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Starting Field for 2023 Melbourne Cup

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Melbourne cup 2023

The starting field for the 2023 Melbourne Cup has been finalised with the French Defender Gold Trip being heavily penalized with a 58 kilogram burden to overcome. Military Mission, an Irish horse has scored the ideal barrier draw at number 5. The French Roughie True Marvel has the true advantage of carrying the lowest weight.

NumberHorseTrainerJockeyWeight (kg)Barrier
1Gold Trip (FR)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceJames McDonald582
2Alenquer (FR)Michael MoroneyDamien Oliver56.59
3Without A Fight (IRE)Anthony Freedman & Sam FreedmanMark Zahra56.510
4Breakup (JPN)Tatsuya YoshiokaKohei Matsuyama5518
5Vauban (FR)Willie MullinsRyan Moore553
6Soulcome (GB)Chris WallerJoão Moreira53.54
7Absurde (FR)Willie MullinsZac Purton538
8Right You AreCiaron Maher & David EustaceJohn Allen5315
9Vow And DeclareDanny O’BrienBilly Egan5319
10Cleveland (IRE)Kris LeesMichael Dee5223
11Ashrun (FR)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceKerrin McEvoy51.511
12Daqiansweet Junior (NZ)Phillip StokesDaniel Stackhouse51.512
13Okita Soushu (IRE)Joseph O’BrienDylan Gibbons51.520
14Sheraz (FR)Chris WallerBeau Mertens51.522
15Lastotchka (FR)Mick Price & Michael Kent JnrCraig Williams5121
16Magical Lagoon (IRE)Chris WallerMark Du Plessis517
17Military Mission (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRachel King515
18Serpentine (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottJye McNeil511
19Virtous Circle (NZ)Liam HowleyCraig Newitt516
20More Fellons (IRE)Chris WallerJamie Kah50.524
21Future History (GB)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceHollie Doyle5013
22Interpretation (IRE)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceTeo Nugent5017
23Kalapour (IRE)Kris LeesZac Lloyd5014
24True Marvel (FR)Matthew SmithBen Thompson5010