Can Serpentine win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

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

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Serpentine will be the second of the Lloyd Williams owned runners in saddle cloth order in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.

Serpentine will be one of the main speed influences, as he has been in all of his Australian starts since arriving here.

Now with the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable, Serpentine contested the 2022 Melbourne Cup under the training of Robert Hickmott.

When will Serpentine 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 on November 7, 2023.

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.

Serpentine Melbourne Cup 2022

Serpentine (1)

T: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
J: Jye McNeil (51kg)
  • Age: 7YO
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Galileo (IRE)
  • Dam: Remember When (IRE)

Win: +6600

Place: +1300

Best odds at Neds

Career stats for Serpentine

  • Career: 21: 3-3-1
  • Flemington: 7: 0-1-1
  • Distance: 2: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 10: 0-2-0
  • Good: 11: 3-1-1
  • Group 1: 7: 1-0-0
  • Win %: 14%
  • Place %: 33%

Melbourne Cup results for Serpentine

Year Placing Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
2022 20/22 Robert Hickmott John Allen 21 53.5kg $31 99L

Recent Form for Serpentine

Date Race Track Distance Placing Jockey Barrier Weight Odds Margin
Oct 7 The Bart Cummings Flemington 2520m 3/16 Ben Melham 12 58kg $13 2L
Sep 23 Quality Flemington 2500m 4/10 Ben Melham 2 59.5kg $4.60 2.3L
Sep 2 City Tatts Cup Randwick 2400m 2/12 Ben Melham 10 59kg $4.60 2.44L
June 10 Q22 Eagle Farm 2200m 9/14 Tim Clark 4 59kg $9 5.92L

Can Serpentine win the 2023 Melbourne Cup?

The only natural leader in the Melbourne Cup is Serpentine. He has been racing consistently in weaker company and is back for a second crack at the race that stops the nation. He struggled to see out the 3200m last year, going to the line eased-up a long way out from home. He will be leading the field up on Tuesday and despite being rock hard fit, it is unlikely he will be beating many of his rivals home despite drawing the ace barrier.

Watch Serpentine Finish 3rd in The Bart Cummings


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