2009 Melbourne Cup – Updated Order of Elimination

Following the closing of this year’s $5.65 million Emirates Melbourne Cup this morning, the VRC have announced the updated elimination order for the November 3 race.

Two of the best improved horses on the list are Leica Ding and Bart Cummings-trained Dandaad due to their impressive performances in last Wednesday’s Geelong Cup (2400m).

Prior to the Geelong Cup, Leica Ding sat 65th on the order of elimination but has now been elevated to 26th position, so close to making the 24 horse field in the Flemington handicap.

Dandaad has risen to 36th from 64th after passing the first ballot clause by finishing runner-up in the Geelong Cup.

2009 Melbourne Cup Elimination Order

Exempt

# Horse Trainer Weight (kg) Benchmark Prizemoney
Since Aug 2007
1 VIEWED Bart Cummings 58.0 -1.5 $5 680 700
 
Qualified
 
2 EFFICIENT (NZ) John Sadler 58.0 -1.5 $3,443,000
3 KIRKLEES (IRE) Saeed bin Suroor 56.0 -3.5 $555,814
4 FIUMICINO (NZ) Team Hawkes 55.5 -4.0 $1,568,025
5 ROMAN EMPEROR (NZ) Bart Cummings 54.0 -4.0 $1,411,800
6 C’EST LA GUERRE (NZ) John Sadler 55.5 -4.0 $978,313
7 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) Danny O’Brien 55.0 -4.5 $2,515,450
8 DAFFODIL (NZ) Kevin Gray 51.5 -5.0 $844,124
9 MOURILYAN (IRE) Herman Brown 54.5 -5.0 $448,938
10 CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD (IRE) David Hayes 50.5 -5.0 $201,548
11 ZIPPING John Sadler 54.0 -5.5 $1,716,000
12 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) Murray & Bjorn Baker 52.5 -5.5 $435,020
13 ISTA KAREEM (NZ) Colin Little 53.5 -6.0 $884,705
14 ALLEZ WONDER Bart Cummings 50.5 -6.0 $507,513
15 ZAVITE (NZ) Anthony Cummings 53.0 -6.5 $935,300
16 SPEED GIFTED (GB) Lee Freedman 53.0 -6.5 $395,601
17 CRIME SCENE (IRE) Saeed bin Suroor 53.0 -6.5 $276,997
18 MUNSEF (GB) Ian Williams 53.0 -6.5 $228,434
19 KIBBUTZ (NZ) Jarrod McLean 52.5 -7.0 $1,008,630
20 NEWPORT Paul Perry 52.5 -7.0 $656,350
21 SHOCKING Mark Kavanagh 51.0 -7.0 $281,025
22 ALCOPOP Jake Stephens 52.5 -7.0 $267,255
23 WARRINGAH (GB) Chris Waller 52.5 -7.0 $115,279
24 SPIN AROUND Steven Cooper 52.0 -7.5 $838,239
25 GALLIONS REACH (NZ) Richard Yuill 52.0 -7.5 $491,112
26 LEICA DING Darren Weir 50.5 -7.5 $263,615
27 CAPECOVER (NZ) Alexander Fieldes 51.5 -8.0 $416,030
28 BASALTICO (IRE) Luca Cumani 51.5 -8.0 $273,003
29 VIGOR (NZ) Danny O’Brien 51.0 -8.5 $803,830
30 CATS FUN Jarrod McLean 51.0 -8.5 $472,500
31 HISSING SID Bill and Symon Wilde 51.0 -8.5 $284,540
32 SIX O’CLOCK NEWS (NZ) Paddy & Trent Busuttin 50.5 -9.0 $240,709
33 HOORANG (NZ) Ian Shaw 50.0 -9.5 $275,342
34 CAPE BRETON (NZ) Danny Williams 50.0 -9.5 $230,100
35 THINK MONEY Bart Cummings 50.0 -9.5 $206,865
36 DANDAAD (NZ) Bart Cummings 50.0 -9.5 $165,051
37 NOTHIN’ LEICA CAT (NZ) Anthony Cummings 50.0 -9.5 $148,870
 
Yet To Pass First Ballot Clause
 
38 CIMA DE TRIOMPHE (IRE) Luca Cumani 55.5 -4.0 $1,055,046
39 BRITOMART Rick Hore-Lacy 50.0 -9.5 $283,868
40 HUME (NZ) Brian Smith 50.0 -9.5 $250,325
41 OAK HEART Darren Weir 50.0 -9.5 $77,484
42 NAVAL ESCORT (NZ) Bart Cummings 50.0 -9.5 $60,985