Joseph O’Brien will have one runner in the 2023 Melbourne Cup, with Okita Soushi an outsider for the 3200m feature, held at Flemington racecourse.
Okita Soushi is a $101 shot with online bookmakers, and with only one start in Australia resulting in a 12th in the Caulfield Cup, it’s hard seeing him cause a boilover over this journey.
But it would take a brave punter to rule the baby-faced assassin O’Brien out of winning the Melbourne Cup at long odds, with the 28-year-old already having two wins in the great race on his resume.
O’Brien is the son of legendary Irish trainer Aidan, who has had a long fascination with the Melbourne Cup, having sent plenty of runners over in an attempt to win it.
How many Melbourne Cups has Joseph O’Brien won?
Joseph O’Brien, despite his tender years, already has two Melbourne Cups with his wins coming in 2020 with Twilight Payment, and 2017 when Rekindling shocked the racing world.
What horses does Joseph O’Brien have in the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
Joseph O’Brien will only saddle up the one runner in the 2023 Melbourne Cup, with Okita Soushi a $101 shot to win the race. Okita Soushi has only had one previous start in Australia, a 12th-placed finish in the Caulfield Cup.
Okita Soushi (20)
- Age: 6YO
- Color: Bay
- Sex: Stallion
- Sire: Galileo (IRE)
- Dam: Amicus (UNR)