2010 Melbourne Cup Horses for Trainer Gai Waterhouse

Leading Sydney trainer Gai Waterhouse has two confirmed runners in the 2010 Melbourne Cup field after the final list of 24 horses were released at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday.

Waterhouse’s Caulfield Cup winner Descarado and classy mare Once Were Wild are the two horses that will represent Waterhouse in the 150th Melbourne Cup next Tuesday, November 2.

Melbourne Cup Horse #11 Descarado

  • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
  • Jockey: Nash Rawiller
  • Barrier: 1
  • Last Melbourne Cup Lead-Up Run: Second in Mackinnon Stakes (2000m)

Four-year-old High Chaparral gelding Descarado has come up trumps in the 2010 Melbourne Cup barrier draw set to jump from the inside in barrier one and will be ridden by Nash Rawiller.

Descarado ran a brilliant Melbourne Cup trial at Victoria Derby Day today, finishing second to So You Think in the Mackinnon Stakes and if the track is Heavy again at Flemington on Tuesday is a red hot chance.

Melbourne Cup Horse #23 Once Were Wild

  • Trainer: Gai Waterhouse
  • Jockey: Jim Cassidy
  • Barrier: 11
  • Last Melbourne Cup Lead-Up Run: Third in The Lexus Stakes (2500m)

Four-year-old Johannesburg mare Once Were Wild will jump from a slightly wider gate in the Melbourne Cup for 2010, set to start from barrier 11 with Jim Cassidy in the mount.

Both runners are an excellent chance to win Waterhouse her maiden Melbourne Cup victory, so head to Luxbet now to check out the full Melbourne Cup odds and get behind these star four-year-olds!