2015 Melbourne Cup Bid Off For Injured Loresho

September 16, 2015

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

2015 Melbourne Cup Bid Off For Injured Loresho

French raider Loresho is the latest international Melbourne Cup 2015 entry to be withdrawn from this year’s edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Brown Panther

Brown Panther was a notable Melbourne Cup 2015 international entry ruled out after breaking down in the Irish St Leger last week. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

Connections of the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained stallion paid the $5,500 late entry last week to get their Halling five-year-old in the mix for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m).

Already though the November 3 classic at Flemington Racecourse is off the agenda after Loresho suffered a strained tendon that sees the HH The Aga Khan-owned stayer needing a stint in rehabilitation.

A winner of five of his 11 starts to date, Loresho took out the Group 3 Prix De Reux (2500m) in early August before a last start third to Siljan’s Saga in the Group 2 Lucien Barriere (2500m) on a Heavy-rated track at the end of last month.

Melbourne Cup weights were released on Tuesday by Racing Victoria’s Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter and at the time of his withdrawal Loresho was allocated a 52kg light weight.

In futures Melbourne Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au had Loresho as a $51 chance, the all-in markets for the world’s richest handicap firmly led by Japan’s Fame Game at $8.

The other recent international ruled out of the Melbourne Cup was the ill-fated Brown Panther, winner of the Dubai Gold Cup back in March and runner-up to Snow Sky in the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup (2816m) in mid-May, who broke down and was sadly euthanased when defending his Group 1 Irish St Leger (2816m) title at the Curragh last week.

Brown Panther contested the 2013 Melbourne Cup and finished eighth before missing last year’s race in favour of a run in the Group 1 Breeder’s Cup (2414m) in the USA where he ran a failed 11th beating home just one other runner.

Yoshitada Munakata’s Heart’s Cry six-year-old Fame Game meanwhile was last seen carrying 58kg from barrier 14 of 17 into a brave second beaten just a quarter length by Japanese champion Gold Ship in the Group 1 Tenno Sho (3200m) over the same distance as the Melbourne Cup back in early May.

Japan’s last Melbourne Cup winner was Delta Blues (2006) who ran the quinella defeating stablemate Pop Rock nine years ago.

Fame Game is allocated 57kg in the Melbourne Cup handicaps this spring, a weight no champion has carried to victory in over 30 years.

The next best in betting is then another international, Max Dynamite ($15) prepared by Irish trainer William Mullins.

Mullins has had two previous Melbourne Cup runners over the years but is yet to prepare a placegetter in the two mile classic.

Great Journey gelding Max Dynamite was last seen winning the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup (3300m) at York on August 21 with 58.5kg on his back, and is allocated a very manageable 55kg for his Melbourne Cup bid – a weight Fiorente carried to victory in 2013 for trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Other internationals high up the all-in Melbourne Cup betting markets include another Japanese hopeful Hokko Brave ($17) allocated 55.5kg, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Snow Sky ($17) who is equal 58kg top weight with last year’s winner Protectionist, and the Aidan O’Brien-trained stablemates Bondi Beach ($21) and Order Of St George ($21).

O’Brien has a total of four Melbourne Cup entries and hasn’t had a runner in the race since 2008.

Galileo four-year-old Bondi Beach (52.5kg) shot up the markets after winning the Group 1 Doncaster St Leger (2917m) on September 12 while the flying fellow Galileo stallion Order Of St George (54kg) has won his past three on the trot including the Irish St Leger in which Brown Panther broke down in.

To get behind your early Melbourne Cup selections at the hottest early prices sign-up with Ladbrokes.com.au today and quote the limited time only code SPRINGBONUS to enjoy up to $500 in bonus bets on the house!

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

Dubai-Bound Hey Doc Resumes in...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australia...

Waller Gears Up 2018 Australian Guineas Contingent

Sydney-based Chris Waller is stepping-up the autumn lead-up work for his...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway...

Memes Vies for 2018 Expressway Stakes Shot

A good run fresh in Saturday’s Summer Sprint at Royal Randwick could earn the...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Ta...

2018 Robert Sangster Stakes Target for Houtzen

The Robert Sangster Stakes 2018 in Adelaide this May could be calling for Toby...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for La...

Mr Sneaky Cheeky Chance for Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes 2018

Group 1 placed Mr Sneaky could target the 2018 Ladbrokes CF Orr Stakes...

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