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2014 Melbourne Cup

"Carbine" (Andrew Beattie) and "Hyperion" (Robert Bishop) both successfully picked Adelaide to win last weeks WS Cox Plate and also have very similar views on the likely outcome of the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. Andrew Beattie ("Carbine") tips the following result in the 154th Melbourne Cup: 1. Protectionist 2. Signoff 3. Admire Rakti "Hyperion" (Robert Bishop) picks: 1 Admire Rakti 2 Protectionist 3 Lucia Valentina 4 Signoff Please click here for Paddy Power's ante-post odds on important future races Paddy Power's horse racing odds Previous story : 2014 Caulfield Cup Admire Rakti, from Japan, expertly ridden by Zac Purton, won the 2014 Caulfield Cup, beating Rising Romance and favourite Lucia Valentina. Admire Rakti became the fourth overseas horse to win the Caulfield Cup, following Taufans Melody (1998), All The Good (2008) and Dunaden (2012). You can view the race at 2014 Caulfield Cup Admire Rakti is now favourite for the Melbourne Cup. Interviewed in Sydney, "Hyperion" (Robert Bishop) commented Admire Rakti looks to have a great chance of becoming a dual Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup winner. The danger may be German Prix Kergolay winner Protectionist. Please click here for Paddy Power's ante-post odds on important future races Paddy Power's horse racing odds Previous story: 2014 Prix de lArc de Triomphe Brilliant filly Treve became the first dual winner of the Prix de lArc de Triomphe since Alleged in 1978. Treve, trained by Criquette Head-Maarek, was sent off at 11-1 and beat Flintshire by two lengths. The favourite Taghrooda was third. Jockey Thierry Jarnet, who rode Treve round the outside last year, hugged the rail this time in a brilliant and successful strategy. The four-year-old, probably running her final race unless she travels to Japan or Hong Kong, went to the front a quarter of a mile out and, as soon as Thierry Jarnet asked for her effort, Treve quickened into an unbeatable lead. Flintshire, Taghrooda and the English St Leger winner Kingston Hill, who finished fourth, all ran with credit in the most open Arc for many years. This was Criquette Head-Maareks third success in the Arc, a race she won for the first time with Three Troikas, another filly, in 1979. The big disappointment was the run of the Japanese horses but they will return in future Arcs. Treves owners plan to aim for a third Arc in 2015. Hyperion (Robert Bishop)

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