Emirates Melbourne Cup (Group 1 Handicap) 2m

  • (3yo+, 2m, Class 1, 24 runners)
  • Winner $5,472,000 2nd $1,368,000 3rd $684,000 4th $380,000 5th $266,000 6th $190,000 7th $190,000 8th $190,000 9th $190,000 10th $190,000
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time:
  • Off time: 04:00:00
Full result
Result 04:00 Flemington
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 14 Green Moon 14/1
2nd 11 Fiorente 66/1
3rd 3 Jakkalberry 80/1
4th 24 Kelinni 18/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (16) 33261
Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Dunaden (FR) 17
  • T:M Delzangles
  • J:Craig Williams
  • Form: 33261
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 M Delzangles Craig Williams
2 (12) 32664
White, royal blue panel, white stars, red and royal blue striped sleeves and cap Americain (USA) 17
  • T:A de Royer-Dupre
  • J:D Oliver
  • Form: 32664
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 A de Royer-Dupre D Oliver
3 (19) 33510
yellow, navy blue seams Jakkalberry (IRE) 17
  • T:M Botti
  • J:C O'Donoghue
  • Form: 33510
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 122 8-10 M Botti C O'Donoghue 80/1
4 (18) 21233
Light blue and red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red and light blue diamond cap Red Cadeaux 117
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:M Rodd
  • Form: 21233
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 122 8-10 E A L Dunlop M Rodd
5 (22) 3-9996
Red, white dragon Winchester (USA) 17
  • T:J D Sadler
  • J:J Mott
  • Form: 3-9996
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 122 8-10 J D Sadler J Mott
6 (13) 3-6240
Maroon, white epaulettes Voila Ici (IRE) 17
  • T:P G Moody
  • J:V Duric
  • Form: 3-6240
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 121 8-9 P G Moody V Duric
7 (6) 271142
Royal blue Cavalryman 40
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 271142
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 119 8-7 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori
8 (8) 84-111
Grey, beige star, grey and beige stars sleeves and cap Mount Athos (IRE) 80
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 84-111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 119 8-7 L M Cumani R L Moore
9 (4) 60060
Royal blue, silver horseshoe, halved sleeves, striped cap Sanagas (EG) 17
  • T:J B Cummings
  • J:N Hall
  • Form: 60060
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 119 8-7 J B Cummings N Hall
10 (14) 321764
Light blue, green hoops and cap Ethiopia (AUS) 31
  • T:P G Carey
  • J:R Mc Leod
  • Form: 321764
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 118 8-6 P G Carey R Mc Leod
11 (2) 62614
Black, purple sash Fiorente (IRE) 51
  • T:Ms G Waterhouse
  • J:J B McDonald
  • Form: 62614
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 118 8-6 Ms G Waterhouse J B McDonald 66/1
12 (11) 211-11
Purple, yellow cross of lorraine, purple sleeves, yellow cap Galileo's Choice (IRE) 89
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
  • Form: 211-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 118 8-6 D K Weld P J Smullen
13 (7) 11110
White, red sash, grey sleeves, red armlets, red diamond on cap Glencadam Gold (IRE) 17
  • T:Ms G Waterhouse
  • J:Tommy Berry
  • Form: 11110
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 118 8-6 Ms G Waterhouse Tommy Berry
14 (5) 15217
navy blue, white armlets & cap Green Moon (IRE) 31
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:B Prebble
  • Form: 15217
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 118 8-6 R Hickmott B Prebble 14/1
15 (9) 8-8025
White, grey sash, pink striped sleeves, grey cap Maluckyday (NZ) 45
  • T:M, W & J Hawkes
  • J:J A Cassidy
  • Form: 8-8025
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 118 8-6 M, W & J Hawkes J A Cassidy
16 (3) 3-9421
Navy blue, white armlets Mourayan (IRE) 31
  • T:R Hickmott
  • J:J Bowman
  • Form: 3-9421
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 118 8-6 R Hickmott J Bowman
17 (1) 240115
Navy blue and gold hoops, white sleeves and cap My Quest For Peace (AUS) 17
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:C W Brown
  • Form: 240115
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 118 8-6 L M Cumani C W Brown
18 (15) 410080
Navy blue, gold lightning bolt, white armlets, gold cap Niwot (AUS) 17
  • T:M, W & J Hawkes
  • J:Dwayne Dunn
  • Form: 410080
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 118 8-6 M, W & J Hawkes Dwayne Dunn
19 (21) 535216
Navy blue, yellow braces, quartered cap Tac De Boistron (FR) 115
  • T:M C Kent
  • J:O Dolueze
  • Form: 535216
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 118 8-6 M C Kent O Dolueze
20 (17) 110933
Dark blue tartan, yellow seams, dark blue tartan cap, yellow pom pom Lights Of Heaven (AUS) 17
  • T:P G Moody
  • J:L Nolen
  • Form: 110933
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 117 8-5 P G Moody L Nolen
21 (20) 741064
Black and white check, yellow sleeves, black and white checked cap Precedence (NZ) 24
  • T:J B Cummings
  • J:B Shinn
  • Form: 741064
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 117 8-5 J B Cummings B Shinn
22 (23) 089005
Black, white disc, silver star, silver sleeves, red cap Unusual Suspect (USA) 220
  • T:M C Kent
  • J:G Schofield
  • Form: 089005
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 117 8-5 M C Kent G Schofield
23 (24) 697065
Yellow, royal blue horses head, royal blue stripe on sleeves, royal blue star cap Zabeelionaire (AUS) 17
  • T:L J Corstens
  • J:C Newitt
  • Form: 697065
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-3
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 115 8-3 L J Corstens C Newitt
24 (10) 114121
Maroon, white crossed sashes, yellow armbands and cap Kelinni (IRE) 31
  • T:Chris Waller
  • J:Glen Boss
  • Form: 114121
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 112 8-0 Chris Waller Glen Boss 18/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011 13 Dunaden (FR)
  • T:M Delzangles
  • J:C P Lemaire
5 8-8 M Delzangles C P Lemaire 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

France has supplied the last two winners of this and they're both back for another crack. Dunaden was victorious last year with 2010 winner, Americain, back in fourth. The former came out best again when landing the Group 1 Caulfield Cup over 1m4f last month but neither can be easily dismissed today. Red Cadeaux was beaten only a nose in last year's renewal and re-opposes on better terms with the winner. Ed Dunlop's charge has obvious claims on that form but fellow Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani is fancied to land this year's prize with MOUNT ATHOS. The latter has done nothing but improve this season winning all three starts including an impressive victory in the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury last time. His yard has gone agonisingly close in this race twice before but the five-year-old is taken to go one better from a good draw. Stablemate My Quest For Peace and Jakkalberry have a bit to find on Caulfield Cup running but Cavalryman looks the type to go well while Dermot Weld has won this twice before so Galileo's Choice may reward an each-way interest. Group 2 winner Fiorente has joined Gai Waterhouse and has a shout along with others of the home contingent including Ethiopia, Green Moon, and 2010 runner-up Maluckyday though recent Caulfield Cup third Lights Of Heaven could have been better drawn.