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Zipping a real hope for Melbourne Cup

Posted on 07/10 by Pom de Turf

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Zipping has been drawn in barrier 16 for the Melbourne Cup.

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Unfortunately, jockey Nick Hall lost 20 per cent of his winning riding fee on Zipping after stewards found him guilty of excessive use of the whip over the final stages. He was fined $2500 for the breach of the rule just six months after he incurred a $1000 fine for the same rule breach when he won the Australian Cup, again on Zipping.

Zipping is the firm hope of Williams's for the Cox Plate now, with Mourayan and C'est La Guerre heading for the Melbourne Cup. Williams also said that Mourayan would run in the Caulfield Cup but C'est La Guerre is being kept away from group 1 racing. ''C'est La Guerre might go to a race like the Coongy as when he ran third in the Melbourne Cup [in 2008] he didn't have a run beyond 2000 metres in the lead-up and we'll do the same this year,'' he said. ''He doesn't have to prove to us that he can stay two miles.''

Williams remains upbeat about Mourayan’s Cup chances. ''I was talking to [Irish trainer] John Oxx this morning and he told me that I will win a major cup with that horse now that I've got him going and got him thinking,'' he said. ''That certainly gave me a bit of confidence.''

Despite it being Shocking’s first beaten run in five outings Mark Kavanagh said he was happy with Shocking’s performance at Flemington ''He's better when he gets to the outside but he couldn't do that today and he got stop-started a bit,'' he said.

Peter Moody was delighted with Typhoon Tracy, which also looked like there was a chance to win inside the 200-metre mark. ''That was her first run at the trip and she had a good blow after the race so we know we're on the right path to the Cox Plate,'' he said. Another great run was turned in by Metal Bender, which flashed home to finish fourth in a super Caulfield Cup trial. He firmed to $8 equal favourite for the Caulfield Cup following the run.

John Wallace took third-place with Shoot Out, a performanc

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