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
Image: Bruno Cannatelli
Wet weather and the widest draw for Irish mare Magic Wand have English jockey Ryan Moore hopeful rather than confident

Wet weather and the widest draw for Irish mare Magic Wand have English jockey Ryan Moore hopeful rather than confident going into his latest Melbourne Cup bid.

Winner of the 2014 Melbourne Cup on Protectionist, Moore rides Magic Wand for champion trainer Aidan O’Brien in Tuesday’s $8 million Melbourne Cup.

Flemington has been rated in the soft range on Monday.

Magic Wand stuck on gamely for fourth after leading in the $5 million Cox Plate at The Valley (2040m) in her first Australian start last Saturday week and she will be striving for an elusive Group One win in her first attempt racing over 3200m.

Magic Wand has figured in the top three on seven occasions in elite-level races around the world including six Group One seconds.

“She’s a very high-class filly but she’s running the distance for the first time and I wish it wasn’t raining really,” Moore told AAP after Monday’s Cup parade in Melbourne.

“I was looking forward to riding her because she’s got a lot of ability. The rain and the draw isn’t ideal, but you make the best of it.

“It was a very good run in the Cox Plate. It’s probably one of the stronger pieces of form going into the race, maybe.

“Obviously there’s big question marks – the trip, ground, draw.”

Magic Wand, one of three runners in the race for O’Brien, was at $26 on Monday.

Moore also rode stablemate Hunting Horn at The Valley last Saturday week, winning the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m).

He said Magic Wand in the Melbourne Cup had slightly better form.

Moore is one of four of the 24 jockeys competing in Tuesday’s race who have won the Cup.

The others are three-time winners Kerrin McEvoy and Damien Oliver and 2012 winner Brett Prebble.

“Everyone knows how big the race is. It’s a massive race,” Moore said.

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

Peter Moody

Peter Moody confirms plans to train again

Peter Moody has confirmed his plans to return to the Victorian training ranks with a boutique stable at Pakenham. Moody...

Watch: Boom NZ 3YO Catalyst misses jump still wins easily

Boom three-year-old gelding Catalyst has overcome a slow start to still win easily at Ellerslie in the Mr Tiz Trophy....

Danny Nikolic

Danny Nikolic jockey application hoax exposed

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has quickly dismissed a hoax regarding the licensing of former jockey Danny Nickolic. The former...

Watch: Massive plunge on first starter beaten in photo

Punters were on the floor after the first at Tamworth on Thursday after a massive plunge on a Paul Messara...

Godolphin say no more Bull

Popular Godolphin sprinter Osborne Bulls has been retired as a multiple Group One placegetter. Godolphin announced on Wednesday the six-year-old...

Leading Australian sire forced to retire

Arrowfield stallion Not A Single Doubt has been retired from active duty and is under veterinary care for pulmonary disease....

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...

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.