Bart Cummings wildcard Melbourne Cup entrant

Every year when the first Tuesday in November comes around there is always one trainer who is involved in the great race and this year he has two runners searching to give him win number 13.

Bart Cummings has the imported German galloper ILLO who is a $17 chance along with $26 chance PRECEDENCE striving for glory.

Precedence, the 6yo son of Zabeel hasn’t set the world on fire this prep but hasn’t had a great deal of luck either. He kicked off his spring campaign with a creditble first up sixth behind King’s Rose. He then sat too close in the Underwood and over raced badly. Slightly disappointing in the Turnbull and was then never closer than 4 wide the trip in the Caulfield Cup in a monster effort.

Bart will be chuckling with this fellow getting under everyones guard as he has been trained in a slightly different way this preperation in which he will hopefully go better than his 8th in last years Melbourne Cup beaten just over nine lengths.

Bart has Precedence entered in the Mackinnon on Saturday at Flemington which is a traditional lead up run a few days before the cup. It should top him off nicely and have him cherry ripe for Tuesday in which will be the first time the horse is fully fit and firing this prep.

Precedence should switch off nicely in the Mackinnon and run on OK when the race is all over but watch for him on Tuesday where he can surprise a few when hes coming home like a train all over the top of them.

26 Oct 2011


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