The Lloyd Williams Show

Filed in Horse Racing by on October 31, 2013

The 2013 Melbourne Cup Should Be Renamed The Lloyd Williams Show

After the second declaration and updated order of entry was announced last Monday, Lloyd Williams maintained not one, not two, not even three or four but five of his horses in the top 24 contenders. While this doesn’t necessarily guarantee their position in the final Melbourne Cup horse list, it does put him in a mighty pleasing position.

Let’s take a closer look at the top five thoroughbreds that could be making Williams an even richer man on November 5, shall we?

          Fawkner: Not only did Fawkner make it past the second declarations challenge, he’s also sitting in the prized position of number one in the current order of entry list. He’s already proven to have a great track record at Flemington, and is coming off a fantastic win in the 2013 Caulfield Cup. Find out more about Fawkner here.

          Sea Moon: Another one of Williams’ horses not only surviving but thriving in the lead up to the Melbourne Cup, Sea Moon has done well to secure position 5 in the latest order of entry. The stallion will also be going into the Melbourne Cup directly off a win at the Herbert Power Stakes, albeit a slightly less impressive one than Fawkner’s Caulfield Cup get but still commendable. Read up on Sea Moon here.

          Mourayan: One of the older horses in Williams’ pack, Mourayan will certainly be able to apply a calm and collected demeanour to the blockbuster Melbourne Cup race that only experience can bring. He had his first try at the race that stops the nation last year, where he managed to place seventh, and will be looking to improve on that in 2013. Check out Mourayan here.

          Seville: After a strong start to his career in Europe, Seville was imported to Australia last year where he’s spent his time down under doing Williams proud. A moment that would have had his owner particularly beaming would have to be at the start of October in The Metropolitan Stakes, where Seville ran a strong race and managed to secure first position. To learn more, read up about this striking stallion here.

          Masked Marvel: His position at 22 in the latest order of entry may put him in the most danger out of all of Williams’ contenders of being pushed out of the final field of 24, but Masked Marvel is not to be underestimated. The stallion has had a career of ups and down, but recently held his own with second and third gets in the Outdoor Craven Plate and Bacardi Hill Stakes respectively. You can learn more about Masked Marvel right here.


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