Likely 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

The official 2013 Melbourne Cup final field is due to be released shortly and here you will find the likely field for the $6 million race.

With Ruscello’s connections opting to accept following his 2013 Lexus Stakes win earlier today, Bart Cummings’ Precedence is expected to just missed out on a spot in the Melbourne Cup.

Ruscello has won five of his 18 race starts and has accumulated more than $233,000 in prize earnings.

The five-year-old, who was recently purchased by Australian owners OTI Racing, was not going to accept for the Melbourne Cup until he won today’s Lexus Stakes.

While trainer Ed Walker was still not keen on accepting for the Melbourne Cup 2013, it’s likely his new connections found the offer far too tempting to turn down.

The last runner to sneak into the 2013 Melbourne Cup field, apart to Ruscello, is likely to be Ibicenco.

Ibicenco is likely to just sneak into the 2013 Melbourne Cup field.

Ibicenco is expected to just sneak into the 2013 Melbourne Cup field. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Ibicenco won his last start in the Group 3 Geelong Cup on October 23, 2013, and will be looking to continue the strong record of winners going into theCup.

The five-year-old has won four of his 21 race starts and has earned more than $450,000 in prize money during his horse racing career.

Dunaden, Fawkner, Hawkspur and Dear Demi are also included in the 2013 Melbourne Cup likely final field.

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Likely 2013 Melbourne Cup Final Field

Ballot Horse Trainer Weight
1 FAWKNER Robert Hickmott 54.5kg
2 DUNADEN (FR) Mikel Delzangles 58.5kg
3 GREEN MOON (IRE) Robert Hickmott 57.5kg
4 RED CADEAUX (GB) Ed Dunlop 56.5kg
5 SEA MOON (GB) Robert Hickmott 56.5kg
6 SUPER COOL Mark Kavanagh 54.5kg
7 VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE) Michael Moroney 54kg
8 FIORENTE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 55kg
9 HAWKSPUR Chris Waller 53.5kg
10 TRES BLUE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse 51kg
11 BROWN PANTHER (GB) Tom Dascombe 55kg
12 FORETELLER (GB) Chris Waller 55kg
13 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey 54.5kg
14 DANDINO (GB) Marco Botti 54.5kg
15 VEREMA (FR) Alain de Royer Dupre 53kg
16 MOURAYAN (IRE) Robert Hickmott 54.5kg
17 SEVILLE (GER) Robert Hickmott 54.5kg
18 DEAR DEMI Clarry Conners 51kg
19 MOUNT ATHOS (IRE) Luca Cumani 54kg
20 ROYAL EMPIRE (IRE) Saeed Bin Suroor 54kg
21 MASKED MARVEL (GB) Robert Hickmott 54kg
22 SIMENON (IRE) William Mullins 53.5kg
23 IBICENCO (GER) Peter G Moody 53kg
24 RUSCELLO (IRE) Ed Walker 50kg

2 Comments on Likely 2013 Melbourne Cup Field

  1. Patrick Wilcocks says:

    Looks like a great Melbourne Cup field this year. Very excited.

  2. Jeff Winters says:

    Come on Green Moon, two years in a row!!!

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