Ciaron Maher To Have Crack at 2020 Melbourne Cup

14 July, 2020

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…