Four Late 2015 Melbourne Cup Entries

September 9, 2015

Four Late 2015 Melbourne Cup Entries

On Tuesday Racing Victoria received four late Melbourne Cup 2015 entries for the ‘race that stops a nation’ on November 3, including a French-trained international raider adding more interest to the Flemington classic this spring.

Chance To Dance (outside)

Chance To Dance (outside) is one of four 2015 Melbourne Cup late entries taken this week. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Originally there were 140 stayers making up the nominations for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, a number increased this week with the addition of four late nominees that connections paid the $5,500 late entry fee for.

Increasing the potential number of international raiders in the final 24-starter Melbourne Cup field this year is the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Halling stallion Loresho raced by his Highness The Aga Khan.

The five-year-old French galloper should he make it all the way to Melbourne Cup Day will be looking to join Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) who went back-to-back for France in the world’s richest handicap.

Current all-in Melbourne Cup betting markets at are firmly led by the Japanese-trained Fame Game ($9) while Loresho is installed as a $51 outsider for the win.

The stallion was last seen racing on August 30 in the Group 2 Grand Prix De Deauville (2500m) behind Siljan’s Saga on the back of a Group 3 win at the same Deuaville track the run before.

The other three late Melbourne Cup entries and their price in the futures Melbourne Cup odds are Chance To Dance ($34), and the Archie Alexander-trained stablemates Renew ($67) and Ruscello ($67).

The Robert Hickmott-trained Chance To Dance is the right age for a Melbourne Cup win being a six-year-old son of Teofilo, six-year-olds having won four years on the trot from 2010 – 2013 before five-year-old German raider Protectionist (2014) took it out last year.

Raced by Team Williams, Chance To Dance was last seen beating home stablemate The United Stakes over the Moonee Valley mile first-up last weekend and has winning form up to 2400m.

Hickmott and owner Lloyd Williams last won the Melbourne Cup in 2012 with Green Moon and now have nine chances to take it out again this season with other notable hopes from the stable including the aforementioned The United States who has won four of his nine starts so far and British import Observational who won his race debut down under in the Listed Golden Mile (1600m) at Bendigo back in March.

Renew is another six-year-old import now in the mix, the Dansili gelding a genuine two miler having won last year’s Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) only four runs into his Australian career before a third to Tanby in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) in March.

Cape Cross seven-year-old Ruscello hasn’t won a race since the Group 3 Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington in 2013 and was last seen crossing sixth behind Our Voodoo Prince in mid-August over 2000m at Caulfield.

Melbourne Cup 2015 weights will be released on September 15 followed by first acceptances closing on Tuesday October 6.

Before then check out the latest futures markets on the upcoming Melbourne Group 1 majors including the Melbourne Cup open online now at – home of the $500 first depositor’s bonus bet when you quote the code SPRINGBONUS!

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

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup Betti...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting U...

2018 Queensland Oaks Betting Update

The Chris Waller domination of the 2018 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival will...

Baker snug about Champagne Cud...

Baker snug about Champagne Cuddles chances in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

Trainer Bjorn Baker is snug about the chances of his three year old filly...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 Queensland Oaks: Waller has 5

A capacity field of sixteen fillies will line up in the 2018 Group 1 $500,000...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

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