Emirates Melbourne Cup 2013
Following this weekends Breeder’s Cup we head off next week to ‘Oz for the Emirates Melbourne Cup 2013.
IRELAND will be represented by Simenon in the Emirates Melbourne Cup 2013, following the scratching of Silent Achiever at the Flemington spectacular.
Simenon, due to represent Willie Mullins and Richard Hughes, started the day 23rd in the order of the entry for Tuesday’s contest, but with the winners of Saturday’s Mackinnon Stakes and Lexus Stakes both offered a guaranteed spot, the star stayer could conceivably have missed out on a place in the race, which has a maximum of 24 runners.
However, Silent Achiever, who had been 19th in the handicap, will miss the race – worth £2.5 million to the winner – after trainer Roger James abandoned plans to saddle the Caulfield Cup eighth, who is suffering from a temperature and infection.
Simenon, an excellent third behind the reopposing Sea Moon in the Herbert Power Stakes three weeks ago, now moves up to 22nd in the order of entry.
The new number 23, Mr Moet, is thought unlikely to run, which would leave Kellini and Ibicenco in the top 24 prior to Saturday’s racing.
The final field for the Melbourne Cup is announced at a barrier draw ceremony due to take place after Saturday’s Derby day card.
Unlike other Australian races, reserves are not permitted due to the TAB betting system only being able to accommodate a maximum of 24 horses.
However….first off is the Breeders Cup so follow the links below for latest news…..
While we will just be observing the Breeder’s Cup, we think that ‘Distaff’ fillies classic reigning champion ROYAL DELTA could land a hat-trick of victories. Bill Mott’s mare bids for this at 23.35 tonight and a best priced 2/1 with Skybet. Main danger could be Beholder. She was the Juvenile Fillies winner at last year’s Breeders’ Cup and Richard Mandella’s three-year-old may not have finished improving yet….best priced 10/3 with PaddyPower
A great winner yesterday with HORSTED KEYNES doing the business at an advised 23/20….we even gave you the 9/1 runner up as the best EW selection with our selection report yesterday
Today we just have a couple of selections and again we look for some more value opportunities…
Newmarket 13.30…..SQUIRE OSBALDESTON was an easy winner on the Polytrack on his return from an extended absence. If Lady Cecil decides the going is suited today, then this progressive colt should account for today’s exposed and over-raced opposition on his handicap debut….a best priced 2/1 with PaddyPower.
We look for better value in the….
Newmarket 16.15….KALK BAY runs for the first time in blinkers and may just get the better of likely favourite Modernstone on his handicap bow. Our selection has been consistent of late and acts on this surface and has won in this class and at the course….a best priced EW saver at 4/1 with Bet Victor
Just the 2 selections today………..
What are YOU backing?
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