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2019 Melbourne Cup updated weights and odds

How the market is shaping up

Distance 3,200m
Grade Group 1
Track Flemington
Prizemoney $8,000,000
2018 Winner Cross Counter ($12)

The race that stops a nation is just around the corner, with the excitement starting to build. The world-renowned two-mile handicap remains the undisputed feature of the Spring Carnival, with millions of eyes sure to be glued to the race at 3pm next Tuesday.

The Melbourne Cup has been dominated by the international raiders over the past decade, and that's set to be the case once again. In fact, of the 41 horses still nominated for the race, just four are Australian-bred.

Another notable trend in recent years has been the success of lightweight horses. The past four editions of the Melbourne Cup were won by horses carrying 53, 52, 51.5 and 51kg respectively.  

The last two Melbourne Cups were won by international three-year-olds who got in very light in the weights. This has led to a slight tweaking of the weight scale, meaning that international three-year-olds will now carry at least 52kg (filly) or 52.5kg (colt). 

But perhaps the most interesting storyline heading into the Cup is Damian Lane. The young hoop is looking to be the first person in history to complete the grand slam, having already won the Golden SlipperCaulfield Cup and Cox Plate this year.

Lane will be aboard Japonese raider Mer De Glace, who is aiming to do the Caulfield/Melbourne Cup double.


See the latest weights and all in market odds for the 2019 Melbourne Cup below.

Horse Trainer Weight Odds
CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 52.5kg $7.00
MER DE GLACE (JPN) Hisashi Shimizu 56kg $8.50
FINCHE (GB) Chris Waller 54kg $11
CROSS COUNTER (GB) Charlie Appleby 57.5kg $13
VOW AND DECLARE Danny O'Brien 52kg $13
IL PARADISO (USA) Aidan O'Brien 52.5kg $14
SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker 53.5kg $14
RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) Richard Hannon 54kg $17
MUSTAJEER (GB) Kris Lees 55kg $18
ISPOLINI (GB) Charlie Appleby 55kg $19
MAGIC WAND (IRE) Aidan O'Brien 53.5kg $19
MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison 56kg $19
MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) Joseph O'Brien 55.5kg $19
PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) Charlie Fellowes 54kg $19
LATROBE (IRE) Joseph O'Brien 55kg $21
SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 55.5kg $21
HUNTING HORN (IRE) Aidan O'Brien 55kg $31
MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 55.5kg $34
ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55kg $51
STEEL PRINCE (IRE) Anthony Freedman 52.5kg $51
TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) Joseph O'Brien 55kg $51
TRUE SELF (IRE) William Mullins 51.5kg $61
DOWNDRAFT (IRE) Joseph O'Brien 53.5kg $81
RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) William Haggas 53kg $81
HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50kg $101
THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 52kg $101
YOUNGSTAR Chris Waller 52kg $101
ANGEL OF TRUTH Gwenda Markwell 53.5kg $201
HAKY (IRE) John Hammond 52kg $201
SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney 53.5kg $201
BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller 51.5kg $301
DAL HARRAILD (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 52.5kg $301
GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander 52.5kg $301
NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53.5kg $301
PATRICK ERIN (NZ) Chris Waller 53kg $301
SIR CHARLES ROAD Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott 52.5kg $301
AZURO (FR) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50.5kg $501
GREY LION (IRE) Matthew Smith 52.5kg $501
SULLY (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 50kg $501
VALAC (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 50kg $501
WALL OF FIRE (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg $501


If you're look for horse racing tips next Tuesday, refer to our Melbourne Cup tips page to get the latest insights from validated tipsters and proven profit makers. 

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