This trainer was assisstant to Americain’s trainer for 10 years before going out on his own and making a success of it. He is following the old master in trying to get a French horse to win a Melbourne Cup. Dunaden has defeated Americain in Europe and if you purely goon weights, he should do it again. He won the Geelong Cup at his first run in Australia with plenty in hand. Importantly he can quicken rapidly form a slow pace to a quick one. Likes it wet or dry. Second favourite with Luxbet at $7.50 and is a great hope.