Royal Empire is the lone entry for Godolphin in the 2013 Melbourne Cup, which will take place at Flemington Racecourse tomorrow November 5.
The four-year-old has not placed worse than second this campaign, with his most recent result seeing him finish behind Secret Number in the Group 3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot on October 5, 2013.
Royal Empire has won five of his 13 race starts and has an exceptional place percentage of 87%.
The Teofilo entire is currently paying odds of $38 at Ladbrokes.com.au with their Double The Odds market.
Royal Empire has drawn barrier 11 for the 2013 Melbourne Cup and will be ridden by in-form jockey Kerrin McEvoy in the race.
Tomorrow will mark Royal Empire’s first attempt at both the 3,200 metre distance and the Flemington track.
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#16 Royal Empire– Horse Facts
- Barrier: 11
- Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy
- Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor
- Owners: Godolphin Management Co Ltd
- Age: 5YO
- Gender: Entire
- Breeding: by Teofiloout of Zeiting
- Career: 13:5-5-1
- Last 6: 0x1122
- Prize Money: $261,176
- Track: 0:0-0-0
- Distance: 0:0-0-0
- Current 2013 Melbourne Cup Odds: $38 with Double The Odds
Why Royal Empire Can Win The 2013 Melbourne Cup
- He has the best place form in the race, having finished in the top three in 11 of his 13 runs.
Why Royal Empire Can’t Win The 2013 Melbourne Cup
- He has never before been tested at the 3,200 metre distance.