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Final 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Last Word on All Horses

Final 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Last Word on All Horses

Time is ticking down to Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) and below are the Races.com.au team’s final words on the Melbourne Cup 2017 Horses. #1 Hartnell ($26): Big task for the top weight and third placegetter last year. His third go in the race, has been kept fresh, but has had his chance and…

Almandin Is The Melbourne Cup 2017 Winner: Williams’ Ideal Result

Almandin Is The Melbourne Cup 2017 Winner: Williams’ Ideal Result

The Team Williams ownership group saddle-up six chances in the ‘Race That Stops a Nation’ on Tuesday and Nick Williams said their ideal 2017 Melbourne Cup result would be a win by the reigning champion Almandin. Last spring Almandin backed-up from a Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2500m) win at Flemington, returning to the track…

2017 Melbourne Cup field: Hartnell to settle in front half of the field

2017 Melbourne Cup field: Hartnell to settle in front half of the field

Trainer James Cummings can see Hartnell settling in the first half of the Melbourne Cup field from barrier twelve in the capacity twenty-four horse field. Damian Lane will be having his first ride on the Godolphin owned Hartnell and Cummings would like to see him position the seven year old between eighth and twelfth spot in…

Hartnell Only Melbourne Cup 2017 Chance for Godolphin

Hartnell Only Melbourne Cup 2017 Chance for Godolphin

The Melbourne Cup 2017 dreams of the powerhouse Godolphin stable now rely solely on the James Cummings-trained top weight Hartnell next Tuesday after the withdrawal of Qewy. The operation’s UK-based trainer Charlie Appleby ruled out Wednesday’s impressive Bendigo Cup winner and last year’s fourth-placegetter in the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) Qewy…

2017 Melbourne Cup Field Update: Qewy Out

2017 Melbourne Cup Field Update: Qewy Out

The Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin raider from the UK Qewy has been ruled out of the Melbourne Cup 2017 field despite a brilliant win in the Bendigo Cup first-up on Wednesday. The son of Street Cry finished fourth to Almandin in last year’s Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) between wins in the Group…

2017 Melbourne Cup: Winx Form Favours Humidor

2017 Melbourne Cup: Winx Form Favours Humidor

Jockey Hugh Bowman believes the Winx form around Humidor makes the Cox Plate runner-up a huge danger in the Melbourne Cup 2017 to his mount Marmelo. The Darren Weir-trained Humidor skyrocketed into second favouritism in futures betting on next Tuesday’s Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) after his gutsy run behind Chris Waller’s…

Hartnell Peaking Ahead of Likely Melbourne Cup 2017 Run

Hartnell Peaking Ahead of Likely Melbourne Cup 2017 Run

Godolphin trainer James Cummings is reserving a final decision on the 2017 Melbourne Cup run of Hartnell until later in the week but confirmed the horse was peaking ahead of his next run. The Group 1 $2 million Emirates Stakes (2000m) on Saturday November 11 remains a possible option for the son of Authorized on…

Yendall Rides Amelie’s Star in 2017 Melbourne Cup

Yendall Rides Amelie’s Star in 2017 Melbourne Cup

Lightweight hoop Dean Yendall is booked to ride the Darren Weir-trained mare Amelie’s Star for the first time in the Melbourne Cup 2017 field on Tuesday November 7. Melbourne Cup jockeys for the two mile classic are starting to take shape, Weir confirming hoops for both his brave Cox Plate runner-up Humidor and his Group…

Who Shot Thebarman in Fourth Melbourne Cup Field: Berry on Top

Who Shot Thebarman in Fourth Melbourne Cup Field: Berry on Top

Hong Kong-based jockey Tommy Berry has picked up the 2017 Melbourne Cup ride aboard Chris Waller’s gallant old warhorse Who Shot Thebarman as the nine-year-old lines-up in the two mile classic for the fourth time. Berry comes aboard the Kiwi expat for the first time under race conditions as Yamanin Vital gelding Who Shot Thebarman…

Damian Lane Rides Hartnell in 2017 Melbourne Cup Field

Damian Lane Rides Hartnell in 2017 Melbourne Cup Field

The Godolphin-raced Hartnell was one of the surprise second acceptances for the Melbourne Cup 2017 field and jockey Damian Lane has picked up the ride on the top weight for the two mile classic. James Cummings’ Authorzied seven-year-old Hartnell hasn’t raced since the disappointing ninth to Gailo Chop in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Stakes (2000m)…