2017 Melbourne Cup Field released

Almandin will launch his bid for back-to-back Melbourne Cup wins from a double-digit barrier.

One of six horses owner Lloyd Williams will have in Tuesday’s race, Almandin will start from gate 14 after winning from barrier 17 last year.

Topweight Hartnell, third in 2018, has drawn barrier 12 while Gai Waterhouse’s Cismontane has stall 17 after sneaking into the Melbourne Cup following his Lexus Stakes win on Saturday.

Melbourne Cup Field:

No. Horse Sex Age Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings Damian Lane 12 57.5kg
2 ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 14 56.5kg
3 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir Blake Shinn 13 56kg
4 TIBERIAN (FR) H 6 Alain Couetil Olivier Peslier 23 55.5kg
5 MARMELO (GB) H 5 Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 16 55kg
6 RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 6 Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 24 55kg
7 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 3 54.5kg
8 BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 1 54kg
9 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) G 8 William Mullins Zac Purton 2 54kg
10 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 6 54kg
11 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 9 Chris Waller Tommy Berry 20 54kg
12 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) G 9 William Mullins Stephen Baster 8 54kg
13 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 5 53.5kg
14 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 22 53.5kg
15 BOOM TIME H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 9 53kg
16 GALLANTE (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 18 53kg
17 LIBRAN (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 7 53kg
18 NAKEETA (GB) G 7 Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 19 53kg
19 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive Kathy O’Hara 11 53kg
20 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) H 5 Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 15 53kg
21 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) G 8 William Mullins Joao Moreira 21 52kg
22 REKINDLING (GB) H 4 Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 4 51.5kg
23 AMELIE’S STAR M 6 Darren Weir Dean Yendall 10 51kg
24 CISMONTANE (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens 17 50kg

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