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4/11/2003 edition

Melbourne Cup Tips

Continued from previous page

This edition of Punt to Win:
Melbourne Cup facts and figures
How does your Melbourne Cup horse rate?
Jardine's Lookout, Mamool, Mummify, Millstreet
Pentastic, County Tyrone, Holy Orders, Mr.Prudent
Distinctly Secret, Hugs Dancer, Grey Song, Makybe Diva
Piachay, Tumeric, Frightening, Schumpeter
She's Archie, Zagalia, Ain't Seen Nothin', Big Pat
Bold Bard, Debben, Fawaz, Yakama
Punt to Win 31/10/2003
Punt to Win index

Interesting facts about the Melbourne Cup:

8. Horses to win the Caulfield-Melbourne Cup double are Poseidon 1906, The Trump 1937, Rivette 1939, Rising Fast 1954, Even Stevens 1962, Galilee 1966, Gurner's Lane 1982, Let's Elope 1991, Doriemus 1995, Might And Power 1997 and Ethereal 2001.

9. Horses to have won two Melbourne Cups are Archer 1861-1862, Peter Pan 1932 and 1934, Rain Lover 1968-1969 and Think Big 1974-1975.
The longest priced winners are The Pearl 100/1 (1871), Wotan 100/1 (1936), Old Rowley 100/1 (1940) and Rimfire 80/1 (1948). 
   
10.
33 favourites have won the Melbourne Cup. The shortest priced winners were Archer 2/1 (1862), Revenue 7/4 (1908) and Phar Lap 8/11 odds on (1930). 65 Cup favourites have finished in the first three placings. Last year the favourite Vinnie Roe started at $5.50 and finished fourth. The winner Media Puzzle was $6.50 second favourite.

11. The heaviest weight carried to victory was by Carbine in 1890 with 10 stone 5lbs (65.5kg).

12. Five year olds have won the race 41 times. Four year olds (41), six year olds (26),  three year olds (23), seven year olds (9) and eight year olds (2).The last three year old to win the race was Skipton in 1941.

13. Between the time weights are released for the Melbourne Cup and the running of the race most of the Cup hopefuls are not in the race. After the weights have been released for the Melbourne Cup, the last original top weight to win the Cup was Comic Court with nine stone five pounds (59.5kg.) in 1950.

14. Over the last 11 years eight Melbourne Cup winners finished either first or second at their previous start. Last year's winner, Media Puzzle, won the Geelong Cup.

15. Historically the best guides to the Melbourne Cup have been the Caulfield Cup and the Mackinnon Stakes.

16. Jockeys riding in the Cup who have won the Melbourne Cup in the last 10 years: 

2002 Damien Oliver - Media Puzzle
2001 Scott Seamer - Ethereal
2000 Kerrin McEvoy - Brew
1998 Chris Munce - Jezabeel
1997 Jim Cassidy - Might And Power
1995 Damien Oliver - Doriemus

This edition of Punt to Win:
Melbourne Cup facts and figures
How does your Melbourne Cup horse rate?
Jardine's Lookout, Mamool, Mummify, Millstreet
Pentastic, County Tyrone, Holy Orders, Mr.Prudent
Distinctly Secret, Hugs Dancer, Grey Song, Makybe Diva
Piachay, Tumeric, Frightening, Schumpeter
She's Archie, Zagalia, Ain't Seen Nothin', Big Pat
Bold Bard, Debben, Fawaz, Yakama
Punt to Win 31/10/2003
Punt to Win index


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