With the first few races run and won on cup day it would seem the track is playing to a true slow track condition.
The jockeys have been swooping down the centre of the track in the first few races which clearly seems the better going. Horses that are racing on the fence and up near the lead just are not running on in the home straight.
What this means for the Melbourne Cup is watch horses that are likely to get caught on the fence in the slower going, it would also be a disadvantage to lead so we would caution fans of Descarado even though he handles a wet track he may struggle if he is in front and right up on the fence.
The logical swooper looks to be Maluckyday who swooped down the centre of the track to win the Lexus impressively on Saturday, if he follows that exact same line today he is going to he hard to beat.
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