A fully vaccinated crowd of 5500 has been approved to attend Derby Day, the opening day of Flemington’s four-day Melbourne Cup carnival.
Jonker has stamped himself as the new kid on the block with a powerful win in Friday night’s Manikato Stakes under lights, adding a group 1 to his CV ahead of a future stud career.
Entriviere has long been targeted at The Invitation and punters think gun Kiwi trainer Jamie Richards has got the preparation spot on right.
Paul Daily, from ratings2win.com.au, is prepared to forgive Zaaki his failure last start and expects him to win Saturday’s Cox Plate.
The temptation to overdo the saddle encouragement in the Cox Plate and The Invitation must be resisted by jockeys - but will it be with millions at stake?