Melbourne Cup 2011 – Final Field & Barrier Draw

October 30th, 2011

The final field and barrier draw was released last night for the 2011 Melbourne Cup, which will take place at Flemington Racecourse this Tuesday November 1, 2011.

The full field of 24 horses have accepted for the $6 million Melbourne Cup.

The biggest loser after final fields were announced was Luca Cumani’s Bauer, who missed out on a coveted spot in the Melbourne Cup 2011 field by just one ballot number.

The barrier draw saw Bart Cummings’ Illo draw the inside gate of 1 for the 3,200 metre race.

Illo ran an impressive third in his first Australian run in the Drake International Cup last start and appears a chance for Melbourne Cup 2013.

The five-year-old entire, who was purchase by owner Richard Pegum from Germany, earned his 2011 Melbourne Cup place by winning the Group 3 Grand Prix Premiere in April.

Current Melbourne Cup favourite Americain, who is currently paying odds of $4.60 to win the race at Luxbet, has drawn barrier 15.

The winner of last year’s Melbourne Cup, Americain won the Group 2 Drake International Cup last star.

Americain will have to contend with carrying the top weight of 58 kilograms in the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Another French stayer, Dunaden, is the second favourite for the 2011 Melbourne Cup at Luxbet, paying odds of $7.

Dunaden, who won the Group 3 Geelong Cup on October 19, will jump from barrier 13 in the 2011 Melbourne Cup.

Other noticeable members of the 2011 Melbourne Cup final field are Jukebox Jury, Lucas Cranach, Tullamore and Niwot.

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2011 Melbourne Cup Final Field & Barrier Draw

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 13X66X10X1 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre Gerald Mosse 15 58kg 117
2 01794X1311 JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) Mark Johnston Mr Neil Callan 6 57kg 115
3 12X3X12X91 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles 13 54.5kg (Pen. 0.5kg) 111
4 X446X13137 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) Luca Cumani Dwayne Dunn 8 54kg 110
5 2312X24201 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney Ms Lisa Cropp 23 54kg 115
6 2573X34844 MANIGHAR (FR) Luca Cumani Damien Oliver 21 54kg 110
7 3621X5X406 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 7 54kg 110
8 2164112461 FOX HUNT (IRE) Mark Johnston Mr Silvestre De Sousa 19 53.5kg (Pen. 0.5kg) 109
9 111X4215X5 LUCAS CRANACH (GER) Anthony Freedman Corey Brown 11 53.5kg 109
10 2042X04312 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Hugh Bowman 14 53.5kg 108
11 X025X67009 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings Darren Beadman 2 53.5kg 107
12 9X20141053 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop Michael Rodd 16 53.5kg 109
13 341FX60220 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 18 53kg 109
14 262X1421X3 ILLO (GER) Bart Cummings Jim Cassidy 1 53kg 106
15 189X223274 LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor Mr William Buick 3 53kg 108
16 12X1X02241 MODUN (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor Kerrin McEvoy 5 53kg 108
17 23245X0622 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) Robert Hickmott Steven King 10 52.5kg 106
18 2DX2235013 MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB) Brian Ellison Brett Prebble 17 52kg 103
19 534X755580 SAPTAPADI (IRE) Brian Ellison Chris Symons 22 52kg 103
20 41312X8070 SHAMROCKER (NZ) Danny O’Brien Luke Nolen 24 52kg 108
21 2114331510 THE VERMINATOR Chris Waller Craig Newitt 4 52kg (Pen. 2.0kg) 105
22 1421X83832 TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 12 52kg 106
23 0121X07201 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Yendall 9 51kg 101
24 1142X06530 OLDER THAN TIME Gai Waterhouse Tim Clark 20 51kg 103