Can Sea Moon win the 2014 Melbourne Cup? Well it would seem that this race over 3200 metres could prove a little tough for the 7 year old. He has won the Herbert Power which is a 2400 metre race but that was back in 2013, and finished in the 2nd half of the field running 13th in the 2013 Melbourne Cup 9.5 lengths behind Fiorente.
The stallion was spelled for 30 weeks this prep and made a return in the Group 3 Bart Cummings race over 2520 metres and while not an overall bad run it wasn’t exactly impressive when he finished 5th to Who Shot theBarman by close to 4 lengths.
Sea Moon will also face a hard task from Barrier 18 and while the race is over 3200 metres a lot of punters would argue that the gate is no concern however when you have a low weight like Signoff who had an absolutely impressive win on Saturday I would say that it is a major concern.