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Vow And Declare ticking over on Cups campaign

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Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare is progressing well in his comeback from a tendon injury.

Vow And Declare.
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Three years after winning the Melbourne Cup, Vow And Declare is tracking towards a third start in Australia's most famous race. 

Vow And Declare galloped over 1400m between races at Geelong on Wednesday in preparation for his return to racing at Caulfield on Saturday week. 

A tendon injury halted the 2021 campaign of Vow And Declare who returned to trainer Danny O'Brien's care in May. 

"He's tracking along really well," O'Brien said. 

"He had a tendon injury last spring. He spent six months at Lee Evison's doing his rehab and we've had him back in work since May. 

"He's fit and he's sound and he seems fresh and well. 

"He trialled well here recently, he galloped well here again this afternoon and he'll head to Caulfield on Saturday week and kick off in a mile handicap." 

O'Brien said he had been preparing Vow And Declare as he had done in previous years. 

He said Evison had done all the hard work in getting Vow And Declare over the tendon problem. 

"We've just trained him as we would usually, albeit he's down at Thirteenth Beach all the time," O'Brien said. 

"He's done a lot of miles over the winter and his fitness is pretty good. 

"He's seven now and he hasn't done a huge amount of racing, particularly over the last couple of years. 

"He really does seem to be, mentally, in a great spot. 

"He seems to be enjoying it and while he's had a few setbacks over the last couple of years, none of them are any reason why he can't get back to his best." 

Vow And Declare has not won a race since winning the 2019 Cup at Flemington in which he defeated UK stayer Prince Of Arran while he has not raced since finishing 11th to Nonconformist in the Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield last September. 


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Flemington

Tuesday, 05th November 2019

7
15:00
(local)

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 50.0kg Type: OPEN
AUD $8,000,000
3200m TURF SOFT
7
15:00
(local)
AUD $8,000,000
3200m SOFT

Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1)

Age: 3yo and up WT: 50.0kg Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 23. VOW AND DECLARE (AUS) 4yo G
DECLARATION OF WAR (USA) - GEBLITZT (AUS)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
DANNY O'BRIEN
$11.00
52.0kg
G & Mrs S M Corrigan, P J Lanskey, Mrs H R Hueston, T C Lanskey, J P Lanskey, K T Goodman, W R Leitch, A F Lanskey, B T Lanskey, L J Lanskey, S W R Knipe & S A Livingstone

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2nd 12. PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) 6yo G
SHIROCCO (GER) - STORMING SIOUX (GB)
MICHAEL WALKER
CHARLIE FELLOWES
$17.00
54.0kg
MR SAEED BEL OBAIDA
3rd 20. IL PARADISO (USA) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - FAMOUS (IRE)
W M LORDAN
AIDAN O'BRIEN
$15.00
52.5kg
A Kheir, P Mehrten, J A O'Neill, B F Sokolski, V Kheir, B D Nettlefold, D Edmonds, Carty Racing (Mgr: B C Carty) & D Smith (Mgr: D Smith)

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4th 3. MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - L'ANCRESSE (IRE)
FRANKIE DETTORI
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$26.00
55.5kg

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5th 18. SURPRISE BABY (NZ) 5yo G
SHOCKING (AUS) - BULA BABY (NZ)
JORDAN CHILDS
PAUL PREUSKER
$12.00
53.5kg

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6th 2. MER DE GLACE (JPN) 4yo H
RULERSHIP (JPN) - GLACIER BLUE (JPN)
DAMIAN LANE
HIROO SHIMIZU
$9.00
56.0kg
7th 11. FINCHE (GB) 5yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - BINCHE (USA)
KERRIN MCEVOY
CHRIS WALLER
$8.50
54.0kg
8th 1. CROSS COUNTER (GB) 4yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - WAITRESS (USA)
WILLIAM BUICK
C APPLEBY
$13.00
57.5kg
9th 21. STEEL PRINCE (IRE) 5yo G
NATHANIEL (IRE) - STEEL PRINCESS (IRE)
BRETT PREBBLE
ANTHONY FREEDMAN
$61.00
52.5kg

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10th 15. MAGIC WAND (IRE) 4yo F
GALILEO (IRE) - PRUDENZIA (IRE)
RYAN MOORE
AIDAN O'BRIEN
$26.00
53.5kg

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11th 10. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) 6yo G
TEOFILO (IRE) - DREAM ON BUDDY (IRE)
HUGH BOWMAN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$41.00
55.0kg

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12th 17. SOUND (GER) 6yo H
LANDO (GER) - SKY DANCING (IRE)
JAMES WINKS
MICHAEL MORONEY
$101.00
53.5kg

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13th 19. CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) 3yo C
GALILEO (IRE) - ONE MOMENT IN TIME (IRE)
JOAO MOREIRA
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$9.00
52.5kg
14th 4. MIRAGE DANCER (GB) 5yo H
FRANKEL (GB) - HEAT HAZE (GB)
BEN MELHAM
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$51.00
55.5kg
15th 6. HUNTING HORN (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - MORA BAI (IRE)
J A HEFFERNAN
AIDAN O'BRIEN
$51.00
55.0kg
16th 13. RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) 4yo H
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - DANCING SHOES (IRE)
J P SPENCER
RICHARD HANNON JR
$21.00
54.0kg

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17th 22. THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) 4yo H
SAVABEEL (AUS) - THE GLITZY ONE (AUS)
TIM CLARK
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$31.00
52.0kg

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18th 7. LATROBE (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - QUESTION TIMES (GB)
JAMES MCDONALD
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$21.00
55.0kg

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19th 5. SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) 4yo H
GALILEO (IRE) - ALTA ANNA (FR)
MARK ZAHRA
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE
$26.00
55.5kg
20th 24. YOUNGSTAR (AUS) 5yo M
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - STARSPANGLED (IRE)
TOMMY BERRY
CHRIS WALLER
$31.00
52.0kg

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21st 16. NEUFBOSC (FR) 4yo G
MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) - NONSUCH WAY (IRE)
LUKE NOLEN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$101.00
53.5kg
22nd 14. DOWNDRAFT (IRE) 4yo H
CAMELOT (GB) - CINNAMON ROSE (USA)
J ALLEN
JOSEPH O'BRIEN
$21.00
53.5kg

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23rd 8. MUSTAJEER (GB) 6yo G
MEDICEAN (GB) - QELAAN (USA)
DAMIEN OLIVER
KRIS LEES
$21.00
55.0kg

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24th 9. ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) 4yo G
FRANKEL (GB) - TYRANNY (GB)
DWAYNE DUNN
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$41.00
55.0kg

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