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Relaxed Cumani back on Cup trail2nd November 2012

Luca Cumani has been repeating a well-chosen phrase in Australia this week as he is asked whether this will finally be his year in the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

While his daughter, Francesca, enjoys almost A-list celebrity status in the country and is a presenter on national television during the Spring Carnival, Cumani himself is similarly revered for his prowess as a trainer.

Galling seconds with Purple Moon and Bauer in 2007 and 2008 respectively have only spurred the Italian on further, usually marking out potential Cup candidates early in the year and campaigning them accordingly.

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