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2015 Melbourne Cup race card - The full schedule for Tuesday's race

  • Flemington hosts 10 races on Melbourne Cup Day
  • Melbourne Cup is Race 7
  • First race at 10:40AM and last at 5:15PM
Fame Game is the Melbourne Cup favourite

Melbourne Cup Day from Flemington sees a 10-race program being held on Tuesday including the race that stops a nation.

The $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) needs no introduction as millions will tune in worldwide to watch 24 runners attempt to write themselves into the record books.

Race 7 on the Flemington program will be the Melbourne Cup and it is scheduled for 3:00PM.

Japanese stayer Fame Game is the favourite for this year’s Melbourne Cup and supporters will have been pleased with his sixth-placing in the Caulfield Cup. The runner-up in that event, Trip To Paris, is better suited over 3200m while the third-placed Our Ivanhowe has been racing well. 

We could reel off most runners but the leading chances according to the market are Criterion, Max Dynamite, Red Cadeaux, Who Shot Thebarman, Preferment, Almoonqith, Bondi Beach, The United States and Excess Knowledge.

Supporting the Melbourne Cup is the Group 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Emirates Airline Plate (1000m).

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes is Race 10 on the program and scheduled to be run at 5:15PM.

Wawail was narrowly beaten by Politeness in the Cape Grim Beef Steaks last start. That mare would go on to claim the Myer Classic at Group 1 level. She’s Clean is a consistent mare from Sydney and has strong claims along with fellow Sydney mare Unequivocal (first emergency) who ran sixth behind Nayeli in the Tattersalls Club Nivison. Others chances go to Peace Force, Berry Delicious, Lucky Lago, Sultry Feeling, Scarlet Billows, Kayjay’s Joy, Thinking Of You and Into The Mist (second emergency).

The Emirates Airline Plate is Race 1 and set to be run at 10:40AM.

Only four of the 16 runners have been seen which makes this an extremely difficult race to assess. Missrock won her only start and can win again. Bangs, Moshki and Tris have all raced but some of the debutants are better fancied. Prompt Response won a trial and is expected to go well. Motown Lil is one to watch following an easy trial. Infra Dig represents Godolphin and you have to respect their juveniles. Stop Making Sense is another to watch after hitting the line well in a trial.

Melbourne Cup Day Schedule

Race 1 - 10:40AM Emirates Airline Plate (1000 METRES) (Group 3)
Race 2 - 11:20AM tab.com.au Trophy (1700 METRES) (Mares)
Race 3 - 12:00PM J.B. Cummings AM Tribute Plate (2800 METRES) (Benchmark 96)
Race 4 - 12:40PM Lavazza Short Black (1400 METRES) (Benchmark 90)
Race 5 - 1:20PM Schweppes #FlemingtonFling (1000 METRES) (3YO)
Race 6 - 2:00PM Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400 METRES) (Listed)
Race 7 - 3:00PM Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES) (Group 1)
Race 8 - 3:55PM James Boag’s Symphony Stakes (1800 METRES) (Listed)
Race 9 - 4:35PM MSS Security Sprint (1200 METRES) (Listed)
Race 10 - 5:15PM Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400 METRES) (Group 3)


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2015 Melbourne Cup race card - The full schedule for Tuesday's race

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