Third Placegetter A Prince of Arran Put in Brave Melbourne Cup Effort

November 6, 2018

Third Placegetter A Prince of Arran Put in Brave Melbourne Cup Effort

Just three days after winning the Lexus Stakes (2500m) on the same track, Charlie Fellowes trained A Prince of Arran has run third in today’s Melbourne Cup.

The speedy six-year old stalked the pace from a two-wide position around the final turn, and looked a chance at winning as jockey Michael Walker shifted to the outside once a lane opened up down the straight.

A Prince of Arran, above, ran third in the 2018 Melbourne Cup.

In the end it wasn’t enough to hold off Cross Counter, who patiently weaved his way from the very back of the pack to storm home over the final furlong.

Still, Fellowes was wrapped with his horses preparation, especially on a very wet track.

“Unbelievable run, for a horse to run three-days after running over a mile and a half, and winning, on ground we know that’s not his cup of tea, unbelievable” Fellowes said after the race.

The plan ahead for A Prince of Arran is unclear, but his prep so far has been extremely encouraging. He’s run no worse than third in his three starts since arriving in Australia last month, and it’s now to safe to say, we can probably expect to see this premier international stayer back on our shores next Spring.

“If we didn’t have to run three days ago and if we hadn’t have got the rain, jeez he would have gone close,” Fellowes went on to say.

“Michael Walker has given him an absolute belter of a ride and I’ve never experienced anything like it.

“I’ll be back next year.”

A Prince of Arran entered the race as a $5.70 place chance with Ladbrokes.

Full 2018 Melbourne Cup Results:

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty
1 23 CROSS COUNTER (GB) Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 19 51kg
2 9 MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 1L 10 55kg
3 17 A PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes Michael Walker 3L 20 53kg
4 13 FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller Zac Purton 3.5L 15 54kg
5 24 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Wayne Lordan 4.5L 21 51kg
6 22 YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller Craig Williams 5.75L 8 51.5kg
7 19 SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Dwayne Dunn 8.25L 14 53kg
8 1 BEST SOLUTION (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor Pat Cosgrave 8.75L 6 57.5kg
9 5 MUNTAHAA (IRE) John Gosden Jim Crowley 9.5L 13 55.5kg
10 16 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 11L 7 54kg (cd 54.5kg)
11 11 YUCATAN (IRE) Aidan O’Brien James McDonald 11.75L 23 54.5kg 2.5kg
12 18 NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Regan Bayliss 11.85L 3 53kg
13 20 ZACADA (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 13.85L 24 53kg
14 4 CHESTNUT COAT (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi Yuga Kawada 16.1L 4 55.5kg
15 15 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 16.3L 2 54kg
16 3 MAGIC CIRCLE (IRE) Ian Williams Corey Brown 19.55L 17 56kg
17 7 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Ben Melham 22.55L 18 55.5kg
18 6 SOUND CHECK (GER) Michael Moroney Jordan Childs 27.55L 16 55.5kg
19 21 RUNAWAY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 28.05L 12 52kg 1.5kg
20 8 ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 28.15L 22 55kg
21 12 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Tommy Berry 68.15L 1 54kg
22 10 AVILIUS (GB) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 69.15L 11 54.5kg 1.5kg
23 14 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Darren Weir Damien Oliver 69.55L 5 54kg
FF 2 THE CLIFFSOFMOHER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 9 56.5kg

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