Matthew Smith will have one runner in the 2023 Melbourne Cup, with True Marvel the biggest outsider for the 3200m feature, held at Flemington racecourse.
True Marvel is a $151 shot with online bookmakers, Arguably the rank outsider of the field shocked the world when finishing second in the Sydney Cup earlier in the year, but that is seemingly a blip on the radar.
After 20 years as a trainer, Matthew Smith is entering the Melbourne Cup for the first time. However, current form suggests this will be an uphill battle for the five-time winning Group 1 trainer.
Could we still see Smith win with a Melbourne Cup roughie?
How many Melbourne Cups has Matthew Smith won?
Matthew Smith will have his first ever runner in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.
What horses does Matthew Smith have in the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
True Marvel shocked the nation with his second place in the 2023 Sydney Cup in April. However, since then, the 8-year-old gelding hasn’t been performing well lately, with four consecutive losses by a total of 35 lengths.
True Marvel (14)
- Age: 8YO
- Color: Brown
- Sex: Gelding
- Sire: Masked Marvel (GB)
- Dam: Anecdotique (GB)
Career stats for True Marvel
- Career: 53: 8-7-5
- Flemington: 3: 0-0-0
- Distance: 6: 1-2-1
- Good: 28: 2-3-4
- Wet: 25: 6-4-1
- Group 1: 1: 0-1-0
- Win %: 15%
- Place %: 38%