Marmelo To Head Straight To Melbourne Cup Without Prep Run

🚀 Bet £5 Get £30 in Free Bets!
first single & e/w bet only. odds of 1/1 or greater. 3 x £10 bet tokens. available 13th september to 20th of september. free bet stakes not included in returns. free bets are non withdrawable. no free bet expiry. eligibility restrictions. further t&cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus

Marmelo

Trainer Hughie Morrison has revealed that his Melbourne Cup hope Marmelo will head straight to Australia without a prep run after the handler explained that the six year old will not feature in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh next month.

The horse out of Duke Of Marmalade has raced five times this season winning twice, his first on his seasonal debut at Newbury in the 1 mile 4f Group 3 John Porter Stakes seeing off Defoe who finished back in fourth that went on this season to be a superb horse landing the Coronation Cup and Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

His last win came on his last run, which does look to be his final run before the Melbourne Cup, over in France at Deauville in the 1 mile 7f Prix Kergorlay beating some strong French horses in tricky conditions.

Hughie Morrison has given this horse a good preparation season to head back to the Melbourne Cup after the six year old finished a heartbreaking second in last year's renewal when just being pipped on the line by Godolphin's Cross Counter.

(Credit At The Races) His trainer feels he has a strong chance and said: “I think the plan is to give him a couple of weeks off – then go out to Australia at the same time he did last year, and then go straight to the Melbourne Cup.

“It seemed to work well last year. That doesn’t necessarily mean it will again, but the horse is in good form.

“We left him in the Irish St Leger as an option, but I don’t think we will be going there unless there is a huge change of heart. If the race was in August then we might have gone there.”

Marmelo has been known throughout his career on going better on soft to heavy ground and if the rain was to fall over in Melbourne ahead of the race it would certainly play to his strengths.

Morrison added: “The rain might have helped a bit last year in Melbourne. But it dried out like a sieve – because they had two inches of rain, then it was gone.

“He has broken track records over a mile and six on quicker ground, so you can’t say he needs soft ground over those sort of trips.

“He is probably not an out-and-out Group One horse, but he does deserve to win one at that level over two miles.”

🚀 Bet £5 Get £30 in Free Bets!
first single & e/w bet only. odds of 1/1 or greater. 3 x £10 bet tokens. available 13th september to 20th of september. free bet stakes not included in returns. free bets are non withdrawable. no free bet expiry. eligibility restrictions. further t&cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus

Free Bets & Offers

🚀 Bet £5 Get £30 in Free Bets!
first single & e/w bet only. odds of 1/1 or greater. 3 x £10 bet tokens. available 13th september to 20th of september. free bet stakes not included in returns. free bets are non withdrawable. no free bet expiry. eligibility restrictions. further t&cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for us upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Get Up To £100 In Social FREE BETS When You Join
New customers only. Min Deposit: £20. First deposit matched up to £100 in Social Free Bets. Customers must place bets that match deposit at odds of 1.5+ to unlock social free bets in 5 days after deposit. Full T&Cs Apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £40 in Free Bets 🌟
New Customers Only. Deposit via credit/debit card and bet ¤5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types @ odds 2.0+ & a £20 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographic restrictions apply; T&C's Apply | 18+ | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly.
Claim Bonus
The Only Sports Betting App Where Any Bet Could Be SUPERCHARGED
Click for more details. 18+. T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org.
Claim Bonus
Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets! 💥
New online customers only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X£10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply
Claim Bonus
£100 cash welcome offer
New customers only. Valid once per customer. Cash released in £5 instalments per £100 qualifying turnover. 30 days from reg to fulfil offer. min qualifying odds 1.6, Skrill deposits excluded. 18+ only. BeGambleAware
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.