Melbourne Cup Form Guide
Melbourne Cup 2012 Results - Order of finish:
|1st||14. Green Moon (IRE)||Brett Prebble||Robert Hickmott||$20.80||$6.60|
|2nd||11. Fiorente (IRE)||James McDonald||Gai Waterhouse||$12.30|
|3rd||3. Jakkalberry (IRE)||Colm O'Donoghue||Marco Botti||$15.70|
|4th||24. Kelinni (IRE)||Glen Boss||Chris Waller|
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Dunaden (FR)Craig Williams - Mikel Delzangles
|34 10-9-7||Terrific win in Caulfield Cup with top weight and wide-barrier. Came from back and swooped down outside. Last year's Melbourne Cup winner with 4.5kgs more this time.||59||16||See Odds|
Americain (USA)Damien Oliver - Alain Dupre
|33 11-4-4||Good effort when 4th in Caulfield Cup after wide run. Third Melbourne Cup attempt after winning in 2010 and 4th in 2011. The much scutinized Damien Oliver takes the ride.||58||12||See Odds|
Jakkalberry (IRE)Colm O'Donoghue - Marco Botti
|25 10-2-3||Well-travelled European stayer was caught wide during the Caulfield Cup. Better suited for Flemington way, and will be carrying a favourable weight.||55.5||19||See Odds|
Red Cadeaux (GB)Michael Rodd - Ed Dunlop
|30 6-8-5||Came within a whisker of winning last year. Has been placed in all 6 starts since at Group level including a win in the G2 Yorkshire Cup.||55.5||18||See Odds|
Winchester (USA)Jamie Mott - John Sadler
|29 6-6-3||Has had three starts since coming to Australia with sound midfield efforts in G1 class. Never raced beyond 2400m.||55.5||22||See Odds|
Voila Ici (IRE)Vlad Duric - Peter Moody
|32 13-6-5||Former Italian galloper now with Peter Moody. Finished 2nd in G1 Underwood and 4th in Turnbull before last in the Caulfield Cup. First attempt beyond 2400m.||55||13||See Odds|
Cavalryman (GB)Frankie Dettori - Saeed Suroor
|27 6-4-3||Godolphin runner who ran 2nd in September start over 2 miles at listed level. Before that was 4th in G2 Lonsdale Cup over 3300m.||54||6||See Odds|
Mount Athos (IRE)Ryan Moore - Luca Cumani
|20 7-0-1||In-form runner from Cumani stable coming off hat-trick of wins including G3 victory at Newbury by 3.3L.||54||8||See Odds|
Sanagas (GER)Nicholas Hall - Bart Cummings
|15 7-1-0||Former European now with champion trainer Bart Cummings. Yet to show best form in Australia but good effort in Caulfield Cup when beaten 4.7L.||54||4||See Odds|
|10||Rhys McLeod - Pat Carey||7 1-1-2||Lightly-raced ATC Derby winner who raced on speed in the Cox Plate and held on for 4th. All three runs this spring have been full of merit.||53.5||14||See Odds|
Fiorente (IRE)J McDonald - G Waterhouse
|9 2-3-0||New addition to the Waterhouse stable who is yet to start in Australia. Lightly raced but well weighted 5YO who won the G2 Goldsmiths at Newmarket with Red Cadeaux 3rd.||53.5||2||See Odds|
Galileo's Choice (IRE)Patrick Smullen - Dermot K Weld
|16 8-4-1||Irish raider for Dermot Weld coming off a hat-trick of wins, the last at G3 level. Has had three starts at 3200m and beyond for two wins and a 2nd.||53.5||11||See Odds|
Glencadam Gold (IRE)Tommy Berry - Gai Waterhouse
|13 6-2-1||Won his first four starts in Australia after joining the Waterhouse stable, including impressive win in G1 Metropolitan, before finishing 15th the Caulfield Cup favourite.||53.5||7||See Odds|
Green Moon (IRE)Brett Prebble - Rob Hickmott
|19 6-3-0||Excellent preparation this spring before a disappointing midfield effort in the Cox Plate. Ran 2nd in last year's Caulfield Cup, has favourable barrier and is well-weighted.||53.5||5||See Odds|
Maluckyday (NZ)Jim Cassidy - Team Hawkes
|17 5-3-2||2010 runner-up has come back well from serious illness. Ran 2nd in the Bart Cummings behind Tanby before hitting the line well when unsuited by pace in the Geelong Cup||53.5||9||See Odds|
Mourayan (IRE)Hugh Bowman - Rob Hickmott
|32 4-8-5||Tough stayer who took the G3 Craven Plate at Randwick. Was scratched from last year's cup after finishing 2nd in the Mackinnon Stakes.||53.5||3||See Odds|
My Quest for Peace (IRE)Corey Brown - Luca Cumani
|12 5-1-2||Given a good run in transit during Caulfield Cup and stuck on ok for 5th behind Dunaden. Previous form in England included a Listed win over 2800m in August.||53.5||1||See Odds|
|18||Dwayne Dunn - Team Hawkes||32 9-4-1||Came in to Melbourne Cup calculations last spring when winning the Lexus before finishing 8th in the Cup. Won the Sydney Cup in autumn but is yet to show his best this prep.||53.5||15||See Odds|
Tac de Boistron (FR)Olivier Doleuze - Michael Kent
|27 5-2-2||Former European and genuine stayer with best form all at 2800m and beyond. Finished 7.6L 6th in Geelong Cup when not suited by tempo and will relish step up to 2 miles.||53.5||21||See Odds|
Lights of Heaven (NZ)Luke Nolen - Peter Moody
|18 6-3-3||Returned to her best during the Brisbane winter carnival including back to back G2 victories. Last two starts when placed 3rd in Hill Stakes and Caulfield Cup show promise.||53||17||See Odds|
Precedence (NZ)Blake Shinn - Bart Cummings
|44 7-5-1||Has become a fixture of spring racing having already competed in two Melbourne Cups, the best an 8th in 2010. Finished 4th in the Moonee Valley Cup behind Vatuvei.||53||20||See Odds|
Unusual Suspect (USA)Glyn Schofield - Michael Kent
|68 9-8-6||Second attempt at the Melbourne Cup after 9th placed effort in 2011. Hasn't shown a lot this campaign and it's now two years since last win, which came in a G1 in the United States.||53||23||See Odds|
Zabeelionaire (NZ)Craig Newitt - Leon Corstens
|17 3-1-0||Promising local stayer from champion sire Zabeel. Showed ability winning SA Derby in May. Finished 6th in Caulfield Cup and looks like he will appreciate step-up in distance.||52||24||See Odds|
Kelinni (IRE)Glen Boss - Chris Waller
|18 8-3-3||Rising Irish stayer who placed in the The Metropolitan and just secured the 2012 Lexus stakes. Backing up on the quick with the increase to 3200m will prove a test, but the 8kg advantage will keep him fancied.||51||10||See Odds|
Download FREE Melbourne Cup Form GuideYou can download your 2012 Melbourne Cup Form Guide right here. We produce a PDF Melbourne Cup form (for printing), and an interactive Melbourne Cup form guide allowing you to pick and choose horses you fancy.
Australian Racing information doesn't get finalised until Saturday as some horses and jockeys are racing over the weekend leading up to the Cup, so this is the earliest an accurate form guide will become available.
Melbourne Cup Weights and BarriersOver the past twenty-years only two horses have carried a weight of 56.5kgs or greater to victory, the remarkable Makybe Diva (58kgs) in 2005, and Jeune (56.5kgs) in 1993.
With the weights allocated for Dunaden (59kgs) and Americain (58kgs), they would have to tie or break Makybe Diva's modern-era record.
Melbourne Cup Form Guide Tips
If looking for early form guide tips for the potentially rewarding Melbourne Cup betting, here’s a few key recent trends and betting facts, with the quality chances listed below based on the form criteria.
- During the last ten years international horses bred have won four Cups including the last two (Dunaden/Americain).
- As a reflection of this trend eight of the top ten horses in the cup are internationals or import horses (overseas horses with an Aussie or New Zealand trainer). Try to avoid resist your patriotic sprit by supporting melbourne cup Australian horses because chances are an International horse will get up in this years Melbourne Cup!
- In the past ten years horses aged six years-old have won five times, a list that includes the past two winners Dunaden and Americain.
- When reviewing the early Melbourne Cup futures betting market two horses meet the above, a likely generous weight, six years of age and are either Internationals or imports. They are Green Moon and last year’s place-getter Red Cadeaux.
How to Read a Melbourne Cup Form Guide
Getting started on this years melbourne cup guide, you'll need to understand the basics. You can make sure you end up well in front if you pay enough attention to the Melbourne Cup form guide and the following information:
- Melbourne Cup Jockeys - Focus on the past wins and strike rates of jockeys form. You can compare these against our melbourne cup jockeys page to see what is considered a good performance.
- Melbourne Cup Weights - The handicap allocated to horses keeps the race fair, with heavier weight getting applied to the better performers. If a horse carries heavier weight, it means it has a good advantage over the other horses, but needs to travel 3200m with extra weight on board!
- Melbourne Cup Winning Barriers - The inside barriers of a racetrack always produce more winners. Barrier 1-5 are the best positions because each horse has to travel less distance around the racecourse.
- Melbourne Cup Trainers - The trainer is the team behind preparing each horse in the lead-up to the race. Stabling and improving the horses' fitness is vital to the success of each Melbourne cup runner and each trainer has different strategies they use in order to achieve a good preparation.
- Melbourne Cup Speed Maps - A speed map separates each horse and their pace or style of riding. It calculates the approximate positions of each horse when they 'settle', generally at around 2800m in the Melbourne Cup.
Melbourne Cup Horses
|#1 Dunaden||Mikel Delzangles|
|#2 Americain||Alain de Royer Dupre|
|#3 Jakkalberry||Marco Botti|
|#4 Red Cadeaux||Ed Dunlop|
|#5 Winchester||John Sandler|
|#6 Voila Ici||Peter Moody|
|#7 Cavalryman||Saeed bin Suroor|
|#8 Mount Athos||Luca Cumani|
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