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.
- Age: 7YO
- Color: Chestnut
- Sex: Gelding
- Sire: Galileo (IRE)
- Dam: Remember When (IRE)
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
|2022||20/22||Robert Hickmott||John Allen||21||53.5kg||$31||99L|
Recent Form for Serpentine
|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