Settler’s Stone – didn’t accept

Settler’s Stone – didn’t accept

Horse name: Settler’s Stone

Age: 6

Sex: Gelding

Trainer: Troy Blacker

Owner: (Wide ownership)

Country: Australian

Attempt?: Nominated

Our handicap: 50kgs

Formline: Mornington Cup (3rd)

Distance Query?: No

Path?: Melbourne Spring

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Notes: Settler’s Stone is one for the battlers. He was bought for $2,500 and has won three races in 30 starts.

But! He holds a Melbourne Cup nomination. He’s a Tasmanian stayer that’s managed to put together his best work at Listed level. In February/March this year, he was fourth in the Group 3 Launceston Cup, third in the Roy Higgins Quality over 2600m and third again in the Mornington Cup over 2400m, and not by far in the latter two.

First-up wasn’t too flash but he’ll go better over further. Maybe that further is the 3200m Melbourne Cup. He’d have to scrape in on 50kgs as number 24, but there’s been worse entrants. Not sure about rooting for him, but keep an eye on him given he’s $201!