The Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Interpretation is one of the final qualifiers for the 2023 Melbourne Cup.
The four-year-old has long been aimed towards a start in the great race, but his recent form has suggested he might be up against it in a race like this.
This son of Galileo is a natural front-runner, so will need to find the front early on.
Could Interpretation cause an upset in the Melbourne Cup?
When will Interpretation run in the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup will be run on Tuesday, November 7 at Flemington Racecourse.
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.
- Age: 6YO
- Color: Brown
- Sex: Gelding
- Sire: Galileo (IRE)
- Dam: Daldiyna (FR)
Career stats for Interpretation
- Career: 16: 4-1-2
- Flemington: 6: 0-0-1
- Distance: 1: 0-0-0
- Wet: 8: 1-0-1
- Good: 8: 3-1-1
- Group 1: 2: 0-0-0
- Win %: 25%
- Place %: 44%
Melbourne Cup results for Interpretation
|2022||FF||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Craig Newitt||6||50kg||$51||FF|
Recent Form for Interpretation
|Nov 1||Bendigo Cup||Bendigo||2400m||1/14||Michael Dee||5||54.5kg||$2.70||–|
|Oct 7||The Bart Cummings||Flemington||2520m||9/16||Michael Dee||13||55kg||$21||3.4L|
|Sep 16||Quality||Flemington||2500m||5/10||Mark Zahra||10||57kg||$3.90||4.55L|
|Aug 26||Handicap||Moonee Valley||2040m||2/6||Mark Zahra||6||57kg||$4||1.25L|
Can Interpretation win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
Interpretation broke a massive run of outs when claiming a weak edition of the Bendigo Cup. His form prior to that was only average and was beaten 3.4 lengths in The Bart Cummings. He was held up for a run that day, so the run might have been better than what it seems on paper. However, barrier 17 will mean he will need to roll forward in a field like this and he looks almost certain to be trapped wide, or be forced to work too much early on. He didn’t see out the 3200m last year and we are unsure if Interpretation is capable of doing it 12 months later.
Watch Interpretation win the Bendigo Cup