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Melbourne Cup 5 min kind information: Discover a winner

Melbourne Cup 5 min kind information: Discover a winner


Take a look at our five-minute information with likes, dislikes and verdict on each runner together with a trifecta tip all the way in which down the underside.


1. GOLD TRIP (FR) 57.5kg

French stayer dropped at Australia in 2022 with Cups/Cox Plate ambitions, Gold Journey completed second within the 2022 Caulfield Cup carrying 57.5kg.

Coach: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace

Jockey: Mark Zahra

Barrier: 14

Likes: Historically working a spot in Caulfield Cup is okay Melbourne Cup lead-up kind. Has 4 locations at Group 1 degree so class not a problem.

Dislikes: Loomed as much as take the lead 200m out within the Caulfield Cup however then was ambushed by the eventual winner. Was making some floor within the Cox Plate with 200m to go however, unsurprisingly if the Cup is his actual aim, discovered that subject a bit fleet of foot for him over the two,040m. Has only one win from 15 begins (2,200 metres), has by no means run past 2,400m and is being requested to lug loads of weight.

VERDICT: Assume the Caulfield Cup or Cox Plate distances have been extra his go. Is rock laborious match although and gained’t be disenchanted if the forecast rain comes. Prime 10 hope, undecided high 5.

2. DUAIS 55.5kg

The G1 Queensland Oaks winner in 2021, Duais picked up two extra G1 wins this yr taking the Australian Cup (2,000m) and Tancred Stakes (2,400m) – each by strong margins – in consecutive begins in March.

Coach: Edward Cummings

Jockey: Hugh Bowman

Barrier: 10

Likes: Type on paper this preparation (tenth, sixth, eighth and eighth) might not look flash however she stored punching on residence within the Caulfield Cup working the second-fastest remaining 600m of that race. Hugh Bowman on board is a bonus and he combines effectively with the horse having gained three races (and one place) from 5 begins. Has three G1 wins to her identify so on her day she’s high class.

Dislikes: But to be examined past 2,400m and hasn’t been missed by the handicapper at 55.5kg.

VERDICT: I’ll be holding Duais protected in multiples the place she needs to be included for a spot, and I feel she could possibly be a successful likelihood if it’s her day.


Again for an additional crack on the Cup after flopping final yr when ending nineteenth, Knights Order comes into this yr’s version of the race in much better kind.

Coach: Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott

Jockey: Tim Clark

Barrier: 24

Likes: Led the sector into the straight within the Caulfield Cup and whereas he couldn’t match the ending pace of the winner he confirmed loads of struggle to carry on for third. Has gained twice on the 3,200m together with a dominant win within the Sydney Cup in April.

Dislikes: Not a fan of Flemington with zero wins or locations from 5 makes an attempt on the large monitor. Much better within the moist so if you happen to’re taking a punt on him then pray for a little bit of rain. The broad barrier hurts him far lower than others as he was all the time going to be pushing alongside early to search out the entrance

VERDICT: A troublesome skilled stayer who will look to search out the entrance and sure lead the sector into the straight. If issues go his manner is a hope.

4. MONTEFILIA 55.5kg

An aesthetic kind with 4 Group One wins to her identify already, Montefilia was flying late within the Caulfield Cup.

Coach: David Payne

Jockey: Jason Collett

Barrier: 11

Likes: When you’d wager on her to win the Caulfield Cup you’d be bemoaning your luck, as she ran right into a wall with 300m to go, resettled and got here once more rattling residence for fourth; however if you happen to’d taken early Melbourne Cup odds you’ll have beloved that run. Good barrier that ought to see her settle midfield with cowl.

Dislikes: The Caulfield end suggests she ought to deal with the three,200m however Montefilia has only one win and one place from six efforts at 2,400m and over. On paper her moist monitor kind is okay however I feel she desires it no worse than a sluggish (5/6) to good to problem these.

VERDICT: A sport mare, Montefilia normally manages at the very least one win per preparation, I’m simply undecided she’ll do it right here over 3,200m with 55.5kg. That mentioned, gee her Caulfield end caught the attention … place hope.

5. NUMERIAN 55.5kg

Fantastically bred Irish horse who has been racing in Australia since September 2021 and ran a pleasant fifth within the Caulfield Cup.

Coach: Annabel Neasham

Jockey: Tommy Berry

Barrier: 7

Likes: Has been in good kind this prep with seconds within the G2 Chelmsford Stakes (1,600m) and G2 Hill Stakes (2,000m). Was just one.2 lengths off the winner within the Caulfield Cup.

Dislikes: Has by no means gained previous 2,200m and I don’t suppose he can run a aggressive two miles.

VERDICT: Distance a problem for mine. Go.


Intriguing UK galloper, not a star junior, not a dour stayer – reasonably a seasoned center distance performer who’s a confirmed product.

Coach: Simon and ed Crisford

Jockey: William Buick

Barrier: 18

Likes: Versatile kind who can deal with working in both route, on dry or moist tracks and has dealt with journey up to now working second within the G2 Dubai Metropolis of Gold (2,400m) in March this yr. Has two wins at 2,787 metres and a strong strike charge of seven wins and 7 locations from 14 begins. The providers of star UK jockey William Buick is a bonus.

Dislikes: Class question with G3 being the most effective of his wins and the aforementioned place in a G2. By no means seen a subject as massive because the Cup and the broad barrier will seemingly see him settle again or broad needing luck.

VERDICT: Strong kind who I rated a ‘good likelihood’ earlier than the barrier draw, now barely much less engaging however nonetheless one for a spot in multiples.

7. CAMORRA (IRE) 55kg

UK horse purchased by the Lindsay Park secure, Camorra stamped his Cup credentials with victory within the G2 Curragh Cup (2,800m) in June.

Coach: Ben and JD Hayes

Jockey: Ben Melham

Barrier: 17

Likes: The Curragh Cup win was spectacular with the horse displaying good tactical pace to quicken when wanted – and that’s the race that the 2017 (Rekindling) and 2020 (Twilight Fee) Cup winners gained forward of their victories. On paper his fifth within the Classic Crop Stakes (Listed, 2,800m) is just not that spectacular however he flew residence and carried 4 extra kilos than the winner Kyprios – arguably the most effective stayer on this planet proper now.

Dislikes: Adopted up the Curragh win with a flop within the G1 Irish St Leger the place he was crushed by 21 lengths after monitoring the leaders into the straight after which failing to speed up when the whips began cracking. Huge barrier a ache.

VERDICT: Seems a greater performer on high of the bottom than wading by it. If Cup have been dry he’d be a very good roughie at a foolish worth, if moist I feel he’ll wrestle a bit.


Import following the ‘new’ Cup preparation fashion the place frivolously raced kids are despatched to Australia within the hope they get into the Cup with a lightweight weight (extra on that beneath).

Coach: James Ferguson

Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy

Barrier: 9

Likes: Confirmed loads of struggle to win the G3 Bahrain Stakes (2,600m) in July after which displayed a stunning mixture of tactical pace and staying prowess successful the G2 Nice Voltigeur Stakes by virtually 3 lengths. Beat Cox Plate placegetter El Bodegon in that race additional franking the shape. Terrific strike charge with three wins, three locations from seven begins. Kerrin McEvoy on board is a large plus. Good barrier.

Dislikes: The burden. In contrast to younger raiders of yore, Deauville Legend has not snuck beneath the handicapper’s nostril right here – 55kg is a good weight. Regular query marks over these frivolously raced Euro sorts with restricted kind to go off and query marks over how he’ll deal with the journey. No moist kind to talk of.

VERDICT: Should respect in multiples and embrace in successful hopes, however I wouldn’t be betting on the nostril at present worth of lower than 5/1.

9. STOCKMAN (NZ) 54kg

Plucky native stayer who seemed in advantageous fettle when successful the St Leger Stakes (2,600m) at Randwick on 15 October.

Coach: Joe Delight

Jockey: Sam Clipperton

Barrier: 2

Likes: Powerful stayer who has had a Bart Cummings accredited 10,000m preparation for this race. His seventh within the G1 Sydney Cup (3,200m) might not look that spectacular however the run was higher than it seemed on paper and after being shuffled to the again of the sector he closed effectively displaying he can cop the 2 miles.

Dislikes: Class is a question with simply the one place from 5 makes an attempt at G1 degree – a second within the G1 Tancred Stakes the place he was trounced by Duais. Needs some minimize within the floor if he’s to be any hope.

VERDICT: Powerful, courageous and rock laborious match – however a category beneath the highest liners. Tough place hope greatest I reckon.


The 2019 Melbourne Cup winner is about to take yet one more crack on the race after ending 18th within the 2020 version.

Coach: Danny O’Brien

Jockey: Blake Shinn

Barrier: 4

Likes: A earlier winner of the race, gutsy veteran Vow And Declare can deal with the space and didn’t shame himself with a workmanlike sixth within the 2022 Caulfield Cup.

Dislikes: There’s a very good motive I maintain mentioning that earlier Melbourne Cup win – it’s his most up-to-date. In his 14 begins since then Vow And Declare has zero wins and two locations.

VERDICT: He actually does look good this prep, can’t see him breaking that win drought however will maintain protected a spot in trifectas.


An proprietor’s dream however punters nightmare, Younger Werther has collected loads of prize cash however gained simply as soon as in 13 begins.

Coach: Danny O’Brien

Jockey: Damian Lane

Barrier: 21

Likes: He might have a rotten successful document, however Younger Werther has an excellent G1 document with 4 locations from 5 begins on the high degree. Additionally a very good document at 2,000 metres plus with six locations from seven makes an attempt; he likes the Flemington monitor too with 4 locations from six runs right here.

Dislikes: Distance. He ran a spot in two derbies as a three-year-old (third in G1 Victoria Derby over 2,500 in October 2020 then second in G1 Australian Derby over 2,400m in April 2021) however the mile and a half appears his restrict.

VERDICT: Can’t assist however suppose the Cox Plate (2,040 metres) was his actual aim this spring and whereas he has been closing effectively in all races this prep I’m undecided he’ll run out a aggressive 3,200m carrying 54kg towards this subject.

12. HOO YA MAL (GB) 53.5kg

Former UK horse who shocked just about everybody when ending second within the G1 Cazoo Derby (2,400m) at odds of 150/1 in June of this yr.

Coach: Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott

Jockey: Craig Williams

Barrier: 15

Likes: Was purchased by Australian pursuits after that Derby inserting and rewarded the transfer subsequent prep with a spot within the G3 Gordon Stakes (2,400m) and win within the G3 March Stakes (2,800m). Extremely constant failing to put simply as soon as in 9 begins.

Dislikes: Flopped within the G1 St Leger (2,900m) at his final begin

VERDICT: Gai dropped a cool 1.2 million kilos on this horse and he or she is aware of a bit about horses so you must respect that. In with an opportunity.

13. SERPENTINE (IRE) 53.5kg

There’s a whiff of a Williams sneak assault right here, Serpentine was a star three-year-old within the UK successful the G1 Epsom Derby (2,400m) in 2020.

Coach: Robert Hickmott

Jockey: John Allen

Barrier: 23

Likes: Saved preventing over the ultimate 400m of the G3 Archer Stakes (2,500m) to safe a spot within the race. Rock laborious match for the race.

Dislikes: Was examined over distance (4,000m and three,200m) as a four-year-old within the UK and disenchanted.

VERDICT: Doesn’t get in at a featherweight and had not proven a lot earlier than the Archer. I can’t have in my high 4 regardless of my (maybe overblown) worry of Workforce Williams.


Powerful former Kiwi with some first rate two mile kind after a win within the G2 Adelaide Cup and place within the G1 Sydney Cup.

Coach: Phillip Stokes

Jockey: Daniel Moor

Barrier: 13

Likes: His third within the Sydney Cup was some run – caught third (or worse) off the rail the entire manner and he will get a 2kg swing on Knights Order from that race. His Adelaide Cup win was a peach. Good barrier ought to permit him to search out cowl.

Dislikes: Type this prep reads common on paper (tenth of 14, 7 of 13 and 10 of 11 within the G3 Bart Cummings) although there have been excuses in every.

VERDICT: One of many higher tough hopes and one I’ll throw in for a spot in multiples.


One other 2021 Melbourne Cup runner, Grand Promenade ran sixth within the race final yr.

Coach: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace

Jockey: Harry Coffey

Barrier: 1

Likes: A strong kind of stayer, Grand Promenade benefited from a pleasant Kerrin McEvoy experience within the 2021 Cup.

Dislikes: His kind main on this yr is inferior to it was in 2021 and he confirmed little within the Herbert Energy earlier than ending 12 lengths off the winner within the MV Gold Cup at his final begin. Doesn’t prefer it moist.

VERDICT: Type inferior to final yr, carrying extra weight and with out the providers of Kerrin McEvoy – go.

16. ARAPAHO (FR) 52.5kg

A French horse who transferred to Australia in 2021, Arapaho ran an affordable Cup trial when second within the St Leger on 15 October.

Coach: Bjorn Baker

Jockey: Rachel King

Barrier: 19

Likes: The St Leger run was good and he beat some tidy horses to win the G3 Premier’s Cup (2,000m) again in August. Loves it moist.

Dislikes: Has by no means gained past 2,350 and is unplaced in two goes at G1 degree so distance and sophistication queries. Huge barrier.

VERDICT: Removed from the worst. Don’t suppose he can win, doubt he’ll run a spot – although he completely loves it moist so if it’s a soaking moist day he may earn a good wedge for connections.

17. EMISSARY (GB) 51.5kg

Former UK horse who got here to Australia in 2021 and after a hit or miss run that yr has pressured his manner into Cup consideration with a cracking win within the G3 Geelong Cup

Coach: Mike Moroney

Jockey: Patrick Moloney

Barrier: 3

Likes: Charged residence within the Geelong Cup and has a canny coach in Mike Moroney guiding him. That Geelong win was franked when the horse that completed second, Surefire, went and gained the Archer Stakes, beating a variety of Cup contenders, final Saturday.

Dislikes: The Geelong Cup win was simply the most effective of his profession. Type at high flight not large with a G2 place his greatest effort. From 5 begins at 2,400m+ he has one win and a second.

VERDICT: I need to say no however the Geelong Cup win was good. A top-10 likelihood, undecided if he’s top-five.

18. LUNAR FLARE 51.5kg

A mare whose sire, Fiorente, gained the Cup in 2013, and certified with a win within the G3 Bart Cummings

Coach: Grahame Begg

Jockey: Michael Dee

Barrier: 12

Likes: Bred to run the space, caught on effectively within the Bart and has gained at G2 degree (final yr’s Moonee Valley Gold Cup over 2,500) the 7-year-old Lunar Flare will get in mild with simply 51.5kg on her again. Good barrier.

Dislikes: But to run the Cup distance, will she be capable of deal with the additional 700 metres in comparison with her Bart and Gold Cup wins? No G1 kind to her identify.

VERDICT: One of many higher native hopes and whereas others are off her I feel she’s a top-5 contender.

19. SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) 51.5kg

Turnbull Stakes (G1 2,000m) winner earlier this spring who misplaced no followers after an unfortunate seventh within the Caulfield Cup final begin.

Coach: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace

Jockey: Jamie Kah

Barrier: 16

Likes: Discuss hitting kind! Began this preparation with a Listed race (2021 Pakenham Cup) to his identify, now a G1 champion. Has a good strike charge and likes to run close to the entrance of the pack therefore avoiding bother (useful in an enormous subject like this).

Dislikes: Was flogged at his one go previous 2,500m (21.4 lengths ninth within the Listed Bagot Handicap (2,800m) in January) – however he appears a special horse this prep.

VERDICT: A month-to-month in the past I might say ‘no manner’, now it’s a ‘why not.’ There are worse going round at decrease odds too.

20. TRALEE ROSE (NZ) 51.5kg

Yet one more 2021 Cup runner, Tralee Rose completed ninth within the race final yr.

Coach: Symon Wilde

Jockey: Dean Yendall

Barrier: 22

Likes: Struggling to search out one if I’m to be trustworthy – possibly it’s that she’s coming into the race very recent (however that’s simply an optimist’s manner of claiming she’s coming into it underdone).

Dislikes: Her kind is just not a scratch on final yr’s kind, and even then she nonetheless completed greater than 16 lengths from the winner in 2021. Drawn the carpark.



A Williams horse, Level Nepean certified for the Cup with victory within the Andrew Ramsden (Listed, 2,800 metres) again in Could of this yr.

Coach: Robert Hickmott

Jockey: Wayne Lordan

Barrier: 20

Likes: Has two wins over 2,400M and one over 2,600m to go along with the Ramsden win.

Dislikes: Travelling poorly this preparation and was significantly disappointing within the Herbert Energy.

VERDICT: Undecided he’s actually a successful likelihood however I all the time respect Workforce Williams and will have him for third and fourth in broad multiples.

22. HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) 50kg

Gutsy mare who will get into the Cup on the again of a win within the G3 Bendigo Cup (2,400m) and with no weight on her again.

Coach: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace

Jockey: Teo Nugent

Barrier: 8

Likes: The Bendigo Cup win was robust, chasing down rivals after which holding off one other to win. Flogged a number of Cup rivals (Vow and Declare, Level Nepean and Serpentine) within the Sally Chirnside (2,500m) on 10 September (NB see dislikes). Has two wins at 2,400m and the one at 2,500m so can keep.

,Dislikes: Was VERY effectively weighted within the Sally Chirnside in comparison with Cup rivals and provides again plenty of weight to them right here. Has by no means run above Group 3 degree.

Verdict: Good coach, first rate kind, no weight and a candy barrier is normally a successful mixture. Is making a gift of some class to a good although so let’s knock that again to a spot likelihood at greatest.


Yet one more former UK horse, Interpretation was set for the Cup after working a really credible fourth within the 2021 G1 St Leger Stakes (2,900m).

Coach: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace

Jockey: Craig Newitt

Barrier: 6

Likes: Adopted up his St Leger run with a fourth within the G2 Prix Chaudenay (3,000m). Overwhelmed by Lunar Flare within the G3 Bart Cummings however not by a lot and he was closing properly there. Good barrier and no weight.

Dislikes: The Geelong Cup run was disappointing when he was sneaking into it on the fence with 200m to go however then simply watched the winner blow by and pulled up lame.

VERDICT: Caught on rather well within the Prix Chaudenay ending not far off Manobo (a budding celebrity). But to win in Australia and a win right here would shock, a spot would shock however is feasible.


The 2021 Andrew Ramsden winner was knocked out of final yr’s Cup by damage, again for this yr and will get in with a lightweight weight.

Coach: Anthony and Sam Freedman

Jockey: Damien Thornton

Barrier: 5

Likes: First rate kind this prep with a 3rd within the Metropolis Tats (2,400m) and the identical within the G1 Metropolitan (2,400m). Appeared good working out the three,200m within the G1 Sydney Cup in 2021 the place he completed fifth and will have been nearer with luck/a greater experience.

Dislikes: Doesn’t win usually, and has not gained because the Ramsden

VERDICT: Can keep and has a lightweight weight. Is a good roughie and place hope.

FINAL VERDICT: On high I’ve Deauville Legend (8), subsequent greatest Knights Order (3) then Montefilia (4) and Duais (2) spherical out my high 4.

BETTING STRATEGY: The scratching of Caulfield Cup winner Durston and German stayer Loft took some high quality out of the race and consequently the favorite Deaville Legend (8) is now a foolish worth of $3.60. You possibly can’t wager that within the Cup so as a substitute I’ll be placing on a trifecta within the hope of snagging the all the time inflated pool that the Cup offers.

Field trifecta: A six horse field trifecta (the place you attempt to decide the primary three finishers and your runners might are available in any order) equals 120 combos so $50 will get you 41.7 % of the dividend.

Picks: Duais (2), Knights Order (3), Montefilia (4), Deauville Legend (8) then throw in some worth light-weight hopes in Lunar Flare (18) and Smokin’ Romans (19).

Standout trifecta: The place you place your high picks to complete first, add some others for second and extra for third.

First: Duais (2), Knights Order (3), Montefilia (4), Deauville Legend (8)

Second: All above plus – With out A Battle (6), Hoo Ya Mal (12), Lunar Flare (18) and Smokin’ Romans (19)

Third: All above plus – Stockman (9), Vow And Declare (10) Daqiansweet Junior (14) and Realm Of Flowers (24)

That’s a whopping 280 combos so your $50 will ‘solely’ get you 18% of the dividend however the Cup trifecta dividend is commonly within the 1000’s so it’s nonetheless a pleasant accumulate …

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