Obviously I am very grateful that I have the ride on Almandin
, although it was in difficult circumstances.
shades Heartbreak City at the finishing line.
McEvoy, who won his first Melbourne Cup with Brew in 2000, got Almandin
home from the Tony Martin-trained Irish stayer Heartbreak City, ridden by Hong Kong-based Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira.
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Williams said: "If I could pick who I'd love to win it would be Almandin
The news that Dettori has been snapped up for last year's winner Almandin
in the Melbourne Cup next Tuesday emerged yesterday morning when intended Damien Oliver was ruled out after a failed appeal against the 20-meeting ban imposed for improper riding in Saturday's Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
With Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock company buying an interest after York, Heartbreak City nearly completed a unique treble, going down by a shorthead under Joao Moreira to Almandin
in the Melbourne Cup at Flemington in November.
McEvoy showed the way IT WAS a pleasure to see Kerrin McEvoy's handling of Almandin
in the Melbourne Cup, during which he coaxed the horse with hands and heels to win by a head, beating Heartbreak City, whose jockey had used the whip.
Flemington hero Almandin
becomes the 22nd individual top-level winner for the late, legendary German sire - a haul that includes celebrities such as Estimate, Manduro and Shirocco - while Sunday's Criterium de Saint-Cloud scorer Waldgeist and yesterday's Grosser Preis von Bayern winner Guignol join a list of top-class horses produced by his daughters that includes Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and German Derby victors Lucky Speed, Pastorius and Sea The Moon.
The best of the home brigade might be the ex-German Almandin
, who is still unexposed, having had only eight runs in his life.
Nick Williams, co-owner of Gallante, Almandin
and Assign You can put a line through Gallante's last run, he had no luck.
McEvoy would not be available to ride Qewy should he gain a start in the Melbourne Cup on November 1, having Almandin
, but the Sydney-based rider is a fan of the horse.