Monday, 2 November 2009

Unlucky for some; 13 the baker's dozen?

Bart Cummings has three contenders in this year's Melbourne Cup: the favourite Viewed, Roman Emperor and Allez Wonder.

He is reported to be wondering if he released his autobiography too soon.

And is Michelle Payne wondering if she can become the first female jockey to win the Cup, on a Cummings trained horse Allez Wonder?

She is the youngest of 10 children, eight of whom became jockeys, with her now retired brother Patrick the most successful of the siblings so far.

It won’t be a four leaf clover on her silks when she rides tomorrow, but it could be a lucky clover to match the “lucky for some” number 13 win for Bart Cummings if she crosses the line first tomorrow.

Incidentally, Allez Wonder starts from barrier 13.

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