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Legendary Melbourne Cup profitable proprietor Lloyd Williams slams ‘weak’ area

Legendary Melbourne Cup profitable proprietor Lloyd Williams slams ‘weak’ area


The winningest proprietor in Melbourne Cup historical past Lloyd Williams has slammed all the area within the nice race, calling it “a particularly weak race”.

Williams, who has owned the profitable horse seven occasions (in 1981, 1985, 2007, 2012, 2016, 2017 and 2020) forged his eye over the sphere for RadioTAB, taking a swipe on the race.

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Williams, who has only one entry in Serpentine within the area this 12 months, mentioned he believes the internationals will dominate, based on punters.com.au.

“It’s a particularly weak race this race once you take a look at the highest,” Williams mentioned.

“I feel that Gold Journey is an efficient horse, however he’s received one race in his life and he’s the topweight.

“When Greg (Carpenter) did this, he didn’t have a pure topweight.”

Right here is how Williams feels about among the different contenders:


He’s an honest horse, we simply haven’t been in a position to get him going. He’s in all probability simply turned the nook for us to be completely trustworthy.

We modified the gear on him (on Saturday), it did assist him. In reality that run helped him so much on Saturday. He’s terrific this morning and he was tremendous yesterday truly, so he may need come on.

I’m dwelling in hope that he has come on. He appears to be like completely tremendous. The most effective we’ve had him within the 9 months he’s been right here.

Johnny (Allen) didn’t know tips on how to journey him correctly, he is aware of tips on how to journey him correctly now. He made a few errors on Saturday, however my Irish pal Johnny Allen, he received’t make the identical errors this time.

Deauville Legend

Comparatively, I don’t see the burden’s going to cease him. The one factor that probably would possibly cease him is does he run two miles? I’m undecided if he’ll run two miles, however James (Ferguson) I feel is fairly assured he’ll.

He’s a correct horse. The shape at Goodwood when he ran second was fairly good.

The distinction is, persons are wanting on the reality Rekindling and Charlie’s (Appelby) horse (Cross Counter) being down within the weights, however it is a completely different weighted race. A a lot weaker race.

In case you don’t wish to again James’ horse, it’s a really open race.

It’s fairly apparent to me that he’s entitled to be favorite.

You’ll be able to have a choose at one other 10 or 11 horses for those who go away the favorite out.

Realm of Flowers

She’s on 50kg. If it’s a moist observe, she’s received a great likelihood.

Nothing would give me extra pleasure than to see Anthony win the race. Anthony Freedman is an excellent coach.

They (Freedmans) perceive mares and this mare has no weight and within the Metropolitan was in all probability a bit unfortunate. Now whether or not that kind is nice sufficient to win the Melbourne Cup I don’t know, however 50kg helps doesn’t it.

Gold Journey

Does he have an excessive amount of weight? He’s an honest horse, does he have an excessive amount of weight for a horse that has received one race in his life? It’s like Dan O’Brien’s horse Younger Werther. He’s s respectable horse too, however he’s received one race in his life. It’s like our horse Serpentine, hasn’t received a race because the Epsom Derby. I ponder about Gold Journey. I noticed his run within the Cox Plate. He had completely no luck within the Cox Plate. Jamie Spencer didn’t know the place he was I don’t suppose. I’m undecided about Gold Journey, 57.5kg, getting two miles. Perhaps. I see the Maher/Eustace staff mentioned it’s their finest likelihood within the race. I might have thought in all probability myself, I form of thought Smokin’ Romans is the higher of their possibilities down the underside.

With no Struggle

I feel he’s received an opportunity. I feel the worldwide horses might be within the cash, I’m certain that this horse might be within the cash. He’s a Teofilo horse, he’ll run the journey.


Camorra for the Hayes’ will run properly. Camorra has received a really fascinating scenario. He’s received two races over there for Ger Lyons they usually’re superb races if you wish to take a look at the shape.

He received the Curragh Cup. The 12 months earlier than he received the G3 race at Leopardstown on Champions day. Good horses win these races.

He’s had numerous ins and outs in between, however don’t be shocked by Camorra. I’ve received no concept how he’s going, I haven’t been at Werribee this 12 months, I don’t have any horses there, however he’s received Irish kind that doesn’t entitle him to be 50/1.


I prefer it. I like Edward Cummings. I just like the horse. I simply surprise about its preparation. Of the 2 mares, I choose Edward’s horse over David Payne’s horse (Montefilia).

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