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Media Puzzle Again Targets Melb Cup
In Ireland, 2002 Gr1 Melbourne Cup winner & now 9YO gelding Media Puzzle (Theatrical-Market Slide, by Gulch) "is back in training with the aim of running in this year's Melbourne Cup," reported thoroughbredinternet.com. Media Puzzle (trained by Dermot Weld for owner Michael Smurfit) has "fully recovered from leg ailments that have plagued him for 3.5 years"; he initially injured a leg "while spelling after the 2002 Cup & did not resume racing until 2004". Weld brought him back to Melbourne in 2004, when he finished 12th behind Makybe Diva in the 2nd of her 3 successive Cup triumphs.