Tom Melbourne – didn’t accept

Tom Melbourne – didn’t accept

Horse name: Tom Melbourne

Age: 6

Sex: Gelding

Trainer: Chris Waller

Owner: OTI Racing

Country: Australia

Attempt?: Hopeful

Likelihood?: 10%

Our handicap: 50kgs

Formline: ?

Distance Query?: Yes

Path?: Spring Preview

Likes wet?: ?

Notes: Ah Tom Melbourne, the maligned horse. Set an amazing record in the summer of 2015/early 2016 before starting all too often as favourite and not winning nearly enough, known everywhere as a ‘cat’. Almost won his way into the 2016 Melbourne Cup via the Lexus on Derby Day but was gunned down late by Oceanographer. There has to be 3200m doubts. Nonetheless, owners shifted him to Chris Waller where the approach was to just start afresh with the horse, remove all gear, and run him. Was a vastly unlucky first-up in a 1400m race when he would have won with even luck. Will be looking for more ground. Should be fun to watch, but betting on him is always risky, especially given he starts short every race.