Melbourne Cup Selections

Melbourne Cup Selections

Melbourne Cup Selections

Libran

Best run this preparation when runner-up in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup and the third horse came out and won the Lexus.

JOCKEY: Dwayne Dunn TRAINER: Chris Waller (Flemington)
7 Year Old
Bay Or Brown Gelding
SIRE: Lawman DAM: True Crystal
PRIZEMONEY
$1,038,373.00
CAREER
29 9-3-1
LAST 6
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LAST 15
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DISTANCE
2 0-1-0

Humidor

Stretched Winx in a record breaking Cox Plate last week. The 3200m is new territory but can’t be discounted after the Cox Plate effort.

JOCKEY: Blake Shinn TRAINER: Darren Weir (Ballarat)
5 Year Old
Bay Gelding
SIRE: Teofilo DAM: Zalika
PRIZEMONEY
$2,459,915.00
CAREER
21 6-7-2
LAST 6
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LAST 15
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DISTANCE
0 0-0-0
Tiberian
French stayer who has won up to 3000m and come to Australia winning successive Group races at Deauville. Has to be respected.
JOCKEY: Olivier Peslier TRAINER: Alain Couetil (France)
6 Year Old
Bay Horse
SIRE: Tiberius Caesar DAM: Toamasina
PRIZEMONEY
$517,000.00
CAREER
17 6-4-0
LAST 6
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LAST 15
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DISTANCE
0 0-0-0

 Johannes Vermeer

Hasn’t won beyond 2000m but hit the line strongly when third in the Caulfield Cup. The trip has to be a query but still one of the main hopes.
JOCKEY: Ben Melham TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien (Co. Tipperary (IRE))
5 Year Old
Bay Horse
SIRE: Galileo DAM: Inca Princess
PRIZEMONEY
$940,080.00
CAREER
14 4-3-3
LAST 6
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LAST 15
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DISTANCE
0 0-0-0The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. It is the richest “two-mile” handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. The event starts at 3pm on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as “the race that stops a nation”.

The Melbourne Cup has a long tradition with the first race held in 1861 over two miles (3.219 km) but was shortened to 3,200 metres (1.988 mi) in 1972 when Australia adopted the metric system. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.312 ft), and Rain Lover’s 1968 race record of 3:19.1 was accordingly adjusted to 3:17.9. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3:16.3.

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