Monaco Consul started his preparations for the spring with a great return to the track resulting in Michael Moroney building high hopes for the highlight of the year – the 2010 Melbourne Cup.
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Monaco Consul is on target for an impressive go at the Melbourne Cup 2010 and is at $28 in early market Melbourne Cup betting odds at Sportingbet.
Moroney is hoping Monaco Consul can claim the biggest share in the $6 million Melbourne Cup prizemoney and after an impressive jump on Tuesday could provide for the champion trainer.
The Victoria Derby winner took to the Caloundra cushion track yesterday where he finished an impressive second to Amaizemea over the 1, 000 metre distance, with the spring looking to be an exciting time for the High Chaparral colt.
The last time the rising four-year-old took to the track was back in April, when the colt finished third in the Group One AJC Australian Derby (2400m) which he backed up with another third in the Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).
The New Zealand-bred Monaco Consul has collected over $1.26 million in prizemoney over the course of his illustrious 11-start career, and will hope to add to that over the course of the spring.
Moroney is looking to the strong stallion to provide him with his second Melbourne Cup win, his single Melbourne Cup trophy won a decade ago with Brew.
The champion trainer has prepared this year’s hopeful in the same manner he did with his previous winner so far – by spelling him over the winter racing – and it looks to have done the trick.
Monaco Consul will make the trip back to the cooler climates of Melbourne and will take another jump next Friday at Flemington before embarking on the spring proper.
The Group Two Liston Stakes (1400m) on the 14th of August is most likely the initial step into the spring, and if the rising international star does feature he will be a strong punt for keen bettors when the odds come out.
On his way to the 2010 Melbourne Cup final field, the High Chaparral offspring will most likely run in the illustrious Group One Caulfield Cup (2400m) on the 14th of October, with the Group One Cox Plate (2040m) the following week a possibility although Moroney will decide closer to the deadline.
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