2012 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw – Favourites Draw Wide

The past two winners of the ‘race that stops a nation’ have both drawn double digit gates in the Melbourne Cup 2012 barrier draw as they look to secure another win in the famous Flemington feature on Tuesday with Duanden and Amercain drawn in barriers 16 and 12 respectively.

A full 24-horse field for the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup(3200m) was released by Racing Victoria on Saturday afternoon after the Victoria Derby Day racing action with the 2012 Melbourne Cup barrier draw taken live from Flemington soon after.


2012 Melbourne Cup favourite Americain has drawn barrier 12

Notable Melbourne Cup 2012 Barriers & Horses:

  • #1 Dunaden (16) – Last year’s winner jumped from 13, three wider this year as they look to go back-to-back
  • #2 Americain (12) – Current favourite in the Melbourne Cup betting markets, the French galloper drew gate 11 for their win two years ago and are just one wider as they look to improve on their fourth to Duanden 12 months ago
  • #4 Red Cadeaux (18) – Last year’s narrow runner-up has drawn the one Melbourne Cup barrier that has never produced a Melbourne Cup winner
  • #6 Voila Ici (13) – Unlucky for some? Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner jumped from barrier 13 and this year it belongs to Peter Moody’s import
  • #8 Mount Athos (8) – One of the top three fancies in the pre-field markets, Luca Cumani’s horse has drawn to perfection for their Australian debut
  • #10 Ethiopia (14) – One of the best locally-trained chances in this year’s Cup, Australian Derby winner coming off a Cox Plate fourth and is yet to start from a gate wider than 11 but gate 14 has produced three of the past 12 Melbourne Cup winners
  • #12 Galileo’s Choice (11) – Dermot K Weld’s chance of a third Melbourne Cup winner, smart Irish galloper drawn in the most successful barrier of the modern era, barrier 11 having produced seven winners since 1924 including Americain in 2010
  • #14 Green Moon (7) – Perfect draw for Turnbull Stakes winner looking to bounce back from their loss as the beaten favourite in the Cox Plate
  • #15 Maluckyday (9) – Best backed of the Aussie Melbourne Cup contingent gate nine, one outside of Mount Athos should suit

Meanwhile the two Melbourne Cup barriers no trainers want to draw are the extreme inside and outside and this year the Luca Cumani-trained My Quest For Peace, who would thrive if the predicted rain falls on Melbourne Cup Day, has barrier one while gate 24 belongs to 52kg lightweight Zabeelionaire.

The Melbourne Cup 2012 barrier draw is sure to affect the Melbourne Cup odds.

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Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw & Field 2012

Flemington Race 7 – 06/11/2012

# Horse Trainer Barrier Jockey Weight Hcp. Rating
1 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles 16 Craig Williams 59kg (inc.1.0kg pen.) 120
2 AMERICAIN (USA) Alain de Royer Dupre 12 Damien Oliver 58kg 118
3 JAKKALBERRY (IRE) Marco Botti 19 Colm O’Donoghue 55.5kg 113
4 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 18 Michael Rodd 55.5kg 113
5 WINCHESTER (USA) John Sadler 22 Jamie Mott 55.5kg 110
6 VOILA ICI (IRE) Peter G Moody 13 Vlad Duric 55kg 110
7 CAVALRYMAN (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor 6 Frankie Dettori 54kg 108
8 MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) Luca Cumani 8 Ryan Moore 54kg 108
9 SANAGAS (GER) Bart Cummings 4 Brad Rawiller 54kg 108
10 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey 14 Rhys McLeod 53.5kg 110
11 FIORENTE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 2 James McDonald 53.5kg 107
12 GALILEO’S CHOICE (IRE) Dermot K Weld 11 Pat Smullen 53.5kg 107
13 GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 7 Tommy Berry 53.5kg (inc.3.5kg pen.) 107
14 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 5 Brett Prebble 53.5kg 112
15 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9 Jim Cassidy 53.5kg 107
16 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 3 Hugh Bowman 53.5kg 108
17 MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE) Luca Cumani 1 Corey Brown 53.5kg 107
18 NIWOT Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 15 Dwayne Dunn 53.5kg 108
19 TAC DE BOISTRON (FR) Michael Kent 21 Olivier Doleuze 53.5kg 107
20 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) Peter G Moody 17 Luke Nolen 53kg 112
21 PRECEDENCE (NZ) Bart Cummings 20 Blake Shinn 53kg 105
22 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) Michael Kent 23 Glyn Schofield 53kg 105
23 ZABEELIONAIRE (NZ) Leon Corstens 24 Craig Newitt 52kg 103
24 KELINNI (IRE) Chris Waller 10 Glen Boss 51kg (inc.1.0kg) 101