Top Victorian horseman Ciaron Maher hopes there is enough time to get the stable’s recent import Mind The Crack spot-on for a shot at the Melbourne Cup 2020 this spring.
Ciaron Maher. Photo: Daniel Costello.
Ciaron Maher is keen to have a shot at the Spring Cups with Irish import Mind The Crack. Photo: Daniel Costello.
Maher and co-trainer David Eustace welcomed a new addition to their Melbourne team out of quarantine this week Irish-bred stayer Mind The Crack landing with the stable’s unsuccessful UK jumper Big Blue.
Formerly prepared by Mark Johnston, Mind The Crack is the one Maher has in mind for a potential shot at the iconic Group 1 $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington come the first Tuesday of November.
Last year Maher & Eustace saddled-up $26 shot Southern France in the ‘race that stops a nation’ with the Irish St Leger placegetter only managing to run 19th behind the Aussie-bred champion Vow And Declare.
The team could be back in the 2020 edition of the world’s richest handicap with Maher already impressed with the highly-spruiked son of Jukebox Jury. Read More Here…