Profound Beauty Wins in Ireland on way to 2010 Melbourne Cup

June 1, 2010

Profound Beauty Wins in Ireland on way to 2010 Melbourne Cup

Six-year-old Danehill mare Profound Beauty, trained by premier Irish trainer Dermot Weld, has had an impressive start to her 2010 Melbourne Cup campaign with a classy win in Ireland.

Weld, the only European trainer to win the Melbourne Cup having won with Vintage Crop (1993) and Media Puzzle (2002), will aim for a third ‘Loving Trophy’ with his profoundly talented beauty in this year’s 150th running of the Melbourne Cup on November 2.

The highly rated Profound Beauty finished a gallant fifth to Viewed in the 2008 Melbourne Cup before being scratched from last year’s event a month before after a long and tiring season.

On Sunday she started her season with a first-up win at Leopardstown in a Listed race over 2800m, beating odds-on favourite Age Of Aquarius by a half-length in her first start after a long spell following her fourth place finish to Alandi in the Irish St Leger in September last year.

Weld has hinted at runs in both the Curragh Cup and the Irish St Leger again this year for Profound Beauty on her way to the 2010 Melbourne Cup.

There is sure to be a strong international flavour in this year’s Melbourne Cup with a number of top international horses expected to travel to Flemington for the first Tuesday in November. Entries for the Melbourne Cup close on August 3.

Profound Beauty is currently a $26 chance for the $6 million Melbourne Cup in the pre-nomination betting market at SportingBet, while the Bart Cummings-trained Faint Perfume remains the $17 favourite.

Faint Perfume arrives back in Cummings’ care at his Sydney stable next Monday after having been spelled at Think Big Stud. The three-year-old Shamardal filly is raced by Dato Tan Chin Nam, who is the most successful owner in the Melbourne Cup having won four times with Think Big (1974 & 1975), Saintly (1996) and Viewed (2008).

Dato Tan also part-owns Cummings’ Redoute’s Choice filly Dariana who is the hot $3.50 favourite for this Saturday’s $400,000 Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm through Ladbrokes.com.au.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Australian Guineas Bound Amphi...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Stil...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Still The Goal, Golden Eagle ‘Plan B’

Three-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun has opened as the favourite following...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Viddora firms in the betting a...

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the...

Horse Racing Today

Loving Gaby remains favourite ...

Final field of 14 for 2019 Lad...

Final field of 14 for 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Fourteen two-year-olds will line up in the final field for the 2019 Group 1...

Field of 11 for 2019 Black Cav...

Field of 11 for 2019 Black Caviar Lightning

A field of eleven sprinters will line up for the 2019 Group 1 $750,000 Black...

Winx to resume in 2019 Apollo ...

Winx to resume in 2019 Apollo Stakes field

Australia’s favourite race horse Winx is set to kick off her 2019 Autumn...

Webster not happy for The Clap...

Webster not happy for The Clapper to take on Winx in 2019 Apollo Stakes

Trainer Pat Webster admits that he is not happy for his stable star Happy...

Race Results

Peter Young Stakes: Avilius Impresses En Route to Australian Cup

Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes: Lyre Caps Off Huge Day for Godolphin

Alizee is the 2019 Futurity Stakes Winner

Randwick Guineas Bound The Autumn Sun Claims Hobartville Stakes

It’s Gary Portelli’s Time to Reign in the Golden Slipper

Race Previews

Loving Gaby remains favourite despite wide barrier in 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Final field of 14 for 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Field of 11 for 2019 Black Caviar Lightning

Winx to resume in 2019 Apollo Stakes field

Webster not happy for The Clapper to take on Winx in 2019 Apollo Stakes

Fields & Form

Loving Gaby remains favourite despite wide barrier in 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Final field of 14 for 2019 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes

Field of 11 for 2019 Black Caviar Lightning

Winx to resume in 2019 Apollo Stakes field

Waller gives D’Argento great chance to win 2019 C.F. Orr Stakes