Ashrun is back some three years later to take part in another Melbourne Cup.
Ashrun will compete in the 2023 Melbourne Cup after finishing 10th in the 2020 edition, beaten 4.8 lengths behind Twilight Payment.
Injury nearly ended Ashrun’s career, but three runs into a new campaign under Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, Ashrun is showing signs of progress, which culminated in a runner-up performance in the Geelong Cup.
Let’s have a look at Ashrun’s chances in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.
When will Ashrun run in the Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup will be run on the first Tuesday in November at Flemington in front of a sold out crowd.
The one thing that hasn’t changed about the 2023 Melbourne Cup is the horses.
Once again The Cup has brought together an elite field of Melbourne Cup horses to contest the two mile race for $8.41 million.
- Age: 8YO
- Color: Bay
- Sex: Gelding
- Sire: Authorized (IRE)
- Dam: Ashantee (GER)
Career stats for Ashrun
- Career: 17: 4-3-1
- Flemington: 4: 1-0-0
- Distance: 1: 0-0-0
- Good: 13: 3-2-0
- Wet: 4: 1-1-1
- Group 1: 3: 0-0-1
- Win %: 24%
- Place %: 47%
Melbourne Cup results for Ashrun
|2020||10/23||Andreas Wohler||Declan Bates||23||53kg||$26||4.8L|
Recent Form for Ashrun
|Oct 25||Geelong Cup||Geelong||2400m||2/13||Mark Zahra||1||56.5kg||$5||0.3L|
|Oct 7||The Bart Cummings||Flemington||2520m||6/16||Mark Zahra||14||59kg||$31||2.7L|
|Sep 16||Handicap||Flemington||1700m||7/15||Ethan Brown||5||60.5kg||$71||3.75L|
Can Ashrun win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
Ashrun booked his spot in the Melbourne Cup with a massive effort in the Group 3 Geelong Cup. He will have his second crack at the Melbourne Cup, having finished 10th in the race back in 2020 when defeated 4.8 lengths by Twilight Payment. The son of Authorized is hardly the runner he was back then due to injury, but with Kerrin McEvoy on board will be given every chance. It is hard to make too much of a case for Ashrun and we expect a midfield finish for the eight-year-old.
Watch Ashrun Finish 2nd in the 2023 Geelong Cup