Cup Carnival Wrap Up

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Well it was a fantastic Melbourne carnival……………. For the bookies!!

It has been a long time since I’ve heard so many punters all telling the same story about the blowouts of the carnival. The problem wasn’t a roughie or two getting up, it was the fact 3-4 horses a day were $15-$20+.

That’s punting and sometimes no matter how good your form or speed maps are they can all be thrown in the bin. That’s why punting to a limit and then letting them go is an important tool to learn. I have been guilty of it in the past and things could have been even worse if I didn’t raise the white flag on Saturday!


Anyway let’s go over the carnival and find the 3 standout performers and the horses to follow.


  1. PUISSANCE DE LUNE– Both the Bendigo and Flemington runs were outstanding and had to be seen to be believed. Pretty much untouched in front and winning by spaces. Looks the most exciting stayer we have seen in a long time!
  2. NECHITA– Unbelievable turn of foot and run 1:08:59 for the Flemington 1200m. I think 1200m is her limit but it will take a good one to beat her next campaign.
  3. SHAMAL WIND– 3yr old filly by Dubawi and she lit the track up running 1:08:32 on Oaks day. One of the most promising horses in Australia.


*That’s the end of Melbourne and we can focus on Brisbane with the handy Summer series and also a couple of feature races coming through from Perth!


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