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Storming Home

6 November, 2012

Punters, Dabblers, dreamers…this is the Storm for you, a clue-crafting contest based on this week’s Melbourne Cup field, with one big catch. The only valid horses we can submit, come Thursday 9pm, are the 3 placegetters, plus one (unplaced) dark horse in the race.

No definition is needed – just wordplay. Wreak some havoc with the field below, and then file your best effort for the winning horse, the two placegetters, plus you own unplaced favourite.

Voting reflects the track glories too. Two votes per category – the usual 2 for best, 1 for next – where the winning horse gets triple points (6/3), second gets double (4/2), and third standard. While the dark horse – one vote only – gets 3 points cold.

Those are the odds – four horses to file, with 7 votes to wield – and these are the day’s superior beasts available for selection, and your wily distortion:

Dunaden, Americain, Jakkalberry, Red Cadeaux, Winchester, Voila Ici, Cavalryman, Mount Athos, Sanagas, Ethiopia, Fiorente, Galileo’s Choice, Glencadam Gold, Green Moon, Maluckyday, Mourayan, My Quest For Peace, Niwot, Tac De Boistron, Lights Of Heaven, Precedence, Unusual Suspect, Zabeelionaire, Kelinni

Pick a Cup-flavoured alias, and please try to submit those 7 votes before close of biz on Friday to ensure your votes will be counted. Good luck all railbirds, both today, and later this week.

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