Crikey’s cut out & keep Not-The-Melbourne-Cup Sweepstakes:  

 

Barrier

Horse

Drawn By

1

Rudd in a canter
(untried at the distance, but has impressed so far)

2

Howard by a nostril
(not fancied this preparation, but has form. Last go)

3

Garrett withdrawn at barrier
(will run in tongue gag and blinkers. May help)

4

Costello swabbed
(not in this company)

5

Costello swabbed again
(absolutely not)

6

Steward refuses to swab Costello a third time
(for goodness sake Peter …)

7

Gillard frock shock
(looks a little rough in this company)

8

Allison vanishes
(should keep them honest early)

9

Swan plunges
(fast money fancy, but will need luck)

10

Bishop goes for the whip
(one to watch)

11

Nelson a show pony
(mounting yard appeal only)

12

Vet called for Vaile
(just there to make up the numbers)

13

Roxon rears in barrier
(OK in trackwork solo. This will test)

14

Downer gelded
(only just a handful)

15

Turnbull pulped
(pink silks a turnoff)

16

Hanson frightener
(a distraction in season)

17

Hockey on contract
(promises, promises)

18

Fielding: EI is an STD
(drawn well, might have a prayer)

19

Abbott a late scratching
(God knows where he is)

20

Truss gets no support
(a cheap shot really)

21

Boswell cops weight penalty
(and another one)

22

Janette leaves home
(teaser pony makes good)

23

Master O’Reilly for PM
(we’d like to see that)

24

Kerry O’Brien not pissed again
(and we have his word for it)

 

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