Impressive Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Francis Of Assisi has been installed as the $15 outright favourite for next years Melbourne Cup.
Francis Of Assisi was brought to Australia as a galloping partner for Godolphin’s main Spring contenders but has stamped himself as one of their most promising stayers.
“He was leading all the work down here. He led all the main work before his run in the Bendigo Cup, led Scottish, led Qewy, led Oceanographer,” Appleby said.
Following his emphatic 10 length win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes beating home eye catching Caulfield Cup runner Vengeur Masque and Lexus Stakes runner up Tom Melbourne online bookmaker Sportsbet installed him at the top of 2017 Melbourne Cup markets.
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