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Cima bids to bounce back in Mackinnon.

Preview Australia THE Luca Cumani-trained Cima De Triomphe, who is unlikely to run in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, chases Group 1 success at Flemington in tomorrow' s Mackinnon Stakes, live on ATR, writes Nicholas Godfrey.

Although Australian-trained horses habitually '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 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 Three more Group 1s at Flemington, headed by the Victoria Derby


Cima De Triomphe: in Group 1 action at Flemington
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Oct 30, 2009
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