Can Daqiansweet Junior win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

DaqiansweetJunior is a 2023 Melbourne Cup runner

The Phillip Stokes-trained Daqiansweet Junior will be one of the horses who is a proven stayer, with all bar one of his wins coming at 2000m plus.

Daqiansweet Junior has not run in the top three of a race since finishing third in the 2022 Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

During his spring campaign, Daqiansweet Junior has not finished any better than fourth at his four starts in weaker company.

When will Daqiansweet Junior 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 on November 7, 2023.

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 million.

Daqiansweet Junior Melbourne Cup 2023

Daqiansweet Junior

T: Phillip Stokes
J: Daniel Stackhouse
  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Bay or Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Sweet Orange (USA)
  • Dam: Paulette (NZ)

Win: +10000

Place: +1700

Best odds at Betfair

Career stats for Daqiansweet Junior

  • Career: 27: 7-1-2
  • Flemington: 2: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 3: 1-0-1
  • Wet: 10: 0-0-2
  • Good: 17: 7-1-0
  • Group 1: 2: 0-0-1
  • Win %: 26%
  • Place %: 37%

Melbourne Cup results for Daqiansweet Junior

Year Placing Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
2022 6/22 Phillip Stokes Daniel Moor 12 53kg $61 7.25L

Recent Form for Daqiansweet Junior

Date Race Track Distance Placing Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
Oct 14 Herbert Power Stakes Caulfield 2400m 4/9 Blake Shinn 4 58kg $9 2.15L
Sep 23 Naturalism Stakes Caulfield 2000m 7/16 Daniel Stackhouse 5 56.5kg $61 3.55L
Sep 2 Heatherlie Handicap Caulfield 1700m 10/14 Daniel Stackhouse 6 58kg $81 3.65L
Aug 19 BM100 Caulfield 1600m 14/15 Gary Lo (a) 11 61kg $101 6.2L

Can Daqiansweet Junior win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

Daqiansweet Junior has been struggling in much weaker competition than what he faces on Tuesday. The six-year-old hasn’t finished in the top three of a race since April 2022 and hasn’t tasted success since his win in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup. He did put in the third best last 200m split in the 2022 Melbourne Cup when beaten 7.25 lengths, so at his best, he could be an outside chance for first four players. However, his three runs this campaign, cannot fill anyone with confidence.

Watch Daqiansweet Junior Finish 4th in the Herbert Power Stakes


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