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Horse racing: 2022 Melbourne Cup at Flemington: Final kind information – ultimate discipline, odds, ideas, finest kind, finest bets & Extra Information

Regardless of a moist forecast for the 2022 version of the Melbourne Cup, attendees will little question be partying laborious. Picture / Getty Photos

All the things it is advisable know to organise the workplace sweepstake, place an off-the-cuff punt or just cheer on the Kiwi horses on this afternoon’s operating of Australasia’s greatest horse race: the Melbourne Cup.

Tuesday’s “race that stops the nation” will see 22 horses slug it out over a gruelling 3200m journey at Flemington, and with so many rivals it could possibly make for a frightening prospect to resolve which horses to again.

Fortunately, we’ve got you in hand with the under information to the sector and a few insider recommendations on easy methods to impress your family and friends on race day.

Plus – The Different Commentary Collective will probably be operating a “Punt-a-long” reside occasion with the Boys Get Paid staff from 3pm–6pm. They are going to be reside betting on all of the afternoon’s races as a part of their construct as much as the Melbourne Cup.

The race is ready to get underway at 5pm (NZT) on Tuesday, so set your timers, chill your drinks and prepared your self for the festivities to return.

First up, for these organising an workplace sweepstake: Click on right here for a printable Melbourne Cup sweep. Notice there was a late scratching this morning with Lunar Flare failing a late health take a look at.

Secondly, for individuals who don’t really feel like scrolling all the best way down, there are 4 Kiwi horses concerned (Stockman, Younger Werther, Daqiansweet Junior and Smokin’ Romans) and the race favorite by a good margin is an Irish horse by the title of Deauville Legend.

For these wanting a deeper dive, learn on.

The golden gates of Flemington. Photo / Photosport
The golden gates of Flemington. Picture / Photosport

The climate

One of many greatest speaking factors going into Tuesday’s nice race is the climate in Melbourne, with a moist race virtually actually on the playing cards.

Showers, chilly and even hail is ready to lash Flemington.

“There will probably be sufficient rain within the lead-up to the chilly outbreak to make the monitor no less than smooth, presumably heavy,” Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke says.

“Equally, the grassy expanses of the Flemington garden might are likely to mud in patches and swallow up excessive heels.”

Notice although, that it could take rather a lot for the race to be postponed, with visibility and lightning the one causes the jockeys wouldn’t trip.

The sector

1 – Gold Journey (Fr)

Draw – 14

Jockey – Mark Zahra

Weight – 57.5kg

Odds – $14

Type – 52x3x33529

6-year-old horse

Breeding Outstrip (GB) – Sarvana (Fr)

Trainers: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

A slashing Cup trial when simply pipped within the Caulfield Cup, Gold Journey is a 5yo French import within the leviathan Ciaron Maher & David Eustace barn. Neglect run in Cox Plate, the place he had no luck, he’s a really gifted complete whose prospects will solely enhance if there’s any rain within the air.

2 – Duais (Aus)

Draw – 10

Jockey – Hugh Bowman

Weight – 55.5

Odds – $26

Type – 96117×0688

5-year-old mare

Breeding Shamus Award (Aus) – Meerlust (Aus)

Coach: Edward Cummings

A powerful winner on this 12 months’s Australian Cup, and in addition a winner within the Tancred Stakes, Duais has taken time to recapture that kind since resuming. The 5yo Australian-bred mare has lacked a kick in current efforts in opposition to high firm. Would want to enhance.

3 – Knights Order (Ire)

Draw – 24

Jockey – Tim Clark

Weight – 55.5

Odds – $16

Type – x3521x1343

8-year-old gelding

Breeding So You Assume (NZ)-Lamanka Lass (USA)

Trainers: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Ran nineteenth in final 12 months’s Cup, however in significantly better kind this 12 months. A superb entrance runner who gained the 3200m Sydney Cup with a dominant show, this powerful as teak, Irish-bred gelding was collared late however fought again bravely for third in opposition to many of those within the Caulfield Cup final begin. Large probability.

4 – Montefilia (Aus)

Draw – 11

Jockey – Jason Collett

Weight – 55.5

Odds – $10

Type – 4x718x434

5-year-old mare

Breeding Kermadec (NZ)-Bana Wu (GB)

Coach: David Payne

NSW educated Australian-bred mare is a former Spring Champion Stakes champion and put in an eye fixed catching Cup costume rehearsal when she stayed on nicely for fourth within the Caulfield Cup. Though she will deal with a smooth monitor, she struggled the earlier begin in very heavy going. Respect.

5 – Numerian (Ire)

Draw – 7

Jockey – Tommy Berry

Weight – 55.5

Odds – $51

Type – x60211x225

7-year-old gelding

Breeding Holy Roman Emperor (Ire) – Delicate

Appeal (Ire) Coach: Annabel Neasham

Didn’t lose too many followers with an in depth and dogged fifth within the Caulfield Cup, this Irish import is an on tempo runner with no stop in his physique. However he has by no means gone additional than 2400m and whether or not he can foot it with the stylish Europeans down the lengthy Flemington straight is the massive query.

6 – With out A Battle (Ire)

Draw – 18

Jockey – William Buick

Weight – 55.5

Odds – $11

Type – 11x20311x2

6-year-old gelding

Breeding Teofilo (Ire) – Khor Sheed (GB)

Trainers: Simon & Ed Crisford

English educated Irish bred stayer who not often runs a foul race, profitable seven races, together with a powerful win within the Group 3 Silver Cup Stakes at York. Has abroad expertise, having run second in Dubai, and runs finest when on tempo, or main. Very powerful and up for a combat. One for the mixtures.

7 – Camorra (Ire)

Draw – 17

Jockey – Ben Melham

Weight – 55

Odds – $41

Type – 3217x551x8

6-year-old gelding horse mare

Breeding Zoffany (Ire) – Mauralakana (Fr)

Trainers: Ben & JD Hayes

Irish bred and educated, Camorra earned his spot with a dour staying run to win within the Curragh Cup on a very good floor over 2800m in June. He didn’t seem to deal with heavier floor on the identical course within the Irish St Leger in September, when he was nicely overwhelmed. One for higher odds on a wonderful day.

8 – Deauville Legend (Ire)

Draw – 9

Jockey – Kerrin McEvoy

Weight – 55

Odds – $3.50

Type – 4x2x12121x

4-year-old gelding

Breeding Sea The Stars (Ire) – Soho Rose (Ire)

Coach: James Ferguson

Rising staying star, who has been completely ready for this by rising English coach James Ferguson, who prepares horses to race in Australia. Has, real pace so as to add to his staying credentials the place he was a number one gentle in an above-average 3YO crop and will probably be considered one of favourites.

9 – Stockman (NZ)

Draw – 2

Jockey – Sam Clipperton

Weight – 54

Odds – $26

Type – 0127×96441

6-year-old gelding

Breeding Tavistock (NZ) – Crimson (NZ)

Coach: Joseph Pleasure

Kiwi-bred Stockman is in strong kind and had a robust win final begin at Randwick over 2600m. Began favorite within the Sydney Cup over this distance however couldn’t stick with the tempo set by Knights Order, who’s more likely to do the identical on this race. The tempo, and the space, are massive inquiries to reply.

10 – Vow And Declare (Aus)

Draw – 4

Jockey – Blake Shinn

Weight – 54

Odds – $26

Type – x8x00x5356

7-year-old gelding

Breeding Declaration Of Warfare (USA) – Geblitzt

(Aus) Coach: Danny O’Brien

Received this race as a 4YO in 2019, however was beset by again and tendon accidents earlier than he returned for this marketing campaign, pretty much as good, if not stronger than earlier than, in accordance with his coach. Received into the race with a strong sixth within the Caulfield Cup, and now his Queensland connections will probably be hoping the rain stays away.

11 – Younger Werther (NZ)

Draw – 21

Jockey – Damian Lane

Weight – 54

Odds – $31

Type – 32x528x430

5-year-old gelding

Breeding Tavistock (NZ)-Romantic Time (NZ)

Coach: Danny O’Brien

One other New Zealand-bred, from a Cup-winning steady, however who simply battled within the Cox Plate, and hasn’t gained since his first begin, as a 3YO maiden, though he completed second within the Australian Derby and positioned twice in subsequent Group 1 Turnbull Stakes, two begins in the past. Has some help.

12 – Hoo ya Mal (GB)

Draw – 15

Jockey – Craig Williams

Weight – 53.5

Odds – $14

Type – 312×322318

4-year-old horse

Breeding Territories (Ire) – Sensationally (GB)

Trainers: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

An unplaced effort within the oldest basic of all of them, the St Leger (2916m) was the final begin for Hoo Ya Mal, who was additionally runner-up on this 12 months’s Epsom Derby. This elegant English raider from the Newmarket yard of George Boughey is vying to turn out to be the twenty fourth 3YO (NHT) to win the Melbourne Cup.

13 – Serpentine (Ire)

Draw – 23

Jockey – John Allen

Weight – 53.5

Odds -$61

Type – x786x0x090

6-year-old gelding

Breeding Galileo (Ire) – Keep in mind When (Ire)

Coach: Robert Hickmott

Epsom Derby winner who was in that race as a pacemaker however was not caught, then gelded and offered to Lloyd Williams to race Down Below fairly than stand at stud. Earned his method into the Cup the laborious method by grabbing the final ticket on Saturday within the Lexus Archer Stakes, with a dour second.

14 – Daqiansweet Junior (NZ)

Draw – 13

Jockey – Daniel Moor

Weight – 53

Odds – $41

Type – 11213×070

5-year-old gelding

Breeding Candy Orange (USA) – Paulette (NZ)

Coach: Phillip Stokes

The fourth New Zealand stayer swooped to win the Adelaide Cup over two miles on a gradual tempo within the Autumn earlier than operating on late into third within the Sydney Cup when the tempo was a lot stronger, as it’s more likely to be within the Cup. Will battle in opposition to the category of this discipline and will probably be at outdoors odds.

15 – Grand Promenade (GB)

Draw – 1

Jockey – Harry Coffey

Weight – 53

Odds – $81

Type – 2516x7x594

7-year-old gelding

Breeding Champs Elysees (GB) – Zacchera (GB)

Trainers: Ciaron Maher&David Eustace

An English import who has completed all his racing in Australia within the leviathan Maher/Eustace, steady. His final win was within the Bart Cummings over a 12 months in the past, which punched his ticket into final 12 months’s race, the place he completed a tiring sixth. Type solely truthful since and will probably be at lengthy odds. One for the optimists.

16 – Arapaho (Fr)

Draw – 16

Jockey – Rachel King

Weight – 52.5

Odds – $61

Type – 2721712382

6-year-old gelding

Breeding Lope De Vega (Ire) – Alzubra (GB)

Coach: Bjorn Baker

Received a listed race in France earlier than being exported to Australia on the finish of his 3YO profession to the care of ex-Kiwi Bjorn Baker. Very trustworthy horse, profitable as soon as and inserting thrice in his final 4 begins in good firm. Very one-paced and doubtless lacks the real flip of foot to win this.

17 – Emissary (GB)

Draw – 3

Jockey – Patrick Moloney

Weight – 51.5

Odds – $31

Type – 53x35x1581

6-year-old gelding

Breeding Kingman (GB) – Soviet Moon (Ire)

Coach: Michael Moroney

Deemed adequate to race within the Epsom Derby, however offered to

Australia as a tradesman stayer in ex-pat Kiwi Mike Moroney’s barn, he has risen into this race with two slashing performances this spring, the final within the Geelong Cup final month. Has that pace of foot from his former self to make him a bolter.

19 – Smokin’ Romans (NZ)

Draw – 16

Jockey – Jamie Kah

Weight – 51.5

Odds – $16

Type – 2219×92117

6-year-old gelding

Breeding Ghibellines (Aus) – Inferno (NZ)

Trainers: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

One other Kiwi-bred and considered one of a robust hand within the race for Ciaron Maher & David Eustace, who has emerged as essentially the most improved stayer in Australia, scooting away to win the $1,000,000 Turnbull Stks earlier within the Carnival. Bumped into site visitors issues in Caulfield Cup final begin. Particular probability.

20 – Tralee Rose (NZ)

Draw – 22

Jockey – Dean Yendall

Weight – 51.5

Odds – $81

Type – x33219x700

6-year-old mare

Breeding Tavistock (NZ)-Star Of Tralee (NZ)

Coach: Symon Wilde

The third New Zealand-bred by Kiwi sire Tavistock within the race, this richly bred mare gained the 2021 Group 3 Geelong Cup, to get into final 12 months’s Cup the place she completed simply higher than midfield. A minor harm has been adopted by a protracted interval of detached kind since.

22 – Excessive Emocean (NZ)

Draw – 8

Jockey – Teo Nugent

Weight – 50

Odds – $41

Type – 29x25x3416

6-year-old mare

Breeding Ocean Park (NZ) – Excessive Pleasure (NZ)

Trainers: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

Former Kiwi mare is one other from enormous Maher/Eustace barn who stormed into the sector with a robust win within the Bendigo Cup final week. A gear change labored the oracle two begins again in one other win, at this monitor, in opposition to many of those. Received’t thoughts the moist with the 3200m journey, the one query.

23 – Interpretation (Ire)

Draw – 6

Jockey – Craig Newitt

Weight – 50

Odds – $41

Type – 11119×9000

5-year-old horse

Breeding Galileo (Ire) – Out Of Daldiyna (Fr)

Trainers: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace

One other well-bred Irish import who gained the Listed Vinnie Roe Stakes (Listed) over 2800m, considered one of three staying wins within the Emerald Isle earlier than exported to Australia. Has proven a glimpse of kind this spring however would nonetheless want a giant enchancment to win this. Will probably be at juicy odds.

24 – Realm Of Flowers

Draw – 5

Jockey – Damien Thornton

Weight – 50

Odds – $9

Type – 51x006x033

6-year-old mare

Breeding So You Assume (NZ)-Astral Flower (GB)

Trainers: Anthony & Sam Freedman

Two solid-placed runs this spring has been the primary present of kind in 12 months. Received 4 as a 3YO together with the $400,000 The Andrew Ramsden, defeating Grand Promenade who she is going to meet once more right here. Snuck into the Cup with scratching on Friday. Onerous to advocate in a discipline of this high quality.


18 Lunar Flare was pulled from the race this morning presenting with lameness within the off fore and was not handed match. 21 Level Nepean withdrew yesterday after assessments confirmed elevated blood outcomes.

2018 winner Cross Counter (GB) was paying $11 to win on race day. Photo / Photosport
2018 winner Cross Counter (GB) was paying $11 to win on race day. Picture / Photosport


NZME’s racing editor Michael Guerin lists Deauville Legend (8), Gold Journey (2), With out A Battle (6) and Realm Of Flowers (24) as his high ideas.

Every day Telegraph racing journalist Rob Sutherland has listed his high ideas for the race, additionally declaring Deauville Legend (8) deserving of its favourites tag. Subsequent finest is Knights Order (3), then Montefilia (4) and Duais (2) rounding out his high 4.’s Punters Inside Run additionally has Deauville Legend as their high tip, adopted by Knights Order, With out A Battle and Daqiansweet Junior within the combine for a high 4 end.

James Lamb from joins the refrain of Deauville Legend backers by having it on the high of his rankings, adopted by With out A Battle, Hoo Ya Mal and Knights Order.

Skilled “Armchair Punter” Stephen Brassel has introduced his high 4 as: Deauville Legend, With out A Battle, Duais and Gold Journey whereas additionally stating that Montefilia is a horse able to rising to the highest of the heap.

Don’t overlook: The Different Commentary Collective will probably be operating a “Punt-a-long” reside occasion with the Boys Get Paid staff from 3pm–6pm. They are going to be reside betting on all of the afternoon’s races as a part of their construct as much as the massive race.

Greatest Bets

With an virtually unanimous race favorite at such quick odds, Deauville Legend at $3.50 looks as if a foolish wager to make for outright victory. As an alternative, punters would possibly discover success by means of combining the Irish stayer with the group of horses all vying for the minor placings in quinella or trifecta bets.

Rob Sutherland recommends the under technique for worth bets on the massive race.

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 mixtures, so $50 will get you 41.7 per cent 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 mixtures. So your $50 will ‘solely’ get you 18 per cent of the dividend however the Cup trifecta dividend is commonly within the hundreds, so it nonetheless has the possibility to be a pleasant accumulate.

Quick Info

Melbourne Cup Barrier Statistics

Barrier 11 has been essentially the most profitable stall, producing eight winners; most just lately launching Americain to victory in 2010. Barrier 5 has gained the race on seven events.

Verry Elleegant’s profitable barrier final 12 months was 15.

The final Melbourne Cup winner to salute from the skin barrier was Brew (2000).

Barrier 18 is the one gate by no means to provide a winner since limitations have been first utilized in 1924 whereas barrier 7 has not tasted success since Blackwood gained the race in 1924 and barrier 12 is on a 73-year run of outs since Foxami gained from that attract 1949.

Since 1982, 40 years in the past – limitations 6, 7, 12, 18 and 24 haven’t produced a Melbourne Cup winner.

Melbourne Cup Saddlecloth Statistics

Quantity 4 is essentially the most profitable Melbourne Cup saddlecloth boasting 12 wins after Verry Elleegant carried that quantity to victory final 12 months.

Quantity 12 has produced 11 winners, Makybe Diva the final in 2003 whereas #1 has 10 wins and Quantity 6 has gained the race 9 instances – Twilight Fee carried No. 6 to victory in 2020.

The unluckiest Melbourne Cup saddlecloth is No. 18 – final carried to victory by Peter Pan in 1932.

Melbourne Cup Winner Stats – Age

4 and five-year-old horses have the very best document within the Melbourne Cup. 4YOs have gained 46 instances and 5YOs have gained 44 instances.

Six-year-olds have carried out nicely within the race lately profitable three of the previous 9 renewals, together with final 12 months when Verry Elleegant gained the race.

Melbourne Cup Winner Stats – Intercourse

Stallions (entires) maintain the document with 72 wins within the race.

Geldings have gained the race on 54 events.

Simply 14 mares in whole, 12 people, have gained the Melbourne Cup – Verry Elleegant was the final mare to win the race final 12 months whereas Makybe Diva is essentially the most well-known, profitable the race in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Profitable horse colors

The color bay is a transparent standout having produced 71 Melbourne Cup winners, virtually double the following finest, brown with 38 winners together with Verry Elleegant final 12 months.

Chestnuts have gained 35 Melbourne Cups, greys have saluted six instances whereas black horses have claimed 5 victories.

The colour "Bay" means that the mane, tail, legs, ears and even muzzle are usually going to be black. Photo / Photosport
The color “Bay” signifies that the mane, tail, legs, ears and even muzzle are often going to be black. Picture / Photosport

Melbourne Cup Weight Info

Because the 12 months 2000, essentially the most profitable Melbourne Cup profitable weights have been 51 to 51.5kg, 52 to 52.5kg and 54 to 54.5kg. Every weight bracket has gained 4 Melbourne Cups since 2000.

55 to 55.5 and 56 to 56.5kg have gained three Melbourne Cups every since 2000.

Heaviest weight carried to victory since 2000 was Makybe Diva in 2005. She carried 58kg to victory that 12 months whereas Verry Elleegant gained the race final 12 months carrying 57kg.

The lightest weight carried to victory since 2000 was Brew in 2000. He carried 49kg.

Origin of Melbourne Cup winners since 2000

Since 2000, 14 of the Melbourne Cup winners have been bred to Northern Hemisphere time and eight are Southern Hemisphere bred.

Breaking the final 21 winners down additional – 5 have been UK bred, 5 New Zealand bred, three Australian and three Irish bred and two US and two German bred. The opposite two winners have been French, and Japanese bred.

13 of the previous 21 winners have been educated in Australia, eight have been educated within the Northern Hemisphere (4 in Eire, two in France, one within the UK, Germany and Japan) and the opposite Melbourne Cup winner prior to now 21 years was educated in New Zealand.

Melbourne Cup Profitable Colors

White is essentially the most profitable Melbourne Cup color, within the silks of 74 profitable jockeys.

Blue has been within the colors of 60 Melbourne Cup winners, narrowly forward of black with 57 wins.

Crimson has returned to the winner’s stall on 48 events, yellow or gold 45 instances, with inexperienced profitable 23 Melbourne Cups.

Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup Double

Eleven Melbourne Cup winners gained the Caulfield Cup within the lead-up – the latest being Ethereal in 2001. May and Energy achieved the feat in 1997, Doriemus in 1995, Let’s Elope in 1991, Gurner’s Lane in 1982, Galilee in 1966 and Rising Quick in 1954.

Melbourne Cup Betting

Melbourne Cup favourites have gained 32 instances – Fiorente, a $7 probability in 2013, was the final favorite to salute for the punters.

Phar Lap was the shortes-priced favorite to win when $1.75 in 1930, adopted by Income ($2.75 in 1901) and Archer ($3 in 1862).

Solely 4 $101 roughies have gained the Melbourne Cup – The Pearl in 1871, Wotan in 1936, Outdated Rowley in 1940 and Prince Of Penzance the latest in 2015.

The common profitable worth since 2000 is $17.30.

The Melbourne Cup curse

The quantity 18 is one thing you don’t need close to your horse, saddlecloth, or barrier.

Barrier 18 has by no means produced a Melbourne Cup winner whereas the quantity 18 has solely been carried to victory as soon as, in 1932, 90 years in the past on the nice Peter Pan.

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