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The Melbourne Cup is due to run at Flemington Racecourse tomorrow November 6, 2012, and will be the culmination of the hard work of seventeen trainers from all around the globe.
Here is what they have to say about their horses chances the night before ‘the race that stops a nation’.
#1 Dunaden – Mikel Delzanlges: “I know he is courageous and will try his best.”
#2 Americain – Stephanie Nigge (Assistant Trainer): “The horse could not be better and we couldn’t be happier.”
#3 Jakkalberry – Marco Botti: “He’s a tough horse who is handling it [Melbourne Cup preparation] well.”
#4 Red Cadeaux – Ed Dunlop: “Dunaden has beaten us three times and he’ll probably beat us again but we’ve got a live chance.”
#5 Winchester – John Sadler: “The horse is good, I’m really pleased with him.”
#6 Voila Ici – Peter Moody: “He has worked well, I can’t fault him.”
#7 Cavalryman – Saeed Bin Suroor: “He won over two miles earlier this season, so we know he stays the trip, and he also goes on any ground, which could be important as there is rain forecast.”
#8 Mount Athos – Luca Cumani: “I’m very pleased with the way he has been training. The rest now is up to him and his jockey.”
#9 Sanagas – Bart Cummings: “The horse definitely stays, he has done it before over there [in America] and he can do again.”
#10 Ethiopia – Pat Carey: “It would be nice to see an Australian horse run well and win so hopefully that’s us.”
#11 Fiorente – Gai Waterhouse: “We have a horse that can win the Melbourne Cup. We have got a few really good clients in this horse and they are going to get to experience of the biggest race of the year.”
#12 Galileo’s Choice – Dermot Weld: I’m sure he’ll represent us very well … he won’t let anybody down.
#13 Glencadam Gold – Gai Waterhouse: “He’s a very fit horse, he’s been in work a long time, he’s ready to fire, I can tell you.”
#14 Green Moon – Lloyd Williams: “Green Moon hasn’t shown to me he is a genuine weight-for-age horse but when he gets back to 53.5kg in a handicap race at Flemington, he is a terrific competitor.”
#15 Maluckyday – Wayne Hawkes: “Maluckyday is ready to run the race of his life on Tuesday.”
#16 Mourayan – Lloyd Williams: “Mourayan is a solid stayer who will be suited by a truly run race.”
#17 My Quest For Peace – Luca Cumani: ”I thought he ran very well (in the Caulfield Cup) because we were a bit closer to the pace than we would have liked and you have a look at the first six in the race, the other five have all finished out the back and he was the only horse still there, only beaten a length and three-quarters.”
#18 Niwot – Wayne Hawkes: “I was disappointed with his Caulfield Cup run but he has trained on really well since then and we are really happy with his progress.”
#19 Tac De Boistron – Mick Kent: “I was hoping we’d draw inside, maybe barrier 10. But it could be all about where he settles in the race.”
#20 Lights of Heaven – Peter Moody “She meets them at the same weight, she’s very fit, very healthy, her work has been first class.”
#21 Precedence – Bart Cummings: “The times he has been running on the track have been great and the barrier won’t stop him if he is good enough.”
#22 Unusual Suspect – Mick Kent: “I’m not sure he could win the Cup but there’s a decent race in him.”
#23 Zabeelionaire – Leon Corstens: “Everything is going really well at this stage, he is looking really good.”
#24 Kelinni – Chris Waller: “Now he’s in, he will be competitive.”
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