Moonee Valley Cup at a glance

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October 27, 2017 - 05:09 PM

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MOONEE VALLEY CUP AS A MELBOURNE CUP LEAD-UP

* Kingston Rule (1990) the most recent of three horses to win the Moonee Valley Cup-Melbourne Cup double in the same year.

* Wodalla (1953) and Blue Spec (1905) also did the double

* Prince Of Penzance won the 2014 Moonee Valley Cup and was second in 2015 before winning the 2015 Melbourne Cup

* All seven entries for this year's Moonee Valley Cup hold Melbourne Cup nominations.

* Who Shot Thebarman is the highest of the seven runners in the latest Melbourne Cup ballot at 15th, having contested the past three Melbourne Cups.

* Big Duke and Libran also currently sit in the top 24 (22nd and 24th respectively) with a Melbourne Cup field limit of 24.

WHERE THE RUNNERS ARE IN THE MELBOURNE CUP BALLOT

Big Duke - 22nd

Libran - 24th

Auvray - 45th

Cool Chap - 43rd

Who Shot Thebarman - 15th

Pentathlon - 40th

Cismontane - has not passed first ballot clause