Racing Tip: Second Time Lucky For Mount Athos In Melbourne Cup
October 14, 2013
Mount Athos can make up for last year’s disappointment at Flemington by landing the 2013 renewal of The Melbourne Cup on November 5th.
The Melbourne Cup is just three weeks away and au.freebets.com have spotted a value bet for the ‘race that stops a nation’. Mount Athos went off at a price of 5.50 last year under British jockey Ryan Moore, but couldn’t find a decent passage and never threatened to take the 3,200 metre contest when finishing fifth. But Luca Cumani’s hope has not been allotted any additional weight for this year’s renewal and may well have improved making the six-year-old an interesting punt for the Melbourne Cup.
The Dr. Marwan Koukash owned horse was last seen finishing runner-up by a head to course specialist Harris Tweed on unfavoured ground at Goodwood with subsequent Prix Du Cadran second Tac De Boistron and Group 3 winning Camborne both well beaten off in third and fourth. That performance could be regarded as a career best and at odds of 12.00 with IASbet and Sportsbet in Melbourne Cup betting, Mount Athos looks every bit a worthy competitor.
Luca Cumani will have trained Mount Athos with another tilt at the Melbourne Cup in mind and will have the services of a local jockey this time around making those odds even more enticing as the handler bids to end his Melbourne Cup hoodoo.