Zabeelionaire will have his first run over 3,200 metres when he runs in the Melbourne Cup tomorrow November 6, 2012.
The Zabeel entire is yet to win a race this spring, with his best result being a fifth placing in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington Racecourse last Saturday.
Zabeelionaire has had the misfortune of drawing barrier 24 in the 2012 Melbourne Cup, however, that has not fazed trainer Leon Corstens.
Corstens learnt his trade under Bart Cummings, who is known as the master of Melbourne Cup victories, and is confident Zabeelionaire can come through with the goods tomorrow.
Here you will find all the form and facts on Zabeelionaire as he prepares to line up for the $6 million Melbourne Cup 2012.
#23 Zabeelionaire – Horse Facts
- Jockey: Craig Newitt
- Trainer: Leon Corstens
- Owners: B J Spicer, R Alvaro, J H Donegan, F D Magnabosco, Mrs C Elberg, Realize The Dream Synd, Coopers Inn No 2 Synd & Seljaci Synd
- Age: 4YO
- Gender: Entire
- Breeding: by Zabeel out of Kisumu
- Win: 18%
- Place: 6%
- Last 6: x97065
- Prize Money: $575,780
- Track: 4-0-0-0
- Distance: 0-0-0-0
- Current 2012 Melbourne Cup odds: $51
Why Zabeelionaire Can Win the 2012 Melbourne Cup
- Zabeelionaire has won over 2,500 metres in the past, which bodes well for his 3,200 metre test.
- He produced a swooping run in the Caulfield Cup two runs back to finish a gallant sixth.
- He is trained by Leon Corstens, who learnt his trade form Melbourne Cup specialist Bart Cummings.
Why Zabeelionaire Can’t Win the 2012 Melbourne Cup
- He will be in the outside barrier of 24.
- He has never run the distance before.
- He has not won a race since autumn, with his best result this spring being a fifth placing.
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