Tuesday, November 07, 2023

That Mexican Cup: 'Massive question mark' over top chance as upset tipped

Without a Fight

Jockey Rachel King already has a template to follow in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup.

If King can reproduce something like her ride in last year's Sydney Cup, she will take her mount Military Mission a long way towards winning the great race for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

King's ride on Knight's Order in last year's Sydney Cup was one for apprentices to bookmark as she perfectly rated the stayer in front for sectional after sectional before the import defied his rivals.

‘We're a solid chance': King on Mission for Gai in Cup

 Cup favourite Vauban and his stablemate Absurde should run well, but I think there is a couple of others who will beat them home.

Gold Trip is a year older and carrying a kilo more, but I actually think he is going better than he was last year.

I can't see him not having a big say in this Melbourne Cup.

Soulcombe has been his own worst enemy, but with a little less pressure of early speed in a Melbourne Cup, if he can get away OK I think he is a horse that is made to run competitively in a Melbourne Cup.

Here's my comprehensive analysis on every 2023 Melbourne Cup runner, as well as my final predictions below.

'Massive question mark' over top chance as upset tipped