Melbourne Cup Horses 2013: Form Guide & Jockey Silks

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The 2013 Melbourne Cup field is packed full of quality stayers and punters all around Australia (and the world) are studying the form guide to try and come up with the winner of the extremely open betting race.

Fiorente remains the clear favourite in 2013 Melbourne Cup betting markets.

Fiorente remains the clear favourite in 2013 Melbourne Cup betting markets. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

The current favourite in 2013 Melbourne Cup betting markets is Gai Waterhouse-trained Fiorente who has remained fairly steady at odds of $7.50 since he drew ideally in gate 5 at the barrier draw at Flemington on Saturday.

Luca Cumani-trained Mount Athos remains on the second line of betting at Melbourne Cup odds of $9.50, despite drawing barrier 22, while there has been plenty of support for Caulfield Cup runner-up Dandino who is now available at $12.

The Melbourne Cup market mover has been Irish stayer Simenon, who made his Australian debut with an impressive third place finish behind Sea Moon in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m), who is now into odds of $16 after being available at almost $25 on Saturday afternoon.

You can make a case for just about every horse in the 2013 Melbourne Cup field and below you can find all the relevant form guide, jockey and silks information about every single Melbourne Cup runner.

Whether you want to back a horse in the Melbourne Cup because of their jockey, barrier, saddlecloth number or even the colour of their silks, you can work out your Melbourne Cup betting strategy by analyzing this valuable information.

Melbourne Cup Horse Form, Details & Silk Colours

1. Dunaden

Dunaden Jockey Silk Colours
Dunaden – The classy French stayer will join Peter Pan as the only horse to have won the Melbourne Cup twice in non-consecutive years if he is successful on Tuesday but no horse has carried more than 58kg to win the race in the last thirty years.
Silk Colours: Yellow, Royal Blue Stars, Yellow Cap

Trainer: Mikel Delzangles

Jockey: Jamie Spencer (58.5kg)

Barrier No: 1

Recent Form 43228

2. Green Moon

Green Moon Jockey Silk Colours
Green Moon – The Lloyd Williams-owned stayer is aiming to join Archer (1861 and 1862), Rain Lover (1968 and 1969), Think Big (1974 and 1975) and Makybe Diva (2003, 2004 and 2005) as the only horses to have won the Melbourne Cup in back-to-back years.
Silk Colours: Navy blue, white armbands and cap

Trainer: Robert Hickmott

Jockey: Brett Prebble

Barrier No: 10

Recent Form 44599

3. Red Cadeaux

Red Cadeaux Jockey Silk Colours
Red Cadeaux – The well-travelled stayer will be partnered by leading French jockey Gerald Mosse who will be the first European jockey to win the Melbourne Cup on two occasions if he steers Red Cadeaux to victory on Tuesday.
Silk Colours: Light blue and red diamonds, light blue sleeves, red and light blue diamond cap

Trainer: Ed Dunlop

Jockey: Gerald Mosse

Barrier No: 23

Recent Form 89624

4. Sea Moon

Sea Moon Jockey Silk Colours
Sea Moon – The Hebert Power Stakes winner has superb European form and is a good chance to join Just A Dash (1981), What A Nuisance (1985), Efficient (2007) and Green Moon (2012) as Lloyd Williams-owned Melbourne Cup winners.
Silk Colours: Navy blue, white armbands, navy blue cap

Trainer: Robert Hickmott

Jockey: Steven Arnold

Barrier No: 7

Recent Form 80021

5. Brown Panther

Brown Panther Jockey Silk Colours
Brown Panther – Jockey Richard Kingscote will be making his Melbourne Cup debut on Brown Panther whose connections, that include retired football superstar Michael Owen, can become the first British-trained horse to win the Melbourne Cup.
Silk Colours: Turquoise, dark blue cap

Trainer: Tom Dascombe

Jockey: Richard Kingscote

Barrier No: 38115

Recent Form 6

6. Fiorente

Fiorente Jockey Silk Colours
Fiorente – Gai Waterhouse is chasing her first ever victory in the Melbourne Cup but will have to overcome the poor recent run of favourites in the race; with champion Makybe Diva in 2005 the last favourite to salute for punters in the Melbourne Cup.
Silk Colours: Black, purple sash

Trainer: Gai Waterhouse

Jockey: Damien Oliver

Barrier No: 5

Recent Form 36143

7. Foreteller

Foreteller Jockey Silk Colours
Foreteller – Foreteller has been given his chance in the Melbourne Cup but Light Fingers (1965) and Rain Lover (1969) are the only horses that have ever completed the Makybe Diva Stakes/Melbourne Cup double.

Silk Colours: Green, yellow star and armbands

Trainer: Chris Waller

Jockey: Craig Newitt

Barrier No: 15

Recent Form 81024

8. Dandino

Dandino Jockey Silk Colours
Dandino – The Marco Botti-trained entire flew home to finish second in the Caulfield Cup and will start the 2013 Melbourne Cup in barrier four – the most successful barrier in the Group 1 event in the past 30 years.

Silk Colours: Fluorescent yellow, navy blue seams

Trainer: Marco Botti

Jockey: Ryan Moore

Barrier No: 4

Recent Form 72212

9. Ethiopia

Ethiopia Jockey Silk Colours
Ethiopia – Ethiopia finished at the tail of the field after suffering an injury in the 2012 Melbourne Cup and in 2013 will jump from barrier 14 that housed six Melbourne Cup winners, but none in the last 30 years.

Silk Colours: Light blue, green hoops and cap

Trainer: Pat Carey

Jockey: Rhys McLeod

Barrier No: 14

Recent Form 05004

10. Fawkner

Fawkner Jockey Silk Colours
Fawkner – The Caulfield Cup is always considered the key Melbourne Cup form race and Fawkner will join Rivette (1939), Rising Fast (1954), Even Stevens (1962), Galilee (1966), Gurner’s Lane (1982), Doriemus (1995), Might And Power (1997) and Ethereal (2001) as horses that have completed the famous double if he wins tomorrow.

Silk Colours: Navy blue, white armbands, royal blue cap

Trainer: Robert Hickmott

Jockey: Nicholas Hall

Barrier No: 8

Recent Form 37531

11. Mourayan

Mourayan Jockey Silk Colours
Mourayan – Mourayan is the outsider of the field at Melbourne Cup odds of $126 and will surpass The Pearl (1871), Wotan (1936) and Old Rowley (1940) as the longest priced winners of the Melbourne Cup if he causes a boil over.

Silk Colours: Navy blue, white armbands, red cap

Trainer: Robert Hickmott

Jockey: Brenton Avdulla

Barrier No: 19

Recent Form 41787

12. Seville

Seville Jockey Silk Colours
Seville – The Metropolitan Handicap was once a key lead-up to the Melbourne Cup, with five horses completed the double, but since Macdougal won both races in 1959 the Metropolitan winner has failed to fire in the Melbourne Cup.

Silk Colours: Navy blue, white armbands, gold cap

Trainer: Robert Hickmott

Jockey: Hugh Bowman

Barrier No: 9

Recent Form 00917

13. Super Cool

Super Cool Jockey Silk Colours
Super Cool – Super Cool will need to find his three-year-old form if he is going to lump 54.kg and join Saintly as the only four-year-old to win the Australian Cup and the Melbourne Cup in the same year.

Silk Colours: Royal blue, large white brace, white stripe, red brace, royal blue and yellow star sleeves

Trainer: Mark Kavanagh

Jockey: Corey Brown

Barrier No: 13

Recent Form 34935

14. Masked Marvel

Masked Marvel Jockey Silk Colours
Masked Marvel – Proven stayer Masked Marvel will be the first ever Ladbrokes St Leger winner, a race in which he beat Brown Panther, Sea Moon and Seville, to compete in the Melbourne Cup.

Silk Colours: Navy blue, white armbands, pink cap

Trainer: Robert Hickmott

Jockey: Michael Rodd

Barrier No: 2

Recent Form 80320

15. Mount Athos

Mount Athos Jockey Silk Colours
Mount Athos – The Luca Cumani-trained gelding finishing fifth in last year’s race but since Tawrrific won the 1989 Melbourne Cup, after finishing 12 the year before, Brew is the only Melbourne Cup winner to have been beaten in a previous edition of the race.

Silk Colours: Grey, beige star, grey and beige star sleeves and cap

Trainer: Luca Cumani

Jockey: Craig Williams

Barrier No: 22

Recent Form 01582

16. Royal Empire

Royal Empire Jockey Silk Colours
Royal Empire – Godolphin has regularly trained Melbourne Cup placegetters in the last fifteen years (with Give A Slip (2001) and Crime Scene (2009) both finishing second) but is still chasing their first victory in Australia’s most famous race.

Silk Colours: Royal blue, fly Emirates logo

Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor

Jockey: Kerrin McEvoy

Barrier No: 11

Recent Form 01122

17. Voleuse De Coeurs

Voleuse De Coeurs Jockey Silk Colours
Voleuse De Coeurs – Voleuse De Coeurs won the Irish St Leger in dominant fashion but, since Vintage Crop made the Melbourne Cup an international affair with his 1993 victory, no Irish St Leger winner has been able to come to Australia and win the Melbourne Cup.

Silk Colours: Blue, white and orange Eliza Park logo, white sleeves, orange armbands, blue cap, gold pom pom

Trainer: Michael Moroney

Jockey: James McDonald

Barrier No: 21

Recent Form 21321

18. Hawkspur

Hawkspur Jockey Silk Colours
Hawkspur – There is plenty of history against Hawkspur in the Melbourne Cup. Not only has no Queensland Derby gone on to win the $6 million Group 1 event but no horse has ever won the race after jumping from barrier eighteen.

Silk Colours: White, black stars, purple and white star sleeves, purple and white quartered cap

Trainer: Chris Waller

Jockey: Jim Cassidy

Barrier No: 18

Recent Form 71457

19. Simenon

Simenon Jockey Silk Colours
Simenon – The former hurdler has a similar Melbourne Cup form profile as great Irish stayer Vintage Crop and will be trainer Willie Mullins’ second ever runner in the Melbourne Cup after Holy Orders finished 17th behind Makybe Diva in the 2003 edition of the race.

Silk Colours: Purple, orange sleeves, purple and orange star cap

Trainer: Willie Mullins

Jockey: Richard Hughes

Barrier No: 12

Recent Form 54223

20. Ibicenco

Ibicenco Jockey Silk Colours
Ibicenco – Ibicenco earnt a spot in the Melbourne Cup field after receiving a penalty for his win in the Geelong Cup, which has been a key lead-up race since the turn of the century; with Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) all completing the double.

Silk Colours: Navy blue and gold hoops, white sleeves and cap

Trainer: Peter Moody

Jockey: Luke Nolen

Barrier No: 17

Recent Form 51801

21. Verema

Verema Jockey Silk Colours
Verema – The classy French mare won the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay in impressive fashion and is the same race that Americain and Dunaden both competed in before coming to Australia to win the Melbourne Cup.

Silk Colours: Green, red epaulettes, green sleeves and cap

Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupre

Jockey: Christophe Lemaire

Barrier No: 3

Recent Form 32511

22. Dear Demi

Dear Demi Jockey Silk Colours
Dear Demi – Dear Demi has had a traditional preparation to the Melbourne Cup; producing strong performances in the Underwood Stakes, Caulfield Cup and the MacKinnon Stakes at Flemington on Victoria Derby day.

Silk Colours: Royal blue, white crossed sashes

Trainer: Clarry Conners

Jockey: Chris Munce

Barrier No: 16

Recent Form 73832

23. Tres Blue

Tres Blue Jockey Silk Colours
Tres Blue – The lightly-raced French stayer will be the first Northern Hemisphere-three-year-old to compete in the Melbourne Cup since Aidan O’Brien-trained Mahler who finished third behind Lloyd Williams-owned Efficient in the 2007 edition of the race.

Silk Colours: Black, gold collar and cap

Trainer: Gai Waterhouse

Jockey: Tommy Berry

Barrier No: 20

Recent Form 13211

24 Ruscello

Ruscello Jockey Silk Colours
Ruscello – Ruscello won the Lexus Stakes on Saturday to qualify for the Victoria Derby field and is aiming to join Brew (2000) and Shocking (2009) as the only horses that have gone on to win the Melbourne Cup three days later in the last fifteen years.

Silk Colours: Navy blue and gold hoops, white sleeves, red cap

Trainer: Ed Walker

Jockey: Chad Schofield (a)

Barrier No: 24

Recent Form 33321

About The Author

Thomas Hackett

Thomas is a passionate and opinionated racing journalist and punter who has been obsessed with horse racing since he backed Saintly to win the 1996 Melbourne Cup. An international racing enthusiast, he has his finger on the pulse of racing news not just from Australia but all around the world.


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