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Melbourne Cup 2011

With fairly uninspiring racing today on UK shores I’m going to concentrate on a few fancies for the early hours of Tuesday morning at Flemington (04.00 GMT).

My three eachway fancies are:

  • Niwot (9-1)
  • Drunken Sailor (28-1)
  • Red Cadeaux (25-1)

Niwot will be as sharp as a button after winning the Group 3 Lexus Stakes at Flemington just three days ago and qualifying for the weights. Any horse with some Sadler’s Wells progeny in it is good enough for me 😀

Drunken Sailor has had a 17-day rest. I was very impressed by the manor in which this horse won the Glorious Stakes (Jukebox Jury behind in third) and I can see a similar late on the scene scenario happening here.

Red Cadeaux is a favourite of mine as I was always keen on Cadeaux Genereux too. He often gets outpaced mid-division but if there are any floundering out in front he often find the reserves to run them down.

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Yesterday’s sole winner at Carlisle was Arisea (Mr J Belbin, 7-1 ). Joel Belbin gave this one a patient astute ride for his first winner under rules and Joel looks a good prospect for the future.

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Red - will he dare?

Remember to set your alarm clocks! 😉