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Early Melbourne Cup Favourite Profound Beauty Beaten at Curragh

Early Melbourne Cup Favourite Profound Beauty Beaten at Curragh

Premier Irish trainer Dermot Weld’s pre-nomination Melbourne Cup favourite Profound Beauty suffered a slight setback when beaten on Saturday in the Group 3 Curragh Cup (2816m) by Tactic.

The Danehill mare is Weld’s leading contender for this year’s 150th Melbourne Cup at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November, but couldn’t match the John Dunlop-trained Tactic in the Curragh ...