Father and son to battle it out during Melbourne Cup

IF LEADING Sydney jockey Glyn Schofield doesn't win the Melbourne Cup today on former French galloper Au Revoir, he would be just as thrilled if rank-outsider Mr O'Ceirin was first past the post.

The 250-1 shot will be ridden by Glyn's son Chad, the pair set to become the first father-and-son to ride in the same Melbourne Cup since 1968 when champion Sydney rider George Moore finished 13th on Sandy's Hope, and son Gary came in 22nd on Precedent.

Chad said he was "very excited" to get the chance to ride alongside his dad in the Cup.

"It's pretty special. Mum and my sisters will be here as well so we can all experience it together," the 20-year-old said.

 

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He acknowledged the betting suggested his mount had little chance of winning, adding some rain would be very helpful.

"My horse is 250-1, but he's got 54kg and he'll stay the trip. If there can be by some miracle a shower, he'll appreciate that," Chad said.

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Au Revoir, who ran third in the Moonee Valley Cup 10 days ago, is given an outside chance at $61, but Glyn said he thought the Andre Fabre-trained runner had some hope.

"He's an international horse which seems to be the flavour at the moment," Glyn said.

"He's trained by one of the world's best - he ticks a lot of boxes.

"But hopefully if I don't win it, I hope he (Chad) does."



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