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Updated 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Protectionist Top European

Updated 2014 Melbourne Cup Betting: Protectionist Top European

Andreas Wohler’s German visitor Protectionist is the shortest priced of the European raiders left in the Melbourne Cup 2014 betting markets for Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) this afternoon in Victoria. There were originally 11 international raiders in the capacity 24 horse Melbourne Cup field for this year’s $6.2 million two mile clash. However…

Can Top Weight Admire Rakti Win the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Can Top Weight Admire Rakti Win the 2014 Melbourne Cup?

Admire Rakti is the name on everyone’s lips to be a serious contender in this year’s Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) ever since he won the 2014 Caulfield Cup on his debut in Australia. The seven-year-old entire had already made a name for himself in his home country of Japan before making the journey…

Latest 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds Update: 22 Left in Field

Latest 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds Update: 22 Left in Field

There are now 22 horses left in the mix for the Melbourne Cup 2014, odds on the remaining stayers still lead by the easing Japanese-trained Admire Rakti. The top fancy in this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m), due to jump at 3:00pm (AEDT) as Flemington Race 7, is out from $4.80…

Admire Rakti Draws Melbourne Cup Barrier 8

Admire Rakti Draws Melbourne Cup Barrier 8

Odds on the Japanese-trained Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti are set to firm following the 2014 Melbourne Cup barrier draw, the stallion coming up trumps with barrier eight for next Tuesday’s two mile classic. Barriers for all 24 runners in the field for this year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) were allocated…

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

Purton Admires Melbourne Cup Favourite

He’s had just the one previous ride in the ‘race that stops a nation’, making securing the 2014 Melbourne Cup mount on pre-post favourite Admire Rakti all the more special for jockey Zac Purton. It has been five years since Purton, now 31, rode in his first and to date only Melbourne Cup field when…

Lucia Valentina 2014 Melbourne Cup Horse to Beat

Lucia Valentina 2014 Melbourne Cup Horse to Beat

Japanese horseman Tomoyuki Umeda may be about to saddle-up the favourite in the Melbourne Cup 2014 field next Tuesday but he’s got an eye out for the local mare Lucia Valentina who he rates as the main danger to Admire Rakti. Heart’s Cry stallion Admire Rakti is the current $4.80 top fancy to become this…

Admire Rakti Connections Happy with Melbourne Cup Weight

Admire Rakti Connections Happy with Melbourne Cup Weight

Japanese stayer Admire Rakti received a 0.5kg weight penalty for the Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) after winning the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) a fortnight ago. The penalty means the superstar stayer will carry 58.5kg in the $6.2 million feature race, a weight not carried by a Melbourne Cup winner since Think Big…

Admire Rakti Leads 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds

Admire Rakti Leads 2014 Melbourne Cup Odds

Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti has firmed into clear favouritism in the Melbourne Cup 2014 odds at bookmakers around the country for the world’s richest handicap on the first Tuesday of November. The Japanese raider on Saturday become the first from his country to win the $3 million Group 1 Crown Golden Ale Caulfield Cup…

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Second Melbourne Cup Quinella for Japan in 2014?

Back in 2006 in the wake of champion mare Makybe Diva’s historic third straight Melbourne Cup victory another world first occurred with two Japanese-trained stablemates taking out the Melbourne Cup quinella– an event that is a realistic probability again in 2014. On Tuesday Racing Victoria released 148 nominations for this year’s 154th running of the…

Williams’ Ride In 2013 Japan Cup Field

Williams’ Ride In 2013 Japan Cup Field

This Sunday, November 24, the Japan Cup 2013 will take place in Tokyo Racecourse and Australian punters will have someone to cheer for in the 33rd edition of the race with ace Aussie hoop Craig Williams engaged to ride Admire Rakti. The Heart’s Cry stallion is out to improve on their last start 10th in…