2011 Melbourne Cup – Trainers’ last word

TRAINERS’ LAST WORD: – Sandown Park – 9.57pm (EST)

  1. SHEREEN BALE “She is one of the best female sprinters in the land at the moment, and is probably my best chance of winning this race. She’s possesses good early speed and I’m expecting some improvement from her” – GRAEME BATE $2.80
  2. NUMERO UNO BALE “He’s a dynamic chaser who is getting on in age but he has hit some excellent form in his recent runs. He needed to be drawn near the rail to have any chance so to come up with box 2 is a tremendous bonus” – GRAEME BATE $8.00
  3. ENRY WALT “This will be his last race. He’ll give it his all, but realistically he is likely to struggle from box 3. He has made 14 group races and won $250,000 in prize money so I am very proud of him”  – GARY ENNIS $26.00
  4. BEKIM BALE  “People say he was lucky to win his heat after finding the lead very late, but he still ran the quickest time of the night [29.28sec]. He needs room in the first 30 metres and if that happens he’ll be hard to stop” – ANDREA DAILLY $3.10
  5. BALA BALE “She ran 29.38sec in her heat win which shows she’s fast enough to match the other finalists. But she is inexperienced so she will need to begin like a rocket to have any real chance of winning” – ANDREA DAILLY $16.00
  6. ALLEN ELROY “He doesn’t like being crowded but if he has room to move he can mix it with the best of them. He broke the [513m] track record at Traralgon earlier this year and is back to his best form” – GRAEME BATE $16.00
  7.  DYNA TRON “He has never raced better. He had always been the type of dog that needed to lead to win, but lately he has become a lot stronger and he came from behind to win the recent Geelong Cup” – ANDREA DAILLY $3.10
  8. DYNA MORRIS “He’s so consistent. He’ll be the outsider of the field but he’s not without a chance. Based on his times, it’s not as though he’s 15 lengths behind the rest of the field, so you just never know” – ANDREA DAILLY $51.00