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R7 FLEMINGTON05 November 2019
Lexus Melbourne Cup G1 3U OPEN ($8,000,000), 3200m 3:24.76
Race Synopsis: In an exciting finish where the first five horses finished within a length, the Australian-bred Vow And Declare scored a game victory in a solid staying performance. Having his first run since his good second in the Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m), he began well from his difficult barrier (21) and Craig Williams elected to go forward, gradually crossing to the front before settling in an ideal spot, third on the rails. He went through on the rails to challenge on turning for home and then dug deep in the closing stages to score by a head. Prince Of Arran raced in fifth place, got into clear running on straightening, went to third at the 300m and kept fighting really well for a close third but was promoted to second after a successful protest (fourth v second). Il Paradiso settled near last after being slowly away from his wide barrier (17) and was 21st nearing the home turn. He improved closer to the rails on straightening, took a split at the 200m, went to fourth shortly afterwards and continued that run in very restricted room in the latter stages to be fourth past the post. It was a very good performance, deserving of better luck. He was promoted to third, following a successful protest. Master Of Reality raced outside the leader (Twilight Payment) going at a steady tempo. He took the lead at the home turn and was then fighting back gamely before ducking in the latter stages. He was second past the post but was relegated to fourth after a protest. Surprise Baby settled in 19th place, tracked up (wide with cover) at the home turn, and kept running on strongly, widest of all, to finish (0.9 lengths) fifth in a very good performance. Mer De Glace was slowly away and settled in 13th place, improved (deep) between runners at the home turn, finally got into clear running at the 200m and then ran on really well for (1.2 lengths) sixth. Finche settled in a good spot, eighth (one off the rails) before improving (wide) from the 800m. He was in a challenging position on straightening and then kept battling on well for (1.4 lengths) seventh. Last year's winner Cross Counter settled in 14th place, improved between runners at the 600m, got a split at the 300m and kept running on strongly under his top weight (57.5kg) for (1.6 lengths) eighth.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
23. VOW AND DECLARE (AUS)
4yo Gelding
DANNY O'BRIEN
CRAIG WILLIAMS
52.0
$11.00
 
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - GEBLITZT (AUS)
G & Mrs S M Corrigan, P J Lanskey, Mrs H R Hueston, T C Lanskey, J P Lanskey, K T Goodman, W R Leitch, A F Lanskey, B T Lanskey, L J Lanskey, S W R Knipe & S A Livingstone
 
2nd  
12. PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB)
6yo Gelding
CHARLIE FELLOWES
MICHAEL WALKER
54.0
$17.00
 
SHIROCCO (GER) - STORMING SIOUX (GB)
S Bel Obaida
 
3rd  
20. IL PARADISO (USA)
3yo Colt
A P O'BRIEN
W M LORDAN
52.5
$15.00
 
GALILEO (IRE) - FAMOUS (IRE)
 A Kheir, P Mehrten, J A O'Neill, B F Sokolski, V Kheir, B D Nettlefold & D Edmonds,carty Racing (Mgr: B C Carty),d. Smith (Mgr: D Smith)
 


4th  3. MASTER OF REALITY (IRE)
4yo Gelding
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
FRANKIE DETTORI
55.5
$26.00
5th  18. SURPRISE BABY (NZ)
5yo Gelding
PAUL PREUSKER
JORDAN CHILDS
53.5
$12.00
6th  2. MER DE GLACE (JPN)
4yo Horse
H SHIMIZU
DAMIAN LANE
56.0
$9.00
7th  11. FINCHE (GB)
5yo Gelding
CHRIS WALLER
KERRIN MCEVOY
54.0
$8.50
8th  1. CROSS COUNTER (GB)
4yo Gelding
C APPLEBY
WILLIAM BUICK
57.5
$13.00
9th  21. STEEL PRINCE (IRE)
5yo Gelding
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
BRETT PREBBLE
52.5
$61.00
10th  15. MAGIC WAND (IRE)
4yo Mare
A P O'BRIEN
RYAN MOORE
53.5
$26.00
11th  10. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE)
6yo Gelding
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
HUGH BOWMAN
55.0
$41.00
12th  17. SOUND (GER)
6yo Horse
MICHAEL MORONEY
JAMES WINKS
53.5
$101.00
13th  19. CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE)
3yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
JOAO MOREIRA
52.5
$9.00
14th  4. MIRAGE DANCER (GB)
5yo Horse
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
BEN MELHAM
55.5
$51.00
15th  6. HUNTING HORN (IRE)
4yo Horse
A P O'BRIEN
J A HEFFERNAN
55.0
$51.00
16th  13. RAYMOND TUSK (IRE)
4yo Horse
RICHARD HANNON JR
J P SPENCER
54.0
$21.00
17th  22. THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ)
4yo Horse
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
TIM CLARK
52.0
$31.00
18th  7. LATROBE (IRE)
4yo Horse
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
JAMES MCDONALD
55.0
$21.00
19th  5. SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)
4yo Gelding
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
MARK ZAHRA
55.5
$26.00
20th  24. YOUNGSTAR (AUS)
5yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
TOMMY BERRY
52.0
$31.00
21st  16. NEUFBOSC (FR)
4yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
LUKE NOLEN
53.5
$101.00
22nd  14. DOWNDRAFT (IRE)
4yo Horse
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
J ALLEN
53.5
$21.00
23rd  8. MUSTAJEER (GB)
6yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
DAMIEN OLIVER
55.0
$21.00
24th  9. ROSTROPOVICH (IRE)
4yo Gelding
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
DWAYNE DUNN
55.0
$41.00

Vow And Declare has won the 2019 Lexus Melbourne Cup in an extremely close photo finish, bucking the recent trend of international horses winning the Melbourne Cup. Vow And Declare as an Australian horse has taken the cup back home!

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