It is the Race That Stops A Nation in the Land Down Under very very early Tuesday morning our time the Melbourne Cup. I am not getting involved and not just because I need my beauty sleep after a long weekend with the Breeders Cup!
There is plenty of racing here in the UK to enjoy anyway and I think I have one at Kempton, where they host another evening meeting, in the 32Red Casino Novice Stakes at 5.30. Silent Hunter goes for Saeed bin Suroor and looks a fair punt. Fourth on debut where he was green as grass but staying on over seven furlongs at Lingfield he will surely have learnt a lot there and looks like he will relish the mile here - half-brother to 11.4f winner We Know. Hayley Turner rides and the stable remains in cracking form I have grabbed the 5-2 overnight.