International Melbourne Cup Horses Considered Leading Chances

November 5, 2012

International Melbourne Cup Horses Considered Leading Chances

The Melbourne Cup has been dominated by international horses in the last few years and if tomorrows race result reflects the 2012 Melbourne Cup betting market this will continue in 2012.

The first four lines of betting in the 2012 Melbourne Cup betting market at bookmaker.com.au are filled with internationally-trained horses with Maluckyday the most fancied Australian runner at $14.

2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain ($7) and Caulfield Cup winner Dunaden ($7.50) have both been well backed to become the first European-trained horses to win the Melbourne Cup on multiple occasions.

Connections of both horses are confident that they can handle the big weights they must carry with Victorian trainer David Hayes, who trained Americain for a short period earlier this year, declaring the eight-year-old stayer a near certainty.

“He’s the best two-miler in the world,” Hayes said.

“I reckon he’s a freaky two-miler, not a mile-and-a-half horse and he hasn’t been back to the two miles for a long time.”

2011 Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux ($9) is another international stayer who has returned for another crack at the Melbourne Cup and trainer Ed Dunlop is hoping for a strong performance in 2012.

“Nobody paid us any attention last year. We were a 40-1 shot and yet we nearly won the Cup,” Dunlop said.

“Everyone complimented us on how well we took it, but we were genuinely happy with how he ran and if he runs the same way on Tuesday, we’ll be very happy.”

European trainer Luca Cumani is no stranger to the Melbourne Cup and is hoping either Mount Athos ($8) or My Quest For Peace ($17) can go one better than Purple Moon in 2007 and Bauer in 2008.

”I like them both and both horses are very well. They are the two strongest horses that I’ve brought down for the Melbourne Cup,” Cumani said.

Dermot Weld is an international trainer who has tasted Melbourne Cup success before (with Vintage Crop in 1993 and Media Puzzle in 2002) and is confident Galileo’s Choice$16  can handle the firm Australian surface and win another Melbourne Cup for Ireland.

“It’s a very good Melbourne Cup, a better one than most years,” he said.

“But I’m sure he’ll represent us very well … he won’t let anybody down.”

To back any of the international raiders in the 2012 Melbourne Cup head to bookmaker.com.au for the very best odds.

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