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Who Shot Thebarman hunts a slice of history

Steve Bennett in News 5 Nov 2018
  • Who Shot Thebarman out to re-write the history books
Who Shot Thebarman

Veteran galloper, Who Shot Thebarman will be out to create a ‘double-whammy’ for the history books tomorrow as he lines up in his fourth Melbourne Cup.

The Chris Waller- trained gelding needs to do what no other horse in the history of the cup has done before, and that is, win the race as a 10-year-old.

No 10-year-old (or nine-year-old) has ever won the cup in its 157-year history.

The task ahead appears a big one, with so many international runners competing for the trophy this year.

And just to add insult to injury, on top of that, he drew gate 18 at Saturday’s barrier draw which puts even more pressure on him, as no horse has ever won the cup jumping from that gate.

The grand campaigner has had a colourful career to date, with already three appearances in the coveted event.

In his first appearance back in 2014, he finished a gallant third behind Protectionist at the juicy odds of $21.

More recently, he won last year’s Group Two Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) and in April this year, surprised plenty by taking out the Group One Sydney Cup (3200m) as a nine-year-old.

His latest run coming into Tuesday’s big event saw him finish fourth in this year’s Moonee Valley cup, beaten just 2.4 lengths.

One thing the Melbourne Cup has proven over the years is that anything can happen and records are made to be broken.

Makybe Diva set a record in 2005 when she became the first horse to win the race three times.

Then in 2016 jockey Michelle Payne set another record by becoming the first female rider to taste victory in the race.

Now can Who Shot Thebarman join the elite group of record-breakers and set two records at the one time? 

Currently at $34 with Sportsbet, only time will tell.

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