-->

2017 Melbourne Cup Likely for Polarisation

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

After effectively winning the Sydney Cup “twice”, Charlie Appleby’s English raider Polarisation is likely to return down under in the spring for a shot at the iconic Melbourne Cup 2017.

Francis Of Assisi

Stablemate of Sydney Cup winner Polarisation, Francis Of Assisi (pictured at Flemington) is favourite for the 2017 Melbourne Cup this spring. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Echo Of Light gelding, raced by the powerhouse Godolphin operation, and jockey Corey Brown won both the voiced first edition of the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) as well as the re-run over the weekend.

Polarisation was one of a handful of horses not pulled up on April 8 when the fall of Almoonqith and Who Shot Thebarman forced stewards to controversially abandon the two-mile classic for safety reasons.

Brown was unimpressed with the call, but atoned a fortnight later guiding the dour Polarisation to a narrow short-neck win over the honest Chris Waller-trained Who Shot Thebarman in the second edition at Royal Randwick.

“They can’t take it off us this time,” Brown said post-win on Saturday.

“If they want to run this race a third time, he would win it again.

“I told them they should have left it a fortnight ago because it’s going to be the same result so this is very satisfying.

“Obviously with all the media and the drama of a fortnight ago, to come out again and I wouldn’t say defy all odds, but the history of it, I felt everything was working against us.

“It is a big relief and to do in these famous royal blue colours of Godolphin is a dream come true.”

Appleby’s assistant James Ferguson was thrilled with the official Sydney Cup result, quickly suggesting Polarisation would be back in Australia chasing a rare two mile double later in the year.

“[Polarisation] ran a personal best yesterday, he got into a dogfight and came out on top,” Ferguson told RSN on Sunday.

“He’s definitely deserved his spot [back in Australia during the spring].”

The world’s richest handicap race, the famous $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) takes place at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November.

Makybe Diva (2004) was the last galloper to win both two mile classics in the same calendar year and before her punters need to go back to Carbine (1890) to find the other most recent winner of the double.

“He’s proven that he suits Australian racing more than he suits English racing,” Ferguson added.

“The way he won, you’d almost have to bring him back for a Melbourne Cup.

“But he’s had two hard races in a row, so we’ll take him home, and we won’t worry about a future just yet.

“We’ll see how he is when he gets back, and if he’s fit and well and giving us all the right signs when it comes to choosing our Melbourne Cup team, then we’ll definitely bring him back.”

Protectionist (2014) was the last internationally-trained Melbourne Cup winner, Andreas Wohler’s German galloper winning the edition marred by the death of the Japanese-trained favourite Admire Rakti.

Appleby meanwhile had Qewy representing him in last season’s Melbourne Cup, the Geelong Cup winner finishing fourth behind the Lloyd Williams-raced Almandin.

Current all-in Melbourne Cup markets at Ladbrokes.com.au have the reigning Sydney Cup winner Polarisation listed as a $26 chance.

Stablemate Francis Of Assisi is the early $15 Melbourne Cup favourite having saluted in the Group 3 Bendigo Cup (2400m) and Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2600m) by a combined margin of 13 lengths during the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival last year.

About The Author

Lucy Henderson

Lucy is an experienced horse racing journalist that has been a crucial member of the horseracing.com.au team for the better part of a decade. She has taken great delight in covering champion mares Black Caviar and Winx throughout their careers and always has a soft spot for a winning filly.

67 Comments

  1. William

    This excellent website truly has all of the information I needed concerning this subject
    and didn’t know who to ask.

  2. advertising podcast

    I think this is one of the most vital information for me.
    And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The
    site style is perfect, the articles is really excellent :
    D. Good job, cheers

  3. podcasts format

    At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, afterward having my breakfast coming again to read further news.

  4. roadtochampion.win

    The other day, while I was at work, my sister
    stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can survive a
    40 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My
    apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with
    someone!

  5. cars moreover

    Valuable information. Fortunate me I discovered your web site unintentionally, and I’m surprised why this twist of fate didn’t came about in advance!
    I bookmarked it.

  6. James Frazer Mann

    It’s amazing designed for me to have a web
    page, which is useful designed for my knowledge.
    thanks admin

  7. exhaust pipes carry

    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my blog thus i came to “return the favor”.I’m attempting
    to find things to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use a few
    of your ideas!!

  8. all these things that ive done

    Howdy are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m
    new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set
    up my own. Do you need any html coding knowledge to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  9. Moses

    I am sure this post has touched all the internet visitors, its really really pleasant piece of writing on building up new website.

  10. business advertising

    When someone writes an piece of writing he/she maintains the image of a user in his/her mind
    that how a user can be aware of it. Therefore that’s why this article is amazing.
    Thanks!

  11. http://yellowsun.ru/

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it,
    you will be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and definitely will come back
    very soon. I want to encourage that you continue your great work, have
    a nice evening!

  12. real estate deal

    Hello, There’s no doubt that your website could possibly be having browser compatibility problems.

    Whenever I take a look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in I.E., it’s got
    some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Besides that, great blog!

  13. www.konglongib.com

    Everyone loves what you guys are up too. This sort of clever
    work and coverage! Keep up the fantastic works guys I’ve you guys to blogroll.

  14. business operations

    I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  15. apple supporters

    I really like it whenever people get together and
    share views. Great site, stick with it!

  16. Carmen

    What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable experience about
    unexpected emotions.

  17. ashok leyland chief

    I really like reading an article that will make
    men and women think. Also, thank you for permitting me to comment!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.