2010 Melbourne Cup Form Guide

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2010 Melbourne Cup Form Guide

No Form Horse Hcp B Age & Sex Jockey Trainer Career (Starts-Wins-Place)
1 6X715246 Shocking 57.0 24 5H M Rodd Mark Kavanagh 23- 6- 8
2 3-1-1-3x Campanologist 56.0 19 6H K McEvoy Saeed Bin Suroor 25- 9- 8
3 12X11111 So You Think 56.0 3 4H S Arnold Bart Cummings 11- 8- 2
4 X7-1X512 Zipping 55.5 16 9G N Hall Robert Hickmott 44-15-10
5 1-4-215X Illustrious Blue 55.0 9 8H G Boss William J Knight 54-10-17
6 312891X6 Mr Medici 55.0 5 6H D Beadman Peter Ho 34- 5-19
7 X1133344 Shoot Out 55.0 17 4G C Brown John Wallace 18- 7- 5
8 3X5111X1 Americain 54.5 12 6H G Mosse Alain de Royer Dupre 19- 7- 5
9 -5-1-9X0 Tokai Trick 54.5 4 9H S Fujito Kenji Nonaka 44- 8- 9
10 3X9X0070 Buccellati 54.0 21 7H S King Tony Noonan 30- 8- 3
11 2X061012 Descarado 54.0 1 4G N Rawiller Gai Waterhouse 15- 4- 6
12 633X9812 Harris Tweed 54.0 13 5G B Rawiller Murray & Bjorn Baker 25- 4-10
13 X2-552×5 Manighar 54.0 20 5G D Oliver Luca Cumani 13- 6- 4
14 5-8X0858 Master Oreilly 54.0 18 8G V Duric Danny O’Brien 44- 8- 9
15 33X67-03 Monaco Consul 54.0 14 4H C Williams Michael Moroney 15- 3- 4
16 X1211-2x Profound Beauty 54.0 22 7M P Smullen Dermot K Weld 20- 9- 7
17 20X56407 Zavite 54.0 7 8G M Walker Anthony Cummings 57-10- 9
18 7X12X54x Bauer 53.5 2 8G C Munce Luca Cumani 21- 6- 5
19 X1-5X21- Holberg 53.5 10 5H F Dettori Saeed Bin Suroor 12- 6- 2
20 50X24131 Precedence 53.5 15 5G B Shinn Bart Cummings 23- 6- 4
21 3X906406 Red Ruler 53.5 8 6G M Du Plessis John Sargent 36- 7- 7
22 1-3X3312 Linton 52.0 23 4G B Prebble Robert Hickmott 8- 3- 4
23 51X28083 Once Were Wild 51.5 11 4M J Cassidy Gai Waterhouse 13- 6- 2
24 13X13111 Maluckyday 51.0 6 4G L Nolen M W & J Hawkes 8- 5- 3

2010 Melbourne Cup Horses

Shocking

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
30 Oct 10 Mackinnon 1003 2000 124.92 6 12 7.5 D MRodd 11 59.0 7/1 35.2 So You Think
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 4 18 2.5 H MRodd 10 57.0 7/2F 38.9 Descarado
03 Oct 10 Turnbull S 503 2000 123.23 2 16 0.2 D MRodd 12 59.0 9/2 35.6 Zipping
18 Sep 10 Underwood 352 1800 109.54 5 11 4.3 G MRodd 6 59.0 15/2 34.3 So You Think
04 Sep 10 Makybe Div 405 1600 101.70 1 16 0.5 H MRodd 8 59.0 16/1 36.5 Shocking
14 Aug 10 J J Listo 201 1400 87.28 7 14 7.1 S SBaster 6 59.0 66/1 36.1 Shoot Out
20 Feb 10 St George 201 1800 109.04 6 11 5.1 G MRodd 8 59.0 16/1 35.1 La Rocket
06 Feb 10 C F Orr S 402 1400 84.04 8 9 7.7 G MRodd 8 59.0 25/1 32.9 Typhoon Tracy
03 Nov 09 Melbourne 5650 3200 203.87 1 23 0.8 D CBrown 21 51.0 9/1 36.6 Shocking
31 Oct 09 Lexus Stakes 252 2500 158.32 1 15 2.3 D MRodd 2 53.5 7/2F 34.6 Shocking

Shocking – Ran home for 6th on Saturday behind the champ So You Think, was beaten 7.5 lengths even though he ran home from back in the field his last 600 meters was covered in 35.6 seconds where as the winner, which travelled handy to the leaders, broke 35 seconds in the run home. It’s almost impossible to see him turn the tables. If So You Think wasn’t in the field, providing the track wasn’t heavy, he would be a live chance. Barrier 24 probably wont be a disadvantage, if it is wet you always prefer to draw better.


Campanologist

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
17 Sep 10 Arc Trial 101 2217 139.45 3 7 6.0 G TEDurcan 5 61.5 4/1 Dangerous Mi
15 Aug 10 Pokal 246 2400 160.81 1 5 3.5 S ADeVries 5 60.0 5/4F Campanologist
17 Jul 10 Von Lotto 248 2400 153.04 1 6 0.8 G LDettori 3 60.0 9/2 Campanologist
13 Jun 10 Di Milano 475 2400 149.60 3 10 4.1 G LDettori 8 60.5 5/2 Jakkalberry
16 May 10 Gbi Racing 475 2000 126.00 4 8 5.3 H TEDurcan 9 58.0 5/1 Querari
27 Mar 10 Sheema Cla 5569 2410 151.84 9 16 6.0 G TEDurcan 15 57.0 14/1 Dar Re Mi
04 Mar 10 City Of Go 278 2485 157.36 1 13 0.3 G LDettori 2 57.0 6/1 Campanologist
17 Oct 09 Champion S 769 2012 121.31 9 14 17.4 G LDettori 7 58.5 25/1 Twice Over
27 Sep 09 C’Berland 133 2414 147.33 2 12 2.3 G DaneO’Ne 11 58.5 9/2 Mawatheeq
18 Sep 09 Arc Trial 133 2217 139.97 3 6 1.1 G LDettori 3 60.0 9/4 D Oct or Frema

Campanologist – International runner wasn’t up to winning Group 1 races in the UK so they took him to Germany to win two weak Group 1 events there, very hard to see this horse figuring in the finish and we think it is severely disadvantaged at the weights.


So You Think

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
30 Oct 10 Mackinnon 1003 2000 124.92 1 12 3.8 D SWArnold 8 58.0 4/7F 35.2 So You Think
23 Oct 10 W S Cox Pl 3050 2040 127.45 1 10 1.3 D SWArnold 5 57.5 1/2F 34.9 So You Think
09 Oct 10 Yalumba St 403 2000 122.45 1 6 3.3 G SWArnold 3 58.0 2/5F 33.5 So You Think
18 Sep 10 Underwood 352 1800 109.54 1 11 2.3 G SWArnold 2 58.0 8/11F 34.3 So You Think
28 Aug 10 Memsie Sta 201 1400 86.68 1 11 0.5 S SWArnold 9 58.5 11/2 34.7 So You Think
07 Nov 09 Emirates S 1005 1600 93.98 2 15 2.5 G GBoss 9 53.5 3/1F 34.4 All American
24 Oct 09 W S Cox Pl 3050 2040 123.98 1 13 2.5 G GBoss 7 49.5 12/1 35.3 So You Think
10 Oct 09 Caulfield 1008 1600 95.69 5 11 5.0 G MRodd 11 55.5 5/1 34.3 Starspangled
19 Sep 09 Gloaming S 252 1800 110.86 1 10 0.8 G HBowman 8 56.5 8/15F 33.9 So You Think
05 Sep 09 Ming Dynas 100 1400 81.03 2 9 0.1 G GSchofie 2 53.0 9/1 35.0 More Than Gr

So You Think – The best horse we have seen in Australia for sometime. Trained by the “Cups King” Bart Cummings, So You Think is unbeaten this preparation winning his last 5 starts. Duel Cox Plate winner, thrashed the field here on Saturday and nothing that finished behind him there could possibly beat him here. Call the ambulance for the bookmakers if this horse wins the Melbourne Cup, it wont be pretty.


Zipping

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
23 Oct 10 W S Cox Pl 3050 2040 127.45 2 10 1.3 D NHall 6 59.0 16/1 34.9 So You Think
03 Oct 10 Turnbull S 503 2000 123.23 1 16 0.2 D NHall 6 59.0 16/1 35.6 Zipping
11 Sep 10 Chin Nam S 407 1600 99.67 5 8 4.6 S NHall 8 59.0 20/1 35.5 Whobegotyou
13 Mar 10 Australian 1005 2000 123.69 1 14 0.1 G NHall 12 59.0 5/1 34.6 Zipping
06 Feb 10 C F Orr S 402 1400 84.04 7 9 6.4 G NHall 7 59.0 16/1 32.9 Typhoon Tracy
14 Nov 09 Sandown Cl 351 2400 152.29 1 10 0.2 G MRodd 10 59.0 7/2 33.4 Zipping
24 Oct 09 W S Cox Pl 3050 2040 123.98 3 13 2.9 G SWArnold 2 59.0 11/1 35.3 So You Think
03 Oct 09 Turnbull S 502 2000 121.60 8 15 3.2 G ECassar 14 59.0 40/1 34.7 Efficient
12 Sep 09 Dato’ Tan 505 1600 97.39 10 10 10.3 G ECassar 8 59.0 25/1 33.6 Whobegotyou
28 Mar 09 Anniv Vas 101 1400 83.99 7 14 3.8 D SWArnold 7 62.0 9/1 34.4 Skiddaw Peak

Zipping – Evergreen 9 year old from the stables of Lloyd Williams who is on a mission to win another Cup. Everything this stable does is about getting his horses to the Cup, very professional team and approach. This horse seems to be racing better this year than any other year and has started in the Melbourne Cup 3 times, running 4th on two occasions and 9th the other time. A true professional horse who will finish in the front half of the field but doesn’t like it too wet.


Illustrious Blue

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
18 Aug 10 Lonsdale C 248 3299 214.84 5 8 2.0 G JCrowley 4 59.0 7/1 Opinion Poll
29 Jul 10 Goodwood C 177 3219 202.35 1 10 1.3 G JCrowley 9 61.5 8/1 Illustrious
03 Jul 10 Esher Stak 65 3289 209.86 2 7 0.8 G JCrowley 7 59.5 14/1 King Of Wand
27 May 10 Henry Ii 177 3289 217.92 4 9 3.8 G JCrowley 10 58.0 7/1 Akmal
28 Apr 10 Sagaro Sta 115 3219 209.08 1 10 0.5 G JCrowley 10 57.5 16/1 Illustrious
10 Apr 10 4yo+ Hcp 28 2414 148.89 3 12 2.6 G JPFahy 12 58.5 9/1 Red Cadeaux
17 Mar 10 Dragonfly 71 2414 153.09 4 8 4.8 G JCrowley 6 60.5 5/2E Buxted
05 Mar 10 4yo+ Hcp 134 2200 135.78 9 12 5.5 G CPLemair 8 61.5 33/1 Once More Du
11 Feb 10 3yo+ 53 2485 164.49 9 10 6.3 G JCrowley 8 56.0 16/1 Halicarnassu
24 Oct 09 St Simon 133 2418 160.91 10 11 37.0 S JCrowley 5 60.0 16/1 High Heeled

Illustrious Blue – International 9 year old who has won at the Cup distance but struggles in Group 1 level overseas and no reason to think he can beat the best in Australia. Has been in work for over 12 months and has travelled a lot, it’s a big ask to come here and perform well.


Mr Medici

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 6 18 4.2 H GMosse 13 55.0 16/1 38.9 Descarado
30 May 10 Chater Cup 1446 2400 158.49 1 7 1.3 D GMosse 7 57.0 8/1 24.2 Mr Medici
08 May 10 Qu Mother 2300 2400 148.08 9 11 7.8 G KCLeung 3 58.5 7/2 23.1 Fat Choy Ich
25 Apr 10 Qe Ii Cup 893 2000 124.97 8 9 2.8 G ALai 3 57.0 15/1 22.4 Viva Pataca
04 Apr 10 Chairman T 3000 1600 94.57 2 11 0.1 G ALai 5 56.0 12/1 22.9 Able One
21 Mar 10 Premier Pl 2300 1800 107.39 1 8 0.1 G THSo 6 57.5 7/4F 23.6 Mr Medici
28 Feb 10 H K Gold C 1446 2000 121.60 3 11 2.1 G GMosse 4 57.0 8/1 22.8 Collection
07 Feb 10 Centenary 2300 1800 109.57 2 13 0.1 D ALai 7 55.0 11/2 23.7 Special Days
13 Dec 09 Hong Kong 339 2000 121.86 8 10 6.5 G LDettori 6 57.0 12/1 23.4 Vision Detat
15 Nov 09 Intl Cup T 3000 2000 123.85 3 14 2.1 G ALai 8 56.0 12/1 23.3 Collection

Mr Medici – Has Darren Beadman been booked to ride so the horse will have every chance, his run in the Caulfield Cup first up was pretty good and was only beaten by just on 4 lengths. Can handle the wet ground ok and probably isn’t here to make up the numbers, he might be a sneaky place chance if he gets all the breaks.


Shoot Out

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
30 Oct 10 Mackinnon 1003 2000 124.92 4 12 5.4 D CBrown 2 58.0 10/1 35.2 So You Think
23 Oct 10 W S Cox Pl 3050 2040 127.45 4 10 2.8 D CBrown 9 57.5 12/1 34.9 So You Think
03 Oct 10 Turnbull S 503 2000 123.23 3 16 0.3 D SKatsidi 2 58.0 4/1F 35.6 Zipping
11 Sep 10 Chin Nam S 407 1600 99.67 3 8 3.0 S SKatsidi 6 58.5 7/4F 35.5 Whobegotyou
28 Aug 10 Memsie Sta 201 1400 86.68 3 11 1.5 S SKatsidi 5 58.5 2/1F 34.7 So You Think
14 Aug 10 J J Listo 201 1400 87.28 1 14 0.2 S SKatsidi 9 58.5 2/1F 36.1 Shoot Out
31 Jul 10 Bletchingl 126 1200 71.73 1 10 0.5 D SKatsidi 1 58.0 11/2 35.4 Shoot Out
10 Apr 10 A J C Derb 1315 2400 152.68 1 14 1.3 D SKatsidi 8 56.5 15/4 35.2 Shoot Out
27 Mar 10 Rosehill G 505 2000 124.54 4 9 3.2 G SKatsidi 6 56.5 11/8F 34.5 Zabrasive
13 Mar 10 Randwick G 352 1600 94.94 1 15 0.8 G SKatsidi 5 56.5 2/1F 35.2 Shoot Out

Shoot Out – AJC Derby Winner, doesn’t mind a wet track either. A highly consistent horse who has raced the best all season and should be right in the mix, has had a long preparation which has been questioned by a few astute people but the trainer knows the horse the best. At the current price of $41 he is well over the odds, ran the second best time for the last 600 meters in the Mackinnon Stakes on Saturday, is right on track for his grand final.


Americain

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
20 Oct 10 Geelong Cu 240 2406 150.35 1 15 0.2 D GMosse 1 58.0 10/1 35.2 Americain
22 Aug 10 Kergorlay 208 3000 193.20 1 8 0.2 G GMosse 3 59.0 3/1 Americain
30 Jul 10 Du Carrous 83 3000 191.90 1 11 3.0 G GMosse 5 56.0 13/10F Americain
08 Jul 10 4yo+ Stake 45 2900 180.40 1 9 0.8 G GMosse 2 56.5 1/2F Americain
16 Jun 10 Prix La Mo 83 3000 191.20 5 11 3.8 G GMosse 3 56.0 73/10 Opinion Poll
03 Jan 10 4yo+ Aoc 46 1609 93.33 3 11 1.5 G EibarCoa 1 54.5 Blues Street
22 Oct 09 Sycamore 177 2414 150.87 9 12 10.3 G JLeparou 2 56.5 89/10 Cloudys Knig
13 Sep 09 Bowling Gr 225 2213 135.86 6 8 22.0 D JavierCa 1 53.0 19/5 Grand Coutur
15 Aug 09 Invit Sta 710 2414 145.43 7 10 11.0 G JVelazqu 6 53.5 4/1 Telling
17 May 09 Vigier 258 3100 208.78 1 8 1.0 D OPeslier 6 56.0 14/1 Americain

Americain – The first French horse to compete in the Melbourne Cup, had good form around the Cup distance back in France. Americain has won his last 4 but got all the favours in the Geelong Cup, he didn’t race on Saturday, think he is probably more a Group 3 horse and doesn’t represent very good value at the current odds.


Tokai Trick

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 12 18 12.5 H SFujita 17 54.5 80/1 38.9 Descarado
02 May 10 Tenno Sho 3091 3200 195.70 9 18 12.0 G SHINJIFU 6 58.0 13/1 Jaguar Mail
21 Mar 10 Hsn Daisho 1502 3000 187.30 1 14 0.3 G SHINJIFU 13 57.0 6/1 Tokai Trick
14 Feb 10 Diamond St 940 3400 212.60 5 15 2.8 G KOba 10 57.5 12/1 Forgettable
05 Jan 10 Manyo Stak 533 3000 186.80 1 13 0.3 G RWada 5 57.0 5/2 Tokai Trick
05 Dec 09 Nippon Sho 1937 3600 231.30 4 16 2.0 G MEbina 11 57.0 7/1 Forgettable
08 Nov 09 Copa Argen 1760 2500 150.90 6 18 3.0 G MEbina 3 57.0 51/1 Miyabi Ranve
31 May 09 Meguro Kin 1761 2500 159.00 5 18 11.0 S YTake 12 57.0 8/1 Miyabi Ranve
03 May 09 Tenno Sho 4022 3200 194.40 6 18 4.3 G RWada 8 58.0 66/1 Meiner Kitz
22 Mar 09 Hsn Daisho 1952 3000 193.20 5 12 5.0 D RWada 2 57.0 24/1 Asakusa King

Tokai Trick – Is a second tier (if you want to be nice) Japanese horse, nice to see the Japanese back here but wish they brought one of their better horses. As we have said before if this horse wins the Melbourne Cup we will be deleting our website.


Buccellati

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 16 18 18.4 H SRKing 14 54.0 80/1 38.9 Descarado
03 Oct 10 Turnbull S 503 2000 123.23 7 16 6.8 D BShinn 7 55.5 300/1 35.6 Zipping
18 Sep 10 Underwood 352 1800 109.54 11 11 8.2 G CraigWil 11 59.0 150/1 34.3 So You Think
28 Aug 10 Memsie Sta 201 1400 86.68 11 11 17.1 S BRawille 2 59.0 100/1 34.7 So You Think
13 Dec 09 Hong Kong 893 2400 147.51 9 13 4.8 G WBuick 9 57.0 40/1 24.1 Daryakana
17 Oct 09 Canadian I 1162 2414 148.36 3 8 2.5 G WBuick 6 57.0 94/10 Champs Elyse
13 Sep 09 Qatar Prix 258 2400 148.70 4 4 3.9 G WBuick 4 58.0 8/1 Spanish Moon
05 Jun 09 Coronation 496 2424 157.00 8 8 15.1 G WBuick 2 57.0 9/1 Ask
08 May 09 Ormonde St 156 2615 225.91 1 3 3.0 G WBuick 4 58.5 15/8 Buccellati
25 Apr 09 Gordon Ric 133 2018 128.65 3 8 2.4 G WBuick 5 58.5 10/1 Tartan Beare

Buccellati – This horse met all the Melbourne Cup qualifying criteria and was then bought by a group of Australian owners then transferred here from the UK, all 4 starts since arriving here have been terrible and the only interest in this galloper is if it can beat Tokai Trick home.


Descarado

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
30 Oct 10 Mackinnon 1003 2000 124.92 2 12 3.8 D NRawille 5 58.0 12/1 35.2 So You Think
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 1 18 1.0 H CMunce 15 52.5 16/1 38.9 Descarado
03 Oct 10 Turnbull S 503 2000 123.23 14 16 11.9 D DDunn 14 54.5 10/1 35.6 Zipping
18 Sep 10 Hill Stake 176 1900 116.48 1 9 1.0 G PRobl 5 58.0 9/2 33.9 Descarado
11 Sep 10 Sebring Sp 202 1400 82.16 6 11 6.0 G JParr 8 55.5 50/1 33.3 More Joyous
21 Aug 10 Warwick St 177 1400 84.20 10 14 5.6 D GSchofie 12 58.5 20/1 34.3 Metal Bender
10 Apr 10 A J C Derb 1315 2400 152.68 2 14 1.3 D NRawille 7 56.5 13/2 35.2 Shoot Out
03 Apr 10 Tulloch St 152 2000 123.91 2 8 0.8 S NRawille 7 56.0 9/4F 37.4 Count Encost
20 Mar 10 Phar Lap S 150 1500 89.68 3 9 1.5 D NRawille 7 56.5 15/1 36.2 Tickets
07 Mar 10 Canberra G 101 1400 84.58 4 9 5.8 D BShinn 5 55.0 11/2 35.9 Al Dhafra

Descarado – AJC Derby runner up and fair run on Saturday in the Mackinnon, but got run over by the champ So You Think. Solid effort to win this years Caulfield Cup but had conditions to suit. Up to 2400 meters this horse is the best wet tracker but unsure he will stick to 3200 meters, also by the same sire as So You Think. A slight question mark on the Caulfield Cup form but don’t discount.


Harris Tweed

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 2 18 1.0 H BRawille 8 54.0 16/1 38.9 Descarado
03 Oct 10 Bart Cummi 202 2500 160.32 1 11 0.2 D BRawille 10 58.5 13/2 35.3 Harris Tweed
18 Sep 10 Naturalism 126 2000 121.68 8 14 3.1 G BRawille 9 56.5 20/1 35.7 Rainbow Styl
04 Sep 10 Open Hcp 75 1700 108.47 9 13 7.2 H BRawille 13 61.0 11/1 36.0 Mr Charlie
24 Apr 10 Sydney Cup 425 3200 201.86 3 11 1.8 G MRodd 2 56.5 13/2 36.6 Jessicabeel
10 Apr 10 Chairman’s 152 2600 164.62 3 11 2.2 D MRodd 4 57.5 9/2 36.5 Jessicabeel
03 Apr 10 The B M W 2276 2400 149.38 6 12 2.3 S DBeadman 1 58.5 7/1 36.2 Littorio
13 Mar 10 N Z Stake 200 2000 121.63 2 10 1.0 G TNHarris 9 59.0 6/6 Vosne Romane
20 Feb 10 Open Hcp 20 1600 96.04 2 7 0.1 G MTColema 7 56.0 4/4 Boundless
03 Nov 09 Melbourne 5650 3200 203.87 5 23 4.1 D CNewitt 19 52.5 100/1 36.6 Shocking

Harris Tweed – Very consistent New Zealander who races equally well on a good or wet track, very good run in the Caulfield Cup when beaten just on a length. You get a feeling this horse is coming of age and hasn’t raced in better form, will be a good price and will relish the distance of the Melbourne Cup.


Manighar

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 5 18 2.9 H DOliver 3 54.0 14/1 38.9 Descarado
22 Aug 10 Kergorlay 208 3000 193.20 2 8 0.2 G KFallon 4 60.0 11/2 Americain
30 Jul 10 Coutts Glo 124 2414 153.86 5 8 5.8 G KFallon 7 57.0 15/2 Redwood
03 Jul 10 Esher Stak 65 3289 209.86 5 7 6.0 G KFallon 3 57.0 4/5F King Of Wand
04 Jun 10 Tapster St 71 2414 154.62 2 8 4.5 G KFallon 6 61.0 7/1 Holberg
25 Oct 09 Prix Royal 497 3100 212.17 3 9 4.5 S CPLemair 5 55.0 9/2 Ask
03 Oct 09 Prix Chaud 258 3000 191.00 1 6 0.5 G GMosse 2 58.0 11/4F Manighar
06 Sep 09 Prix De Lu 159 3000 196.10 2 6 1.0 G CSoumill 5 55.0 9/10F Wajir
16 Aug 09 Prix Houyv 109 3000 198.40 1 5 0.8 G CSoumill 1 56.0 10/9F Manighar
27 Jun 09 De L’Assel 109 2400 156.35 1 7 0.8 S CSoumill 4 58.0 1/2F Manighar

Manighar – Another international runner that raced well in the Caulfield Cup and was beaten by under 3 lengths. Has fair form overseas in Group 3 races, won his first 5 starts and has form overseas around Americain. There is probably nothing between the 2 horses, from a very astute stable in Luca Cumani Manighar is definitely an international horse to watch.


Master O’Reilly

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
23 Oct 10 M V Gold 273 2500 158.94 8 15 5.6 D DDunn 1 55.0 7/1 36.5 Precedence
09 Oct 10 Yalumba St 403 2000 122.45 5 6 8.6 G DDunn 1 59.0 80/1 33.5 So You Think
18 Sep 10 Underwood 352 1800 109.54 8 11 5.2 G DDunn 4 59.0 150/1 34.3 So You Think
04 Sep 10 Makybe Div 405 1600 101.70 13 16 12.3 H DDunn 15 59.0 60/1 36.5 Shocking
13 Mar 10 Australian 1005 2000 123.69 8 14 3.9 G JWinks 5 59.0 20/1 34.6 Zipping
13 Feb 10 William Re 510 1200 71.67 5 8 4.7 D JWinks 6 58.5 100/1 35.4 Turffontein
14 Nov 09 Sandown Cl 351 2400 152.29 3 10 3.2 G NRawille 5 59.0 7/1 33.4 Zipping
03 Nov 09 Melbourne 5650 3200 203.87 4 23 3.8 D VDuric 15 55.0 11/1 36.6 Shocking
31 Oct 09 Mackinnon 753 2000 123.46 5 11 3.8 G VDuric 11 59.0 20/1 34.4 Scenic Shot
17 Oct 09 Caulfield 2555 2400 149.70 6 18 5.4 D VDuric 15 55.0 14/1 36.8 Viewed

Master O’Reilly – Now an 8 year old, hasn’t won in his last 25 starts, not since the Caulfield Cup of 2007. Did run 4th in the Melbourne Cup last year in an average Cup field, his best days are probably behind him.


Monaco Consul

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 3 18 2.3 H CraigWil 12 54.0 20/1 38.9 Descarado
03 Oct 10 Turnbull S 503 2000 123.23 12 16 8.9 D CraigWil 1 58.0 20/1 35.6 Zipping
04 Sep 10 Makybe Div 405 1600 101.70 7 16 8.0 H CraigWil 2 58.5 8/1 36.5 Shocking
14 Aug 10 J J Listo 201 1400 87.28 6 14 5.3 S CraigWil 1 58.5 16/1 36.1 Shoot Out
24 Apr 10 Queen Eliz 353 2000 123.89 3 8 2.8 G JFord 8 55.5 15/2 34.7 Road To Rock
10 Apr 10 A J C Derb 1315 2400 152.68 3 14 1.6 D DOliver 3 56.5 11/1 35.2 Shoot Out
06 Mar 10 N Z Derby 2200 2400 147.91 11 15 12.3 G LGInnes 8 56.0 1/2F Military Mov
13 Feb 10 Intl Stak 200 2000 121.93 7 9 3.8 G LGInnes 3 54.0 5/5 Veloce Bella
26 Dec 09 Zabeel Cla 200 2000 120.60 10 12 12.3 G CBrown 11 52.0 1/1F Vosne Romane
31 Oct 09 Victoria D 1510 2500 161.68 1 10 1.0 G CBrown 1 55.5 15/4 34.3 Monaco Consul

Monaco Consul – Victorian Derby winner last year, who ran 3rd in the Caulfield Cup which was a nice run. Can handle all sorts of track conditions and trainer Michael Moroney wouldn’t be here just to make up the numbers. Will be a decent price but has a chance to get into the placings.


Profound Beauty

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
11 Sep 10 Irish St 333 2816 190.36 2 8 0.8 S PJSmulle 6 61.0 5/2 Sans Frontie
05 Aug 10 Ballyroan 95 2414 150.70 1 4 3.0 G PJSmulle 4 61.0 4/11F Profound Bea
15 Jul 10 Challenge 65 2816 184.82 1 7 5.5 G PJSmulle 4 61.0 2/5F Profound Bea
26 Jun 10 Curragh Cu 97 2816 178.92 2 5 2.0 G PJSmulle 3 62.0 9/10F Tactic
30 May 10 Saval Beg 79 2816 178.64 1 7 0.5 G PJSmulle 2 58.5 4/1 Profound Bea
12 Sep 09 Irish St 511 2816 194.82 4 8 23.5 S PJSmulle 4 61.0 7/2 Alandi
13 Aug 09 Ballyroan 118 2414 150.48 1 6 1.3 G PJSmulle 3 61.0 6/4 Profound Bea
16 Jul 09 Challenge 84 2816 179.30 1 6 0.8 D PJSmulle 5 61.0 6/4F Profound Bea
27 Jun 09 Curragh Cu 151 2816 183.35 1 5 0.3 G PJSmulle 3 61.0 5/1 Profound Bea
04 Nov 08 Melbourne 5650 3200 200.40 5 22 2.7 G GBoss 2 51.5 8/1 34.9 Viewed

Profound Beauty – Dermot Weld trained galloper and that’s a plus, the horse came over here 2 years ago and ran fifth and you can’t help but think that was a conditioning run to give the horse the experience and to see if she would measure up, not unlike Vintage Crop who he also trained. One of the best international chances for years, is in great form and is a good price at $26.


Zavite

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 7 18 7.5 H BMelham 16 54.0 100/1 38.9 Descarado
03 Oct 10 Turnbull S 503 2000 123.23 16 16 16.4 D BMelham 8 59.0 80/1 35.6 Zipping
18 Sep 10 Underwood 352 1800 109.54 4 11 4.2 G BMelham 3 59.0 50/1 34.3 So You Think
04 Sep 10 Makybe Div 405 1600 101.70 6 16 7.9 H BMelham 14 59.0 60/1 36.5 Shocking
14 Aug 10 J J Listo 201 1400 87.28 5 14 5.1 S BMelham 13 59.0 200/1 36.1 Shoot Out
24 Apr 10 Sydney Cup 425 3200 201.86 10 11 9.5 G DOliver 6 58.5 9/2 36.6 Jessicabeel
03 Apr 10 The B M W 2276 2400 149.38 2 12 0.3 S DOliver 10 59.0 30/1 36.2 Littorio
10 Mar 10 Auckland C 1000 3200 198.96 1 18 3.3 G DOliver 12 57.5 1/1F Zavite
26 Feb 10 M V Night 101 2500 158.38 1 12 1.0 G DOliver 12 60.5 5/1 35.8 Zavite
08 Feb 10 Hobart Cup 403 2200 135.18 7 16 10.6 D NRawille 10 59.5 8/1 Growl

Zavite – This years Auckland Cup winner over the Melbourne Cup distance of 3200 meters, but has been struggling in the better races in Australia. The Auckland Cup form generally doesn’t stack up too well, well beaten in the Caulfield Cup by 7.5 lengths.


Bauer

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
17 Sep 10 Arc Trial 101 2217 139.45 4 7 6.2 G JPGuilla 1 58.5 66/1 Dangerous Mi
02 Sep 10 3yo+ Cond 51 2816 182.91 5 5 50.7 G WBuick 2 58.0 13/2 Free Agent
04 Nov 08 Melbourne 5650 3200 200.40 2 22 0.1 G CBrown 11 52.0 20/1 34.9 Viewed
22 Oct 08 Geelong Cu 215 2406 150.16 1 16 1.0 G DOliver 15 55.5 5/1 34.2 Bauer
22 Aug 08 Newburgh H 222 2671 172.05 7 20 7.0 G RDHughes 10 58.5 8/1 All The Good
29 Jul 08 Summer Sta 56 2816 183.70 2 14 0.5 G JPMurtag 1 62.5 9/1 Sanbuch
09 May 08 Ormonde St 166 2696 173.20 8 11 11.3 G SSanders 4 57.0 7/1 Macarthur
19 Apr 08 John Porte 104 2418 163.19 9 14 7.8 S DO’Neill 13 56.0 40/1 Royal And Re
21 Sep 07 A R C Tria 117 2217 138.11 6 6 10.0 G JPMurtag 2 58.5 100/30 Halicarnassu
01 Sep 07 Chester Hc 87 2680 172.71 1 10 2.0 G EAhern 3 58.5 11/8F Bauer

Bauer – Well known to Australians, this UK horse trained by Luca Cumani was a gallant second in the Melbourne Cup won by Viewed. Has had some injury issues and has only started twice since the 2008 Melbourne Cup. First up was beaten by a staggering 50 lengths, you would not think it has had the right preparation to win the Cup this time around but is with an astute stable and you wouldn’t think they would come out here for nothing.


Holberg

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
22 Sep 10 Foundation 61 1985 125.06 1 5 0.1 G LDettori 4 57.0 11/10F Holberg
04 Sep 10 Sep tember 106 2414 150.74 2 9 3.5 G LDettori 4 59.0 7/4F Laaheb
08 Jul 10 P’Cess Of 168 2414 150.34 5 8 7.0 G LDettori 3 58.0 5/2 Sans Frontie
04 Jun 10 Tapster St 71 2414 154.62 1 8 6.0 G LDettori 1 57.0 3/1F Holberg
19 Jun 09 Queen’s Va 143 3219 204.13 1 14 4.0 G JFanning 9 57.5 7/1 Holberg
15 May 09 Glasgow St 106 2227 142.07 3 6 3.3 G JFanning 4 57.0 20/1 Parthenon
25 Apr 09 3yo Hcp 28 2380 152.30 1 3 1.3 G JFanning 1 60.5 5/2 Holberg
10 Dec 08 2yo Hcp 13 1609 100.65 1 10 0.5 G JEgan 8 60.5 5/1F Holberg
18 Nov 08 2yo Mdn 12 1408 87.61 1 6 1.5 G JFanning 5 58.5 4/11F Holberg
09 Oct 08 2yo Mdn 19 1609 104.84 5 14 11.3 G RFfrench 16 58.5 5/1 Palavicini

Holberg – Dettori takes the ride on Holberg as his preferred mount from the Godolphon stable, took 4 starts to win his maiden and hasn’t been racing in races anywhere near this class. From the biggest stable in the world and they are no fools, has won over the distance before and is highly rated and well weighted.


Precedence

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
23 Oct 10 M V Gold 273 2500 158.94 1 15 0.8 D BShinn 10 56.5 10/9F 36.5 Precedence
09 Oct 10 Herbert Po 201 2400 149.43 3 10 0.9 G BShinn 1 56.5 13/8F 35.7 Linton
24 Sep 10 Jra Cup 201 2040 125.31 1 13 1.3 G BShinn 8 55.0 9/4F 34.8 Precedence
11 Sep 10 Chin Nam S 407 1600 99.67 4 8 3.1 S SWArnold 7 59.0 16/1 35.5 Whobegotyou
28 Aug 10 Open Hcp 70 1400 86.40 2 14 2.0 S SWArnold 1 58.0 20/1 36.1 Jungle Ruler
24 Apr 10 Sydney Cup 425 3200 201.86 11 11 9.6 G LNolen 3 54.0 11/2 36.6 Jessicabeel
10 Apr 10 Chairman’s 152 2600 164.62 5 11 4.2 D LNolen 2 55.0 5/4F 36.5 Jessicabeel
27 Mar 10 N E Manion 101 2400 152.52 1 8 1.5 G LNolen 8 55.5 4/5F 34.3 Precedence
13 Mar 10 Open Hcp 76 2000 121.40 1 8 7.0 D LNolen 7 55.0 11/8F 34.9 Precedence
26 Feb 10 Open Hcp 80 1600 96.46 1 6 0.1 G LNolen 1 54.5 4/1 34.9 Precedence

Precedence – Another trained by Bart Cummings, this horse has looked like a Cups horse from its first race start. Soft win in the Moonee Valley Cup and the JRA Cup. Precedencei s an out and out stayer and if his stable mate makes any mistakes he will be right there. One to watch.


Red Ruler

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
30 Oct 10 The Lexus 252 2500 155.10 6 14 8.1 G MRodd 12 56.5 80/1 35.8 Maluckyday
16 Oct 10 Caulfield 2600 2400 155.69 14 18 15.3 H MDuPless 1 53.5 80/1 38.9 Descarado
09 Oct 10 Yalumba St 403 2000 122.45 4 6 7.6 G MDuPless 2 59.0 60/1 33.5 So You Think
18 Sep 10 Underwood 352 1800 109.54 6 11 4.7 G NHall 9 59.0 60/1 34.3 So You Think
04 Sep 10 Makybe Div 405 1600 101.70 11 16 9.7 H CNewitt 1 59.0 66/1 36.5 Shocking
14 Aug 10 Foxbridge 70 1200 74.58 9 14 17.5 H JCollett 13 58.5 11/11 Bulginbaah
03 Apr 10 Awapuni Cu 85 2000 121.55 3 9 2.3 G MDuPless 2 58.0 2/2 Sir Slick
13 Mar 10 N Z Stake 200 2000 121.63 4 10 1.5 G MDuPless 5 59.0 1/1F Vosne Romane
30 Jan 10 Wellington 250 2400 147.42 1 18 1.0 G MDuPless 8 57.0 1/1F Red Ruler
23 Jan 10 Trentham S 70 2100 132.42 1 10 0.8 S MDuPless 10 59.0 1/1F Red Ruler

Red Ruler – New Zealand horse who was by beaten 8 lengths behind Maluckyday in the Lexus, so doesn’t appear to be in the right form at the right time. Will be very big odds and unlikely to trouble this field.


Linton

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
30 Oct 10 The Lexus 252 2500 155.10 2 14 1.8 G GBoss 5 55.5 11/4F 35.8 Maluckyday
09 Oct 10 Herbert Po 201 2400 149.43 1 10 0.5 G NHall 3 54.5 7/2 35.7 Linton
24 Sep 10 Jra Cup 201 2040 125.31 3 13 2.3 G MRodd 5 54.0 5/2 34.8 Precedence
04 Sep 10 4yo+ Hcp 76 1400 87.34 3 16 1.0 S NHall 16 57.0 9/4F 36.6 Largo Lad
13 Mar 10 Aus Guinea 755 1600 96.80 3 8 2.1 G NHall 7 55.5 9/2 34.2 Rock Classic
13 Feb 10 Alister Cl 204 1600 99.43 1 10 1.8 D MRodd 9 57.0 11/4F 35.3 Linton
31 Jan 10 3yo Mdn 15 1400 83.90 1 11 7.0 G NHall 2 57.0 1/4F Linton
16 Jan 10 3yo Hcp 75 1410 83.52 4 8 1.8 D GBoss 3 54.0 20/1 34.0 Encosta Beli

Linton – This horse’s only mission has ever been the 2010 Melbourne Cup. Owned by Lloyd Williams this horse is just a dour stayer and the 3200 meters will be no trouble at all. Great run in the Lexus, got a few checks in the run and was still plugging away, was out sprinted to the line but wasn’t knocked about. The further they go the better he will be. At a good price he is a real winning chance.


Once Were Wild

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
30 Oct 10 The Lexus 252 2500 155.10 3 14 2.0 G MJWalker 6 55.0 12/1 35.8 Maluckyday
20 Oct 10 Geelong Cu 240 2406 150.35 8 15 3.4 D NRawille 5 55.0 13/2 35.2 Americain
02 Oct 10 Epsom Hcp 504 1600 94.12 15 20 6.6 D CBrown 5 52.5 7/1 36.6 Captain Sona
18 Sep 10 Shannon St 176 1500 88.54 8 13 6.7 G GSchofie 3 58.0 5/1 35.2 Firebolt
03 Sep 10 Mona Lisa 101 1350 80.32 2 10 0.1 D NRawille 4 58.0 8/11F 35.3 Brasileira
17 Apr 10 A J C Oaks 353 2400 150.43 1 11 3.5 D NRawille 3 56.0 8/1 35.3 Once Were Wi
03 Apr 10 Vinery Stu 405 2000 122.53 5 15 6.9 S NRawille 3 56.0 4/1 37.1 Faint Perfum
10 Mar 10 3yo+ 27 1900 115.88 1 5 5.5 G NRawille 2 55.0 2/5F 36.7 Once Were Wi
26 Feb 10 3yo Bm70 27 1800 110.85 1 10 3.0 G BLooker 10 54.5 5/2F 36.2 Once Were Wi
12 Feb 10 3yo+ F&m 27 1580 96.68 1 8 2.3 G BLooker 8 54.5 5/4F 35.2 Once Were Wi

Once Were Wild – Gai Waterhouse trained runner who is having a better run in Melbourne this year than she usually does. This tough Mar e destroyed them in the AJC Oaks and ran a fair race in the Lexus on Saturday, beaten just on 2 lengths. Probably don’t want to see anything worse than a slow track but is a sneaky place chance at any price.


Maluckyday

Date Race Name Prize Money Dist Race Time FP Field Size Mgn Track Rated Jockey B Kg SP Last 600 Winner
30 Oct 10 The Lexus 252 2500 155.10 1 14 1.8 G JACassid 11 53.0 11/2 35.8 Maluckyday
16 Oct 10 Tatts Club 102 2400 148.37 1 7 4.3 D JACassid 1 54.5 9/10F 35.8 Maluckyday
24 Sep 10 3yo+ Rst1 27 1900 116.10 1 6 5.0 G JAdams 6 53.5 4/9F 36.1 Maluckyday
11 Sep 10 3yo+ 70 1800 109.44 3 13 2.5 G JACassid 3 54.5 6/4F 35.1 Gigino
24 Aug 10 4yo+ 27 1400 82.86 1 9 1.5 G JACassid 2 57.0 2/1F 34.6 Maluckyday
03 Apr 10 Tulloch St 152 2000 123.91 3 8 4.8 S DBeadman 3 56.0 9/1 37.4 Count Encost
11 Mar 10 Mdn 16 1600 96.67 1 11 0.8 G JGriseda 1 58.0 6/4F Maluckyday
21 Feb 10 E&g Mdn 16 1350 78.98 2 10 0.1 G JGriseda 4 57.0 5/1 Rockin Rocke

Maluckyday – John Hawkes trained up and coming stayer, not sure the Melbourne Cup was really on the agenda this year but he has just kept getting better and better the longer the races go. Great win in the Lexus and being by Zabeel is bred to handle the wet although his only start in it was disappointing. Everyone is saying not this year maybe next year but Hawkes would not have him here if the horse wasn’t 100%.