Dunn Thrilled to Ride Almoonqith in 2015 Melbourne Cup

November 2, 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

Dunn Thrilled to Ride Almoonqith in 2015 Melbourne Cup

Jockey Dwayne Dunn is yet to ride a winner in the Race that Stops a Nation but is thrilled to partner Almoonqith in tomorrow’s 2015 Melbourne Cup; believing the talented import to be a serious chance of success over two miles at Flemington.

Dwayne Dunn is thrilled to partner Almoonqith in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Dwayne Dunn is thrilled to partner Almoonqith in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Almoonqith has been a strong and consistent performer through an impressive 21 start career so far; posting five wins and a further four minors for three different stables since first appearing on course in late 2012.

The classy Dynaformer gelding confirmed his position in the 2015 Melbourne Cup field with a blistering run for a two length win in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m) on October 21st and Dunn is confident the performance points towards a competitive performance tomorrow afternoon.

“The horse is in a really good place,” Dunn told AAP.

“He’s very happy and he’s improved since the run the other day.

“He’s a little bit of a forgotten horse because everyone starts talking about the internationals.

“But I’m really pleased to be on him. I reckon he’s going to run a great race.”

As one of Victoria’s leading jockeys, Dunn is unlucky not to have saluted in the Melbourne Cup previously and is hopeful Almoonqith holds the key to unlocking the dream for both himself and the training team of David Hayes and Tom Dabernig.

“This would be the icing on the cake if I could get this horse over the line,” Dunn said.

“It’s every jockey’s dream to be able to win one.

“I’m just really happy to be involved and be able to ride in a Melbourne Cup. I’ve sat on the other side of the fence and you’re disappointed when you haven’t got a ride in the race.”

Almoonqith arguably found career-best form to date through a standout 2014 racing campaign under the guidance of Mike De Kock in the middle-east.

Charging home to win the Al Maktoum City (1600m) in January, Almoonqith placed fifth in the Potlines Trophy (2000m) and fourth in the Jaguar F Type Trophy (2000m); beating a talented field to the line in the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (2810m) before ending his campaign a credible sixth in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup (3200m) in March.

Charged with carrying only 53kgs, Almoonqith has continued to receive steady support in betting markets for success tomorrow afternoon and is currently available at 2015 Melbourne Cup odds of $16 with Ladbrokes.com.au.

Open an account with Ladbrokes.com.au to take advantage of Best Tote or SP plus 20% on the first four races at Flemington on 2015 Melbourne Cup day!

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

2018 Gosford Cup Tips & O...

2018 Gosford Guineas Field �...

2018 Gosford Guineas Field & Betting Update

The Gosford Guineas 2018 field faces off on Gosford Gold Cup Day this...

Silent Sedition Set for 2018 C...

Silent Sedition Set for 2018 Coolmore Classic Shot

A second shot at the Coolmore Classic in 2018 is on the autumn agenda for...

TJ Smith Stakes 2018 Target fo...

TJ Smith Stakes 2018 Target for In Her Time

Class mare In Her Time will bypass the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival and...

Gosford Cup 2018 Betting: Sing...

Gosford Cup 2018 Betting: Singing Firming Favourite

Newcastle horseman Kris Lees saddles-up two stayers in Thursday’s feature race...

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