Can Zipping Become the First Nine-Year-Old to Win the Melbourne Cup in 2010?

November 1, 2010

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Can Zipping Become the First Nine-Year-Old to Win the Melbourne Cup in 2010?

In a cracker 24-horse Melbourne field for the 150th running of the world’s richest handicap tomorrow, one of the oldest horses ready to line-up is in-form veteran Zipping, but can the Lloyd Williams-owned champion become the first nine-year-old in history to win the Melbourne Cup?

Prolific racehorse owner and enthusiast Lloyd Williams has two horses in the 2010 Melbourne Cup field tomorrow, Zipping and lightly-raced Linton.

With age and history against him, can Zipping win the 2010 Melbourne Cup at Flemington tomorrow?

Horse Facts – Zipping

  • Jockey: Nicholas Hall
  • Trainer: Robert Hickmott
  • Owners: Lloyd Williams and Mrs S J Williams
  • Age: 9YO
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Breeding: by Danehill (USA) from Social Scene (IRE)
  • Career: 44-15-3-7
  • Prize Money: $4,070,195
  • Current Melbourne Cup Odds: $26 Luxbet

Why Zipping Can Win

  • Is in career-best form having won the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) here two starts back and then ran a gallant second to So You Think in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m)
  • Has beaten many 2010 Melbourne Cup rivals this spring including Shocking, Shoot Out, Monaco Consul and Descarado
  • Genuine stayer that has won over 2500m
  • One of the highest earners in the field having won over $4 million in prize money
  • Dropping right back in weight from 59kg at his last three starts to a much more favourable 55.5kg
  • Will be ridden by Nicholas Hall who has run in the past two Melbourne Cups
  • Is a son of boom sire Danehill, the paternal grandsire of triple Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva and broodmare sire of last year’s Melbourne Cup winner Shocking

Why Zipping Can’t Win

  • No nine-year-old in history has won a Melbourne Cup
  • Finished fourth in the 2006 and 2007 Melbourne Cups, was ninth in 2008 and did not run last year so may not be able to get up again this year
  • If Flemington track softens won’t be suited to ground rated worse than Slow

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