Can Winchester Fire the Winning Shot in 2012 Melbourne Cup?

November 5, 2012

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Can Winchester Fire the Winning Shot in 2012 Melbourne Cup?

With the 2012 Melbourne Cup now thought of as an extremely difficult task to win with a locally-bred horse, many have taken to purchasing overseas stayers and one this year is Winchester.

The former American stayer is now trained by John Sadler and if he returns to the sort of form that made him a Group 1 winner in the States he can make an impact on Australia’s biggest race day.

The problem is he hasn’t won since August 2011 and has so far struggled to adapt to Australian conditions with four failed starts.

Can this American import overcome a huge price and poor form to win the Melbourne Cup? Listed below are the important facts and pros and cons about this veteran stayer heading into the Melbourne Cup.

#5 Winchester – Horse Facts

  • Jockey: Jamie Mott
  • Trainer: John Sadler
  • Barrier: 22
  • Owners: Rosemont Stud Pty Ltd (MGR A MITHEN), D M Harvey, M J Hirst, S R Curwood, Anembo Bloodstock Pty Ltd (MGR A HARDWICK), Obe One Syndicate (MGR J O’BRIEN), P D Mcnamara, Swan Street Syndicate (MGR E MCKEON) & T G Casanelia
  •  Age: 8YO
  • Gender: Entire
  • Breeding: by Theatrical out of Rum Charger
  • Win: 23%
  • Win and Place: 52%
  • Last 6: 3×9996
  • Prize Money: 1,766,235
  • Career: 29-6-6-3
  • Track: 2-0-0-0
  • Distance: 0-0-0-0
  • Current 2012 Melbourne Cup odds: $59.00

Why Winchester Can Win the 2012 Melbourne Cup

  • Has won at Group 1 level in the US
  • Purchased with the deliberate goal of targeting the race
  • Has been running on suggesting he wants further in all his starts since arriving in Australia

Why Winchester Can’t Win the 2012 Melbourne Cup

  • Hasn’t won since August 2011
  • Unplaced from two starts at Flemington and yet to race at the distance
  • Beaten a minimum of three lengths in all four Australian starts
  • Barrier 22

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