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7/8/2017 Red Cardinal Set For Melbourne Cup

Andreas Wohler, who saddled Protectionist (Monsun) to win the Melbourne Cup (Gr 1, 3200m) in 2014, has said he intends to follow the same route as he did with the son of Monsun (Konigsstuhl) with Red Cardinal
(Montjeu), as he prepares the gelding for a run in the Flemington feature. Last seen winning the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (Gr 2, 16f) in June, Red Cardinal will likely have his last run in the northern hemisphere in the Prix Kergorlay (Gr 2, 3000m) at Deauville on 20 August, which Protectionist won on route to winning the Melbourne Cup. When he arrives in Australia, like with Protectionist, Wohler plans to use the Herbert Power Handicap (Gr 2, 2400m) as Red Cardinal’s lead-up race before he tackles the $6,000,000 race.
In early betting markets for the Melbourne Cup Red Cardinal is $17. Check out the latest Melbourne cup betting markets.

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