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Now the significant interesting fact about this mega event is the horses existence. Of course yes since it involves the horses in Australian horse racing.
We have compiled the credible list of horses which are confirmed to be the nominations for the Melbourne Cup. We will write brief description of each highlighted horse. These horses can be praised by looking at their background checks and achievements.
Melbourne Cup Horses 2015 – Name and Details Overview (Alphabetical)
A List of horses, Horse Profile, Wins, Achievements History, Stats, news
This is one of the most significant horses in improvement manners. Although it is lightly-raced, it appears to be improving in each performance. Agent Murphy was the winner of Listed Buckhounds Stakes in 2400m league at Ascot. That happened last May 2015. Looking at the progressive development, this horse is an ideal opponent for everyone. Then he was visiting France in the Group II Grand Prix de Chantilly (2400m). He finished at the third place this time.
Agent Murphy also made some leaps when he won the Group III Geoffrey Freer Stakes at 2700m. With such stunning backgrounds, he cannot be overlooked by other opponents.
Who doesn’t love such a cool name of the horse? Especially if you are from Ireland, you must love this horse. He has not many achievements yet but notable winning experience is when he came in a modest handicap over 2000m at Leicester in July 2015.
This is a Dubai horse trained by De Kock. The apple falls not far from its tree. That is the old saying which can represent the Almoonqith. Since it is trained by the champion, he has achieved some achievements during his career.
He won handicap race over 1800m at Meydan on turf. That winning is the first record when he hit the France soil before jumping into Dubai league. He won over a mile in January. Besides, he also won the Group III Nad Al Sheba Trophy (2800m) in february. Then he finished the midfield in Goup II Dubai Gold Cup with 3200m track. I think that is enough reason why the opponents must consider about Almoonqith. It is strong contender from Dubai which has specific value pluses.
Amanpour is also strong contender. She was nominated for Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate. In Autumn 2015, she was put in the Group II Emancipation Stakes, 1500m at Rosehill. However, she was fighting back on Group I QUeen of the Turf 1600m at Randwick during the championships.
Amanpour has made good improvement in her previous appearances and it is not the thing to be overlooked by her opponents.
If folks are expecting British horse, then Amralah is one of the top contenders. Lloyd Williams is the man responsible for this beautiful creature.
It has built the great record in the UK. With the total 4 wins including Group III Rose of Lancaster, 2100m at Haydock Park, this can not be overlooked by all folks. Last year it has been transferred to Australia. However, he did not have significant record when in charge in one Australian run back then 2014. He will need to be trained and improved well to proof that he still deserves represents Lloyd Williams name. He is prepared to one race only, The Melbourne Cup 2015.
He is a 4 year old UK horse with a possible proficiency in achieving Cox Plate.
He is the winner of 2000m. He will be the champion if he manages to win. His biggest victories are the solid proof that he deserves top place. You can check on his achievement in:
Group II Investec Diomed Stakes (1700m), June, Epsom
Group II Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile (1600m), July, Ascot
And his second position when he was in the Group I Sussex Stakes (1600m). Arod can be suited with current Melbourne Cup 2015 circuit.
He is the winner of Multiple Group II in the UK. I can say that he is a horse with a mission. Of course, what I meant is the mission on Melbourne Cup 2015 since he has won over two thousand miles.
And here is the list of the races that he has won:
1. Listed Noel Murless Stakes (2800), 2014, Ascot
2. Group II Princess of Wales’ Arqana Racing Club Stakes (2400m), 2015, NewMarket
3. Group II Goodwood Cup (3200m),2015, Goodwood
To be noted, his third winning is the biggest one.
Some folks have fanatical feeling about younger local stayer. And this horse can be one of the best. He is trained by Danny O”Brien.
And here is the quick achievement list:
1. Geelong (1435m)
2. Caulfield (1600m)
3. Group I Victoria Derby (2500m) – 2nd Place
I hate to say this but this beautiful horse has cons record in the past. He did not return a positive sample to the prohibited substance cobalt. It happened after his participation in Victoria Derby. He could be disqualified in Victoria Derby placing. But hope is still high. It is because if he is disqualified, Bondeiger will have escalated barrier to be qualified on Melbourne Cup 2015.
There is no record in his autumn seasons because he was rested by his trainer. It is for the sake of spring welcoming. But the trainer is pretty optimistic about his improvement.
Here is another representative for Australian Soil. Irish 3 year old horse is a solid aspect. He is trained by Aiden O’Brien. He was prepared for winning over Cox Plate, 2014.
Bondi Beach is an early edition of sophisticated horse. He has only raced full times since making his debut in Leopardstown maiden back in May 2015.
However, he has won the achievements:
Group III Curragh Cup (2800m), June 2015
Group II Great Voltigeur Stakes (2400m), August 2015, York – 2nd Place
He was raced lightly and appears while ago. But without a doubt, he will be strong contender.
She is the the New Zealand-bred. Coming across the Tasman to Gai Waterhouse, she has proven her ability. She performed well in Queensland during the winter.
Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) – 1st Place
Listed Princess Stakes (2000m) – 2nd Place
Group II The Roses (2200m) at Doomben – 1st Place
Due to minor injury, she has been troubled in the Queensland Oaks. However, she is ready to participate in Melbourne Cups.
Canndal’s origin if French. He won the Melbourne Cup in 2011. And he was also nominated for both Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup.
Since his debut in November 2014, Canndal has only raced a handful of times. Finishing his second place in Group I Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (2000m),New York, he has shown that he can adapt to completely different environment. He can travel and participate in any event around the world.
The success team knows what needs to be sacrificed to achieve the bigger races. This can not be overlooked by its opponent.
Clondaw Warrior is another fearful horse need to be considered. He has won up to 4023m. A tough contender, of course. He has managed his way with the handicapped races. And he developed the proficiency in graduating to stakes racing in his last two preps.
The list of big victories:
● Guinness Handicap (2377m), Galway, July 2015
● Group II Doncaster Cup (3621m), September 2015
It is a strong contender, representing the solid UK Stayer. And I am quite sure that the folks have been acknowledging sort of contender in the past.
He is a UK handicapper that has won up to 2028m. He won 3 previous races at Windsor, Epsom and Chester on April and May. But all are in handicap level. He has been tested for stakes races.
He is the Irish 4 years old. He is prepared for 2015 Cox Plate winner Adelaide.
Group III Desmond Stakes (1600m) – 1st Place, Leopardstown, August 2015
Group I Gueen Anne Stakes (1600m) – 3rd Place, Ascot, June 2015.
He can participate in a mega race. With the brief achievement background above, it is more than enough reason why he should be considered as serious contender.
Criterion is declared as one of Australia’s top weighted horses. He is prominent horse in his participation of Group I Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m). He finished the Group I Queen Elizabeth Cup (2000m) in the third rank. Although he was failed in two outings in the UK, he is one of the top awaited contenders who represent Australia. This is because of his existence in Group I Australian Derby (2400m).
Dandino has been a while in the horse racing world. Throwing back the story in 2013, he has not put a single good record except his winning at Melbourne Cup at Group I. However, he finished his second in 2014 Grade I USA St. Leger (2716m) at Arlington.
In Melbourne Cup 2015, he manages to improve the ability. He decides to settle back in the race. if he can regain the performance back in 2013, he will be such serious contender.
Dibayani is a serious contender who started the career in Ireland. He was the winner of Listed King George V Cup (2200m) in June 2013. Then the fortune cookie welcomed him in Hong Kong race.
He has not planted the good winning record in Hong Kong. However, he was serious contender. he finished his third in the Group I Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) in January, 3rd position in Gourp I Hong Kong Derby (2000m) and the 2nd position of Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) in May.
Although his achievement in Hong Kong was not the most prominent one, it shows that he is a fearful contender. He can adapt to various environment. He can literally travel and adapt to different kind of climates, which are the reason why he is serious contender.
I know this is formal name. But he had such remarkable record. He finished the second in Group I Kingstown Town Classic (1800m) and winning the listed races.
Alright, the measurement of his skills does not end up here. He played the well performance in Victorian Career with 2 significant runs. He finished the second in Group III CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) and 4th of Group III Victoria Handicap (1400m) before being summoned for the spring season. Okay, some folks may consider that this is not a sensitive matter to be considered. But let me tell you this. He continued his winning in the Listed The Sofitel Handicap (1400m).
It is the solid proof that he along with strong effort is pursuing good looks for Melbourne Cup 2015.
Dubday is a travelling horse. His origin is in the Middle East. But he debuted in Germany and France. As a 3 year old, he was placed in Group II Grosser Preis Des Audi Zentrums Hannover (2011m), August 2013. Then he was sent back to the Middle East and made a great achievement. He won 6 times out of his 7 races in Doha, Qatar. In the season 2014 to 2015, he has won 2000m-2400m.
5 out of 6 winnings were under local Group I races. It is not public opinion but it is the fact that Dubday was considered prominent when participating at Group I Dubai Sheema Classic (2400m). Additional point, he was beaten behind Gentildonna.
However, he was turning tables when travelling to the UK in early 2015. His winning is undeniable in Group III Glorious Stakes (2400m) at Goodwood in July 2015. Along with his development, he can be considered as strong contender.
His achievement in March 2015 got the 2nd place under Group I Tenno Sho over Melbourne Cup. He is the real stayer with winning over 3200m.
His previous debut in Group III Diamond Stakes is the solid proof that he is the real stayer.
In the last season, he won 2 out of 6 matches. Here is the list:
Group III Diamond Stakes (2m2f) – 1st Place
Group II Copa Republica Argentina Handicap (2m4-1/2f) in September, 2014.
Grand Marshal is a UK import stayer trained by Chris Waller.
He was experienced in Sydney races. He was predicted as the future champ after winning 2800m last year Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Group I Sydney Cup (3200m) is where he jumped with the winning. This durable horse will stay all day. I can say that he is one of the top stayer since you can not expect his best until he run beyond 2400m. He is strong contender especially when running on a wet track.
Gust Of Wind
She was improving quickly by her trainer. And folks who always update on Gust of Wind development will agree that her proficiency can be looked in the preparation during the autumn.
She was above average ability when reviewed by the horse racing watchers and reviewers. She won the first position at Scone in 1400m maiden. She shows unique acceleration to finish from near impossible. But she was turning the tables.
She was improved by winning a Hawkesbury Class One. Then she conducted the two starts later in Group I. And took participation at 2400m at Randwick. She is great stayer. She could run on a wet track. She is proficient in merely all conditions but prominent in the wet soil. Well, I can say that this is mega asset for a stayer like her.
Being an Australian Oaks winner, she will get a nice position amongst 24 runners on the field.
He arrived in Australia this year. He gained a lot of attention when he finished second to his mate Contributer in Group I Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m). Then he won Group III Sky High Stakes (2000m).
He then participated in Japanese Star to the World. And he joined the epic dual in the Group I BMW Stakes (2400m). Back then, folks really adored him. He was on an odds-on favorite but disappointing when reaching fourth in Group I Sydney Cup, 3200m. I can’t say that he is strong contender or stayer but he can’t be overlooked.
He has been purposely prepared for more serious matches. He will play his major in the spring, when the Melbourne Cup begins.
This is the Melbourne Cup winner’s sister, Makybe Diva. Although she is not as same as her sister, she has good position in quality staying mare.
She has been purposely prepared for Melbourne Cup. And she has a rushed prep. She has experienced in racing during the spring including long way in Group III Lexus Stakes (2500m) at Flemington. She was participating at light autumn campaign and she achieved 2nd crack at this year’s Melbourne Cup.
However, she had a good history when winning at the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes. She is the real stayer with 3200m in May 2015. When she is taken into consideration seriously, she will be great contender for Melbourne Cup distance.
Magic Hurricane is an imported that arrived in Australia. He is a moderate stayer in the UK. He also has spectacular record when winning over the Kempton Park, 2200 m. The other one is Haydock Park (2400m) in June 2014. He is the project of Godolphin. And folks believe that he will follow the path of the predecessors. However, earning the entry gate into Melbourne Cup can be a daunting task for him. Well, just wait and see.
Mongolian Khan is a traveler originated from New Zealand. He has won the Group I New Zealand Derby (2400m) 2015. Well, this is a nice start achievement, really. Now Drop your opinions about your favorite Horses in the below comment box. Thanks