Mount Athos will have to contend with a wide barrier when he runs in the $6 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington this Tuesday November 5, 2013.
The seven-year-old ran an impressive fifth in last year’s Melbourne Cup, despite missing the start and suffering heavy interference during the race.
Mount Athos has won eight of his 26 race starts and has earned close to $500,000 in prize money.
The seven-year-old placed second in the Listed March Stakes last start in England and will be out to go one better in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.
Mount Athos has the added bonus of having jockey Craig Williams in the saddle for Tuesday’s 3,200 metre race.
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#15 Mount Athos – Horse Facts
- Barrier: 22
- Jockey: Craig Williams
- Trainer: Luca Cumani
- Owners: Dr M Koukash
- Age: 7YO
- Gender: Gelding
- Breeding: by Montjeu out of Ionian Sea
- Career: 26:8-1-1
- Last 6: x1582x
- Prize Money: $499,699
- Track: 1:0-0-0
- Distance: 2:0-0-0
- Current 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds: $19 with Double The Odds
Why Mount Athos Can Win The 2013 Melbourne Cup
- Mount Athos is coming off a strong second to Harris Tween in the 2,800 metre Marc Stakes a Goodwood in England.
- He has jockey Craig Williams on board.
Why Mount Athos Can’t Win The 2013 Melbourne Cup
- He has drawn wide in barrier 22 for the Melbourne Cup
- He has never won over the distance before.