OTI Racing-owned Ibicenco has received a one kilogram penalty for the 2013 Melbourne Cup after his grinding victory in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) yesterday.
Ibicenco was on the second line of Geelong Cup betting markets but was too strong in the final stages of the race for a brave Verdant; with the leading pair clearing away from the rest of the field that included well-tried favourite Forgotten Voice who finished a disappointing fifth.
The Peter Moody-trained gelding is still not assured of gaining a start in the 2013 Melbourne Cup field but has climbed above a number of talented stayers, such as Forgotten Voice, Jet Away and My Quest For Peace, to be 35th in the Melbourne Cup order of entry with a weight of 53kg.
There were calls for Ibicenco not to be awarded a penalty for his Geelong Cup victory, with a number of racing experts claiming that the field was not strong enough to warrant a penalty, but Racing Victoria Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter believed that the son of Shirocco deserved a penalty for his strong staying performance.
“Ibicenco underlined his staying ability by proving too strong at the finish of yesterday’s Geelong Cup that was run in testing conditions,” Carpenter told Racing Victoria.
“There was a significant margin back to Moudre in third place and with the 1kg penalty Ibicenco moves 0.5kg above Moudre (52.5kg) in the handicap having beaten him at level weights yesterday.
“The record of Geelong Cup winners has been outstanding in recent years in the Melbourne Cup with the three winners and two runners-up from the last eight to contest the race.”
Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) all went on to win the Melbourne Cup after receiving a penalty for winning the Geelong Cup but last year’s winner Gatewood was unable to earn a start in the field – despite being given a one kilogram penalty.
The updated 2013 Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry can be found in the table below.
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2013 Melbourne Cup Order Of Entry
|1||DUNADEN (FR)||Mikel Delzangles||2||58.5kg||118|
|2||GREEN MOON (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||3||57.5kg||116|
|3||RED CADEAUX (GB)||Ed Dunlop||5||56.5kg||114|
|4||SEA MOON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||6||56.5kg||113|
|5||IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ)||Murray Baker||4||56kg||116|
|6||MANIGHAR (FR)||Peter G Moody||7||56kg||113|
|7||BROWN PANTHER (GB)||Tom Dascombe||14||55kg||110|
|8||FIORENTE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||10||55kg||112|
|9||FORETELLER (GB)||Chris Waller||15||55kg||112|
|10||DANDINO (GB)||Marco Botti||17||54.5kg||110|
|13||MOURAYAN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||20||54.5kg||110|
|14||PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE)||Darren Weir||21||54.5kg||111|
|15||SANGSTER (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||18||54.5kg||110|
|16||SEVILLE (GER)||Robert Hickmott||22||54.5kg||107|
|17||SUPER COOL||Mark Kavanagh||8||54.5kg||113|
|18||MASKED MARVEL (GB)||Robert Hickmott||27||54kg||108|
|19||MOUNT ATHOS (IRE)||Luca Cumani||25||54kg||109|
|20||ROYAL EMPIRE (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||26||54kg||109|
|21||VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE)||Michael Moroney||9||54kg||110|
|22||WALDPARK (GER)||Anthony Freedman||28||54kg||109|
|23||GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||30||53.5kg||108|
|25||MR MOET||Adam Durrant||33||53.5kg||108|
|26||SIMENON (IRE)||William Mullins||32||53.5kg||107|
|28||IBICENCO (GER)||Peter G Moody||35||53kg||103|
|29||JET AWAY (GB)||David Hayes||38||53kg||106|
|30||KELINNI (IRE)||Chris Waller||34||53kg||109|
|31||MORIARTY (IRE)||Chris Waller||37||53kg||110|
|32||MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE)||Peter G Moody||36||53kg||106|
|33||VEREMA (FR)||Alain de Royer Dupre||19||53kg||110|
|34||BRIGANTIN (USA)||Pat Carey||40||52.5kg||104|
|35||FORGOTTEN VOICE (IRE)||Nicky Henderson||41||52.5kg||105|
|37||MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||39||52.5kg||103|
|38||SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ)||Roger James||24||52.5kg||112|
|39||JULIENAS (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||43||52kg||108|
|40||KESAMPOUR (FR)||Peter G Moody||61||52kg||101|
|41||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart & James Cummings||45||52kg||102|
|42||QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ)||John Sargent||29||52kg||106|
|43||ROYAL DESCENT||Chris Waller||11||52kg||107|
|44||SNEAK A PEEK (ITY)||Peter G Moody||44||52kg||105|
|45||MASSIYN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||47||51.5kg||100|
|46||TUSCAN FIRE||Dan O’Sullivan||46||51.5kg||102|
|47||DEAR DEMI||Clarry Conners||23||51kg||104|
|48||POLISH KNIGHT (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||49||51kg||95|
|49||TRES BLUE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||13||51kg||110|
|50||ARALDO (GB)||Michael Moroney||53||50.5kg||90|
|51||GRIS CARO (GB)||Jake Stephens||62=||50.5kg||95|
|53||MOTIVADO (GB)||David Hayes||57||50.5kg||93|
|54||PRINCE CHERI (FR)||David Vandyke||62=||50.5kg||9|
|55||TREMEC (NZ)||John P Thompson||54||50.5kg||100|
|56||BASS STRAIT (NZ)||David Hayes||64=||50kg||89|
|57||CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB)||Peter Chapple-Hyam||64=||50kg||9.5|
|58||CHARLESTON LADY (GB)||David Vandyke||64=||50kg||9.5|
|59||GARUD (IRE)||Michael Moroney||64=||50kg||85|
|60||GHOST PROTOCOL (IRE)||Paul Perry||64=||50kg||9.5|
|61||GOLDONI (IRE)||David Hayes||60||50kg||89|
|62||HIPPOPUS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||55||50kg||89|
|63||KINGDOMS (NZ)||John O’Shea||50||50kg||85|
|64||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston||58||50kg||90|
|65||OASIS BLOOM||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||48||50kg||98|
|66||OPINION (IRE)||Chris Waller||64=||50kg||93|
|67||RUSCELLO (IRE)||Ed Walker||64=||50kg||78|
|69||TALENT SHOW||Graeme Ballantyne||52||50kg||99|
|70||TREVIERES (FR)||Markus Nigge||64=||50kg||99|
|71||VAQUERA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||59||50kg||9.5|
|72||WHY NOT (GER)||David Hayes||64=||50kg||84|