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2022 Melbourne Cup Day continues the racing action of Victoria’s premier racing carnival today, Tuesday November 1, and below the Races.com.au team will be updating the live Flemington race results for Melbourne Cup Day across the afternoon.
From the opening Melbourne Cup Day winner at 10:45am (AEDTD) through until the last at 5:15pm (AEDT) we will keep you up-to-date with all the Flemington results, Melbourne Cup Day winners and race wrap-ups below.
See how your Melbourne Cup Day bets go and find out at 3:00pm (AEDT) which horse is the 2022 Melbourne Cup winner when the English raider Deauville Legend lines-up as favourite against the local contingent in the 162nd edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’!
The big Melbourne Cup Day news is the scratching of Lunar Flare from the Group 1 $7.75 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) field. Grahame Begg’s mare was found to be lame in her off fore and failed to pass her re-examination by RV vets this morning. Read more here.
The Flemington track rating was a Soft (5) at time of publish.
Flemington Track Report
Dual Track Meeting: N
Track Type: Turf
Track Condition: Soft 5
Track Information: Inspection 6AM 1/11; Going Stick 9.2 Inside 9 Outside 9.2 Shear 11.9 Moisture 38.4%
Race 1 – 10:45AM Group 3 $200,000 Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000 METRES)
- 1st: No. 2 Krakarib ($26)
- 2nd: No. 6 Little Brose
- 3rd: No. 9 Awestruck
There was an upset in the first on Cup Day with the rank outsider in the field, Krakarib ($26), leading all-the-way to hold off an inside run from Little Brose to take out the 2022 Maribyrnong Plate. Simon Zahra’s Ribchester colt was well-backed on debut in the Maribyrnong Trial when four lengths beaten sixth having been ridden off the speed that day. He was taken straight to the front second-up and relished the change of racing style, holding to win despite drifting off the course the final 50m. It was a nice start to the day for winning jockey Damien Thornton who has the Melbourne Cup ride on the market mover Realm Of Flowers on just 50kg in Race 7.
Race 2 – 11:20AM $150,000 The Macca’s Run (2800 METRES)
- 1st: No. 7 White Marlin ($2.40)
- 2nd: No. 12 Protection Money
- 3rd: No. 6 Caboche
The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained import White Marlin ($2.40) was huge in his Melbourne Cup Day run as favourite in the second, the stunning grey posting a demolition job winning The Macca’s Run by five lengths. Racing as a four-year-old down under he made it a perfect five-from-five record over his career both internationally and since arriving down under. Showing his potential for a 2023 Melbourne Cup bid in 12 months’ time, White Marlin went from a 2000m Caulfield win to the 2800m today having further franked the form around VRC Derby winner Manzoice who he defeated fresh at Rosehill back in September. It was also a lovely warm-up from jockey Tim Clark aboard the Sydney Cup winner Knights Order in the Melbourne Cup for the stable later today.
Race 3 – 12:00PM $150,000 Resimax Group Subzero Handicap (1400 METRES)
- 1st: No. 1 Love Tap
- 2nd: No. 9 Kooled
- 3rd: No. 5 Struck By
It was a huge moment for Richard & Will Freedman who took out Race 3 on Melbourne Cup Day with Love Tap ($12) breaking clear over the final furlong to score an impressive upset in the greys’ race on the first Tuesday of November. Targeted for the event, the beautiful looking Tapit five-year-old was huge late with the 60.5kg top-weight scoring a solid victory at double-figures. Jockey Blake Shinn got a win on the board ahead of his 2022 Melbourne Cup ride on former champion Vow And Declare.
Race 4 – 12:40PM Listed $175,000 TAB Trophy (1800 METRES)
- 1st: No. 9 High Approach
- 2nd: No. 5 Lindermann
- 3rd: No. 4 Dream Hour
The Archie Alexander-trained Highland Reel three-year-old High Approach just held on to win the fourth on Melbourne Cup Day after a terrific battle to the line over the final furlong with the brave Lindermann. It was another franking of the form from the Listed Anzac Day Stakes here back in April, which he ran ninth to Tijuana in. High Approach came to Flemington to take out the TAB Trophy on the back of a win on the Synthetic track at Ballarat and was brave late saluting at $19 for jockey Ben Melham who rides the import Camorra in today’s $7.75 million Melbourne Cup.
Race 5 – 1:20PM $150,000 The Schweppervescence Plate (1000 METRES)
- 1st: No. 7 Renosu
- 2nd: No. 17 Kin
- 3rd: No. 6 Boldinho
Team Godolphin took out the quinella in The Schweppervescence Plate on Cup Day with the progressive Renosu ($31) at big odds for the Royal Blue brigade. The son of Exceed And Excel had previous form at the famous straight track from his two-year-old season, which paid dividends on Cup Day 2022. Jockey Blake Shinn bagged himself a double on the day going to the outside fence for the first time this Cup Carnival. The winner’s stablemate, the Jamie Kah-ridden Kin, finished a strong second with Boldinho from the Maher/Eustace stable in third.
Race 6 – 1:55PM Listed $175,000 Furphy Plate (1800 METRES)
- 1st: No. 5 Bartholomeu Dias
- 2nd: No. 1 Just Folk
- 3rd: No. 13 Lord Vladivostok
There was another upset on Melbourne Cup Day in the sixth with the Annabel Neasham-trained Bartholomeu Dias ($34) too good late out wide on the track. Off a Toowoomba Cup fourth, the evergreen eight-year-old relished being freshened-up and brought back in trip where he was able to perform at his best on the best part of the track. Wide working with no cover throughout, Just Folk was stout under the 60kg top-weight running second. Lord Vladivostok was also good back near the inside rail running third on the quick back-up off his unplaced eighth in the Group 2 Linlithgow Stakes here on Derby Day. It was a nice win for Neasham and jockey Tommy Berry who combine again in the next with Numerian a 40/1 shot in Melbourne Cup betting.
Race 7 – 3:00PM Group 1 $7,750,000 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)
- 1st: No. 1Gold Trip
- 2nd: No. 17 Emissary
- 3rd: No. 22 High Emocean
- 4th: No. 8 Deauville Legend
The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Gold Trip ($21) was enormous winning the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup carrying the 57.5kg top-weight to a gutsy victory thanks to a perfectly timed ride by Mark Zahra. The horse flew past the internationally-trained favourite Deauville Legend, who eventually ran fourth behind three Australian-trained stayers. Gold Trip, celebrating just his second career win, had two lengths to spare on the line over the fast finishing Geelong Cup winner Emissary. Maher/Eustace also ran third in the Melbourne Cup trifecta with the team’s Bendigo Cup winning mare High Emocean coming from right back to flash home for a place at big odds.
Race 8 – 3:50PM $150,000 In Memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1400 METRES)
- 1st: No. 13 Detonator Jack
- 2nd: No. 10 Munhamek
- 3rd: No. 5 Nugget
Melbourne Cup winning trainers Ciaron Maher & David Eustace continued their huge day at Flemington with SA Derby third place-getter Detonator Jack ($13) returning a first-up winner driving through late to snare victory in the eighth on Melbourne Cup Day. As was the case in the Melbourne Cup trifecta, the stable ran not only 1st but also 3rd with Nugget also in the money for the team just behind the narrow runner-up Munhamek for Nick Ryan.
Race 9 – 4:35PM Group 3 $200,000 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400 METRES)
- 1st: No. 17 Larkspur Run
- 2nd: No. 3 Literary Magnate
- 3rd: No. 7 Mac ‘N’ Cheese
James Cummings’ emergency runner who snuck into the field, Larkspur Run ($16), enjoyed an upset Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes victory in the penultimate event at Flemington on Melbourne Cup Day for Godolphin. With Jamie Kah in the saddle, the four-year-old daughter of Shamardal improved on her third in the Black Pearl on Geelong Cup Day, relishing the wet track at headquarters to post her first victory since July last year. There was a wall of mares behind her in the placings with the Matthew Williams-trained Literary Magnate just nudging out Mac ‘N’ Cheese, who came from last in the run, for second.
Race 10 – 5:15PM Listed $175,000 MSS Security Sprint (1200 METRES)
- 1st: No. 16 Vespertine
- 2nd: No. 5 Shelby Sixtysix
- 3rd: No. 15 Crestani
Trainer Grahame Begg and jockey Michael Dee enjoyed a consolation win of sorts with Epaulette mare Vespertine ($8.50) winning the last on Melbourne Cup Day 2022. Begg and Dee, this year’s Caulfield Cup – Victoria Derby winning jockey, were to combine with Lunar Flare in the Melbourne Cup field. The mare was scratched on race morning with lameness in her off fore however, but they were still able to get their names up on the big day in the MSS Security Sprint. Dee took the eventual winner back, went around them and was the widest and the best the closing stages as Vespertine showed her big turn of foot on the wet track charging to victory. In second was Danny Williams’ proven mudlark Shelby Sixtysix, with Crestani third in the last.
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