Can Interpretation win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

Can Interpretation win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
Photo: George Sal/Racing Photos

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.

Interpretation silks

Interpretation (17)

T: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
J: Teo Nugent (50kg)
  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Galileo (IRE)
  • Dam: Daldiyna (FR)

Win: +7000

Place: +1400

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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

Year Placing Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
2022 FF Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Newitt 6 50kg $51 FF

Recent Form for Interpretation

Date Race Track Distance Placing Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
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


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1 year ago

Could be a winner