Trip to Paris - A Trip to Melbourne
June 22, 2015
Trainer Ed Dunlop has finished second in the Melbourne Cup 3 times with Red Cadeaux but this year he could just claim the ultimate prize. The consistent stalwart Australia’s grown to love is set to run at Flemington once again, but it’s another horse that could provide Dunlop with that elusive victory. Trip To Paris powered past his rivals at Royal Ascot to win the Gold Cup last week, now November’s Melbourne Cup is Calling.
Golden Run in Gold Cup
Connections paid a £35,000 supplementary entry fee for Trip To Paris to contest the Royal Meeting’s most prestigious race on Day 3 of the Carnival and it was money well spent when their runner charged along the rails in the final hundred metres to hit the front at the right time. The 4 year old won by just over a length to claim the 2 and a half mile (4000 metres) stayers’ championship. It was the gelding’s fourth win in six races this year and by far his most impressive. So after Group One glory in England will there be more in Australia?
Dunlop’s Duo to Contest Melbourne Cup
Ed Dunlop’s wasn’t planning to take Trip to Paris to Melbourne before his latest triumph but now it appears there’ll be 2 horses on the plane, with the owners keen to contest the race that stops Australia. Trip To Paris has made sensational progress this season and if he continues to improve he could be a contender for the Cup. There’s no doubt he’ll stay the 3200 metre trip at Flemington but could he win the $6.2 million race? Trip to Paris is currently paying $31 on Tom Waterhouse’s All In Melbourne Cup market, almost twice as much as 2014 winner and favourite Protectionist. And what about the nation’s favourite non-Australian horse Red Cadeaux? Surely the old fella can’t win…. Although we keep saying that each year. You almost want the horse to win it in 2015 and if you back it at its current price of $34, you most definitely want it to be first past the post.
The Melbourne Cup may be months away but that doesn’t mean you can’t place a bet in the immediate future. Wager with Tom Waterhouse now you won’t have to worry about the odds of your selection shortening when the big race draws near.