Dom gets Deal of a lifetime

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The Advertiser | October 18, 2015 | Ben Scadden

ADELAIDE jockey Dom Tourneur is already planning for the ride of his life after being booked to partner quality mare Let’s Make Adeal in the Melbourne Cup.

Flemington trainer Nigel Blackiston contacted Tourneur early on Sunday to confirm he wanted him to ride the six-year-old mare in Saturday’s $250,00 Moonee Valley Cup (2500m) then the $6 million Melbourne Cup (3200m) 10 days later.

Stable connections first approached Tourneur about the Cup ride at Caulfield on Saturday after he guided the Phillip Stokes-trained Eclair Choice to a dead-heat win in the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint.

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