Can Ashrun win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

Can Ashrun win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

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.

Ashrun silks

Ashrun (11)

T: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
J: Kerrin McEvoy (51.5kg)
  • Age: 8YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Authorized (IRE)
  • Dam: Ashantee (GER)

Win: +4000

Place: +850

Best odds at Dabble

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

Year Placing Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
2020 10/23 Andreas Wohler Declan Bates 23 53kg $26 4.8L

Recent Form for Ashrun

Date Race Track Distance Placing Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
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


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