Countdown to the 2012 Melbourne Cup 26th October

Uploaded by maxhitchins on 25.10.2012

Hello - It's Friday the 26th of October. I'm MelbourneCupMax bringing you a daily countdown to The Melbourne Cup.
By now you may know Gatewood only received a kilo penalty (he needed at least a 1.5 kgs) from the handicapper for winning the Geelong Cup
This means he is now on 36th in the order of entry and pretty much means he wont be in the Melbourne Cup.
Tomorrow the Moonee Valley Cup offers another 'last chance' for a number of horses to force their way into the Melbourne Cup on the 6th of November.
I'm particularly talking about Australian horses Moudre and Ironstein and the Luca Cumani trained Ibicenco.
You may remember Luca Cumani trained Purple Moon and Bauer
who missed winning the 2007 and 2008 Melbourne Cups... by a whisker
He still has one of the favourites - Mount Athos in the race
will not run in Australia before Cup Day. We will talk about him in a later video.
course is to force their way uh... into the melbourne cap on the six th november Again who wins the Moonee Valley and by how far could be a pointer to the Melbourne Cup.
Worth watching at 3.55 Eastern Standard Summer Time.
The last horse to win the Moonee Valley Cup
and then go on to win the Melbourne Cup was Yippyio in 2000.
I'm MelbourneCupMax
and I'll be back tomorrow with another Countdown to the Cup.