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Melbourne Cup 2014: Full field, barriers and odds

Damien Oliver faces a three-horse race in the challenge for the Melbourne Premiership. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)
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The full 2014 Melbourne Cup field has been announced including the drawing of the all-important barriers, with the full field of 24 runners is set to go on Tuesday, November 4th. The full field, odds for each runner and the favourite are now all decided.

Saturday’s racing saw Signoff win the Group 3 Lexus Stakes, with the Darren Weir-trained gelding making his way into the starting line-up after a tough victory at Flemington.

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He subsequently rocketed to rank second favourite to 2014 Caulfield Cup winner and Japanese raider, Admire Ratki.

Racing Victoria handicapper Greg Carpenter elected to issue a 1kg Melbourne Cup penalty for Signoff, and he will carry 51kg into the race – the smallest impost for any horse.

Admire Rakti carries 58.5kg, the highest handicap, after he was penalised for his Caulfield Cup win.

Barriers

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Most of the horses given the best chance to win the $6 million cup drew favourable barriers.

The favourite, Admire Rakti, drew barrier 8, which also drew smiles from the Japanese connections.

Lucia Valentia drew barrier 2, while Fawkner drew barrier 9, next to Admire Rakti.

Signoff drew barrier 16 in the worst draw for a top favourite, but it’s a barrier that gives him options.

The unluckiest horse was German horse Araldo, drawing 24, also known as the ‘carpark’. He’ll need a lot of luck from there.

Barrier 11 is the most successful barrier in Melbourne Cup history, with seven wins, the last in 2001.

The 2013 Melbourne Cup was won by Fiorente, from barrier 5.

OFFICIAL 2014 Melbourne Cup field (in order of entry)

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Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1. ADMIRE RAKTI Tomoyuki Umeda Zac Purton 8 58.5kg
2. CAVALRYMAN Saeed Bin Suroor Craig Williams 3 57kg
3. FAWKNER Robert Hickmott Nick Hall 9 57kg
4. RED CADEAUX Ed Dunlop Gerald Mosse 15 57kg
5. PROTECTIONIST Andreas Wohler Ryan Moore 11 56.5kg
6. SEA MOON Robert Hickmott Tommy Berry 18 56.5kg
7. SEISMOS Marco Botti Craig Newitt 1 56kg
8. JUNOOB Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 55.5kg
9. ROYAL DIAMOND Johnny Murtagh Steven Arnold 6 55.5kg
10. GATEWOOD John Gosden William Buick 22 55kg
11. MUTUAL REGARD Johnny Murtagh Damien Oliver 12 55kg
12. WHO SHOT THEBARMAN Chris Waller Glen Boss 13 55kg
13. WILLING FOE Saeed Bin Suroor James McDonald 17 55kg
14. MY AMBIVALENT Roger Varian Andre Atzeni 4 54.5kg
15. PRECEDENCE Bart & James Cummings Michael Rodd 20 54.5kg
16. BRAMBLES Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 21 54kg
17. MR O’CEIRIN Ciaron Maher Chad Schofield 19 54kg
18. AU REVOIR Andre Fabre Glyn Schofield 23 53.5kg
19. LIDARI Peter G Moody Ben Melham 10 53.5kg
20. OPINION Chris Waller Tye Angland 14 53.5kg
21. ARALDO Michael Moroney Dwayne Dunn 24 53kg
22. LUCIA VALENTINA Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 2 53kg
23. UNCHAIN MY HEART David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Dean Yendall 5 51.5kg
24. SIGNOFF Darren Weir Joao Moreira 16 51kg

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2014 Melbourne Cup odds (in order of favouritism – unofficial – prices based on Ladbrokes at time of publishing)

Admire Rakti $6.00 – favourite
Signoff $8
Lucia Valentina $7
Protectionist $8
Fawkner $7.50
Mutual Regard $10
Red Cadeaux $21
Who Shot Thebarman $21
Willing Foe $26
Cavalryman
Junoob $26
Araldo $26
Lidari $41
Seismos $81
Brambles $41
My Ambivalent $34
Au Revoir $81
Royal Diamond $81
Opinion $61
Gatewood $71
Precedence $81
Unchain My Heart $201
Sea Moon
Mr Oceirin $61

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