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Melbourne Cup Day Results 2023: All Flemington Races Covered on Tuesday
2023 Melbourne Cup Day continues the elite racing action of Victoria’s premier carnival today, Tuesday November 7, 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 10:45pm (AEDT) through to the last to at 5:15pm (AEDT), we will keep you up-to-date with all the Flemington results, Melbourne Cup Day winners and racing recaps below.
See how your Melbourne Cup Day bets go and find out at 3:00pm (AEDT) which horse is the 2023 Melbourne Cup winner when Gold Trip defends his title in the 163rd edition of the ‘race that stops a nation’!
Race 7 (3:00pm) – $8,410,000 Group 1 Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)
- 1st: No. 2 Without A Fight ($8.50 Win)
- 2nd: No. 6 Soulcombe ($3.40 Place)
- 3rd: No. 14 Sheraz ($27 Place)
The Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained Caulfield Cup winner Without A Fight was given a perfectly-timed ride by Mark Zahra, who opted to come off last year’s champ Gold Trip, to become the 12th horse in history to complete the Spring Cups double.
Zahra made up ground from the back hitting the front on the eventual 2023 Melbourne Cup winner the closing stages as Without a Fight charged strongly down the middle before drawing clear for an impressive two length victory over the Chris Waller-trained Soulcombe who missed the kick by three lengths.
Waller also prepared the third place-getter Sheraz who ran out of his skin as a triple-figure roughie to complete the Melbourne Cup trifecta.
Race 1 (10.45am) – Group 3 $200,000 Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000 METRES)
- 1st: No. 2 Dublin Down ($11 Win)
- 2nd: No. 4 Blue Stratum ($1.45 Place)
- 3rd: No. 7 Odinson ($1.60 Place)
The time-honoured 2023 Maribyrnong Plate kicked off Melbourne Cup Day racing and was won in an upset by the Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained Dublin Down at 10/1.
For the fourth straight year experience prevailed with Exceedance colt Dublin Down breaking his maiden status at his third start.
He was fourth on debut here in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial two back and came off a second at Bendigo.
Ridden by Zac Purton, who has the 2023 Melbourne Cup ride on Absurde for Willie Mullins later today, Dublin Down charged late to run down the wayward stablemate Blue Stratum and take out the Group 3 in a quinella for stable who also won the race in 2016 and 2017.
Odinson on debut for the Maher/Eustace stable completed the trifecta in third.
Race 2 (11:20am) – Listed $175,000 Furphy Plate (1800 METRES)
- 1st: No. 4 Forgot You ($3.70 Win)
- 2nd: No. 5 Warning ($5.50 Place)
- 3rd: No. 3 Sibaaq ($1.75 Place)
The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained Savabeel five-year-old Forgot You, given a perfectly timed ride by Blake Shinn, came up the middle running on strongly to claim the front-running Sibaaq and go on to hold out the fast-finishing Warning for a three-quarter length win for the punters in the second.
Anthony & Sam Freedman’s former Group 1 winner Warning flashed home late to finish runner-up while the Annabel Neasham-trained Sibaaq, who was out in front by eight lengths at one stage leading a strung-out field before tiring, held on to finish third.
Race 3 (12:00pm) – $175,000 Listed TAB Trophy (1800 METRES)
- 1st: No. 7 Warmonger ($5.50 Win)
- 2nd: No. 10 Queen Of Dragons ($2.05 Place)
- 3rd: No. 2 Aztec State (NTD)
The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained War Decree gelding, Warmonger, fought back in a thrilling finish to secure his second win on the trot breaking his Black-Type maiden in the TAB Trophy results on Melbourne Cup Day.
Jockey Damian Lane timed his run to perfection and was able to get the most out of the horse who held out the brave but beaten favourite Aztec State who was given every chance getting a charmed run fourth one off throughout.
The front-running Natural Deduction led the field up until the final furlong and was brave holding for third.
Race 4 (12:40m) – $150,000 The Schweppervescence Plate (1000 METRES)
- 1st: No. 5 Wiggum ($9 Win)
- 2nd: No. 1 Barber ($1.16 Place)
- 3rd: No. 6 Perilous Fighter ($5 Place)
Soon-to-retire Damien Oliver secured a Melbourne Cup Day win in the fourth aboard the consistent Travis Doudle-trained Adelaide raider Wiggum.
The classy Rich Enuff gelding continued his good strike rate coming to the big city at Flemington and handled the pressure pulling clear over the final furlong to record a nice victory in The Schweppervescence Plate results.
Oliver gave the galloper a lovely ride taking up front running at the 200m and holding his rivals at bay.
The short-priced favourite Barber for the Godolphin stable, who ran the quinella in the race last year, made up good ground late to run second.
In a photo for the minor placings third went to the Clayton Douglas-trained Perilous Fighter by the bob of the head.
Race 5 (1:20pm) – $150,000 The Macca’s Run (2800 METRES)
- 1st: No. 9 The Map ($7 Win)
- 2nd: No. 3 Mr Waterville ($1.40 Place)
- 3rd: No. 10 Garachico ($2.20 Place)
Jamie Kah is hoping that her upset four-length triumph in The Macca’s Run (2800m) aboard The Map is a good sign looking ahead to the Melbourne Cup at 3:00pm (AEDT).
She guided the impressive Dan Clarken & Oopy MacGillvray-trained South Australian raider to a surging win with the horse having run 11th some eight lengths beaten as a 50/1 shot last time out in the Group 3 Geelong Cup (2400m).
Later today Kah will partner another Geelong Cup graduate in More Felons, who ran a slashing fifth on debut for Chris Waller, in the 163rd Melbourne Cup field.
After going stride for stride on the straight with Mr Waterville, who came from last in the run to move up boldly and take the lead at the 400m, The Map took up front running with a furlong to go and stole the show in a big finish.
Garachico who had presented early did well to hold for third.
Race 6 (1:55pm) – $150,000 MSS Security Subzero Handicap (1400 METRES)
- 1st: No. 13 The Maggstar ($27 Win)
- 2nd: No. 2 Glint Of Silver ($1.85 Place)
- 3rd: No. 9 Platinum Wolf ($2.20 Place)
The greys’ race on Melbourne Cup Day has been won in an exciting upset by the Cranbourne-trained The Maggstar at 26/1.
The Barbados mare got up on the inside off a gun ride by Daniel Stackhouse and out-bobbed stakes’ winner Glint Of Silver in a great finish to narrowly defeat the beaten favourite.
Platinum Wolf also hit the line well for third.
Race 8 (3:50pm) – $175,000 Listed Howden Desirable Stakes (1400 METRES)
- 1st: No. 16 Roll On High ($12 Win)
- 2nd: No. 10 Joliestar ($3 Place)
- 3rd: No. 3 Kimochi ($1.80 Place)
The Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained Shamus Award filly Roll On High ($12) made it back-to-back wins backing up from a maiden victory at Pakenham to charge right down the outside late and come away with a good Black-Type upset in the Desirable Stakes 2023 results.
Race 9 (4:35pm) – Group 3 $200,000 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400 METRES)
- 1st: No. 2 Skew Wiff ($6 Win)
- 2nd: No. 18 Foxy Cleopatra ($8 Place)
- 3rd: No. 17 Forbidden City ($8 Place)
Mark Walker’s Group 1 Tarzino Trophy winner back across the Tasman, Skew Wiff, was back to winning form on Melbourne Cup Day drawing clear the final 100m off a perfectly timed ride by Opie Bosson to hold off the late lunging Foxy Cleopatra and win the Group 3 The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes.
Forbidden City was also good late finishing in a photo for third for Moody & Coleman who won the previous race with Roll On High.
Race 10 (5:15pm) – $150,000 Paramount+ Trophy (1400 METRES)
- 1st: No. 13 Pascero ($41 Win)
- 2nd: No. 6 Bermadez ($3.70 Place)
- 3rd: No. Chorlton Lane ($1.85 Place)
Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young have finished off a stellar Melbourne Cup Day card with an upset by their Pierro five-year-old Pascero saluting at 40/1.
The galloper was back to his best in the last at Flemington with jockey John Allen, aboard Right You Are who failed to finish in the Melbourne Cup back in Race 7, hitting the button with 50m to go.
Once the galloper got the gap, he burst through in a thrilling finish to beat the big market mover Bermadez who was backed in from $61 to $12.
Chorlton Lane meanwhile wasn’t far off finishing third as the beaten favourite from the Maher/Eustace stable.
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