Race 4 – Mourayan – Just feel this is the race he is ready to win after eight 2nds in 31 starts. Key danger for me is Dare to Dream from Ireland, it was backed from $18 into $6 last start, but he truly needed more than the 1400m. He gets the 2000m here and is a big chance. Watch his odds and if Mourayan gets under the odds jump on Dare to Dream at value.
Race 5 – Lunar Rise – All the hype is for the number 1 horse Proiser, but I can’t knock the breeding for Lunar Rise and his last start second against It’s a Dundeel who is also chance. Lunar Rise is from Starcraft and a close relation to Arc winner Peintre Celebre. I got Lunar Rise at $26 mid-week and now it’s in to about $14. Still value due to the amount of money on the favourite.Tweet
With a field of 24 and largely full of class, one must set aside some rules / factors when selecting their Melbourne Cup horse/s. For me, the following are three which I like to stick to.
- Their last start must have been a good progressive run.
- They must have had one run in Australia prior.
- They must be class and proven / ability to get the distance.
Just to highlight the above further:Tweet
What a great weekend we have ahead of us. We are back to Royal Randwick for the first time since Autumn and there Group races all across Australia with the Underwood (Melb) and the George Main (Syd) as features.
It’s a very tough day today so best of luck to you all.
Melbourne (MR)Race 1. Lets be happy $4.40 Race 3. Planet Voyage $4.60 Race 4. Kulgrinda $3.50 Race 5. Dusty Star $8 Race 6. Lady of Harrods (E/W) $17 / $5 Race 7. Sincero $5.50 Race 8 . Cuban Sunday (E/W) $17/$5 Race 9. Two E/W chance, Mrs Onassis $13/$4 and best value of the day Combat Kitty $21 /$6 (trialling great!) Tweet