Wide, wide open.
I've slowly whittled the chances down but have still nine, three form the top of the weights, three from the middjle and three from the light weights. Four stand out from the Caulfield Cup, two from the Cox, one from the MV Cup, one from the Bart Cummings and one from Ireland. Of the nine, all but one have a stablemate in the group.
For the little it's worth to anyone else, where I am is Anthony Van Dyke, Sir Dragonet, Verry Elleegant, Finche, Prince of Arran, Russian Camelot,Tiger Moth, Miami Bound and Persan,
And, when push comes to shove, let's say
1 Verry Elleegant
2. Sir Dragonet
3. Miami Bound.
However, I would not be in the least surprised of all three placegetters come from the horses I have discarded.
I've been trying to tip the winner of this race since I got it right as a 7-yearold when Skipton won in 1941 and this is as even a field as I have looked at.