2009 Melbourne Cup Favourite Alcopop Resumes in Penny Edition

August 27, 2010

2009 Melbourne Cup Favourite Alcopop Resumes in Penny Edition

Alcopop, the bay gelding from the bush who was the beaten favourite in last year’s Melbourne Cup, is due back on the track this Saturday on way to a run in the 2010 Melbourne Cup.

The Jake Stephens-trained six-year-old hasn’t raced since he finished dead-last in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) back in March.

After finishing sixth to Shocking in the 2009 Melbourne Cup, Alcopop had a disappointing two runs during autumn after being struck down by a virus that ended his season early.

Stephens is hoping for improvement this spring, Alcopop reportedly back at top fitness, as he again targets the esteemed Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 2 at Flemington.

Alcopop was due to resume racing a fortnight ago in the Spring Stakes but had to be scratched due to mucus in his trachea.

Instead he is scheduled to start his spring campaign tomorrow as the drawcard in the $80,000 Listed Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville.

The gelding pleased Stephens in a beach workout earlier in the week, but he will scratch Alcopop from his belated first-up run if blood test results due back today don’t satisfy him.

Odds-on favourite for the Penny Edition Stakes is Moment In Time at $5.50 through Ladbrokes.com.au, while despite still being under a cloud of doubt to start, Alcopop is paying $8.

Both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups are on the agenda for Alcopop this spring carnival.

Currently Alcopop is near the top of both markets paying $26 for the 2010 Caulfield Cup and the 2010 Melbourne Cup through Ladbrokes.com.au, with his odds sure to shorten if he wins tomorrow.

Now is the best time to bet on the Melbourne Cup in the ante-post markets open at leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au. If you settle for the price on offer at the TAB or wait until race day to make your Cup selections you won’t get the biggest payouts possible! So sign up to Ladbrokes.com.au today and enjoy the free $100 bet on offer for new customers.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Lost And Running Heads 2021 Th...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Res...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

Nature Strip had been beaten as an odds-on favourite five times previously but...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Wil...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

The James Cummings-trained Willowy donning the iconic Royal Blue of Godolphin...

Zaaki Heads 2021 Mackinnon Sta...

Zaaki Heads 2021 Mackinnon Stakes Field & Betting

Scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki gets the chance at a consolation prize on...

Horse Racing Today

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

Melbourne Cup 2021 Results: Ve...

Melbourne Cup 2021 Results: Verry Elleegant Beats Incentivise, Spanish Mission Third

The poor form of favourites in the ‘race that stops a nation’ continued for...

2021 Melbourne Cup Odds Update...

2021 Melbourne Cup Odds Update: Incentivise Out to $3 to Win, Full Market Moves

He’s the horse all the punters are out to see in today’s Group 1 $8 million...

Melbourne Cup Day Results 2021...

Melbourne Cup Day Results 2021: Verry Elleegant Beats Incentivise by 4 Lengths

2021 Melbourne Cup Day continues the racing action of Victoria’s premier...

2021 Melbourne Cup Day: Flemin...

2021 Melbourne Cup Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The day that stops a nation featuring the ‘race that stops a nation’ is upon...

Race Results

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

Melbourne Cup 2021 Results: Verry Elleegant Beats Incentivise, Spanish Mission Third

Melbourne Cup Day Results 2021: Verry Elleegant Beats Incentivise by 4 Lengths

Race Previews

2021 Kingston Town Classic Field & Betting Update: Western Empire Odds-On

Elite Street Dominates 2021 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting

Western Empire Heads 2021 Railway Stakes Field & Betting

Lost And Running Heads 2021 The Hunter Field & Betting

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

Fields & Form

2021 Kingston Town Classic Field & Betting Update: Western Empire Odds-On

Elite Street Dominates 2021 Winterbottom Stakes Field & Betting

Western Empire Heads 2021 Railway Stakes Field & Betting

Lost And Running Heads 2021 The Hunter Field & Betting

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report