Liam Howley will have one runner in the 2023 Melbourne Cup, with Virtuous Circle a $67 bookmaker outsider for the 3200m feature, held at Flemington racecourse.
Virtuous Circle is set to hand his trainer, Liam Howley his first ever runner in a Melbourne Cup. As one of the Melbourne Cup roughies they will look to cause an upset on Tuesday, November 7.
Liam Howley is one of the leading young Victorian trainers. With his first win coming in February 2018, Howley, with 49 wins and 2 Group 1 wins, will look to claim his first Melbourne Cup win in his debut run.
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Liam Howley will have his first horse this year in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.
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Virtuous Circle boasts a runner-up finish in the Group 1 Australian Derby as a three-year-old and will be looking to cause a major upset on the first Tuesday in November. However, he has been beaten a combined 22 lengths in four runs this campaign, and he was only fair going to the line for the Geelong Cup when beaten 4.6 lengths.
Virtuous Circle (6)
- Age: 4YO
- Color: Bay
- Sex: Horse
- Sire: Almanzor (FR)
- Dam: She Is Stryking
Career stats for Virtuous Circle
- Career: 13: 2-2-1
- Flemington: 3: 0-0-0
- Distance: 0: 0-0-0
- Good: 9: 1-0-0
- Wet: 4: 1-2-1
- Group 1: 3: 0-1-0
- Win %: 15%
- Place %: 38%