Can Military Mission win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

Can Military Mission win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

Military Mission is one of two runners from the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott barn set to compete in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.

A winner of the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) and Group 3 Newcastle Cup (2300m) at two of his last three starts, Military Mission brings genuine winning form to the race that stops a nation.

Can Military Mission claim Group 1 glory in the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

When will Military Mission 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.

Military Mission silks

Military Mission (5)

T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
J: Rachel King (51kg)
  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Grey/Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Mastercraftsman (IRE)
  • Dam: Atlantic Isle (GB)

Win: +4500

Place: +850

Best odds at PendleburyBet

Career stats for Military Mission

  • Career: 27: 7-5-3
  • Flemington: 0: 2-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Good: 15: 11-2-3-1
  • Wet: 12: 3-3-2
  • Group 1: 1: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 26%
  • Place %: 56%

Melbourne Cup results for Military Mission

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

Recent Form for Military Mission

Date Race Track Distance Placing Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
Oct 14 Herbert Power Stakes Caulfield 2400m 1/9 Joao Moreira 9 57kg $8
Sep 30 The Metropolitan Randwick 2400m 4/15 Zac Lloyd 15 51.5kg $21 5.53L
Sep 15 Newcastle Gold Cup Newcastle 2300m 1/16 Rachel King 12 54kg $16
Sep 2 City Tatts Cup Randwick 2400m 10/12 Rachel King 6 56.5kg $4.20 23.02L

Can Military Mission win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

Military Mission has been in fine form in weaker grade this campaign and could spring a surprise on Tuesday. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained runner produced a strong finish to claim the Herbert Power Stakes, producing a similar run that saw him win the Newcastle Gold Cup three runs back. The run splitting those two efforts was when finishing fourth in the Group 1 Metropolitan. He will gain every favour in running from barrier five under Rachel King and he looks like he will appreciate every bit of the 3200m. He has a nice turn of foot compared to some of his rivals at a similar price and we can see Military Mission finding a way into first four calculations.

Watch Military Mission Finish 1st in the 2023 Herbert Power Stakes


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