Melbourne Cup Field and Barriers released – 2017

Posted by Sports News First on 4/11/2017
Filled in: Racing

Almandin will launch his bid for back-to-back Melbourne Cup wins from a double-digit barrier.

One of six horses owner Lloyd Williams will have in Tuesday’s race, Almandin will start from gate 14 after winning from barrier 17 last year.

Topweight Hartnell, third in 2018, has drawn barrier 12 while Gai Waterhouse’s Cismontane has stall 17 after sneaking into the Melbourne Cup following his Lexus Stakes win on Saturday.

Melbourne Cup Field:

No.HorseSexAgeTrainerJockeyBarrierWeight
1HARTNELL (GB)G7James CummingsDamian Lane1257.5kg
2ALMANDIN (GER)G8Robert HickmottFrankie Dettori1456.5kg
3HUMIDOR (NZ)G5Darren WeirBlake Shinn1356kg
4TIBERIAN (FR)H6Alain CouetilOlivier Peslier2355.5kg
5MARMELO (GB)H5Hughie MorrisonHugh Bowman1655kg
6RED CARDINAL (IRE)G6Andreas WohlerKerrin McEvoy2455kg
7JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE)H5Aidan O’BrienBen Melham354.5kg
8BONDI BEACH (IRE)G6Robert HickmottMichael Walker154kg
9MAX DYNAMITE (FR)G8William MullinsZac Purton254kg
10VENTURA STORM (IRE)H5David & B Hayes & T DabernigGlen Boss654kg
11WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ)G9Chris WallerTommy Berry2054kg
12WICKLOW BRAVE (GB)G9William MullinsStephen Baster854kg
13BIG DUKE (IRE)G6Darren WeirBrenton Avdulla553.5kg
14US ARMY RANGER (IRE)H5Joseph O’BrienJamie Spencer2253.5kg
15BOOM TIMEH6David & B Hayes & T DabernigCory Parish953kg
16GALLANTE (IRE)G7Robert HickmottMichael Dee1853kg
17LIBRAN (IRE)G7Chris WallerDwayne Dunn753kg
18NAKEETA (GB)G7Iain JardineGlyn Schofield1953kg
19SINGLE GAZEM5Nick OliveKathy O’Hara1153kg
20WALL OF FIRE (IRE)H5Hugo PalmerCraig Williams1553kg
21THOMAS HOBSON (GB)G8William MullinsJoao Moreira2152kg
22REKINDLING (GB)H4Joseph O’BrienCorey Brown451.5kg
23AMELIE’S STARM6Darren WeirDean Yendall1051kg
24CISMONTANE (NZ)G5Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottBeau Mertens1750kg