Joseph O’Brien is no stranger to success within the Melbourne Cup and the Betfair Ambassador has one other two stable probabilities within the race that stops a nation on Tuesday morning…
“Hopefully he’ll find a good spot in the early running and will produce another big effort.”
– Joseph O’Brien on Master Of Reality
We had considered one of our easiest days when Rekindling gained the Melbourne Cup three years in the past. It was a really special occasion and successful it once more has been on the forefront of our ideas since that day. It is no secret that Lloyd Williams holds that race extra dearly than every other and we all the time have the race in thoughts for all of the horses we practice for him.
Most will not come as much as the excessive commonplace required simply to make it to the race, however fortunately we now have two runners for him in it this 12 months that can hopefully characterize all of us effectively.
Master’s coming to the boil properly
For a number of strides, we thought Master Of Reality was going to win the Melbourne Cup final 12 months. He ran an absolute stormer and was solely caught shut dwelling. It was an enormous run. His entire marketing campaign this season has revolved round getting him again to the Melbourne Cup in the very best form. He is a horse that takes loads of work to get match and we now have introduced him alongside steadily, which has been mirrored in his gradually-improving kind.
His final run was his greatest, with him successful a Listed race at Down Royal in good type. The lads have been very pleased with him down in Australia for the previous few weeks and a center draw is not the worst outcome. Hopefully he’ll discover a great spot within the early working and can produce one other huge effort.
Could run an enormous race if issues fall proper
Twilight Payment completed down the sector in final 12 months’s renewal of the race, however not a lot went proper for him on the day. More importantly, we really feel he’s a a lot better horse this season. We have been nonetheless studying about him this time final 12 months, however we modified his routine utterly again within the spring and he has actually thrived since then.
The lads have been very pleased with him in Australia and he too has drawn a center gate. You must get a easy passage to compete on this race, so all we are able to do is hope that issues fall proper for him. If they do, an enormous run from him would not be a surprise.