-->

Black & Bent Cup Dream More Vivid Than Ever

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
Black And Bent

Melbourne Cup hopeful Black And Bent has continued his dominant jumps form

Yet another step has been taken on the audacious road to glory that is Black And Bent’s Melbourne Cup road.

After starting as the shortest of short priced favourites in the JJ Houlahan Hurdle at Sandown he let nobody down with a commanding eight length rout of his rivals.

It’s still a far cry from the Melbourne Cup but for a horse that’s single handedly revolutionised the jumps industry it’s another vital win.

His owners acknowledged Black And Bent was a long shot for the Melbourne Cup when they first revealed their plans, even accepting some of the criticism that they might be crazy.

Now though after grabbing his 10th victory over the jumps to go along with his seven flat triumphs, the dream becomes just that little bit more real.

One of the part owners Mike Symons says he knows winning the Cup would be the ultimate of fairytales and he’s just enjoying the ride, however long it lasts.

“It’s a huge thrill, he never lets us down,” he said.

“You never know what can happen, it’s just like a ticket in the lottery.”

As chairman of the Melbourne Racing Club Symons knows the hardest part still lies ahead for Black And Bent, he now has to transfer his dominant jumps form to the flat.

At the same time he has to do it up against Australia’s best group rated gallopers as well as a few from overseas as well.

He says that’s all just part of the thrill and that’s what they need to do on behalf of the entire jumping code.

“It is the desire of the owners to prove there is not much difference between good jumpers and good flat horses,” Symons said.

“We are trying to bridge the gap and not have jumps racing seen as being for all the slow coaches. It’s important.”

Black And Bent was originally purchased for just $35,000 and his most recent victory pushes his earnings to just over $830,000.

“Jumps has been revived to a large degree and he’s been the flagbearer with his dashing front-running style,” Smerdon said.

“He’s built up a following. There has been a lot of interest in him.”

The lure of the Melbourne Cup is easy to see though, even if he were to finish in 10th spot it would pay $125,000, more than the average jumps race has in its total pool.

To get into the 2011 Melbourne Cup field though Black And Bent must win one of three lead up events.

The Metropolitan in Sydney, the Ansett Classic at Mornington and the Bart Cummings Handicap at Flemington carry the automatic entry he is looking for.

Robert Smerdon is the man who’ll be tasked with delivering what would be arguably the greatest Melbourne Cup victory ever and he’s right up for the challenge.

“It’s not the silliest thing in the world,” Smerdon said.

“It’s a game of dreams, so let’s see if it can be done.

“If you think you can run fourth or fifth, why can’t you run second or third, and if you can do that why can’t you win?”

About The Author

190 Comments

  1. Dillon

    I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.

    Thanks for wonderful information I was looking for this info for my mission.

  2. asbestos study first

    You are so cool! I do not think I have read anything like this before.
    So nice to find someone with unique thoughts on this subject matter.
    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is needed
    on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  3. pay monthly phone

    After looking into a number of the blog articles on your blog, I honestly appreciate your
    way of writing a blog. I saved it to my bookmark website
    list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my website too and tell me your opinion.

  4. Grupo Serval escandalo

    I don’t know if it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else
    experiencing problems with your website. It appears as if
    some of the text in your content are running off the
    screen. Can somebody else please comment and let me know if this is
    happening to them as well? This might be a issue with my
    browser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Cheers

  5. Doris

    Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would
    be ok. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

  6. epreunion.com

    Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your website, how can i subscribe for
    a weblog website? The account helped me a appropriate deal.
    I were a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided brilliant transparent concept

  7. right timex

    Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a blogger,
    and I was wanting to know your situation; many
    of us have created some nice methods and we are looking
    to exchange solutions with others, please shoot me an email if
    interested.

  8. website numbers

    I’ve been surfing online more than three
    hours lately, yet I by no means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours.
    It’s pretty price enough for me. In my view, if all web owners and bloggers made just right content as you did,
    the net will likely be much more useful than ever before.

  9. Dadado Veig

    Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search
    Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords
    but I’m not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share.
    Thank you!

  10. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    Howdy! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew where I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one?

    Thanks a lot!

  11. Egli Diana Pinto

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it,
    you might be a great author.I will make certain to bookmark your blog and will come
    back later on. I want to encourage you continue your great posts, have
    a nice day!

  12. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt da Silva

    Thanks in support of sharing such a fastidious opinion, paragraph is good, thats why i have read it completely

  13. domain names

    Spot on with this write-up, I honestly feel this
    web site needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the advice!

  14. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt da Silva

    If you are going for best contents like me,
    just go to see this web page daily because it gives feature contents, thanks

  15. tercio borlenghi jr

    You should take part in a contest for one of the most useful blogs on the net.
    I will highly recommend this site!

  16. Grupo Coral fraude

    Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your further write ups thank you once again.

  17. Lelio Junior

    Awesome! Its really remarkable paragraph, I have got much clear idea concerning
    from this paragraph.

  18. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt da Silva

    Amazing issues here. I am very glad to peer your article. Thanks a lot and
    I’m looking forward to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  19. camera costs according

    Hi! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but after browsing
    through many of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly delighted I came across it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back often!

  20. Lelio Junior

    If some one needs expert view regarding blogging then i advise him/her to go to see this blog,
    Keep up the fastidious job.

  21. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Hi! I could have sworn I’ve visited this web site before but after looking
    at a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Regardless, I’m definitely pleased I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it
    and checking back often!

  22. Lelio Junior

    Remarkable things here. I’m very glad to look your article.
    Thanks so much and I am looking ahead to contact you.

    Will you please drop me a mail?

  23. Itamar Serp

    Very nice write-up. I certainly appreciate this site.
    Keep writing!

  24. racelanecentral.com

    I like the helpful info you supply on your articles.

    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again right here regularly.
    I’m quite certain I will learn a lot of new stuff proper right
    here! Best of luck for the following!

  25. Alva

    Appreciating the dedication you put into your blog and in depth information you offer.
    It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed
    material. Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including
    your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  26. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Thanks for finally writing about >Black & Bent Cup Dream More Vivid Than Ever – HorseRacing.com.au <Loved it!

  27. Umanizzare presídios

    This site definitely has all of the information I wanted about this
    subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  28. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    I am really loving the theme/design of your site.
    Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility problems?

    A handful of my blog readers have complained about my
    site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks
    great in Chrome. Do you have any suggestions to help fix this problem?

  29. Carlos Eduardo Veiga

    I visited several websites except the audio quality for audio songs
    present at this website is genuinely excellent.

  30. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt

    I do agree with all the ideas you have offered on your post.
    They are really convincing and will certainly work.
    Still, the posts are very quick for newbies.
    Could you please prolong them a little from next time?
    Thanks for the post.

  31. Grupo Coral presidios

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog
    and wished to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I
    hope you write again very soon!

  32. Itamar Serpa Fernandes

    Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article post. I wanted
    to write a little comment to support you.

  33. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    Undeniably consider that which you stated. Your favourite
    justification appeared to be on the web the easiest factor to take into account of.
    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed even as other people
    think about concerns that they plainly do not understand about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest as neatly as outlined out the whole
    thing with no need side effect , other people can take a signal.
    Will likely be again to get more. Thank you

  34. ortam.biz

    Hello would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re using?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I must say this
    blog loads a lot faster then most. Can you suggest a good
    hosting provider at a fair price? Cheers, I appreciate it!

  35. Egli Diana Pinto

    Thanks for finally talking about >Black & Bent Cup Dream More Vivid Than Ever
    – HorseRacing.com.au <Liked it!

  36. Jose Wilame Araujo Rodrigues

    My brother recommended I might like this web site.
    He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine just
    how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  37. irregular heart rhythms

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your site is magnificent, as well as the content!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *