2011 Melbourne Cup Features In-Form Mourayan

Irish stayer Mourayan is in the form of his life ahead of the $6 million Melbourne Cup this Tuesday November 1, 2011.

Mourayan, who was transferred from Ireland to Australia at the end of 2009, finished second to Glass Harmonium in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes last start.

The Alhaarth entire has finished inside the top four in four of his five runs this preparation.

Mourayan beat yesterday’s The Lexus Stakes winner Niwot by two lengths in the Listed The Bart Cummings Quality at Flemington earlier this month, adding weight to his form going into the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

#10 Mourayan – Quick Horse Facts

Mourayan

Mourayan is in top form heading into the 2011 Melbourne Cup

  • Jockey: Hugh Bowman
  • Trainer: Robert Hickmott
  • Owners: Mr N C Williams, Mr L J Williams, Mrs S J Williams, Mr V J Sammartino, Mr A L Green, Mrs B A Green, Mr B N Singer, Mr P M Mehrten, Mr M S Gudinski
  • Age: 6YO
  • Gender: Entire
  • Breeding: by Alhaarth (IRE) out of Mouramara (IRE)
  • Career: 27 3-7-4
  • Prize Money: $1,344,241
  • Last Ten Starts: 2042X04312
  • Current Melbourne Cup Odds: $16 at Luxbet

Why Mourayan Can Win The 2011 Melbourne Cup:

  • Mourayan is looking for more ground ad will be suited to the 3,200 metres of the Melbourne Cup
  • He has placed over the distance in the past
  • He is in great form, finishing second in the Mackinnon Stakes on Saturday

Why Mourayan Cannot Win The 2011 Melbourne Cup:

  • He has only won three of his 27 starts
  • He has only won one of his seven attempts at this track
  • He has never won on a dead track, which is the likely rating at Flemington on Tuesday

Mourayan is currently paying odds of $16 to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup at Luxbet.

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