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2011 Melbourne Cup opening market: Maluckyday favourite

November 15, 2010

http://www.justhorseracing.com.au/news/australian-racing/2011-melbourne-cup-opening-market-maluckyday-favourite/

Betstar has this morning released the first market on the 2011 Melbourne Cup, with 2010 runner up Maluckyday the early favourite.

Maluckyday is the opening favourite for the 2011 Melbourne Cup

Maluckyday is the opening favourite for the 2011 Melbourne Cup - sportpix.com.au

The four year old Zabeel gelding made a rapid rise through the grades this preparation.

He started with a win in a Benchmark 70 race over 1400m at Hawkesbury before recording wins in a one metro win race at the Canterbury night meeting on September 24, the Tattersalls Club Cup at Randwick on October 16 and the Lexus Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day.

Second in the Lexus Stakes was Linton, who subsequently failed in the Melbourne Cup where he didn’t handle the quick back up and finished 21st.

He has been installed as second favourite at $17.

Equal third favourites are the dominant VRC Derby winner Lion Tamer and Queen’s Cup winner Moudre at $21.

Other notable horses in the market are 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, 2010 Melbourne Cup winner Americain and Irish St Leger winner Sans Frontieres at $26, while VRC Oaks winner Brazilian Pulse is at $34.

Looking back at the first markets for the 2010 Melbourne Cup, the quinella (Americain and Maluckyday) weren’t in initial markets.

So You Think (3rd) was the equal favourite at $21 with Shocking (18th) and Alcopop (did not run).

Zipping (4th) was at $101.

Interestingly, of the top 30 in Betstar’s opening 2010 Melbourne Cup markets, only three horses actually ran – So You Think, Shocking and Monaco Consul.

Horses in the top 30 that came close but pulled out for numerous reasons included Alcopop, Valdemoro, Faint Perfume, Alandi, Metal Bender, Above Average, Rebel Raider and Vigor.

The 2011 Melbourne Cup market is as follows:

Maluckyday 15
Linton 17
Lion Tamer (NZ) 21
Moudre 21
Americain (FR) 26
Praecido 26
Sans Frontieres (GB) 26
Shocking 26
Brazilian Pulse 34
Descarado 34
Eclair Surprise 34
Efficient 34
Erewhon 34
Mr Charlie 34
Retrieve 34
Rite Of Passage (IRE) 34
Alcopop 41
Altius 41
Digital Fortress 41
Drunken Sailor (GB) 41
Exceptionally 41
Ginga Dude (NZ) 41
Harris Tweed (NZ) 41
Holberg (UAE) 41
I’m Imposing 41
Jaguar Mail (JPN) 41
Keep The Peace (NZ) 41
Monaco Consul 41
Niblick 41
Once Were Wild 41
Profound Beauty 41
Rundle 41
Secret Admirer 41
Shadowofexcellence 41
Shamoline Warrior 41
Shamrocker 41
Smokin’ Joey 41
Vesper 41
Yulalona 41
Almindoro 51
Anacheeva 51
Campanologist 51
Divorces 51
Dizlago 51
Eastern Aria (UAE) 51
Herculian Prince 51
Kittens 51
Macedonian 51
Mackadoo (NZ) 51
Placement 51
Precedence 51
Precious Lorraine 51
Reem 51
Shoot Out 51
Spacecraft 51
Zipping 51
Backgammon 67
Baron 67
Dariana 67
Domesky 67
Faint Perfume 67
Illustrious Blue (GB) 67
Manighar (GB) 67
Rebel Raider 67
Rekindled Interest 67
Rose Of Peace 67
Run For Levi 67
Sasa 67
Servant 67
Skilled 67
Tokai Trick (JPN) 67
Too Deadly 67
Toorak Toff 67
White Pilgrim (JPN) 67
Above Average 81
Bauer (GB) 81
Billson 81
Brightnight 81
Cedarberg 81
Dangerous Midge (GB) 81
Eraset 81
Giresun 81
Hollowlea 81
Katie Lee (NZ) 81
Kutchinsky 81
Launay 81
Masquerader 81
Metal Bender 81
More Strawberries 81
Mourayan 81
Quarterbar 81
Rock Classic 81
Sacred Choice 81
Saddle The Stars 81
Shadows In The Sun 81
Shezaten 81
Shootoff 81
Sistine Angel 81
Squamosa 81
Sussuro 81
The Chevron 81
The Hombre 81
Valdemoro 81
Varenna Miss 81
Vigor 81
Who’s Ready 81
Work The Room 81
Yosei 81
Alandi (IRE) 101
Ambers Waltz 101
Avienus 101
Becerra 101
Best Choice 101
Bolton 101
Brampton 101
Bullbars 101
Captain Sonador 101
C’est La Guerre 101
Cosmonaut 101
Count Encosta 101
Crawfish 101
Dance Of The Ocean 101
Demerit 101
Doubtful Jack 101
Empires Choice 101
Epic Dragon 101
Fairfield Flame 101
Fibrillation 101
Firebolt 101
Ghostmilk 101
Goldstone 101
Grand Ducal 101
Guns Blazing 101
Heartsareforlove 101
Howmuchmylove 101
Hume 101
I Think I Do 101
Ilovethiscity 101
Intencion 101
Kerchings 101
Kudakulari 101
Landlocked 101
Leica Larrikin 101
Marheta 101
Melted 101
Meredith 101
Mr Bisset 101
Mr Chard 101
Mr Medici (HK) 101
No Evidence Needed 101
Perfect Pecs 101
Platinum Passion 101
Pressday 101
Purple 101
Raihana 101
Red Colossus 101
Ringa Ringa Rosie 101
Rockstardom 101
Rothera 101
Saint Encosta 101
Scotland The Brave 101
Sherpa Tenzing 101
Snow Alert 101
Star Of Octagonal 101
The Embassy 101
The Miniver Rose 101
Top Drop 101
Triumphant Choice 101
Trusting 101
Vosne Romanee (NZ) 101
Wall Street (NZ) 101
Wealth Princess 101
Woorim 101
Zantelagh 101
Absolutelyawesome 151
Ace Acosta 151
Ain’tnofallenstar 151
Alma’s Fury 151
Becqu Adoree 151
Booming (NZ) 151
Dealer Principal 151
Doctor Fremantle 151
Drumbeats 151
Gigino 151
Hinchinbrook 151
Howdiddydoit 151
Interlocking 151
Jessicabeel 151
Laristan 151
Little Surfer Girl 151
Lovemelikearock 151
Maraaseem 151
Miss Keepsake 151
Miss Maren 151
Mr Edison 151
Muchos Respectos 151
Pureness 151
Response 151
Rock Kingdom 151
Rose Of Scotland 151
Run For Naara 151
Saneyev 151
Sayahailmary 151
Sea Galleon 151
Sea Lord 151
Slow The Flow 151
Small Minds 151
Speed Gifted 151
Tagus 151
The Ruffian 151
Tobique 151
Token Of Honour 151
Trader 151
Triple Honour 151
Tromso 151
Vintedge 151
We’re Gonna Rock 151
White Universe 151
Willow Creek 151
Zabrasive 151
Zauberin 151
Ajhar 201
Allez Wonder 201
Anudjawun 201
Apprehend 201
Bint Maher 201
Buccellati 201
Chartreux 201
Culminate 201
Echoes Of Heaven 201
Famous Choice 201
Fanjura 201
Gallant Lady 201
Hastein 201
Hawk Island 201
Innocent Gamble 201
Irel 201
Jalsah 201
La Rocket 201
Littorio 201
Lords Ransom 201
Martial Law 201
Miles Above 201
Milestone 201
Muir 201
Ocean Dream 201
Pinker Pinker 201
Pitt Street 201
Rainbow Styling 201
Red Ruler (NZ) 201
Right Fong 201
Skorost 201
Snapy Halo 201
Sniper’s Bullet 201
Berlioz 301
Capecover 301
Circle Of Power 301
Crabs 301
Emblem Of Liberty 301
Extra Zero 301
Fairygem 301
Fiumicino 301
Frozone 301
Get Up Jude 301
Ishant 301
Joe Blow 301
Keepin’ The Dream 301
Kibbutz 301
King Of Mountains 301
Largo Lad 301
Leica Falcon 301
Levi’s Choice 301
Master O’Reilly 301
Miss Darcey 301
Missing In Action 301
Moatize 301
Montahlia 301
My Bentley 301
No Jurisdiction 301
No Wine No Song 301
Originate 301
Queen’s Fashion 301
Recoup De Fortune 301
Sainthood 301
Salinas 301
Scouting Wide 301
Sculptor 301
Silent Surround 301
Sirmione 301
Speed Of Dark 301
Star Ripper 301
Sterling Prince (NZ) 301
Stillman 301
Ulundi 301
Wave Dancing 301
Zavite 301

We will continue to monitor markets monthly until the release of nominations in early August 2011, with many changes anticipated – especially after Sydney’s Autumn Racing Carnival.

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