Can Striking Stable Pair Win Robert Hickmott His First Melbourne Cup 2011?

Robert Hickmott will go into Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup 2011 with two very real chances in Mourayan and At First Sight.

The trainer has never before won a Melbourne Cup and will be eager to secure his first in the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Mourayan has been flying this past preparation, winning the Listed The Bart Cummings Quality and finishing second to Glass Harmonium in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes last Saturday.

The six-year-old entire has placed over the 3,200 metre distance in the past, proving he is up to the task of running in the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Hickmott’s other hope is At First Sight, who has finished second in both the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes and the Listed Bendigo Cup in his last two race starts.

The four-year-old entire seems to excel over longer distances, however, has only had one win from 11 race starts and this win was over just 1,600 metres in an Irish maiden.

Below we have analysed Robert Hickmott’s two Melbourne Cup 2011 chances.

#10 Mourayan


Mourayan is one of two horses representing Robert Hickmott in the 2011 Melbourne Cup

Jockey: Hugh Bowman

Weight: 53.5 kg

Barrier: 14

Melbourne Cup Odds: $16 at Luxbet

Mourayan looks a definite chance in the 2011 Melbourne Cup after his eye catching second in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes on Saturday. His best distance is at 2,500 metres and above so the 3,200 metres of the Melbourne Cup should suit him. A real each-way chance at Luxbet.

#17 At First Sight

Jockey: Steven King

Weight: 52.5 kg

Barrier: 10

Melbourne Cup Odds: $14 at Luxbet

At First Sight doesn’t look to be as much of a chance as his stablemate, however, he has been in great form this spring. While he hasn’t won a race here, he has finished second in his last two race starts and is certainly worth featuring in your Melbourne Cup first four bet at Luxbet.

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