Murwillumbah trainer Matthew Dunn is looking...
Jockey Brenton Avdulla has been given the task of riding Mourayan in the 2013 Melbourne Cup at Flemington next Tuesday.
Despite having never ridden the horse before, Avdulla was contacted by Lloyd Williams via text message to give him the good news.
The message simply said: “Mourayan. Two-miler. Thanks.”
Avdulla is over the moon with the prospect of riding Mourayan, who he thinks is a big chance of winning the $6 million Melbourne Cup.
“I was committed to Waldpark for the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup, but after he went amiss at Caulfield, I was forced to look elsewhere,” Avdulla said.
“I’ve kept in contact with Lloyd, and he was the first one I messaged.
“He told me to sit and wait and see what happens. I only got the ride confirmed today.
“To get a Cup ride for Lloyd is a big thrill.”
Mourayan has only had two race starts this spring carnival, with his most recent being in the Group 1 Metropolitan on October 5 when he placed eighth of 14 runners.
Avdulla will get his only chance to sit aboard Mourayan prior to the Cup when he rides him in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes in the next race at Flemington.
Mourayan, who placed a gutsy seventh in last year’s Melbourne Cup, has won five of his 40 race starts in total and has earned more than $1.55 million in prize money.
Would you like to receive a bonus bet worth up the $500 to spend on the 2013 spring racing carnival?
Just deposit between $25 and $500 into your new account to be eligible for a 100% bonus bet on your initial deposit at Ladbrokes.com.au.
This bonus can be used on any other race you choose, including those that are run as part of the upcoming spring racing carnival.
Not only that, Ladbrokes.com.au is offering Double The Odds on the 2013 Victoria Derby today and the 2013 Melbourne Cup next Tuesday!
So sign up to Ladbrokes.com.au now and start winning.
Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.