YU CAN’T GO PAST THE FAVOURITE GLENN McFARLANE

Sunday Herald Sun - - Melbourne Cup Special Liftout -

Yu­catan The Cliffsofmoher Avilus Rostropovich Finche Youngstar You don’t see wins like Yu­catan’s very of­ten. He was eased down over the fi­nal 100m in the Her­bert Power Stakes in the best Mel­bourne Cup trial. His sta­ble­mate The Cliffsofmoher is a class horse. Yu­catan Muntahaa Cross Counter Magic Cir­cle Marmelo Zacada On what we’ve seen so far Yu­catan is clearly on top, it just de­pends on what the un­sighted raiders can do. There­fore, Muntahaa, Cross Counter and Magic Cir­cle have to go in the top four. Yu­catan Avil­ius Youngstar Cross Counter Rostropovich

MICHAEL MANLEY CHRIS VERNUCCIO

Zacada Nick Wil­liams isn’t wor­ried about bar­rier 23, so why should we? You couldn’t be more im­pressed with Yu­catan’s ex­tra­or­di­nary Her­bert Power win. Think James Cum­mings stands a big chance of se­cur­ing a maiden Cup with Avil­ius, while lo­cal bred Youngstar can run a big chance. Rat­ing Cross Counter a chance too.

A pop­u­lar win by the lo­cally-bred Run­away but the eye­catcher was Finche. This year’s Cup may be too soon for him, but keep him in mind for 2019. McFARLANE SAYS: Brave fron­trun­ning win by Run­away. But Chris Waller’s Finche might be the one to fol­low here. The son of Frankel fin­ished third and should be bet­ter suited at Flem­ing­ton.

Run­away led through­out to de­feat his sta­ble­mate North­west Pas­sage. Finche ran home strongly for third.

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