2015 Melbourne Cup Day Scratchings & Track Report

The most anticipated day on the Australian Racing calendar takes place at Victoria’s Flemington Racecourse today with Melbourne Cup Day 2015 lighting up the rack, the full scratchings across the 10-race program and track report found below.

Trip To Paris

Trip To Paris is the early 2015 Melbourne Cup betting market mover for Flemington Race 7 this afternoon. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Flemington Track Report – 03/11/2015

  • Rail Position: Out 2m Entire Circuit
  • Track Condition: Good (4)
  • Track Type: Turf
  • Weather: Fine
  • Penetrometer: 4.88

Racing kicks off on Melbourne Cup Day at 10:40am (AEST) and goes through until Race 10 at 5:15pm (AEST), the first and last on the card both holding Group 3 status.

There are also three Listed support races on the line-up with Race 6, Race 8 and Race 9 all holding black-type status.

Of course the most anticipated event on the program and the marquee clash runs as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEST) when this year’s edition of the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) runs over the two miles.

A full Melbourne Cup field of 24 stayers faces off in this year’s edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’ with no current scratchings meaning the classic will run at capacity for the third time in four years.

Leading Melbourne Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au, who are offering Best Tote or SP + 20% on Flemington Races 1 – 4 today, is the Japanese-trained Fame Game ($4.60) looking to improve on his sixth in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on debut.

The early Melbourne Cup market movers however are: Ed Dunlop’s Caulfield Cup runner-up Trip To Paris ($8.50 into $7.50), Chris Waller’s Zabeel four-year-old drawn a treat in barrier 11 Preferment ($9.50 into $9), Irish raider Max Dynamite ($13 into $11) last seen winning the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup (3300m) in York and Godolphin’s English visitor Sky Hunter ($67 into $34).

Check out the full Melbourne Cup Day scratchings below then head to Ladbrokes.com.au to place your Melbourne Cup bets on Race 7 and go in the draw to share in over $70,000 in prizes as part of the great Melbourne Cup Prize Draw giveaway this spring!

Flemington Scratchings – 03/11/2015

  • Total Scratchings: 23

Race 1 (10:40am) – $150,000 Group 3 Emirates Airline Plate (1000m)

#9 None At All (6)

Race 2 (11:20am) – $100,000 tab.com.au Trophy (1700m)

#6 Mrs President (7)

#8 Champagne Cocktail (6)

Race 3 (12:00pm) – $100,000 J.B. Cummings AM Tribute Plate (2800m)

#2 Kapour (22)

#4 Sonntag (17)

#13 Soviet Courage (3)

#21e Honey Steel’s Gold (5)

Race 4 (12:40pm) – $100,000 Lavazza Short Black (1400m)

#2 Burning Front (16)

#4 Chivalry (9)

#17e Cordoba (18)

#19e Finally Free (11)

Race 5 (1:20pm) – $100,000 Schweppes #FlemingtonFling (1000m)

No current scratchings

Race 6 (2:00pm) – $150,000 Listed Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400m)

#17e Guilty As Sin (1)

#18e Ma Raison (5)

Race 7 (3:00pm) – $6,000,000 Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m)

Full 24-starter Melbourne Cup field with no scratchings

  • Favourite: #3 Fame Game ($4.80)
  • Market Mover: #10 Trip To Paris ($7.50)

Race 8 (3:55pm) – $150,000 Listed James Boag’s Symphony Stakes (1800m)

#1 Moriarty (17)

#2 Index Linked (10)

#13 He Or She (19)

#18 Audino (4)

Race 9 (4:35pm) $150,000 Listed MSS Security Sprint (1200m)

#1 Charmed Harmony (4)

#5 Afleet Esprit (11)

#7 Kaepernick (13)

#14 Nautical (3)

Race 10 (5:15pm) – $200,000 Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m)

#1 Tycoon Tara (12)

#9 Wine Tales (18)

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