The 2015 Melbourne Cup has attracted a number of Europe’s top horses and SpringCarnivalPro.com are preparing for a vintage renewal of the famous race.
The Melbourne Cup is the most important sporting and cultural festival in Australia and this year’s contest looks set to have an international flavour to it with 31 travelling nominees in line for the ‘race that stops a nation’ on November 4th.
Also famously known as the ‘Loving Cup,’ the Melbourne showpiece is the highlight of the Australian racing calendar and Her Majesty the Queen could also have a runner in the handicap.
Royal Ascot Gold Cup winner Estimate features in the entries for the highlight and fans all over the world will be delighted to see Her Majesty returning to Flemington after her horse Arabian Story finished sixth in 1997.
Among the other European entries are Dermot Weld's Pale Mimosa, who beat Estimate last month in the Lonsdale Cup at York and would be bidding to give her Irish handler a third Melbourne Cup success following past triumphs with Vintage Crop and Media Puzzle.
Ed Dunlop's veteran globetrotter Red Cadeaux is also on course to compete in Australia's biggest race for the fourth successive season, having finished as runner-up for the second time last year.
SpringCarnivalPro.com’s tipsters are said to be delighted with the list of entries for the world famous race and the site’s editor Nick Wilby believes that it could be the most competitive renewal of the race for many years.
Wilby explained: “We’re used to seeing a lot of European horses make the trip Down Under and the English, Irish and French raiders have a decent record in the Melbourne Cup. This year they appear to have taken it to a whole new level and it’s impossible not to be excited by the entries for the race.
“The likes of Red Cadeaux and Dunaden will return for another crack at the race, but we also have the bonus of Her Majesty eyeing up a tilt at the contest. We’re sure that her presence at Flemington would only make the day more exciting and it helps that her horse would have a sensational chance of landing the odds in the feature!
“Whatever happens, it certainly looks to be one of the most exciting renewals of the race for some time and our tipsters are working overtime to make sure that it’s a profitable day for all of our readers.”