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Last Updated: 25/10/10 12:24pm

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Profound Beauty: Ground the key to her chances

Profound Beauty: Ground the key to her chances

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Pat Smullen says Profound Beauty will run a "massive race" on suitable ground in the Melbourne Cup.

Dermot Weld's charge finished fifth in the race in 2008 and is bang on course for this year's renewal.

Only the possibility of fast ground at Flemington concerns connections heading into the 'race that stops a nation'.

"If it comes up as firm as the year Media Puzzle won and Vinnie Roe was fourth it will be far too firm for her, no question. But if we got lucky and there's any ease in the ground she'll run a massive race," the jockey told At The Races.

Profound Beauty is a 14-1 chance with Sky Bet for the Flemington showpiece.

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