Melbourne Cup 2013 – A Look at the Early Favourites

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Melbourne Cup 2013 – A Look at the Early Favourites

The first Tuesday of November is a long way away but that doesn’t mean it is too early to start thinking about the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Puissance De Lune is the early Melbourne Cup favourite. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The $6.2 million staying test is not only Australia’s richest and most famous race, it is also the most popular betting event in the country.

Those who like to get involved early can do so at who currently have a market available for “the race that stops a nation.”

The top end of the market features a mixture of imports, locals and overseas raiders, with Darren Weir’s classy import Puissance De Lune the $9 top elect and the only horse under double figures.

Just behind him are last year’s runner-up Fiorente and Lloyd William’s latest acquisition Sea Moon who are both rated $11 chances.

Rounding out the top five betting chances are classy New Zealand colt It’s A Dundeel ($13) and Luca Cumani’s Mount Athos ($16) who finished fifth last year.

Not quite familiar with the Melbourne Cup favourites? Then keep reading for a summary of the early key chances in the prestigious handicap.

Puissance De Lune

  • Grey French import trained by Darren Weir
  • Burst into favouritism late last year with some big performances
  • Won Bendigo Cup by eight lengths and Queen Elizabeth Stakes by five lengths, earning high praise from Glen Boss
  • Returned for one start this autumn to win the Group 2 Blamey Stakes, the same autumn path as 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon


  • Import trained by Gai Waterhouse
  • Was second on Australian debut in last year’s Melbourne Cup
  • Won at Group 2 level in the UK
  • Can stay and has speed, evident with the Melbourne Cup second and third in last Saturday’s All Aged Stakes (1400m)
  • Was talk he would head to the Brisbane winter carnival but that has been scrapped, now spelling

Sea Moon

  • British horse bought by Lloyd Williams (owner of Green Moon) to target Melbourne Cup
  • Yet to race in Australia
  • Has won twice at Group 2 level over 2400m in the UK
  • Was second in the 2011 Group 1 Breeders’ Cup in the USA

It’s A Dundeel

  • Superstar colt who has won eight of 12 starts
  • Four-time Group 1 winner who took out Sydney’s 3YO triple crown this autumn
  • Finished second to exciting French import Reliable Man in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes
  • New Zealand horse who has done the majority (11 of 12 starts) of his racing in Australia

Mount Athos

  • British horse trained by high profile horseman Luca Cumani
  • Fifth in last year’s Melbourne Cup but ran home well
  • Won three straight races in the UK leading into the Melbourne Cup, including Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes
  • Cumani believes he races best fresh

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