The Melbourne Cup horses are just two days away from doing battle in the $6 million race at Flemington next Tuesday November 3, 2012, and below you will find details of the entire race field.
Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner. Won the Caulfield Cup last start and is unbeaten in Australia.
Americain is a top hope amongst the Melbourne Cup horses.
Had an encouraging run in the Caulfield Cup last start to finish fourth. Seems to bring his best to Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.
Irish galloper who will be having his first start in Australia in the Melbourne Cup. Most recent result was a 13th in the Caulfield Cup.
#4 Red Cadeaux
The seven-year-old placed second by a whisker in last year’s Melbourne Cup and is rumoured to be a better horse this time around.
Plucked out of possible retirement, Winchester has not finished better than sixth in his four Australian runs so far.
#6 Voila Ici
Voila Ici finished a disappointing last in the Caulfield Cup last start, however, has shown promise in all three other runs this spring.
Will be having his first Australian start this Tuesday and will be the only representative of the prominent Godolphin stable.
#8 Mount Athos
Well favoured runner that won his last start in England’s Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes and is kindly weighted in the 2012 Melbourne Cup.
One of two runners for Bart Cummings in the Melbourne Cup field, Sanagas will need a form revival if he is in with a chance in the $6 million race.
Nice performance last start in the Cox Plate when fourth behind Ocean Park. Ethiopia may be better suited to the race next season but is still in with a real chance.
Recently acquired by Gai Waterhouse, Fiorente will be having his first Australian run in the Cup. He placed fourth in the Group 2 Qatar Prix Foy in France last start.
#12 Galileo’s Choice
The six-year-old is unbeaten this preparation and will start fresh in the Melbourne Cup after having three months between runs.
#13 Glencadam Gold
Glencadam Gold was favourite of the Melbourne Cup horses to win the race not too long ago, however, a disappointing 15th placing in the Caulfield Cup last start has left people doubting.
#14 Green Moon
His seventh placing in the Cox Plate last start was not expected after he started favourite, but he should be able to bounce back to his usual form in the Melbourne Cup if he can run the distance.
Maluckyday placed fifth in the Geelong Cup last start and will be chasing his first win in two years when he runs in the Melbourne Cup 2012.
Scratched from the Melbourne Cup last year, Mourayan will finally get his chance to win the race on the back of a winning Craven Plate run last start.
#17 My Quest For Peace
The market mover in the Melbourne Cup betting, My Quest For Peace placed an encouraging fifth in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup last start.
Niwot has not been in top form this spring carnival but proved last year that he has the ability to perform with the best of them.
#19 Tac De Boistron
Tac De Boistron was unimpressive in the Geelong Cup last start but generally performs better second-up.
#20 Lights Of Heaven
Very impressive in Caulfield Cup last start, Lights Of Heaven is the only mare in the Melbourne Cup field.
Another of Bart Cumming’s runners, he is a Melbourne Cup veteran and there’s nothing saying this won’t be his year.
#22 Unusual Suspect
Not much form surrounding this runner from the USA. He surprised many to finish ninth in the race last year so may pull of a top ten finish once again.
Zabeelionaire has drawn the outside barrier of 24 for the Melbourne Cup. He has shown good form in his past two starts and could make the race interesting.
Forced his way into the Melbourne Cup field with a win in the Lexus Stakes last start. If he has fresh legs on Tuesday he could be a genuine threat with his light weight.
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