I think of the Ebor as the Geelong Cup. Once upon a time, it was a great guide towards the Melbourne Cup. Now, it’s just another staying race, and I suspect the 2023 Ebor will prove that to be the case again. He’ll stay, he’ll be popular with punters…but I don’t think he has the quality to win.
Melbourne Cup 🏆: View the Field and Odds for the Melbourne Cup
Odds 💰: $10
Breeding: Fastnet Rock x Incroyable
Trainer: Willie Mullins
Jockey: Zac Purton
Career Stats: 15: 4-6-2
Min/Max Distance Wins: 2000m/4023m
Career Best Win: Ebor Handicap, August 26 2023, York, Good Surface
Dry Track Stats: 11: 3-6-2
Wet Track Stats: 4: 1-0-0
Short Summary: Stablemate of Vauban, second stringer and just don’t think he has the quality to match it with him. But, is a definite place chance.
Key Replay: Ebor Handicap (2816m), August 26 2023, York, Good Surface
There was plenty of merit to this win given he was near the front throughout, doing work, and credit to him, he was entitled to knock up but he kept finding under Frankie to kick on and win. It was a very weak edition of the Ebor IMO and I don’t think the form will stand up.
What odds is Absurde to win the Melbourne Cup?
Can Absurde win the Melbourne Cup?
Absurde, listed at $10 in Melbourne Cup odds, definitely has a chance of winning the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup has a history of upset winners, as we saw in 2015 when Prince of Penzance won at $101 odds! You can back Absurde at Ladbrokes, Neds, swiftbet or Betr.
What Number, Barrier and Weight is Absurde
Absurde will carry saddlecloth number 7 and will jump from barrier 8 in the 2023 Melbourne Cup. Absurde will carry 53kg in the Melbourne Cup.
Which jockey will ride Absurde in the Melbourne Cup?
Absurde will be ridden by Zac Purton in the 2023 Melbourne Cup with a weight of 53kg.