Last year’s favourite for the 2009 Melbourne Cup Alcopop is at risk of not making the field for the 2010 Melbourne Cup. This is despite the horse performing well and seemingly having a very good Cup preparation.
His run in the Turnbull Stakes behind So You Think was undeniably the run of a Cup horse. He never got a good chance in the 2010 Caulfield Cup – which was won by wet tracker Descarado – after drawing a bad gate, but the jockey Mark Zhara looked after him.
He is not going to want a too-heavy track, but Alcopop is a definite live chance if he makes the field. He is currently $61 to win the Melbourne Cup, but if he wins today that should drop to $10 or less for sure.
You will be taking a risk that he will miss the Melbourne Cup cut if you bet on him now, but remember that Alcopop is going so well, he loves the big open stretches of Flemington, and his trainer Stephens will have him tuned to perfection.
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