2011 Melbourne Cup copycat Dunaden

October 30, 2011

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2011 Melbourne Cup copycat Dunaden

To put it in nursery rhyme jargon – copycat from Ballarat went to school and got the strap.

That could be said about Dunaden’s French trainer Mikel Delzangles who is following the footsteps of his former boss Alain Du Royer-Dupre by trying to win the Group 1 $6m 2011 Melbourne Cup.

And by the price of Dunaden with Luxbet at $7.50, the tracing of footsteps to date has been spot on.

2011 Melbourne Cup – horse profile

#3 Dunaden (barrier 13) 54.5kg

  • six year old bay horse
  • Record: 27 starts 7 wins 8 second 5 third
  • Winning distance range 2100m to 3100m
  • Best win: 2011 Group 3 De Barbeville (3100m) Longchamp, France
  • Trainer: Mikel Delzangles, France.
  • Jockey, Craig Williams or Christophe Lemaire (to be decided).
  • Latest price Luxbet $7.50.

Delzangles was the assistant to Royer-Dupre for ten year before going out training successfully on his own.

Last year Royer Dupre won the Melbourne Cup with Americain who at the time was a six year old entire Geelong Cup winner who carried 54.5kg to Melbourne Cup victory.

Guess what – this season Dunaden is a six year old entire who won the Geelong Cup and will carry 54.5kg in the Melbourne Cup.

While Americain had So You Think standing in the way in 2010, Dunaden has Americain, the 2011 Melbourne Cup $4.60 favourite with Luxbet to knock over – so can Dunaden become 2011 Melbourne Cup winner?

Back in April he met Americain and beat him home in the De Barbeville at Longchamp by 3-1/2 lengths.

How ready Americain was for that race is debatable but on fact and figures Dunaden can certainly become the 2011 Melbourne Cup winner.

Americain carried three kilograms more than Dunaden at Longchamp but has to carry 3-1/2kg more in the Melbourne Cup of 2011.

Dunaden has many things in his favour.

He has adapted well to Australia as seen by the Geelong Cup win.

He can stay 3200m but sprint quickly when needed.

He has a comfortable weight and handles wet and dry ground.

His overall record tells us he is a model of consistency.

Dunaden likes to settle midfield and doesn’t like to use energy early.

The jockey who finally gets to ride on Dunaden has the job of not getting caught wide early.

If he gets caught wide he may go back further than desired.

Not many holes can get punched into Dunaden and he looks like an outstanding chance in the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

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