1. Viewed Last years Melbourne Cup winner and this years Caulfield Cup winner, he came third in Saturdays Mackinnon running on nicely. He will carry 5kg more than last year but is a big strapping stallion who is capable of carrying that weight. He has the Bart Cummings touch and is currently favourite. So long as he hasn’t taken
1. Shocking Last years Melbourne Cup winner will carry the topweight of 57kg and has drawn the widest barrier. Ran home solidly in the Mackinnon and his 4th in the Caulfield Cup 2 weeks earlier was a good solid run for the Cup. Has won before and has to be treated with respect even with 6 kg more than
1. Americain (USA) Last years Melbourne Cup winner will carry the topweight of 58kg which is 3.5kg more than he carried last year. He has had one run in Australia since returning where he won the Group 2 Moonee Valley Gold Cup over 2500m beating Tullamore and Illo. That was a strong win and he will be one of
The 2009 Melbourne Cup was run on Tuesday 3 November 2009 where Australian horse Shocking beat international stayers Crime Scene and Mourilyan and the margins were ¾ length then 1½ lengths. The running of the race wasn’t as controversial as the 2008 Melbourne Cup when a trio of horses trained by Aidan O’Brien were 5 lengths ahead of the
The 150th Melbourne Cup wasn’t the fairytale 13th for Bart Cummings but was a win by horse number 8 Americain that had a truly international flavour.