Misery one to watch at Corbould
SUNSHINE Coast jockey Damian Browne believes Misery will be one to watch during what is one of Corbould Park's most popular days.
Browne will jump in the saddle for six of the seven races at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club's Melbourne Cup meet on Tuesday and, out of all the rides, rated the Stuart Kendrick-trained Misery as one bound for success.
He'll guide the six-year-old gelding in the race five 1000m benchmark 80 handicap.
He backs the horse for good reason, with Misery claiming five podiums out of nine races since returning from a spell in April.
Of those, Misery has won two.
"She's been going pretty well and usually races in Brisbane on a Saturday,” he said.
"So, it's (today's race) a drop in class and she has some weight to overcome (but is still a good chance).”
Misery carries top weight for the run at 62kg and is classed as equal favourite at $2.60 with stablemate Mr Strachan.
Browne is carrying some fine form of his own this year, with a number of quality victories to his name.
Earlier this year he claimed his third Caloundra Cup crown aboard Megablast and later charged to success for his third Victory Stakes crown on Impending.
He's also managed to podium in 10 of his last 11 rides.
Browne said he looked forward to getting out on track during what is a big day for the racing industry in the country.
"It's always a big day, Melbourne Cup day, more so for the festivities at Corbould than the racing but hopefully there's good weather and everyone has a good day,” he said.