2019 Melbourne Cup: Tips and Race Preview

It’s a European invasion in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2019 Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday.

Constantinople
Constantinople Picture: Bruno Cannatelli

Constantinople can give Lindsay Park another win in the race. He's at $8 in the 2019 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday.

2019 Melbourne Cup: Final Field, Barriers and Market

2019 Melbourne Cup: Race History

2019 Melbourne Cup: Nominations

2019 MELBOURNE CUP – RACE ANALYSIS AND TIPS

Should see a true tempo early with the likes of Master Of Reality, Mirage Dancer and Finche all quickly prominent and Magic Wand could work forward from out wide with Il Paradiso.

CONSTANTINOPLE (19) got stopped in his tracks more than once in the Caulfield Cup. We have to go back to 2008 to find a Melbourne Cup winner coming through the Caulfield cousin but that trend will turn and Constantinople looks the right sort of horse to turn it. Going to relish the more open spaces of Flemington and promises to stay two miles well. York run prior to come across was terrific.

IL PARADISO (20) is another European three-year-old with a promising profile. Worked hard in the Leger at Doncaster but effort was sound and sharp connections send him here. SURPRISE BABY (18) is a natural stayer and things have gone to plan for him. He can provide a stern home defence.

DOWNDRAFT (14) stormed into the picture on Saturday and can run well again on the back of that while MAGIC WAND (15) hasn't done much winning but her Cox Plate run was very solid and it would be no shock to see her run well back to handicap conditions.

2019 MELBOURNE CUP – SELECTIONS

1st – 19 Constantinople

2nd – 20 Il Paradiso

3rd – 18 Surprise Baby

4th – 14 Downdraft

WHEN IS THE 2019 MELBOURNE CUP?

WHEN: – Race 7 @ 3:00pm

WHERE: Flemington Racecourse

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Flemington

Tuesday, 05th November 2019

7
15:00
(local)

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1)

WT: 50.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $8,000,000
3200m TURF SOFT
7
15:00
(local)
AUD $8,000,000
3200m SOFT

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1)

WT: 50.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 23. VOW AND DECLARE (AUS) 4yo G
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - GEBLITZT (AUS)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
DANNY O'BRIEN
$11.00
52.0kg
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

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2nd 12. PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) 6yo G
SHIROCCO (GER) - STORMING SIOUX (GB)
MICHAEL WALKER
CHARLIE FELLOWES
$17.00
54.0kg
Saeed Bel Obaida
3rd 20. IL PARADISO (USA) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - FAMOUS (IRE)
W M LORDAN
A P O'BRIEN
$15.00
52.5kg
M Tabor, D Smith & Mrs J Magnier

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4th 3. MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - L'ANCRESSE (IRE)
FRANKIE DETTORI
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$26.00
55.5kg

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5th 18. SURPRISE BABY (NZ) 5yo G
SHOCKING (AUS) - BULA BABY (NZ)
JORDAN CHILDS
PAUL PREUSKER
$12.00
53.5kg

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6th 2. MER DE GLACE (JPN) 4yo H
RULERSHIP (JPN) - GLACIER BLUE (JPN)
DAMIAN LANE
H SHIMIZU
$9.00
56.0kg
7th 11. FINCHE (GB) 5yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - BINCHE (USA)
KERRIN MCEVOY
CHRIS WALLER
$8.50
54.0kg
8th 1. CROSS COUNTER (GB) 4yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - WAITRESS (USA)
WILLIAM BUICK
C APPLEBY
$13.00
57.5kg
9th 21. STEEL PRINCE (IRE) 5yo G
NATHANIEL (IRE) - STEEL PRINCESS (IRE)
BRETT PREBBLE
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
$61.00
52.5kg

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10th 15. MAGIC WAND (IRE) 4yo F
GALILEO (IRE) - PRUDENZIA (IRE)
RYAN MOORE
A P O'BRIEN
$26.00
53.5kg

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11th 10. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) 6yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - DREAM ON BUDDY (IRE)
HUGH BOWMAN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$41.00
55.0kg

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12th 17. SOUND (GER) 6yo H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE)
JAMES WINKS
MICHAEL MORONEY
$101.00
53.5kg

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13th 19. CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - ONE MOMENT IN TIME (IRE)
JOAO MOREIRA
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$9.00
52.5kg
14th 4. MIRAGE DANCER (GB) 5yo H
FRANKEL (GB) - HEAT HAZE (GB)
BEN MELHAM
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$51.00
55.5kg
15th 6. HUNTING HORN (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - MORA BAI (IRE)
J A HEFFERNAN
A P O'BRIEN
$51.00
55.0kg
16th 13. RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) 4yo H
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - DANCING SHOES (IRE)
J P SPENCER
RICHARD HANNON JR
$21.00
54.0kg

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17th 22. THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) 4yo H
SAVABEEL (AUS) - THE GLITZY ONE (AUS)
TIM CLARK
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$31.00
52.0kg

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18th 7. LATROBE (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - QUESTION TIMES (GB)
JAMES MCDONALD
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$21.00
55.0kg

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19th 5. SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) 4yo H
GALILEO (IRE) - ALTA ANNA (FR)
MARK ZAHRA
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$26.00
55.5kg
20th 24. YOUNGSTAR (AUS) 5yo M
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - STARSPANGLED (IRE)
TOMMY BERRY
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
52.0kg

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21st 16. NEUFBOSC (FR) 4yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NONSUCH WAY (IRE)
LUKE NOLEN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$101.00
53.5kg
22nd 14. DOWNDRAFT (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - CINNAMON ROSE (USA)
J ALLEN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$21.00
53.5kg

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23rd 8. MUSTAJEER (GB) 6yo G
MEDICEAN (GB) - QELAAN (USA)
DAMIEN OLIVER
KRIS LEES
$21.00
55.0kg

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24th 9. ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - TYRANNY (GB)
DWAYNE DUNN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$41.00
55.0kg

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