Mongolian Khan takes out Caulfield Cup
Grenville Stud bred Mongolian Khan (Holy Roman Emperor – Centafit (NZ)) defied a favourites’ curse to stamp himself as a genuine superstar of the turf with a commanding victory in the Caulfield Cup.
All the form suggested Murray Baker’s champion was the one to beat, and punters certainly agreed, but it had been 10 years since a horse as short as $5 had won the $3 million feature.
A perfect ride from Opie Bossongave Mongolian Khan every chance and he challenged his rivals to beat him.
The win takes Mongolian Khan’s career earnings to in excess of $3.8m from just 13 starts which includes 3 group 1 wins.
Mongolian Khan was bred and raised at Grenville and his dam Centafit (NZ) is still a valuable part of the broodmare band at Grenville and is in foal to Brazen Beau this season.