Brambles Aiming to Deliver Moody Maiden Melbourne Cup

November 3, 2014

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Brambles Aiming to Deliver Moody Maiden Melbourne Cup

Returning to racing in exceptionally competitive form through the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival, notable front-runner Brambles will complete his season’s swansong in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

Brambles will line up for his first Melbourne Cup tilt at Flemington tomorrow. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Brambles will line up for his first Melbourne Cup tilt at Flemington tomorrow. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Stamping his claims as one to watch from his maiden preparation through the spring of 2011, Brambles finished third in a minor over 1400m first-up and continued to impress in claiming back-to-back race wins in the Railway Club Hotel Plate (2600m) and Le Pine Funerals Handicap (1600m); returning to the paddock after finished a close second in the NYE at Moonee Valley Handicap (1600m).

Undoubtedly hitting career-best form over the autumn and winter of 2012, the Savabeel gelding ran second to The Great Snowman in a minor over 1400m first-up before finishing fourth in the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m), third in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m) and claiming back-to-back victories in each of the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate (2000m) and Group 3 Gran Prix Stakes (2200m) on his way to a maiden victory at the highest level of racing in the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m).

Spending nearly two years in the paddock nursing a severe tendon injury back to full strength, Brambles ran a promising fourth in the Listed Thoroughbred Club Cup (1440m) first-up this time in; continuing to build in form on his way to an impressive third in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) and fourth in the featured Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 18th.

While running ninth in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) last weekend, trainer Peter Moody is confident the gelding out of Prickle will be able to overcome the wide and awkward barrier 21 and find an ideal position at the fore of the 2014 Melbourne Cup pack.

Will Brambles score a huge upset in the 2014 Melbourne Cup, or will one of his classy rivals find the line in the clear?

Melbourne Cup Horse Form: #16 Brambles

  • Barrier: 21 (into 20)
  • Weight: 54kgs
  • Jockey: Luke Nolen
  • Trainer: Peter Moody
  • Owners: OTI Racing
  • Age: 6YO
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Breeding: by Savabeel from Prickle
  • Career: 19-6-3-3
  • Win: 32%
  • Place: 32%
  • Last 6: 821349
  • Prize Money: $1,814,530
  • Track: 4-1-0-1
  • Distance: 0-0-0-0
  • Current 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds: $61

Why Brambles Can Be The 2014 Melbourne Cup Winner

  • A Group 1 winner (2012 Queensland Derby)
  • Gets in Well with weights – required to carry just 54kgs
  • Confirmed to be partnered by regular jockey Luke Nolen
  • Has form around several of his Melbourne Cup rivals

Why Brambles Will Not Win the 2014 Melbourne Cup

  • Has never competed over two miles
  • Has drawn a wide, awkward barrier
  • Will have to cross the field to take up a position at the head of the pack
  • Appears to have passed peak condition; finished ninth in Mackinnon Stakes most recently
  • Undoubtedly faces biggest test to date

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