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Melbourne Cup Horses - Which horses are running in the 2016 Melbourne Cup?

  • Who are the runners in the 2016 Melbourne Cup?
  • Full list of the field for the Flemington race

The field jump from the barriers in the Melbourne Cup

Twenty-four hopefuls will embark on a gruelling staying test at Flemington for the 2016 Melbourne Cup (3200m) 

The race is headed by Hartnell and Jameka, the favourites in the betting, while Big Orange and Our Ivanhowe will carry top weight in the race that stops a nation.

No horse has ever won the iconic race from barrier 18, and in 2016, Japanese stayer Curren Mirotic will have to overcome a 155 year hoodoo to claim a second win for Japan.

Race favourite Hartnell has drawn in barrier 12 and will be looking to prove his staying ability having failed in the Sydney Cup (3200m) as favourite.

The John O’Shea-trained son of Authorized has been one of the most dominant performers of the spring and beat all but Winx in the Cox Plate (2040m).

Another Godolphin-owned galloper, Oceanographer, stormed into Cup calculations with a fast-finishing win in the Lexus Stakes (2500m) on Derby Day and has drawn barrier 11.

Barrier 11 has been the most successful in recent times with four winners in the past 30 years.

Barriers 5, 10 and 21 have all produced three winners each in that period, while horses drawn in gates 6, 12, 15, 19, 23 and 24 have been unsuccessful in that time.

Caulfield Cup winner Jameka has drawn well in gate 3 and is aiming for her second Group 1 win at Flemington having claimed the Crown Oaks (2500m) on a Heavy track last spring.

Ethereal (2001) and Let’s Elope (1991) were the last four-year-old mares to win the Melbourne Cup.

A host of internationals are high in the betting order and have met with mixed results, and while Big Orange and Bondi Beach fared well in barriers 7 and 5, Wicklow Brave and Heartbreak City drew wide in gates 24 and 23.

2018 Melbourne Cup Runners

No.HorseTrainerJockeyWeight / Barrier DrawBet
1Best SolutionSaeed Bin SuroorPat Cosgrave57.5kg / 6LATEST ODDS
2The CliffsofmoherAidan O'BrienRyan Moore56.5kg / 9LATEST ODDS
3Magic CircleIan WilliamsCorey Brown56kg / 17LATEST ODDS
4Chestnut CoatYoshito YahagiYuga Kawada55.5kg / 4LATEST ODDS
5MuntahaaJohn GosdenJim Crowley55.5kg / 13LATEST ODDS
6Sound CheckMichael MoroneyJordan Childs55.5kg / 16LATEST ODDS
7Who Shot ThebarmanChris WallerBen Melham55.5kg / 18LATEST ODDS
8Ace HighDavid PayneTye Angland55kg / 22LATEST ODDS
9MarmeloHughie MorrisonsHugh Bowman55kg / 10LATEST ODDS
10AviliusJames CummingsGlyn Schofield54.5kg / 11LATEST ODDS
11YucatanAidan O'BrienJames McDonald54.5kg / 23LATEST ODDS
12AuvrayRichard FreedmanTommy Berry54kg / 1LATEST ODDS
13FincheChris WallerZac Purton54kg / 15LATEST ODDS
14Red CardinalDarren WeirDamien Oliver54kg / 5LATEST ODDS
15Vengeur MasqueMichael MoroneyPatrick Moloney54kg / 2LATEST ODDS
16Ventura StormD & B Hayes and T DabernigMark Zahra54kg / 7LATEST ODDS
17A Prince Of ArranCharlie FellowesMichael Walker53kg / 20LATEST ODDS
18NakeetaIain JardineRegan Bayliss53kg / 3LATEST ODDS
19Sir Charles RoadLance O'Sullivan & Andrew ScottDwayne Dunn53kg / 14LATEST ODDS
20ZacadaMurray Baker & Andrew ForsmanDamien Lane53kg / 24LATEST ODDS
21RunawayGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottStephen Baster52kg / 12LATEST ODDS
22YoungstarChris WalllerCraig Williams51.5kg / 8LATEST ODDS
23Cross CounterCharlie ApplebyKerrin McEvoy51kg / 19LATEST ODDS
24RostropovichAidan O'BrienWayne Lordan51kg / 21LATEST ODDS


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