Yendall Booked to Ride Unchain My Heart in 2014 Melbourne Cup

October 29th, 2014

Lining up for the featured Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) last time out on October 18th, albeit an unsuccessful tilt, nine-year-old mare Unchain My Heart is close to a certainty for this year’s Melbourne Cup and has been confirmed to be partnered by veteran hoop Dean Yendall.

Unchain My Heart is close to a certain 2014 Melbourne Cup starter. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Unchain My Heart is close to a certain 2014 Melbourne Cup starter. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia

Securing ten wins and a further 13 minor places from her 58 competitive appearances on course so far, Unchain My Heart has steadily built to the task over six starts this time in, arguably highlighted by a credible run for third in the Listed Harry White Classic (2400m) on September 27th.

A proven performer over the distance this year, having comfortably won the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes (3200m) on May 24th, Yendall told Racing Victoria he is thrilled to have been offered the ride on Unchain My Heart in the 2014 Melbourne Cup and is confident of a competitive performance at light 51.5kgs weights.

“It’s a good advertisement for me and obviously it’s a great race to have a ride in,” Yendall said.

“She’s proven over two miles at the track, obviously it’s been against a lot lesser grade, by David (Hayes) thinks she’s going well enough otherwise they wouldn’t pay up for her.

“I’ve been very appreciative of all the support that I have had for the last couple of seasons and during the bigger race meetings, and all going well and with a bit of luck, I’ll be riding next Tuesday.”

Having found the line in the clear in two editions of the Andrew Ramsden Stakes, Unchain My Heart finishing third amongst classy competition in the Legacy 2014 Badge Appeal Handicap (2000m) on August 16th and placed fourth in the Craig Opie Cup (2500m) on September 6th prior to the Harry White Classic.

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