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2022 Melbourne Cup draw

Melbourne Cup hopeful Smokin' Romans. - Photo: Bruno Cannatelli
Melbourne Cup hopeful Smokin' Romans.

Photo: Bruno Cannatelli

A full field of 24 runners have accepted for the A$7.75 million Gr.1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) with mixed fortunes for visiting fancies at the top of the betting.

Favourite Deauville Legend (Sea The Stars) drew barrier nine, maintaining his market position at $3.80, being the only horse priced under double figures

"I'm pleased," trainer James Ferguson said.

"I didn't want a high draw and I didn't want a low draw. This is absolutely spot on for us.

Drawn less favourably was second favourite and fellow international raider Without A Fight (Teofilo) in barrier 18.

Despite that wider gate, the five-year-old remains where he has in TAB's market at $11 along with Montefilia (Kermadec) who drew barrier 11 and comes off an eye-catching fourth placing in the Gr.1 Caulfield Cup a fortnight ago.

Ciaron Maher and David Eustace will be represented by five runners including Smokin' Romans (NZ) (Ghibellines) in gate 16 while Bendigo Cup winner High Emocean (NZ) (Ocean Park) drew barrier 8.

"I'm really proud of the team," Eustace said.

"They go there is really good order and we can't wait for the race.

"I think they have all drawn quite well. Probably Smokin' Romans, we would have liked him to draw in and roll forward. He's the one horse that may not have drawn quite so well."

No.
Horse
Sex
Age
Trainer/s
Jockey
Barrier
Weight
1
GOLD TRIP (FR)
H
6
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Mark Zahra
14
57.5kg
2
DUAIS (AUS)
M
5
Edward Cummings
Hugh Bowman
10
55.5kg
3
KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE)
G
8
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
Tim Clark
24
55.5kg
4
MONTEFILIA (AUS)
M
5
David Payne
Jason Collett
11
55.5kg
5
NUMERIAN (IRE)
G
7
Annabel Neasham
Tommy Berry
7
55.5kg
6
WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE)
G
6
Simon & Ed Crisford
William Buick
18
55.5kg
7
CAMORRA (IRE)
G
6
Ben & JD Hayes
Ben Melham
17
55kg
8
DEAUVILLE LEGEND (IRE)
G
4
James Ferguson
Kerrin McEvoy
9
55kg
9
STOCKMAN (NZ)
G
6
Joseph Pride
Sam Clipperton
2
54kg
10
VOW AND DECLARE (AUS)
G
7
Danny O’Brien
Blake Shinn
4
54kg
11
YOUNG WERTHER (NZ)
G
5
Danny O’Brien
Damian Lane
21
54kg
12
HOO YA MAL (GB)
H
4
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
Craig Williams
15
53.5kg
13
SERPENTINE (IRE)
G
6
Robert Hickmott
John Allen
23
53.5kg
14
DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ)
G
5
Phillip Stokes
Daniel Moor
13
53kg
15
GRAND PROMENADE (GB)
G
7
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Harry Coffey
1
53kg
16
ARAPAHO (FR)
G
6
Bjorn Baker
Ms Rachel King
19
52.5kg
17
EMISSARY (GB)
G
6
Michael Moroney
Patrick Moloney
3
51.5kg (includes 0.5kg penalty)
18
LUNAR FLARE (AUS)
M
7
Grahame Begg
Michael Dee
12
51.5kg (includes 0.5kg penalty)
19
SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ)
G
6
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Ms Jamie Kah
16
51.5kg (includes 1.5 kg penalty)
20
TRALEE ROSE (NZ)
M
6
Symon Wilde
Dean Yendall
22
51.5kg
21
POINT NEPEAN (IRE)
H
5
Robert Hickmott
Wayne Lordan
20
51kg
22
HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ)
M
6
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Teo Nugent
8
50kg
23
INTERPRETATION (IRE)
H
5
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Craig Newitt
6
50kg
24
REALM OF FLOWERS (AUS)
M
6
Anthony & Sam Freedman
Damien Thornton
5
50kg

New Zealand bred runners

Stockman (Tavistock x Crimson, by Zabeel)
Breeder: Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan

Young Werther (Tavistock x Romantic Time, by Fastnet Rock)
Breeder: Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan

Tralee Rose (Tavistock x Star of Tralee by Zabeel)
Breeder: Sir Patrick and Justine Lady Hogan

DaqianSweet Junior (Sweet Orange x Paulette by Keeper)
Breeder: Gillovic Bloodstock

High Emocean (Ocean Park x High Joy by High Chaparral)
Llanhennock Trust

Smokin’ Romans (Ghibellines x Inferno by Yamanin Vital)
Breeder: B J Anderton ONZM & Mrs L E Anderton



 

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