At First Sight has been a real spruik horse leading into the 2011 Melbourne Cup and he shapes as potentially the best chance of an Australian trained win in the race that stops a nation.
There’s no argument his preparation to get here was far from ideal and there’s certainly been obstacles along the way but things may well just be falling into place at the right time for the Robert Hickmott trained runner.
At First Sight is currently at $13 with online bookmaker Luxbet and is one of the few horses to receive notable early support from punters.
On the back of this trend it looks likely he could shorten further so if you want to back him you should do it now.
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At First Sight goes into the race after running a fast finishing second to Tanby in the Bendigo Cup.
He was forced all the way back to last in the run and that’s where he remained on the turn before unleashing with a huge final 200m.
He came from absolutely nowhere and the manner of his finish has given plenty of people big confidence leading into the Melbourne Cup.
It was also impressive on the basis he hadn’t run for nearly six weeks before that start due to minor illness.
It was the Naturalism Stakes on September 17 prior to the Bendigo cup, there too he finished with a huge final burst to run second, that time to December Draw.
Now with fitness back on his side and in peak conditions At First Sight shapes as a massive Melbourne Cup threat in 2011.
#17 At First Sight – Horse Profile
- Jockey: Steven King
- Trainer: Robert Hickmott
- Owners: N C Williams, Mr & Mrs L J Williams
- Age: 5YO
- Gender: Horse
- Breeding: by Galileo out of Healing Music
- Career: 11:1-4-1
- Prize Money: $696,516
- Track: 2-0-0-0
- Distance: 0-0-0-0
- Current Melbourne Cup Odds: $13 @ Luxbet
Why At First Sight Can Win The 2011 Melbourne Cup
- Fast finishes over shorter trips are hugely promising
- Has been racing well despite muddled prep, back on track now
- In brilliantly with just 52.5kg
- Shouldn’t have to get too far back from gate 10
Why At First Sight Can’t Win The 2011 Melbourne Cup
- Has only ever won a single race in his career
- First time to two miles
- No results from two trips to Flemington
- Bendigo Cup a sketchy form guide
- Needs luck from deep in the field
While there are some drawbacks to the racing style of At First Sight the way he’s been finishing off leaves plenty to like.
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