Cross Counter

2019 Melbourne Cup Weights

Defending champ slugged with extra 6.5kgs

Distance 3200m
Grade Group 1
Track  Flemington
Prizemoney $7,750,000
Class Handicap
2018 winner

Cross Counter ($9.00)

The Aidan O’Brien trained Kew Gardens looks set to carry 58kg in the 2019 Melbourne Cup. Kew Gardens, twice a Group One winner, was last victorious in the 2018 Group One St Leger over 2917m. 

Defending champ Cross Counter has been slugged with an extra 6.5kg, sitting alongside the James Cummings trained Avillius with 57.5kg.

Other runners of note include the 2018 runners-up Marmelo (56kg) and Prince Of Arran (53kg), who are set to carry the same weight as last year.

Ebor Handicap winner Mustajeer looks well weighted with 55kg and is guaranteed a start in this year's race. 

Owner Lloyd Williams is aiming for his seventh Melbourne Cup this year and has six horses that look almost certain to gain a start. 

With the rule change for this year's Melbourne Cup, there are no Northern Hemisphere three-year-old's carrying 51kg, the weight Cross Counter carried to victory last year. This should make it a more even playing field for the older international raiders and local gallopers alike. 

In the lead up to the 2019 Melbourne Cup, review our horse racing tip market to see which Australian media experts and punters are performing well.  

 

Weights for the 2019 Melbourne Cup are below: 

Ballot Horse Sex Age Trainer Weight
1 KEW GARDENS (IRE) H 5 Aidan O'Brien 58kg
2 AVILIUS (GB) G 6 James Cummings 57.5kg
3 CROSS COUNTER (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby 57.5kg
4 LYS GRACIEUX (JPN) M 6 Yoshito Yahagi 57kg
5 HOMESMAN (USA) G 6 Liam Howley 56kg
6 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56kg
7 MARMELO (GB) H 7 Hughie Morrison 56kg
8 MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) H 5 Joseph O'Brien 55.5kg
9 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 6 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 55.5kg
10 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 55.5kg
11 HUNTING HORN (IRE) H 5 Aidan O'Brien 55kg
12 ISPOLINI (GB) G 5 Charlie Appleby 55kg
13 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 7 Liam Howley 55kg
14 LATROBE (IRE) H 5 Joseph O'Brien 55kg
15 MER DE GLACE (JPN) H 5 Hisashi Shimizu 55kg
16 MUSTAJEER (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 55kg
17 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55kg
18 TRAP FOR FOOLS G 6 Jarrod McLean 55kg
19 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) H 7 Joseph O'Brien 55kg
20 MORANDO (FR) G 7 Andrew Balding 54.5kg
21 YUCATAN (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley 54.5kg
22 FINCHE (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 54kg
23 GOLD MOUNT (GB) G 7 Ian Williams 54kg
24 MUNTAHAA (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 54kg
25 RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) H 5 Richard Hannon 54kg
26 RED VERDON (USA) H 7 Ed Dunlop 54kg
27 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) G 7 Kris Lees 54kg
28 ANGEL OF TRUTH G 4 Gwenda Markwell 53.5kg
29 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 53.5kg
30 DOWNDRAFT (IRE) H 5 Joseph O'Brien 53.5kg
31 DURETTO (GB) G 8 Matt Cumani 53.5kg
32 MAGIC WAND (IRE) M 5 Aidan O'Brien 53.5kg
33 NEUFBOSC (FR) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 53.5kg
34 SHRAAOH (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 53.5kg
35 SOUND (GER) H 7 Michael Moroney 53.5kg
36 TORCEDOR (IRE) G 8 Andreas Wohler 53.5kg
37 DESERT SKYLINE (IRE) G 6 David Elsworth 53kg
38 KENEDNA M 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 53kg
39 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 53kg
40 PATRICK ERIN (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller 53kg
41 PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) G 7 Charlie Fellowes 53kg
42 RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) G 6 William Haggas 53kg
43 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 5 Chris Waller 53kg
44 CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 52.5kg
45 DAL HARRAILD (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 52.5kg
46 DJANGO FREEMAN (GER) H 4 Robert Hickmott 52.5kg
47 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) H 7 Archie Alexander 52.5kg
48 GREY LION (IRE) G 8 Matthew Smith 52.5kg
49 IL PARADISO (USA) H 4 Aidan O'Brien 52.5kg
50 MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes 52.5kg
51 OUR CENTURY (IRE) G 9 Kim Waugh 52.5kg
52 RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 8 Kris Lees 52.5kg
53 RED GALILEO (GB) G 9 Saeed Bin Suroor 52.5kg
54 SIR CHARLES ROAD G 6 Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott 52.5kg
55 STEEL PRINCE (IRE) G 6 Anthony Freedman 52.5kg
56 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) G 5 Paul Preusker 52.5kg
57 AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 8 Anthony Freedman 52kg
58 BARSANTI (IRE) G 8 Roger Varian 52kg
59 BUCKHURST (IRE) H 4 Joseph O'Brien 52kg
60 CROWN PROSECUTOR H 4 Stephen Marsh 52kg
61 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) H 4 Andrew Balding 52kg
62 GLORY DAYS (NZ) M 7 Bill Thurlow 52kg
63 HAKY (IRE) G 6 John Hammond 52kg
64 HARIPOUR (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 52kg
65 MEINER WUNSCH (JPN) H 6 Takahiro Mizuno 52kg
66 NELSON (IRE) G 5 Liam Howley 52kg
67 POUNAMU G 8 Michael Kent 52kg
68 RUNAWAY R 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 52kg
69 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 52kg
70 TECHNICIAN (IRE) H 4 Martyn Meade 52kg
71 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 52kg
72 VOW AND DECLARE G 4 Danny O'Brien 52kg
73 YOGI (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 52kg
74 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 52kg
75 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 51.5kg
76 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 51.5kg
77 STIVERS (ARG) H 6 Dermot K Weld 51.5kg
78 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) H 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 51.5kg
79 TRUE SELF (IRE) M 7 William Mullins 51.5kg
80 BIZZWINKLE (NZ) G 6 Patrick Payne 51kg
81 BLUE BREEZE (NZ) G 6 Allan Morley 51kg
82 CASCADIAN (GB) G 5 James Cummings 51kg
83 IN A TWINKLING G 4 Jamie Richards 51kg
84 LORD FANDANGO (GER) G 7 Archie Alexander 51kg
85 MIDTERM (GB) G 7 Michael & Luke Cerchi 51kg
86 QAFILA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 51kg
87 SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 8 Matthew Smith 51kg
88 VENICE BEACH (IRE) H 6 Liam Howley 51kg
89 WREN’S DAY (USA) H 6 James Cummings 51kg
90 ZACADA (NZ) G 7 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 51kg
91 AZURO (FR) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50.5kg
92 BIN BATTUTA (GB) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 50.5kg
93 ETYMOLOGY G 7 James Cummings 50.5kg
94 GIRL TUESDAY M 5 Chris Waller 50.5kg
95 MOUNTAIN HUNTER (USA) G 6 Saeed Bin Suroor 50.5kg
96 SELF SENSE G 9 David Brideoake 50.5kg
97 TRANSACT G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50.5kg
98 ALFARRIS (FR) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 50kg
99 ALIFEROUS M 4 Kris Lees 50kg
100 ANGEL OF HEAVEN M 4 Kris Lees 50kg
101 ATTENTION RUN (GER) M 5 Kris Lees 50kg
102 BASS (JPN) G 6 Liam Howley 50kg
103 BEAU BALMAIN (GER) H 5 Jim Conlan 50kg
104 BONDEIGER H 8 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg
105 CALIBURN (IRE) H 5 Jamie Richards 50kg
106 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 50kg
107 CARIF H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 50kg
108 DABIYR (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 50kg
109 DIVANATION M 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 50kg
110 DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley 50kg
111 EMINENCE (IRE) H 4 Aidan O'Brien 50kg
112 EXEMPLAR (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley 50kg
113 FAIRLIGHT (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees 50kg
114 GUNDOWN G 5 Michael Moroney 50kg
115 HANG MAN (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 50kg
116 HARRISON (GB) G 7 Liam Howley 50kg
117 HEART OF GRACE (JPN) M 5 Frank Pangallo 50kg
118 HUSH WRITER (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50kg
119 ILWENDO (GER) H 6 Matthew Smith 50kg
120 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 5 Liam Howley 50kg
121 LADY YOUNG M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 50kg
122 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 5 Bryan Dais 50kg
123 MASTER OF WINE (GER) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 50kg
124 MOSH MUSIC M 5 Archie Alexander 50kg
125 MOUNT EVEREST (IRE) H 4 Aidan O'Brien 50kg
126 NORWAY (IRE) H 4 Aidan O'Brien 50kg
127 ONCE WERE LOST (IRE) G 4 Lindsey Smith 50kg
128 OUR CANDIDATE (IRE) H 5 Kris Lees 50kg
129 RE EDIT M 4 Chris Waller 50kg
130 SAUNTER BOY (FR) G 7 Kris Lees 50kg
131 SCARLET DREAM M 4 Mark Newnham 50kg
132 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) H 4 Aidan O'Brien 50kg
133 SPANISH POINT (GB) G 5 Liam Howley 50kg
134 SPANISH STEPS (IRE) G 6 Liam Howley 50kg
135 STELLAR IMPACT (JPN) M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50kg
136 SULLY (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 50kg
137 SUPER TITUS (GB) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 50kg
138 SUPERNOVA (GB) H 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 50kg
139 TARWIN G 4 Michael Kent 50kg
140 TAVISTOCK DANCER (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 50kg
141 THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) G 5 Shaune Ritchie 50kg
142 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney 50kg
143 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) G 7 Liam Howley 50kg
144 VALAC (IRE) G 8 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 50kg
145 VERNANME (NZ) H 4 Stephen Marsh 50kg
146 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 50kg
147 WESTERN AUSTRALIA (IRE) H 4 Aidan O'Brien 50kg
148 WOLFE (JPN) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 50kg
149 ECHO LAD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 49kg
150 ENTENTE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 49kg
151 JUST THINKIN’ G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 49kg
152 RULE THE WORLD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 49kg\

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