The last of the international raiders set to target the 2010 Melbourne Cup at Flemington this spring has landed in Australia with the Dermot Weld-trained Profound Beauty arriving at the Werribee quarantine centre on Tuesday.
One of the world’s most revered trainers, Dermot Weld is the only European trainer to win the iconic Melbourne Cup having twice scored success with Vintage Crop (1993) and Media Puzzle (2002).
Weld is vying for his third Melbourne Cup victory in the 150th edition this November, Tuesday 2 with seven-year-old Danehill mare Profound Beauty.
Profound Beauty is no stranger to the Melbourne Cup Field having finished fifth, beaten by just under three lengths by Bart Cummings’ Viewed in the 2008 Emirates Melbourne Cup.
She has improved greatly since then having raced 10 more times for seven victories.
Coming off some impressive form in Europe, the question that punters are now asking is can Profound Beauty become the 2010 Melbourne Cup winner?
Horse Facts – Profound Beauty
- Jockey: Profound Beauty is ridden by Pat Smullen in Europe but will have a different jockey in the Melbourne Cup. In her 2008 Melbourne Cup ride Profound Beauty had Glen Boss in the mount and he could possibly ride her again in the 2010 Melbourne Cup.
- Trainer: Dermot K Weld
- Owners: Moyglare Stud Farm
- Age: 7YO
- Gender: Mare
- Breeding: by Danehill (USA) from Diamond Trim (IRE)
- Career: 20-9-4-3
- Prize Money: $931,849
- Current Melbourne Cup Odds: $17 Ladbrokes.com.au
Following the withdrawal of Sans Frontieres, Profound Beauty is now the favourite of the international horses in the Melbourne Cup Betting markets along with French stayer Americain.
Profound Beauty has been in brilliant form in Europe this season, winning both the Challenge Stakes (2800m) and the Ballyroan Stakes (2400m) at Leopardstown before being narrowly beaten by Sans Frontieres in the Group 1 Irish St Leger (2800m) at her last start before entering quarantine back at home.
Her effort in the Irish St Leger was extremely impressive and was the perfect Melbourne Cup trial.
Sitting seventh on the current Melbourne Cup order of entry, Profound Beauty is guaranteed a start in the 24-horse Melbourne Cup field this year set to carry 54kg.
The 54kg weight allocation is a huge advantage for Profound Beauty, who has carried a hefty 61kg at her last three starts making her an ideal lightweight contender in the $6 million Melbourne Cup.
A master trainer preparing her, sensational season form, previous Melbourne Cup experience and an advantageous weight all combine to make Profound Beauty a genuine chance in the Melbourne Cup for 2010.
At generous early odds, now is the time to get behind Profound Beauty for the Melbourne Cup and for the hottest price on her in Australia, sign up with Ladbrokes.com.au!