Melbourne Cup Likely For Sky Hunter Following Arc Trial Placing

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Godolphin stayer Sky Hunter now appears likely to make the trip to Australia for the 2015 Melbourne Cup after he returned to racing with a tough second in the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup (2217m) at Newbury on September 19.

Sky Hunter could join fellow Godolphin-owned stayer Hartnell (pictured) in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Steve Hart

Sky Hunter could join fellow Godolphin-owned stayer Hartnell (pictured) in the 2015 Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Steve Hart

Sky Hunter had not had a race start since he recorded an impressive win in the Group 2 Dubai City Of Gold (2410m) at Meydan on March 7 and he was settled behind the leader Eagle Top in the early stages of the race.

The Motivator gelding showed an impressive turn-of-foot to go past Eagle Top when he was asked for an extra effort by James Doyle, but he was no match for Champions Stakes contender The Corsican in the final stages of the race.

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on November 3 has always been a possible target for Sky Hunter and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor revealed after the race that the five-year-old would likely enter quarantine along with stablemate Secret Number next week.

“Sky Hunter ran a very good race on his first appearance since March, especially as he had a penalty for his win in the Dubai City Of Gold,” Bin Suroor said.

“We will see how he comes out of this race but we will look at entering him into quarantine for Australia next week along with Secret Number, who will also be considered for the Emirates Melbourne Cup.”

Sky Hunter made his racing debut in November 2012 under the care of Andre Fabre in France and he was purchased by Godolphin after he finished third behind Intello in the Group 1 Prix Du Jockey Club (2100m) at Chantilly in June of 2013.

He failed to fire in his first two race starts for his new stable, but he claimed his maiden stakes win when he took out the Listed Doonside Cup (2012m) at Ayr on September 20 last year and he proved that win was no fluke when he recorded a ninth lengths romp in the Group 3 Inns Stakes (2419m) at Newbury on October 25.

Sky Hunter is currently available at 2015 Melbourne Cup odds of $34 with Ladbrokes, while Japanese stayer Fame Game ($8) is a clear favourite from Hokko Brave ($15), Goodwood Cup winner Max Dynamite ($15), Hardwicke Stakes winner Snow Sky ($15), local Godolphin chance Hartnell ($17) and Chris Waller-trained Who Shot Thebarman ($17).

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


  1. free mp3 music downloads for android

    I am extremely a new comer to the web and necessary to review this subject. Thought it absolutely was a great article perfectly written and helpful. I’ll definitely be time for your internet site to read more articles as i loved that one..

  2. sheeran

    Great information! I??ve been looking for such as this for a little bit now. Thanks!

  3. Annamarie Rothe

    I was on Twitter looking for Neiko Tools Abrasives when I found a link to this blog, happy I stopped by – Cheers

  4. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Excellent site you have got here.. It’s difficult to find high
    quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you!
    Take care!!

  5. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    I constantly emailed this website post page to
    all my associates, as if like to read it then my links will too.

Leave a reply

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