Can Lastotchka win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

Lastotchka is set to make her Australian debut when she lines up in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.

Formerly trained by Jean-Marie Beguigne, the last start Prix Gladiateur winner in France will represent the Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) stable.

Let’s take a look at the chances of Lastotchka in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.

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When will Lastotchka 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.


Lastotchka (21)

T: Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
J: Craig Williams (51kg)
  • Age: 4YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Myboycharlie (IRE)
  • Dam: Muthia (GB)

Win: +2200

Place: +550

Best odds at Bet365

Career stats for Lastotchka

  • Career: 12: 4-2-1
  • Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Good: 2: 0-0-1
  • Wet: 10: 4-2-0
  • Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 33%
  • Place %: 58%

Melbourne Cup results for Lastotchka

Lastotchka will make his Melbourne Cup debut in the 2023 edition of the race on November 7, 2023.

Recent Form for Lastotchka

Date Race Track Distance Placing Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
Sep 3 Prix Gladiateur Longchamp 3100m 1/7 Theo Bachelot 6 55.5kg $4.20
Aug 5 Prix De Reux Stakes Deauville 2500m 4/7 Theo Bachelot 3 58kg $3.30 6L
June 4 Grand Prix De Chantilly Chantilly 2400m 3/5 Theo Bachelot 2 55.5kg $11 3.7L
May 23 Gold River Listed Stakes Longchamp 2800m 2/9 Theo Bachelot 1 56kg $6.30 3.5L

Can Lastotchka win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

While technically not an international runner in this year’s Melbourne Cup, Lastotchka will make her Australian debut since arriving to the Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) barn. The French import was formerly trained by Jean-Marie Beguigne and had a career record that reads (10:4-2-1). The four-year-old mare was able to peak at her final international start, securing a career highlight in the Group 3 Prix Gladiateur (3100m) at Longchamp on September 3. Lastotchka gains the services of Craig Williams hopping aboard, and although her profile suggests a wet track may suit her best, we can’t dismiss her chances in the 2023 Melbourne Cup. From barrier 21, Williams will roll forward and considering this girl’s staying credentials, she will be in this for a long way, as long as she can handle the firmer deck. She’ll give a big sight up on speed and we’re happy to have Lastotchka in our top four on Tuesday.

Watch Lastotchka Finish 1st in the 2023 Prix Gladiateur


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