2011 Melbourne Cup grey Jukebox Jury a live hope

October 30, 2011

2011 Melbourne Cup grey Jukebox Jury a live hope

It could be quite possible that in the Group 1 $6m 2011 Melbourne Cup, grey horses may be heading the pack.

Jukebox Jury Luxbet $12, Glass Harmonium Luxbet $34 and Manighar Luxbet $31 are in the 2011 Melbourne Cup field with a hope.

Perhaps Jukebox Jury is the best of them judging by the betting.

2011 Melbourne Cup – horse profile

#2 Jukebox Jury (barrier 6) 57kg

  • six year old grey horse
  • Record: 21 starts 9 wins 2 second 2 third
  • Winning distance range 1408m to 3000m
  • Best win: 2009 Group 1 Von Europa (2400m) Cologne, Germany
  • Trainer: Mark Johnston, Middleham, England
  • Jockey, Neil Callan.
  • Latest price Luxbet $12 favourite.

A few months back a 50% share of the horse was purchased by the same owners as Americain when Jukebox Jury beat that horse home in the Prix Kergolay (3000m) at Deauville.

On that occasion Jukebox Jury got away with a cheap lead and slowly increased the tempo leaving the rest struggling.

It is unlikely the lead will be given up so cheaply in the 2011 Melbourne Cup but Jukebox Jury has been given the barrier to run for the front.

He drew six and that is perfect to attempt such a feat.

One of those other greys in the 2011 Melbourne Cup, Glass Harmonium will be trying for the same race position.

It is clear that Jukebox Jury will stay the 2011 Melbourne Cup distance of 3200m and that can be half the battle in the race.

It should be noted he has never raced on a slow or heavy track.

Being based in England, he would have had ample opportunity to run in the wet but obviously trainer Mark Johnston believes he can’t do it.

There are a lot of things in this gallopers favour having beaten not only 2011 Melbourne Cup favourite in Americain Luxbet $4.60 but also the second favourite Dunaden Luxbet $7.50 in that Kergolay.

Johnston, though unsuccessful in the past with Melbourne Cup runners, may have learned his lessons.

This time he has brought a horse that is good at 2400m opposed to the 4000m types he used to bring out.

No country in the Northern Hemisphere has raced more horses in the Melbourne Cup than England, yet they haven’t won one.

France, Japan and Ireland all have. Perhaps Jukebox Jury can get that old anthem about the Queen up and running.

Rival international trainers all say he has a touch of class and maybe the Luxbet odds will to be prove value.

That certainly will be the case if you take Luxbet upon their numerous spring offers.

At Luxbet you can back any Melbourne Cup horse to Win and if they are second over the line, you will get your stakes back as a Refund Bet up to $250!

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