Melbourne Cup 2012 Weather and Track Update

November 6, 2012

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Melbourne Cup 2012 Weather and Track Update

The day of Melbourne Cup 2012 has finally arrived and the whole country is buzzing with horse racing fever.

Many have been waiting to see how the weather would play before placing their bets and the good news is if there is any rain it is likely to only be minimal.

The track is currently rated a dead 4, with the penetromer providing a reading of 4,78, and sun shining down over the Victorian capital.

Those hoping to put their punting money behind a wet tracker may need to reassess with the Bureau Of Meteorology’s forecast as follows:

“Cloudy. Scattered showers clearing in the afternoon.”

It’s good news for those who have jumped on the hype train with the Luca Cumani-trained Mount Athos with the leading international trainer suggesting the horse needs a dry track.

“Both my horses like fast ground,” Cumani said of Mount Athos and his other runner My Quest For Peace.

Mount Athos has been heavily backed at bookmaker.com.au and is currently into equal $7 favourite with Dunaden.

The six-year-old won three consecutive races during the British summer and Cumani has deliberately kept him fresh for his first Australian test.

Punters have also been keen on Galileo’s Choice from the stable of famous trainer Dermot Weld but the Irish stayer may face a tough ask given the conditions.

Weld’s son and stable representative Mark said on Saturday that the seven-year-old requires a soft surface in order to show his best.

“A couple of hours rain on Tuesday would be a big help,” Weld said.

Americain would also appreciate some give in the ground and he has eased in betting to $7.50 after opening as $5 favourite on Saturday.

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