Is Seville Ready For the 2013 Melbourne Cup Challenge?

Seville will be out to post just his second Australian win when he runs in the 2013 Melbourne Cup tomorrow November 5.

The five-year-old, who is paying $32 with Double The Odds at, is coming off a seventh placing in the Group 1 Cox Plate last start.

Prior to that, he broke his Australian maiden with a victory in the Group 1 The Metropolitan at Royal Randwick on October 5.

Seville (inside) will look to win his second Australian start in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

Seville (inside) will look to win his second Australian start in the 2013 Melbourne Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

He has never been extended over the 3,200 metre distance, however, has shown the most ability over the longer trips this spring.

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#12 Seville– Horse Facts

  • Barrier: 9
  • Jockey: Hugh Bowman
  • Trainer: Robert Hickmott
  • Owners:  N C Williams, Mr & Mrs L J Williams, B N Singer, V Sammartino, P Mehrten, M Gudinski, Heffernan Bloodstock P/L (Mgr: D A Heffernan), Jacobsen Bloodstock P/L (Mgr: P N Jacobsen), Echo Beach Bloodstock (Mgr: A L & B A Green)
  • Age: 6YO
  • Gender: Entire
  • Breeding: by Galileo out of Silverskaya
  • Career: 19:2-6-1
  • Last 6: x00917
  • Prize Money: $1,171,943
  • Track: 1:0-1-0
  • Distance: 0:0-0-0
  • Current 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds: $32 with Double The Odds

Why Seville Can Win The 2013 Melbourne Cup

  • He has drawn well in barrier nine of 24 runners.
  • Seville has experience at Flemington prior to tomorrow’s race.

Why Seville Can’t Win The 2013 Melbourne Cup

  • He has never won over the distance and has been in patchy form of late.


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