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Cup Internationals Lift The Tempo
Meanwhile with the Gr1 Melbourne Cup looming just over a week away, the international raiders look to have a theoretical hold on the race, boasting the top 5 chances in current betting markets and the potential to comprise 10-14 positions in the final field, reports theinformant.co.nz. With key cups gallops now a daily occurrence at Werribee, dual Gr1 Melbourne Cup winning rider Damien Oliver has ridden the jockey merry-go-round to finally end up aboard second favourite (7-1) and 2010 winner Americain. With Oliver set to acclimatize himself with the French superstar in a gallop this Wednesday, he was upbeat about his chances, "You can never be sure what's ahead in this business ... But I'll be making the most of this opportunity, believe me." Meanwhile, Gr1 Caulfield Cup winning rider Craig Williams will partner last year's winner Dunaden on Thursday while Kerrin McEvoy will put Godolphin's Lost In The Moment through his paces. 2011 cup runner-up Red Cadeaux and leading chance Mount Athos are also programmed for searching gallops mid-week.