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Order Of St George Firms Despite Cup Doubt

Aidan O’Brien’s crack stayer Order Of St George has firmed from $26 to $17 to win the Melbourne Cup after his nine lengths victory in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh.

Order Of St George Firms Despite Cup Doubt

Aidan O’Brien’s crack stayer Order Of St George has firmed from $26 to $17 to win the Melbourne Cup after his nine lengths victory in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh.

Markets reacted to the win despite warnings from O’Brien that Order Of ST George has other options in Europe and is likely to start next in the Prix de L’Arc De Triomphe at Chantilly.

Bonneval is also on the second line of betting at $17 after winning the Dato Tan Chin Nam at Moonee Valley on Saturday, shortening from $26.


“Order Of St George was brilliant winning by nine lengths on the weekend and if he comes for Melbourne for the Cup he will be mighty hard to beat,” TAB’s Nick Quinn said.

“Owner Lloyd Williams said that trainer Aidan O'Brien would make a decision between taking Order Of St George to Melbourne for the Cup or to France for the Arc on September 18.”

In other changes to feature markets over the weekend, Menari firmed from $6 to $2.60 to win the Golden Rose and $15 to $6 for The Everest after claiming The Run To The Rose.

Gold Standard was another to impress on Saturday with victory in the Stan Fox Stakes and has shortened from $26 to $11 for the Golden Rose and $101 to $17 for the Caulfield Guineas.

Melbourne Cup

$13 Almandin, Hartnell

$17 Admire Deus, Bonneval (in from $26), Humidor, Order Of St George (in from $26), Red Cardinal

$21 Tiberian

$26+ Others Quoted

Golden Rose

$2.60 Menari (in from $6)

$6 Pariah

$11 Gold Standing (in from $26), Kementari, Merchant Navy,

$15+ Others Quoted

Epsom Handicap

$6 Egg Tart (out from $4.50)

$8 Happy Clapper

$11 Brave Smash, Foxplay, Tom Melbourne, Vega Magic

$15 Deploy (in from $26)

$15+ Others Quoted

Caulfield Guineas

$5.50 Royal Symphony

$7 Merchant Navy

$9 Esperance, Pariah

$13 Catchy, Invader, Kementari

$17 Gold Standing (in from $101)

$17+ Others Quoted

Thousand Guineas

$7 Catchy

$9 Shoals (in from $13)

$11 Booker, Tulip

$15+ Others Quoted

The Everest

$4.60 Chautauqua

$6 Menari (in from $15), She Will Reign, Vega Magic

$11 Russian Revolution (in from $15)

$15 Houtzen (out from $11)

$11+ Others Quoted

Caulfield Cup

$6.50 Hartnell

$8 Bonneval (in from $15)

$11 Humidor

$17 Admire Deus, Egg Tart, Gingernuts, Jon Snow

$26+ Others Quoted

Cox Plate

$1.50 Winx

$26 Hartnell, Highland Reel, Humidor, Tosen Stardom

$34 Bonneval (in from $51)

$34+ Others Quoted

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