Can Precedence Win the Melbourne Cup in his Fourth Attempt?

November 3, 2014

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit '

Can Precedence Win the Melbourne Cup in his Fourth Attempt?

Without doubt one of the most experienced horses confirmed in the final field for the Race That Stops a Nation, Precedence will contest his fourth Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday afternoon.

Precedence will line up for his fourth Melbourne Cup appearance on Tuesday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Precedence will line up for his fourth Melbourne Cup appearance on Tuesday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Securing a commendable race record of ten wins and as many minor places over his 62 competitive starts to date, Precedence debuted to racing in the spring of 2008 and has secured impressive results over each of his 12 resulting campaigns.

Running eighth in his first Melbourne Cup tilt in 2010, the son of Zabeel returned in 2011 with a luckless performance for eleventh when held up on the turn and early in the final straight, but again laid a great account for himself when ninth behind Green Moon in the 2012 edition of the Melbourne Cup.

Charging home to win the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) in the lead-up to the 2013 Melbourne Cup, Precedence was unlucky to miss the final field of the Flemington feature by one position; balloted out of contention in position 25.

Progressing to a strong race win in the Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) following the disappointment of missing his major target, the gelding out of Kowtow finished a credible third behind champion mare Streama in the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) first-up this year before placing second in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) most notably on May 24th; returning for a brief spell after finishing a luckless seventh when again blocked for a run in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m).

Steadily building to the task over three starts this time in, capped by competitive runs for fifth in both the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) and Moonee Valley Cup most recently, Precedence will leave from barrier 19 in the 2014 Melbourne Cup and has been confirmed to be partnered by jockey Michael Rodd.

Will Precedence become the first nine-year-old to win the Melbourne Cup in 2014, or will one of his many talented rivals deliver the gelding a fourth loss in the headline race?

Melbourne Cup Horse Form: #15 Precedence

  • Barrier: 20 (into 19)
  • Weight: 54.5kgs
  • Jockey: Michael Rodd
  • Trainer: Bart and James Cummings
  • Owners: Think Big Stud, Sir P Hogan, The Dowager Duchess Of Bedford
  • Age: 9YO
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Breeding: by Zabeel from Kowtow
  • Career: 62-10-7-3
  • Win: 16%
  • Place: 16%
  • Last 6: 327055
  • Prize Money: $1,814,530
  • Track: 12-2-1-0
  • Distance: 5-0-0-0
  • Current 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds: $101

Why Precedence Can Be The 2014 Melbourne Cup Winner

  • Will get the trip; has raced at 3200m on five prior occasions
  • Gets in Well with weights – required to carry just 54.5kgs
  • Partnered by Melbourne Cup winner Michael Rodd (Efficient, 2007)
  • Likely to settle in good position from wide draw
  • Vastly experience, in competitive form

Why Precedence Will Not Win the 2014 Melbourne Cup

  • Has not finished better than eighth in three previous attempts
  • May get held up from wide draw
  • No nine-year-old has ever won the Melbourne Cup
  • Lining up against several Group 1 winners this year
  • Is yet to finish inside the places in five starts at two miles.

Leading online bookie is currently offering the best odds on the 2014 Melbourne Cup!

Open an account and deposit at today to take advantage of up many incredible bonuses!

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.

Spring Racing

Winx To Climb The Everest 2018...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Winner

The well-supported, clear Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes 2018 favourite Written...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Horse Racing Today

2018 The Galaxy Final Field: J...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms listed in 2018 Coolmore Classic nominations

Stablemates Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms are listed among the nominations...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field