Superb season continues for Willie Mullins

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Can Willie Mullins break his Melbourne Cup duck in 2024?

With his yard in red-hot form, Willie Mullins is looking to have all his ducks in a row for the 2024 Melbourne Cup

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  • Willie Mullins has been the standard bearer for horse race trainers worldwide in 2024.
  • The prolific Irishman has picked up wins in the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National in the UK.
  • Vauban in the 2023 Melbourne Cup was one of his only recent disappointments.
  • Mullins has spoken of his desire to finally land the Melbourne Cup in 2024.

Producing spectacular horses that win the biggest races in the world has become the currency within which Willie Mullins deals in over the past two decades. 

One race that has always eluded the Irishman however is the Melbourne Cup and Mullins will be doing all he can to break that duck in 2024 and he is short money to do so with many punters and online betting sites.  

With the end of the Australian summer on the horizon, a turn to winter is always met with malaise by many Australian punters but that shift in the calendar brings the Melbourne Cup into play for many Aussie bookmakers
Willie Mullins is so often the man for the big occasion and 2024 has been his most prolific calendar year in recent seasons, with success in the UK, Europe and Australia marking his ever expanding winners card. 
However, for reasons unknown, the Melbourne Cup has never landed in his lap and in 2024, Mullins will be out to change that. 
Wins for Willie 

Winning races is something that Willie Mullins is well accustomed to but not even he could have foreseen such a successful season in 2024. 
Vauban impressed hugely throughout the Australian Spring, before ultimately coming up short when it mattered at Flemington but there were promising signs. 
I Am Maximus was his latest big winner, romping home to a famous win in the Grand National at Aintree and his record in big races in 2024 continues to be hugely impressive. 
Vauban’s vim 

Whilst the ins and outs of the 2024 Melbourne Cup field are yet to be fully assembled, the prospect of Vauban running for Willie Mullins and being a year more experienced, is an exciting one for many Australian horse racing online betting sites
Mullins stayers tend to have pace to burn when it matters, as well as a resilience bred into them, and Vauban looks well placed to maintain a serious challenge in the 2024 Melbourne Cup.  
Another Fight 

Plenty of punters will be cautious about waxing too lyrical about Willie Mullins’s chances of 2024 Melbourne Cup success, following Without a Fight’s triumph in 2023. 
Vauban was set off as the $6 favourite, but home track experience proved invaluable for Mark Zahra on board, as Without A Fight romped home to a Melbourne Cup success. 
If Mullins and Vauban are to have that elusive first Melbourne Cup winner in 2024, they know they will be in for a real scrap at Flemington on November 5th 2024 and those ante-post markets are already catching the attention of many Australian punters and horse racing betting apps

For all his years in the game, Willie Mullins has never enjoyed a campaign quite like the one he has had in 2024. 

With huge wins in the UK, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National, Mullins is chasing his first Melbourne Cup in 2024 and his pick Vauban is one of the favourites to clinch it with many punters and online betting sites