MOONEE VALLEY CUP AS A MELBOURNE CUP LEAD-UP
* Kingston Rule (1990) the most recent of three horses to win the Moonee Valley Cup-Melbourne Cup double in the same year.
* Wodalla (1953) and Blue Spec (1905) also did the double
* Prince Of Penzance won the 2014 Moonee Valley Cup and was second in 2015 before winning the 2015 Melbourne Cup
* All seven entries for this year’s Moonee Valley Cup hold Melbourne Cup nominations.
* Who Shot Thebarman is the highest of the seven runners in the latest Melbourne Cup ballot at 15th, having contested the past three Melbourne Cups.
* Big Duke and Libran also currently sit in the top 24 (22nd and 24th respectively) with a Melbourne Cup field limit of 24.
WHERE THE RUNNERS ARE IN THE MELBOURNE CUP BALLOT
Big Duke – 22nd
Libran – 24th
Auvray – 45th
Cool Chap – 43rd
Who Shot Thebarman – 15th
Pentathlon – 40th
Cismontane – has not passed first ballot clauseNo tags for this post.