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Melbourne Cup Field & Barriers

Monday, 31st October 2016

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for Australia's most famous race, the $6 million Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m), to be run at Flemington tomorrow. The Godolphin team have the top two in the betting with Cox Plate runner-up Hartnell currently favourite at $5 ahead of Oceanographer at $6.50. Both horses have drawn midfield in barriers 12 and 11 respectively. Brilliant Caulfield Cup winner Jameka represents good value at $8 and has drawn favourably in barrier 3, while the only other horse under double-figure odds is the Aidan O'Brien-trained Bondi Beach at $9. The capacity 24-horse field is:

1. BIG ORANGE (Michael Bell-Jamie Spencer) 57kg (7)

2. OUR IVANHOWE (Lee & Anthony Freedman-Dwayne Dunn) 57kg (6)

3. CURREN MIROTIC (Osamu Hirata-Tommy Berry) 56.5kg (18)

4. BONDI BEACH (Aidan O'Brien-Ryan Moore) 56kg (5)

5. EXOSPHERIC (Lee & Anthony Freedman-D Oliver) 56kg (13)

6. HARTNELL (John O'Shea-James McDonald) 56kg (12)

7. WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (Chris Waller-Hugh Bowman) 56kg (20)

8. WICKLOW BRAVE (William Mullins-Frankie Dettori) 56kg (24)

9. ALMOONQITH (David & B Hayes & T Dabernig-M Walker) 54.5kg (19)

10. GALLANTE (Robert Hickmott-Blake Shinn) 54.5kg (2)

11. GRAND MARSHAL (Chris Waller-Ben Melham) 54.5kg (9)

12. JAMEKA (Ciaron Maher-Nicholas Hall) 54.5kg (3)

13. HEARTBREAK CITY (Tony Martin-Joao Moreira) 54kg (23)

14. SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (John P Thompson-Blake Spriggs) 54kg (14)

15. EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (G Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-Vlad Duric) 53.5kg (21)

16. BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE (Saeed Bin Suroor-Damian Lane) 52.5kg (1)

17. ALMANDIN (Robert Hickmott-Kerrin McEvoy) 52kg (17) 

18. ASSIGN (Robert Hickmott-Katelyn Mallyon) 52kg (22)

19. GREY LION (Matt Cumani-Glen Boss) 52kg (16)

20. OCEANOGRAPHER (Charlie Appleby-Chad Schofield) 52kg (11)

21. SECRET NUMBER (Saeed Bin Suroor-Stephen Baster) 52kg (10)

22. PENTATHLON (John Wheeler-Mark Du Plessis) 51.5kg (4)

23. QEWY (Charlie Appleby-Craig Williams) 51.5kg (15)

24. ROSE OF VIRGINIA (Lee & Shannon Hope-Ben Thompson) 51kg (8)

Click here for all the form for Melbourne Cup day at Flemington.

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