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


CENTREBET IASBET Sports Betting LUXBET SPORTINGBET

Newsletter Signup

Name:

Email:

Centrebet Username:


Archive news

2011 Melbourne Cup replay

Dubbed as being the closest Melbourne Cup finish, CupInfo gives readers a full replay of the race that stops the nation.

read more

What the jockeys said after the 2011 Melbourne Cup

What the jockeys said after the running of the Group One $6 million Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE (Dunaden) 1st – “I was a bit anxious (after the race), I know it was a bit close. I was told maybe the horse on the outside win so I was a bit disappointed because the [...]

read more

Dunaden wins Melbourne Cup 2011

Dunaden survived the closest finish in the history of the Melbourne Cup to give France its second straight victory in Australia’s greatest race. The judges had to use extreme magnification to separate Dunaden ($8.50) from English horse Red Cadeaux ($31). Germany’s Lucas Cranach ($13) was third, just edging last year’s winner Americain ($5 favourite) into [...]

read more

Melbourne Cup 2011 late scratching – Mourayan

Lloyd Williams owned Mourayan has been scratched from today’s Melbourne Cup due to hoof problems. There was talks that Saturday’s Mackinnon Stakes runner up may be having issues after an announcement that he would wear bar plates in the race. The Lloyd Williams-owned Mourayan has been scratched from the Melbourne Cup with soreness in a [...]

read more
$200 Free Bet