Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Could Nick Moratiz win a second Melbourne cup from the same sire? Maluckyday has firmed considerably after his impressive win in The Lexus Stakes on Saturday and Nick will be hoping for a second Melbourne Cup after winning the race with Might And Power 13 years ago.

Maluckyday could be one of the suprise packets to emerge from this years Spring Racing Carnival. Sold at the New Zealand premier yearling sale in 2008 for 625k, this lightly raced 4 year old may possibly secure Nick Moratiz another cup. Nick appeared in the public spotlight in 1997 when Might and Power did the Cups Double. Winning the Caulfield Cup thrashing his rivals by 7.5 lengths and then backing it up 3 weeks later in the Melbourne Cup in which he only just won beating home Doreimus, who had won the 1995 Melbourne Cup.

Maluckyday winning The Lexus Stakes on Saturday - sportpix.com.au

Maluckyday winning The Lexus Stakes on Saturday - sportpix.com.au

Might and Power’s breeding was impeccable,  Zabeel x  Benediction (IRE) and his half brother is nothing short of it aswell.  Maluckyday, Zabeel x Natalie Wood.

His dam Natalie Wood was undefeated, winning 2 from 2 at 1600m. She has only produced 2 foals, Maluckyday and the other is yet to hit the track.

Maluckyday wasn’t raced until he was a late 3yo, and in his 3rd ever start was placed behind this years Caulfield Cup winner Descarado on a slow track in the Tulloch Stakes (G2).

This early sign that the gelding handles the cut out of the ground was proven on derby day, coming from second last to thrash his rivals in the Group 3 Lexus Stakes. After getting pushed around 200m into the race, he settled well. The patience of veteran hoop Jim Cassidy, didn’t see the horse pushed out until clear running room was presented around the 400m mark down the Flemington straight.

A post race interview with Wayne Hawkes made punters wary of whether they should dive into betting on the Melbourne Cup depending whether he would “eat all his food or not” would be an inclination to his start.

However this comment didnt stop the punters, post race for the cup he was 81-1 now into 3rd favorite for the race at 10-1.

If you like to stick with the Bart Cummings preparation method of getting 10km under their legs, Maluckyday is spot on covering exactly 10,000m this preparation.  Winning 4 out of 5 races by decent margins, one would expect the extra 700m step up from the Lexus would be ideal and prove no issue.

Might and Power being the team at Just Horse Racing’s favourite horse, hope to add another Moratiz horse to the list.

Written by Ryan Jukes

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Watch: Cellsabeel’s odds slashed for Golden Slipper

An emphatic win by Cellsabeel at Rosehill has seen her odds slashed into clear favouritism for the 2020 Golden Slipper....

Watch: Track invader narrowly missed by horses

A track invader at Cranbourne on Friday night was narrowly missed by horses in the last race on the card....

Racehorse dead and another euthanised after property investigation

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has confirmed a registered racehorse has died and another has been euthanised after investigations at...

Mystic Journey recovering well from setback

Mystic Journey is recovering from a setback with next month’s Group One Futurity Stakes now a possibility for the mare’s...

Country trainer has star horse taken off him

Country trainer Todd Blowes has been outspoken in his disappointment after his star galloper Noble Boy was taken off him...

Champagne Cuddles recovering well from career-ending injury

Multiple Group One placegetter Champagne Cuddles is recovering well from a career-ending injury suffered at the Gold Coast. Nash Rawiller...

Star sprinter could have run his last race in Australia

Classique Legend appears to have run his last race in Australia with trainer Les Bridge all but resigned to losing...

Robert Smerdon loses appeal over life ban

Former trainer Robert Smerdon has lost his appeal against a life ban for his part in the “Aquanita Eight” scandal....

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.