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Melbourne Cup preview 2023

The great race - a good blend of foreign raiders, locally-trained imports and a couple of freaks who were bred locally. Where's the best formline - the Caulfield Cup, the Ebor, last year's Cup...? Vauban has been all the rage for a few months, but we've heard that song before. Willie Mullins is determined to win this race, he's been close several times. Fingers crossed for a dry day, there's nothing more annoying than rain on race day that messes up all the ratings. Weather report : 30C, likely storm but late in the day, so might be after the Cup. 70% chance of rain, but only up to 2mm - so how much of a storm actually is it? Might make the track slippery (favouring front-runners) if it arrives before the race.  Gold Trip winning in 2022 ====================================================== The Lexus Melbourne Cup Group 1 Handicap, 3200m AUS$8.4m,  Flemington 1500 local, 0400 GMT Expected going - Good 4, approaching Good 3 by race time depending on the breeze. 1 -