2021 Melbourne Cup Hopes Head Andrew Ramsden Stakes Field

May 14, 2021

2021 Melbourne Cup Hopes Head Andrew Ramsden Stakes Field

A ballot free ride into November’s $8 million Melbourne Cup field is up for grabs at HQ on Saturday with a class field of stayers engaged in The Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2021.

Miami Bound Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Former VRC Oaks winner Miami Bound chases a spot in the 2021 Melbourne Cup field via Saturday’s Andrew Ramsden Stakes at HQ. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Due to run as Flemington Race 6 at 2:50pm (AEST), this year’s Listed $400,000 The Andrew Ramsden (2800m) features a line-up of runners led in betting at Ladbrokes.com.au by the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Realm Of Flowers ($3.80).

Mark Zahra partners the four-year-old So You Think mare in Melbourne’s feature race of the weekend coming back aboard her for the first time since a close second in last November’s Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) over the mile and a half.

Realm Of Flowers has been good over the autumn including a Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) second at Rosehill and her last start fifth in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on April 17 at Randwick.

This shapes-up as an easier grade of rival for her and over the distance with a bit of luck she could be hard to beat.

It’s a close affair in The Andrew Ramsden betting this season with the danger being the Danny O’Brien-trained Group 1 winning Miami Bound ($4.20).

Jumping from barrier 10 with Ben Allen in the saddle, the former VRC Oaks champion chases her first victory since last October’s Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m).

She contested the 2020 Melbourne Cup running 14th and gets the chance to earn another shot at the world’s richest handicap race via a win in The Andrew Ramsden.

The now four-year-old Reliable Man mare has been very strong in Sydney in the lead-up coming off back-to-back Group 1 thirds in the Tancred Stakes and Sydney Cup, plus she’s a two-time winner at Flemington.

The bookies are having a hard time separating the best from the rest in The Andrew Ramsden odds with a host of other runners also at single-figures including the Ciaron Maher & Daivd Eustace-trained trio of: Persan ($4.80), therails-drawn stablemate Grand Promenade ($6) and three-year-old VRC St Leger winner last time out Through Irish Eyes ($6).

Pierro four-year-old Persan is the shortest-priced of The Andrew Ramsden acceptors in the current all-in Melbourne Cup 2021 odds online paying $26, a price sure to firm should he win on the weekend.

He’s a Flemington specialist having won four from seven at the track including last October’s Group 3 The Bart Cummings that led into his credible fifth in the Melbourne Cup behind Twilight Payment when under three lengths beaten at 40/1.

Click here for the latest 2021 Melbourne Cup futures markets and here for Saturday’s Andrew Ramsden odds.

2021 The Andrew Ramsden Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x90x0x055 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Dean Holland 8 58.5kg 94
2 14x844x221 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 1 58.5kg 85
3 121215×124 PERSAN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 4 58kg 105
4 30x0x86112 MOHICAN HEIGHTS (IRE) Chris Waller (late alt) 9 58kg 91
5 6107×87833 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Ben Allen 10 56kg 105
6 58862×6225 REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 6 56kg 95
7 34612x9x77 NEVER LISTEN Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 2 56kg 80
8 410x212x47 LION’S SHARE Steven Pateman Will Price (a) 7 56kg 65
9 633121 THROUGH IRISH EYES (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Poy 3 54kg 77
10 2252×82302 SALTO ANGEL (NZ) Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 5 52kg 75

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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