The Northern Territory news Wed 4 Nov 2020
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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 2020 MELBOURNE CUP 51 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA JOSEPH OBrien trumped his famous father Aidan again as the Irish trainers prepared another Melbourne Cup quinella at Flemington. Twilight Payment gave Joseph his second win in Australias great race, beating his fathers stayer Tiger Moth. This result mirrored the 2017 Cup finish when Joseph won when Rekindling defeated Johannes Vermeer. But Joseph OBrien wasnt about to claim bragging rights over his father, who is regarded as the worlds best trainer. When the horses are around the track theyre all doing their best, Joseph said. Dad is delighted for me to have a winner, as Im delighted for him when he wins a big race. Its very special to be able to compete in these bigger races, this year in particular. There was a time when we werent sure whether we were going to be able to have runners in the race. Aidan OBrien has won nearly 400 Group 1 races around the world but the Melbourne Cup remains frustratingly elusive. He has two seconds and two third placings since he had his first runner in 2006 when Yeats ran unplaced. Tiger Moths fast-finishing second completed a spring carnival of near misses for Aidan. He also prepared the runnerup in the Caulfield Cup with Anthony Van Dyck and Cox Plate with Armory. Champion jockey Kerrin McEvoys bid for a recordequalling fourth Melbourne Cup felt agonisingly short with his second on Tiger Moth, beaten a long head. The winner was just a bit strong today, McEvoy said. Son gets the better of famous dad again RAY THOMAS POWER SURGE en a half-length into third. In other news: EIGHT-year-old Twilight Payment joined Catalogue (1938) and Toryboy (1865) as the oldest Cup winners. COX Plate winner Sir Dragonet was slow away and settled well back in the field before running on for sixth. CHRIS Waller has to wait another year to try to win his first Melbourne Cup, with Verry Elleegant finishing seventh and Finche ninth. THE huge betting plunge on Surprise Baby came unstuck when the $6 favourite ran 13th. LAST years Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare ran only 18th. Another of the Aidan OBrien-trained stayers, An thony Van Dyck, fractured a fetlock and failed to finish. His injury was so severe that veterinarians had no option but to have the stayer humanely euthanised. Twilight Payment ran 11th in the Melbourne Cup last year when inconvenienced by the slow race tempo. OBrien learned his lessons from that loss and instructed McNeil to make use of the geldings superior stamina and ensure this was a genuine staying contest. It was the plan to always be forward, McNeil said. I had to be positive, but he was a little bit slow into gear. He jumped with them, but he was a touch slow to really find his rhythm. I encouraged him to go forward and that was the plan, and then he found just a lovely tempo. He got into a fantastic rhythm, breathing really well, and then it was a matter of amping the tempo up at the right stage. OBrien wanted McNeil to have Twilight Payment at the head of the field and really get them chasing, because what he lacked in class he makes up for in his staying ability. MELBOURNE CUP FINISHING ORDER 1. Twilight Payment (Joseph OBrien, Jye McNeil) 2. Tiger Moth (Aidan OBrien, Kerrin McEvoy) 3. Prince of Arran (Charlie Fellowes, Jamie Kah) 4. The Chosen One (Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Daniel Stackhouse) ********** 5. Persan 6. Sir Dragonet 7. Verry Elleegant 8. Russian Camelot 9. Finche 10. Ashrun 11. Oceanex 12. Warning 13. Surprise Baby 14. Miami Bound 15. Master of Reality 16. Steel Prince 17. Etah James 18. Vow and Declare 19. Mustajeer 20. Stratum Albion 21. Dashing Willoughby 22. Avilius FF. Anthony Van Dyck *Scratched: King of Leogrance TIME: 3:17.34 MARGINS: 0.4 length/0.2 length $10,000 Kogan.com eVoucher to be won by one lucky +Rewards member! Plus, 20 x $100 eVouchers up for grabs. ntnews.com.au/rewardme Conditions apply* *Entries open at 9.00am AEDT on 2 November 2020 and close 11.59pm AEDT on 6 December 2020. Australian residents who are eligible +Rewards members only. Limited to one entry per eligible member. Winners determined at 11.00am AEDT on 7 December 2020 at TPAL, Level 2, 11 York Street, Sydney, NSW 2000. Winners names to be published on 14 December 2020 on the +Rewards website. Total prize pool valued at $12,000. There is 1 x $10,000 Kogan.com eCredit prize and 20 x $100 Kogan.com eCredit prizes to be won nationally by eligible +Rewards members from The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser, The Mercury, NT News, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, Cairns Post, The Weekly Times, The Chronicle or Townsville Bulletin. Kogan.com eCredit terms and conditions apply. Full terms and conditions available at plusrewards.com.au. NSW Permit TP/00232. ACT Permit TP 20/01383. SA Permit T20/1244. For more information on eligible digital or digital with newspaper delivery subscriptions see plusrewards.com.au/faq. Were for Were for winners k~gan .com
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