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The Melbourne Cup

November 5th, 2013 0 comments

First of all cross out the nose rolls – Dunaden, Voleuse De Coeurs, Hawkspur, Verema; then the cross-over nosebands – Super Cool, Masked Marvel, Royal Empire; and then the bar plates – Ethiopia (but not confirmed visually). That leaves 16. Then the kickers – Mount Athos (damn!), Mourayan; then the head-up horses – Seville, Dear Demi, Tres Blue; then the ears-back horses – Green Moon. Then the horses not happy with the bit – Brown Panther, Mount Athos (damn!). Then the horses for no reason at all – Ibicenco. I’m left with Red Cadeaux, Sea Moon, Fiorente, Foreteller, Dandino, Fawkner, Simenon, Ruscello. The standout? Fiorente from Red Cadeaux.

I had a small go at the trifecta but missed Mount Athos. Five out of the first six. Next year I might have a go at the first four. But for the first time in a long time I had a win on Cup day. Fiorente! Each-way forever! And I’m a place punter.



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