Emirates Melbourne Cup 2017
Race #7 – 3:00pm Start – 3200m Emirates Melbourne Cup
Handicap. Group 1. No age restriction, No sex restriction.
No class restriction. Apprentices cannot claim.
Track: Main. Track type: Turf.
Field limit: 24.
The Melbourne Cup is always a fascinating betting race and the 2017 edition is no exception.
It has become a race of locals vs Internationals, last year Almadin flew the flag Germany touching off one of the raiders. Local horse Amelie’s Star was able to beat Almandin in Bart Cummings, forget her Caulfield Cup miss (her first ever staying defeat), Almandin ran well that race (his first staying defeat).
It’s possible to make a case for just about every horse in this Melbourne Cup field and it’s one of the most open Group 1 races that you will see.
🏇🏼 Humidor can win but will he stay the 3200m?
🏇🏼 Ventura Storm one of the best roughies from locals.
🏇🏼 Johannes Vermeer heavily backed but 3200m?
🏇🏼 Tiberian has great form 2400m+.
🏇🏼 Red Cardinal can win.
He won the Prix Kergorlay in France before he came to Australia – the same race that was won by both Americain and Protectionist before they went on to win the Melbourne Cup – he also ran the best closing sectionals in the Caulfield Cup.
Another international that has already run in Australia is:
🏇🏼 Wall Of Fire and he is the best lightweight chance in the Melbourne Cup.
The way that he found the line in the Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes was most impressive and the form coming out of that race has been very strong. He is genuine value at $13.
🏇🏼 Tiberian has not had a lead-up run in Australia.
He brings excellent form into the Melbourne Cup and there is no way that he should be as long as $31. He has recorded four wins from his past five starts in France and Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock have a knack of picking the right horses to purchase for the Melbourne Cup.
🏇🏼 Big Duke run a bold race.
This has been his major goal all preparation and he is a horse that simply doesn’t run a bad race. He had genuine excuses in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup and he will relish the long Flemington straight. He maps to get a lovely trail into this race with Brenton Avdulla in the saddle.