“I think it is unlikely he will go into the Sydney Cup,” Mr Delroy said.
The Helenus gelding will now most likely run in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes on the same day.
“I know he is pitched in on the weight, but there is a chance the cup could be run on a wet track and running on a bog over 3200m is risky,” Mr Delroy said.
“The Queen Elizabeth is run on the same day and has the same money.”
Cedarberg has won four of his 15 career race starts and has accrued almost $1.5 million in prize money.