Emirates Melbourne Cup (Group 1 Handicap) 2m

  • (3yo+, 2m, Class 1, 24 runners)
  • Winner $3,328,255 2nd $832,063 3rd $416,032 4th $231,128 5th $161,789 6th $115,563 7th $115,563 8th $115,563 9th $115,563 10th $115,563
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 04:00:00
Full result
Result 04:00 Flemington
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Fiorente 6/1f
2nd 3 Red Cadeaux ¾ 33/1
3rd 15 Mount Athos 13/1
4th 19 Simenon hd 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 105-43228
Yellow, blue stars, yellow, blue stars sleeves, yellow cap Dunaden (FR) 51
  • T:M Delzangles
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 105-43228
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 M Delzangles J P Spencer 60/1
2 (10) 171-44599
navy blue, white armlets & cap Green Moon (IRE) 45
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:B Prebble
  • Form: 171-44599
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 R Hickmott B Prebble 30/1
3 (23) 81-2389624
Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Cadeaux 51
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:G Mosse
  • Form: 81-2389624
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 124 8-12 E A L Dunlop G Mosse 33/1
4 (7) 1158-0021
Navy blue, white armbands, navy blue cap Sea Moon (AUS) 24
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:S W Arnold
  • Form: 1158-0021
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 124 8-12 R Hickmott S W Arnold 11/1
5 (6) 417238-115
Turquoise, dark blue cap Brown Panther 41
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 417238-115
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 14/1
6 (5) 142-36143
Black, purple sash Fiorente (IRE) 31
  • T:Ms G Waterhouse
  • J:D M Oliver
  • Form: 142-36143
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-9b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 121 8-9 b Ms G Waterhouse D M Oliver 6/1f
7 (15) 152-281024
Green, yellow star and armbands Foreteller (AUS) 24
  • T:C J Waller
  • J:C Newitt
  • Form: 152-281024
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-9b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 121 8-9 b C J Waller C Newitt 25/1
8 (4) 72127-2212
yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Dandino 17
  • T:M Botti
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 72127-2212
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 120 8-8 M Botti R L Moore 10/1
9 (14) 640-05004
Light blue, green hoops and cap Ethiopia (AUS) 59
  • T:P G Carey
  • J:R McLeod
  • Form: 640-05004
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-8b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 120 8-8 b1 P G Carey R McLeod 70/1
10 (8) 112-37531
Navy blue, white armbands, royal blue cap Fawkner (AUS) 17
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:N Hall
  • Form: 112-37531
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-8b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 120 8-8 b R Hickmott N Hall 15/1
11 (19) 48-841787
Navy blue, white armbands, red cap Mourayan (IRE) 31
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:B Avdulla
  • Form: 48-841787
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 120 8-8 R Hickmott B Avdulla 100/1
12 (9) 052-00917
Navy blue, white armbands, gold cap Seville (AUS) 31
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:J Bowman
  • Form: 052-00917
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-8b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 120 8-8 b1 R Hickmott J Bowman 20/1
13 (13) 31-134935
Royal blue, white braces, white stripe, royal blue sleeves, yellow stars Super Cool (AUS) 24
  • T:M A Kavanagh
  • J:C W Brown
  • Form: 31-134935
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-8b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 120 8-8 b M A Kavanagh C W Brown 30/1
14 (2) 73948-0320
Navy blue, white armbands, pink cap Masked Marvel
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:M Rodd
  • Form: 73948-0320
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 119 8-7 R Hickmott M Rodd 40/1
15 (22) 11150-1582
Grey, Beige Star, Grey Sleeves, Beige Stars And Star On Cap Mount Athos (IRE) 73
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:Craig Williams
  • Form: 11150-1582
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 119 8-7 L M Cumani Craig Williams 13/1
16 (11) 12-201122
Royal blue Royal Empire 31
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:K McEvoy
  • Form: 12-201122
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 Saeed bin Suroor K McEvoy 22/1
17 (21) 4411-21321
Black, White hoops, Royal Blue cap, White star Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) 51
  • T:M Moroney
  • J:James McDonald
  • Form: 4411-21321
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 M Moroney James McDonald 17/1
18 (18) 2611-171457
White, black stars, purple and white stars sleeves, purple and white quartered cap Hawkspur (AUS) 17
  • T:C J Waller
  • J:J A Cassidy
  • Form: 2611-171457
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-5b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 117 8-5 b C J Waller J A Cassidy 9/1
19 (12) 65545-4223
Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Simenon (IRE) 24
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 65545-4223
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 117 8-5 W P Mullins R Hughes 16/1
20 (17) 159-451801
Navy blue and gold hoops, white sleeves and cap Ibicenco (AUS) 31
  • T:P G Moody
  • J:L Nolen
  • Form: 159-451801
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-4b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 116 8-4 b1 P G Moody L Nolen 60/1
21 (3) 5144-32511
emerald Green, Red epaulettes Verema (FR) 79
  • T:A de Royer-Dupre
  • J:C P Lemaire
  • Form: 5144-32511
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 116 8-4 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 17/1
22 (16) 216-773832
Dark blue, white crossed sashes Dear Demi (AUS) 3
  • T:C E Conners
  • J:C Munce
  • Form: 216-773832
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-0b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 112 8-0 b C E Conners C Munce 14/1
23 (20) 916-513211
WHITE, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Tres Blue (IRE) 72
  • T:Ms G Waterhouse
  • J:Tommy Berry
  • Form: 916-513211
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 112 8-0 Ms G Waterhouse Tommy Berry 25/1
24 (24) 139-433321
navy blue, gold hoops, white sleeves, red cap Ruscello (IRE) 60
  • T:Ed Walker
  • J:C Schofield
  • Form: 139-433321
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 7-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 110 7-12 Ed Walker C Schofield 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 5 Green Moon (IRE)
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:B Prebble
5 8-6 R Hickmott B Prebble 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

2011 winner Dunaden and last year's winner Green Moon have tougher tasks this time. Mount Athos encountered plenty of trouble when fifth behind the latter last year and the draw hasn't be kind. Luca Cumani's charge is closely matched with Brown Panther, who won the Goodwood Cup in fine style when beating Ahzeemah. The latter doesn't line up but had beaten Simenon before suffering a six length defeat at the hands of the progressive VOLEUSE DE COEURS in the Irish St Leger. She's since joined Michael Moroney in Australia and looks to have every chance on the Curragh form. Red Cadeaux has come up short in this twice before but beat Royal Empire at Newbury in August. Dandino has a shout on his good effort behind Fawkner in the Caulfield Cup, while last year's runner-up Fiorente, Hawkspur and Sea Moon may also figure. French filly Verema is another to consider with her recent defeat of Joshua Tree working out well.

Formwatch

Fiorente (IRE) (8-13) 4th of 20, 1/2l behind Happy Trails (9-1) at Flemington(AUS) 1m 2f Grp 1 in Oct.

Red Cadeaux 4-1 (9-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway 4f out, pushed along in close 4th 3f out, under pressure in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 11l behind Voleuse De Coeurs (9-8) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.

Mount Athos (IRE) 2-1fav (9-12) Took keen hold, tracked winner 2f, went 2nd again well over 2f out until 2f out, soon 2nd again, driven over 1f out, closed and strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Harris Tweed (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Aug.

Simenon (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Sea Moon (9-5) at Caulfield(AUS) 1m 4f Grp 2 gd in Oct.

Dandino (8-13) 2nd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Fawkner (8-9) at Caulfield(AUS) 1m 4f Grp 1 hcp (1) gd in Oct.

Fawkner (AUS) (8-9) won at Caulfield(AUS) 1m 4f Grp 1 hcp (1) gd in Oct, 18 ran.

Ethiopia (AUS) (9-4) 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Foreteller (9-4) at Flemington(AUS) 1m Grp 1 gd in Sep.

Brown Panther 3-1 (9-5) Led, clear 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 5l behind Grandeur (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.

Super Cool (AUS) 9-2 (9-2) 3rd of 5, 5l behind Atlantic Jewel (9-0) at Caulfield(AUS) 1m 2f Grp 1 gd in Oct.

Voleuse De Coeurs (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Soon settled mid-division, headway 4f out, led 3f out, ridden clear 2f out, kept on strongly, eased close home, won at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep beating Ahzeemah (9-11) by 6l, 10 ran.

Dunaden (FR) 9-2 (9-2) 8th of 9, 6l behind Orfevre (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) sft in Sep.

Seville (AUS) (8-10) won at Randwick(AUS) 1m 4f stk in Oct, 15 ran.

Sea Moon (AUS) 5-2 (9-5) won at Caulfield(AUS) 1m 4f Grp 2 gd in Oct, 9 ran.

Royal Empire 4-1 (9-3) Held up in 4th, effort 2f out, soon switched towards far side rail, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Secret Number (8-7) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.

Mourayan (IRE) .

Ibicenco (AUS) (8-6) 12th of 15, 8l behind Seville (8-10) at Randwick(AUS) 1m 4f stk in Oct.

Foreteller (AUS) 9-1 (9-4) 2nd of 5, 4l behind Atlantic Jewel (9-0) at Caulfield(AUS) 1m 2f Grp 1 gd in Oct.

Masked Marvel Montjeu horse out of Waldmark.

Dear Demi (AUS) (8-5) 3rd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Fawkner (8-9) at Caulfield(AUS) 1m 4f Grp 1 hcp (1) gd in Oct.

Hawkspur (AUS) (8-8) 7th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Fawkner (8-9) at Caulfield(AUS) 1m 4f Grp 1 hcp (1) gd in Oct.

Green Moon (IRE) .

Tres Blue (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) won at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 gs in Aug beating Penglai Pavilion (8-6) by hd, 11 ran.

Ruscello (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Led, headed 8f out, pressed leader, led again over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Cat O'Mountain (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.

Verema (FR) 11-4fav (9-3) won at Deauville(FR) 1m 7f Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug beating Joshua Tree (9-8) by 1/2l, 9 ran.