Shocking & Mr Charlie Impressive In Spring Carnival Racing Over The Weekend

September 6th, 2010

The Spring Carnival Racing action continued over the weekend in both Melbourne and Sydney, with several horses staking their claim for the 2010 Melbourne Cup win.

Defending Melbourne Cup winner Shocking moved to the top of the 2010 Melbourne Cup betting markets after a gallant win in the Flemington feature, the Group Two Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m).

The Mark Kavanagh-trained champion impressed as he claimed a half-length win, which improved on his first up seventh in the Group Two JJ Liston Stakes (1400m) last month.

Despite drawing six kilos more than his weight in last year’s Melbourne Cup final field, Shocking won with 59kg on Saturday, two kilgrams more than his 2010 Melbourne Cup weight.

Continuing with the Flemington action and Peter Moody had two winners in Doubtful Jack and Mr Charlie.

Doubtful Jack saluted in the Group Three Bobbie Lewis Quality (1400m) as he overcame the odds, while Mr Charlie won his first up jump this spring in a 1700 metre handicap.

The Moody-trained 2010 Melbourne Cup hopeful came from the back of the field to claim a stunning two length victory.

The stunning win resulted in the Golan entire’s Melbourne Cup betting odds being slashed to practically half what they were.

The 2010 Melbourne Cup will run on November 2 as race seven, and is certainly lining up to be a truly astounding race.

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In other spring carnival news, the Group Two Let’s Elope Stakes (1400m) saw No Evidence Needed claim a solid win over Response. The Group Two Danehill Stakes (1200m) was won by Soul, which delivered as pre race favourite.

Gai Waterhouse had a good day of racing at the Randwick Racecourse with a win by More Strawberries in the Group Two Furious Stakes (1400m), and the feature race the Group Two Chelmsford Stakes (1600m), which saw Theseo claim a superb win.