Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Melbourne Cup weights released

This is an important day for Australian racing, the day when the weights are released for all the big spring feature races. Melbourne Cup weights are headed by 2007 Cup winner Efficient and 2008 Cox Plate winner Maldivian on 58kg, followed by last year's winner Viewed and two Godolphin entries, Eastern Anthem and Schiaparelli on 57kg.

Other notable foreign entries are Kirklees (Godoplhin) 57kg; Cima de Triomphe (Cumani) 55.5kg; Doctor Fremantle (Stoute) and Macarthur (de Kock) 55kg; Mourilyan (Moore) 54.5kg; Age of Reason (Godoplhin), King of Rome (de Kock), Scintillo (Hannon) 54kg; Askar Tau (Tregoning) and Profound Beauty (Weld) 53.5kg; Singapore champion mare Jolie's Shinju 52.5; Friston Forest (Godolphin) 52kg; Basaltico (Cumani) 51.5kg; Age of Aquarius (O'Brien) 51kg; Changingoftheguard (O'Brien) 50.5kg.

First acceptances are taken next Tuesday.

Click here for the full list of VRC spring feature weights

1 comment:

  1. I think Profound Beauty is well weighted and the deserved fav.

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