Melbourne Cup Chance Ibicenco Wins 2013 Geelong Cup

October 23rd, 2013

Ibicenco has won the Group 3 Geelong Cup at Geelong Racecourse today October 23, 2013.

The five-year-old won the race by a short head in front of a gallant Verdant, who led all the way and was just pipped on the line.

Moudre placed third in the 2013 Geelong Cup, while Crafty Cruiserfinished in fourth position.


Ibicenco (outside) winning the Geelong Cup. Picture by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Race favourite, Forgotten Voice, failed to run on despite his ideal position throughout the race and place in fifth.

Ibicenco has now won two of his 16 race starts and has earned more than $601,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

Trainer Peter Moody is now hopeful that Ibicenco will make the Melbourne Cup field on November 5, 2013.

“He’s done a good job,” Moody said.

“It was encouraging to see him tough it out under those conditions”

“Let’s hope Mr Carpenter (Melbourne Cup Handicapper) was impressed enough.

“This has been a tremendous Melbourne Cup guide for the last sort of decade.

“He wouldn’t run again, he’ll go straight into the race.

“That should be sufficient to get him into the race I’m sure.

“The only blemish (this spring) was the unfortunate effort in The Metropolitan where he just got dragged too far back in a slowly run race.”

Ibicenco was ridden by jockey Brad Rawiller in the 2013 Geelong Cup.

“We wanted to be in the running and certainly once we got down the hill I was happy to put some pressure on Verdant,” Rawiller said.

“He kept finding.

“We’ll just let the dust settle and see what penalty he gets (for the Cup).”

Ibicenco is currently 42nd on the ballot of entry for the 2013 Melbourne Cup.

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2013 Geelong Cup Race Results & Finishing Order