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Melbourne target for Red Cadeaux

Updated: Wednesday, 29 Jun 2011 10:58

Dunlop - Is excited about the prospect of sending Red Cadeaux to Melbourne
Dunlop - Is excited about the prospect of sending Red Cadeaux to Melbourne

The Melbourne Cup has emerged as a very realistic target for Red Cadeaux after his easy victory in the Curragh Cup at the weekend.

Ed Dunlop's five-year-old continues to improve this season and having already won a Listed handicap at Hamilton this season, he landed the Group Three by nine lengths.

A tilt at the Irish St Leger could also be on the cards but it is the possibility of a trip Down Under that is exciting connections.

'The Cup could be just the right type of race for Red Cadeaux and I think we'd all have a lot of fun out there,' Dunlop told his website.

'The more I watch the video of Saturday's race, the more I am impressed.

He is a middle-distance horse with a turn of foot and that is what you need for Melbourne but we could have a crack at the Irish St Leger en route, though his programme will be determined by the ground.'