Incentivise delivers on expectations with commanding Caulfield Cup win

Hot favourite Incentivise has won the Caulfield Cup in commanding style, powering down the home straight to triumph in the 2400m classic.

It was a memorable day for trainer Peter Moody, who takes home his first Caulfield Cup trophy, and jockey Brett Prebble.

Nonconformist, ridden by Craig Williams, took second place while Persan completed the placings.

Attention immediately turned to the Melbourne Cup and Incentivise’s prospects to complete Melbourne’s staying double in early November.

“Look out Melbourne Cup,” said Prebble. “He’s going to eat the 32 [hundred metres at Flemington].”

Incentivise powers away at Caulfield.Credit:Getty Images

On a day of triumph and tragedy, however, reigning Cox Plate champion Sir Dragonet was euthanised after he broke down with a catastrophic injury to his near foreleg during a trackwork incident at Moonee Valley on Saturday morning.

The son of Camelot was imported into Australia by Melbourne businessman Ozzie Kheir last year, when, after Jack Newnes slotted a post-siren goal for Carlton to beat Fremantle, Kheir – a Blues supporter – tried again to negotiate a deal for Sir Dragonet and succeeded.

His ownership also included prominent owner Brae Sokolski.

Sokolski and Kheir are also owners in Incentivise.


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