Cima bids to bounce back in Mackinnon.
Melbourne Cup The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major annual thoroughbred horse race. Billed as The race that stops a nation, it is for three-year-olds and over, and covers a distance of 3,200 metres. It is generally regarded as the most prestigious "two-mile" handicap in the world. , chases Group 1 success at Flemington in tomorrow' s Mackinnon Stakes, live on ATR ATR Achilles tendon reflex, see Ankle reflex , writes Nicholas Godfrey.
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2. 'back up' [return quickly to race again within a few days], Cumani has said that Cima De Triomphe is unlikely to do so, which leaves Basaltico as his likely runner next week.
Before then, however, in the early hours of the morning UK time, Damien Oliver Damien Oliver (born June 22, 1972 in Perth, Western Australia) is a Thoroughbred horse racing jockey.
Oliver comes from a racing family; his father Ray Oliver rode with success until meeting his death in a race fall at Kalgoorlie Western Australia. will seek his fourth Mackinnon victory.
Cima De Triomphe flopped a fortnight ago on his Australian debut behind last year's Melbourne Cup winner Viewed, who finished last a year ago and also runs tomorrow.
Other Melbourne Cup contenders in the Mackinnon are Danny O'Brien-trained stablemates Master O'Reilly and Vigor, Zipping and Newport. The likely favourite is the lightly raced five-year-old Rangirangdoo.
On racingpost.com Three more Group 1s at Flemington, headed by the Victoria Derby The Victoria Derby is Race Six on the first day of Melbourne's annual Spring Racing Carnival, Victorian Derby Day, held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It marks the beginning of Melbourne Cup Week.
Cima De Triomphe: in Group 1 action at Flemington