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Alfred Chan is the Racing Manager for a prominent Victorian racing stable. He tweets from @AlfredC91

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Don’t think the Melbourne Cup will be on his agenda? I think he’ll be positioned absolutely perfectly for the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups because his rating is quite low so if he gets in, he’ll be in towards minimum weight.

He has a Victorian rating of 102 after his Easter Cup win and you can generally get in to the MC with 53kg around the 109 mark. I would suspect he’ll only need a Group 3 win to find his way into the Melbourne Cup field.

It’s only April…… haha.

Did we see the 2014 Melbourne Cup winner on Saturday?

Not going to be easy winning all three but if he just wins the Derby or the St Leger, the 3200m will be no issue for Our Voodoo Prince!

Did we see the 2014 Melbourne Cup winner on Saturday?

So that’s it from me folks.

Next up is the race we’ve been waiting for all season – The Queen Elizabeth Stakes which is worth $4million.

Here’s Sam Kelly to take us through it: http://www.theroar.com.au/2014/04/19/2014-queen-elizabeth-stakes-live-updates-preview-tips-results/

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Tommy Berry is now the favourite to take out the Nathan Berry medal as the leading jockey over The Championships.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Opinion was very good in 2nd. I think he could be Melbourne Cup bound too.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

That was an amazing sprint by The Offer at the end of a two mile race!

He is now a big chance in Melbourne Cup markets!

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Here’s Tommy Berry,

“There was a lot of pace in the race generated.
“I just bidded my time.
“We had a dream run
“Nathan was with me. This is your horse buddy, your horse
“I’ve had a lot of support behind me. Me brother, me best mate was with me.
“I can’t believe it.”

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

1ST – THE OFFER
2ND – OPINION
3RD – SERTORIUS
4TH – BRIGANTIN

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

And we’re off in the Group 1 Sydney Cup!!!

The Offer jumps nicely,
Epingle early speed with Who Shot The Barman,
Angola will lead us into the first bend followed by Gondokoro,
Behind them are Sertorius and Let’s Make Adeal,
The Offer is settling midfield,
Tremec and Who Shot Thebarman are making moves on the outside to sit fourth and fifth,
Angola still leads from Tremec and Hippopus,
The Offer still midfield with Voleuse De Coeurs behind him one wide,
Angola still leads from Tremec and Hippopus and Sertorius.
Brigantin has a nice trail behind thme,
The Offer an Voleuse De Coeurs still about ten lengths off,
Speed quickening now,
800 to go,
Tremec takes up the lead,
Angola fights back,
Who Shot The Barman making a very wide run,
Angola leads into the straight,
The Offer thundering down the outside,
The Offer has shot away from Opinion, Sertorius and Brigantin.

The Offer wins it!

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Loading in now.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Getting ready now.

Sydney looks surprisingly nice today. The sun is shining.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

5 minutes from the jump now.

The Offer looks to have stopped drifting now.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

And so is Justin Cinque!

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Punters are very keen on the Kiwi having seen two races taken out by Kiwi raiders already.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

They’re on their way to the gates now.

Lets look at the markets.

The Offer retains favouritism at $3.20 but the money is coming for Who Shot Thebarman who is now into $6.00 and second-favourite.

Sertorius is next at $8.00 with Brigantin and Tupac Amaru at $9.50 each.

Voleuse De Coeurs next at $10.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

I really liked the look of Hippopus and Sertorius in the yard.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Like A Carousel and Fifth Column won’t be winning today.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Angola looks nice. Cant fault.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Macedonian looks oddly good but he’s getting on in years now.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Desert Jeuney is being guided around by a clerk.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Tremac looks great. Nice stride. Holding his head high. Looks fantastic!

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Hippopus looks fantastic. Not great form but he looks trained to the minute.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Opinion is rock hard fit.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Let’s Make Adeal looks fantastic. Nice and relaxed. Her breeding says she can run this distance but her form says she can’t. Query for me.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results

Gondokoro nice and relaxed. Has really put on some muscle over the past few months. Probably not fit enough though.

Sydney Cup: preview, live blog, tips and results