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Shane Templeton's Cup Day Preview

BY Shane Templeton - @g1xracing
1 year ago Horse Racing

2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin

Track Condition: Good 4

Rail Position: True

Track Comment: Hopefully we can get a fair track and that there's no bias on the opening day.


Race 2 No. 3 Invincibella is a genuine Flemington galloper and was huge at her only start here over 1400 metres. Back her and have a saving quinella with No. 8 Miles Of Krishnan.


Race 9 No. 11 Tried And Tired will be at monster odds but on  days like these is worth putting in the trifectas and first fours. He comes to hand quickly and has run some top races down the straight.


Interesting comparison between Weir's first Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance two years ago and one of his runners this year, Big Duke. Prince Of Penzance was having his sixth preparation run in the Cup, came through the Moonee Valley Cup and dropped from 57 to 53 kg. Big Duke will be at his seventh start and from Moonee Valley drops from 57 to 53.5 kg. Both drew kindly.


Race 7 Nos. 5 Marmelo and No. 22 Rekindling have been very well backed to win the Cup. Punters quickly took the over generous odds about Race 2 No. 8 Miles Of Krishnan and Race 3 No. 3 Land Of Plenty has shortened.




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