Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw
The Melbourne Cup draw is made on Victoria Cup day just three days before the race and is an important factor when considering which of the Melbourne Cup runners to bet on. The best draw for the Melbourne Cup tends to be in the middle.
If you are drawn on the outside you need to make up a lot of ground on the field before going into the first corner at the end of the straight. There's a potential for horses to either use up too much energy trying to get handily placed, or miss the break completely and be too far off the front to win the race. An inside draw offers similar problems with horses jostling for places in the lead up to the first corner.
2018 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw
We have the weights for the 2018 Melbourne Cup, which takes place at Flemington on November 6.
1 BEST SOLUTION (Saeed bin Suroor) 57.5 (6)
2 THE CLIFFSOFMOHER (Aidan O'Brien) 56.5 (9)
3 MAGIC CIRCLE (Ian Williams) 56.0 (17)
4 CHESTNUT COAT (Yoshito Yahagi) 55.5 (4)
5 MUNTAHAA (John Gosden) 55.5 (13)
6 SOUND CHECK (Michael Moroney) 55.5 (16)
7 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (Chris Waller) 55.5 (18)
8 ACE HIGH (David Payne) 55.0 (22)
9 MARMELO (Hughie Morrison) 55.0 (10)
10 AVILIUS (James Cummings) 54.5 (11)
11 YUCATAN (Aidan O'Brien) 54.5 (23)
12 AUVRAY (Richard Freedman) 54.0 (1)
13 FINCHE (Chris Waller) 54.0 (15)
14 RED CARDINAL (Darren Weir) 54.0 (5)
15 VENGEUR MASQUE (Michael Moroney) 54.0 (2)
16 VENTURA STORM (Hayes & Dabernig) 54.0 (7)
17 A PRINCE OF ARRAN (Charlie Fellowes) 53.0 (20)
18 NAKEETA (Iain Jardine) 53.0 (3)
19 SIR CHARLES ROAD (O'Sullivan & Scott) 53.0 (14)
20 ZACADA (Baker & Forsman) 53.0 (24)
21 RUNAWAY (Gai Waterhouse) 52.0 (12)
22 YOUNGSTAR (Chris Waller) 51.5 (8)
23 CROSS COUNTER (Charlie Appleby) 51.0 (19)
24 ROSTROPOVICH (Aidan O'Brien) 51.0 (21)
*the barrier draw is in brackets.
Previous Melbourne Cup Winners Draw
Below is a list of the last twenty Melbourne Cup winners and where they were drawn.
|2015||Pride Of Penzance||1|
|1997||Might And Power||2|