White Marlin Faces Challenge To Make Melbourne Cup Field

White Marlin, a promising contender for the 2023 Melbourne Cup, faces the challenge of meeting the Relevant Race Performance first ballot clause.

However, the spring season holds several avenues for him to secure his spot in the prestigious race.

Here’s a look at White Marlin’s potential paths to Melbourne Cup success:

  • Achieve a top-three position in a Group race spanning 2300m or more, including notable events like the Bart Cummings, Herbert Power, Moonee Valley Cup, Geelong Cup, Bendigo Cup, Archer Stakes, and others.
  • Attain a top-five placement in a prestigious G1 race covering a distance of 2300m or more, such as the Metropolitan.
  • Secure victory in a listed race of 2300m or beyond, exemplified by the Ansett Classic.
  • Obtain a placement within the first eight competitors in the Caulfield Cup, having already fulfilled the initial ballot requirement through a triumph in the Easter Cup.
  • Attain a top-three position in the Cox Plate or emerge as the winner in the Turnbull Stakes.

History also favors White Marlin’s bid, as no mare of Lunar Flare’s age has ever won the Melbourne Cup.

With only three male horses achieving the feat, White Marlin could rewrite the record books.

As the Melbourne Cup nominations approach, all eyes are on White Marlin as he strives to make his mark on Flemington’s hallowed turf.

– RAS NewsWire

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