Okita Soushi is Joseph O’Brien’s sole runner in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.
A winner at Royal Ascot in June, Okita Soushi will need to bounce back from a poor showing the Caulfield Cup on his Australian debut.
Can Okita Soushi land his trainer a third win in the Melbourne Cup in the 2023 edition?
When will Okita Soushi 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.
Okita Soushi (20)
- Age: 6YO
- Color: Bay
- Sex: Stallion
- Sire: Galileo (IRE)
- Dam: Amicus (UNR)
Career stats for Okita Soushi
- Career: 13: 4-2-3
- Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
- Distance: 1: 1-0-0
- Good: 11: 4-1-3
- Wet: 2: 0-1-0
- Group 1: 1: 0-0-0
- Win %: 31%
- Place %: 69%
Melbourne Cup results for Okita Soushi
Okita Soushi will make his Melbourne Cup debut on November 7, 2023.
Recent Form for Okita Soushi
|Oct 21||Caulfield Cup||Caulfield||2400m||12/18||Kerrin McEvoy||12||51.5kg||$31||9.9L|
|Aug 20||Irish St Leger Trial||Curragh||2816m||3/4||Mikey Sheehy||4||61kg||$5.50||6.5L|
|June 23||Duke of Edinburgh Stakes||Ascot||2414m||1/18||Ryan Moore||9||61kg||$10||–|
|May 19||Levmoss Stakes||Leopardstown||2816m||5/9||Mikey Sheehy||4||59.5kg||$10||3L|
Can Okita Soushi win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
Okita Soushi has already had a run since getting off the float for the Joseph O’Brien stable, finishing 10 lengths away in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on October 21. The colt by Galileo was considered a shade disappointing by many – particularly with his overseas credentials reading quite well prior to that effort. He took out the Class 2 Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (2414m), holding off Hms President by a neck on the wire, pronouncing himself as a Melbourne Cup type, with the ability to outstay his rivals. He must be considered hard to have heading into Tuesday, however, Dylan Gibbons gets his chance to make his mark on Australia’s greatest race with his first-ever ride in a Melbourne Cup. Okita Soushi will need to make massive improvements to be in the finish here.
Watch Okita Soushi Finish 12th in the 2023 Caulfield Cup