Simple 2011 Melbourne Cup Form Guide

This simple to read form guide is not meant to replace a more detailed form like you’d find in your favourite newspaper. This is meant to be a starting point for your research and to help you after reading some of our free Melbourne Cup betting tips by looking at some of the basic information listed, such as age and sex, dam & sire, racing record over the horses entire career, most recent six races and their dead track record, which is the forecast for Flemington on Cup day.

There are a couple of things to keep in mind regarding betting on favourites (currently Americain) of the Melbourne Cup.
1) Favourites win the Melbourne Cup race roughly 20% of the time.
2) However, the favourite comes a place nearly 50% of the time.

In the last 12 years, only 4 favourites have finished in the first 3 placings, which is a third, or 33.3% of the time. I think Americain, even at 7 years of age, is strong enough to run a place in 2011 (and possibly win) to bring the percentage of recent favourites running a place a bit closer to the historical average.

I’d certainly put Americain in your trifectas, first fours and other exotic bets and if you’re convinced he’ll be one of the 20% to win the Cup, go ahead and have a punt. Look at the best available online odds for the 2011 Melbourne Cup here, Americain is currently paying about $5 with most bookies, but this could change tomorrow.

If you’re looking for more detailed form, these online Australian bookmakers have great in-depth form guides for their members, plus they’re all offering some great free/bonus bet offers for new clients. Why not join one, or more and place some free money on the Melbourne Cup?

2011 Melbourne Cup Form Guide


1 AMERICAIN (15) 58kg

Trainer: A De Royer-dupre at Chantilly (FR)
Jockey: G Mosse
Age & Sex: 7 Year Old Horse
Dam & Sire: DYNAFORMER – AMERICA
Career Starts: 26: 10 3 3
Prize Money: $4,857,677
Last 6 Starts: 66×101
Dead Track Starts: 6: 4 1 0


2-JUKEBOX JURY (6) 57kg

Trainer: Mark Johnston at Middleham (GB)
Jockey: N Callan
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Horse
Dam & Sire: MONTJEU – MARE AUX FEES
Career Starts: 21: 9 2 2
Prize Money: $1,709,933
Last 6 Starts: 4×1311
Dead Track Starts: 1: 1 0 0


3-DUNADEN (13) 54.5kg

Trainer: Mikel Delzangles at France
Jockey: Not Notified
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Horse
Dam & Sire: NICOBAR – LA MARLIA
Career Starts: 27: 7 8 5
Prize Money: $508,633
Last 6 Starts: 312×91
Dead Track Starts: 1: 1 0 0


4-DRUNKEN SAILOR (8) 54kg

Trainer: L M Cumani at Newmarket (GB)
Jockey: Not Notified
Age & Sex: 7 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: TENDULKAR – RONNI PANCAKE
Career Starts: 41: 11 9 4
Prize Money: $743,460
Last 6 Starts: 613137
Dead Track Starts: 4: 0 1 1


5-GLASS HARMONIUM (23) 54kg

Trainer: M D Moroney at Flemington
Jockey: Lisa Cropp
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Horse
Dam & Sire: VERGLAS – SPRING SYMPHONY
Career Starts: 21: 5 5 2
Prize Money: $1,300,183
Last 6 Starts: 224201
Dead Track Starts: 5: 2 2 0


6-MANIGHAR (21) 54kg

Trainer: L M Cumani at Newmarket (GB)
Jockey: Damien Oliver
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: LINAMIX – MINTLY FRESH
Career Starts: 20: 6 3 3
Prize Money: $915,968
Last 6 Starts: x34844
Dead Track Starts: 0: 0 0 0


7-UNUSUAL SUSPECT (7) 54kg

Trainer: M C Kent at Cranbourne
Jockey: Not Notified
Age & Sex: 8 Year Old Horse
Dam & Sire: UNUSUAL HEAT – PENPONT
Career Starts: 59: 9 8 6
Prize Money: $1,362,826
Last 6 Starts: 15×406
Dead Track Starts: 2: 0 0 0


8-FOX HUNT (19) 53.5kg

Trainer: Mark Johnston at Middleham (GB)
Jockey: Silvestre De Sousa
Age & Sex: 5 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: DUBAWI – KILTUBBER
Career Starts: 15: 5 4 0
Prize Money: $172,779
Last 6 Starts: 112461
Dead Track Starts: 0: 0 0 0


9-LUCAS CRANACH (11) 53.5kg

Trainer: Anthony Freedman at Rye
Jockey: Corey Brown
Age & Sex: 5 Year Old Horse
Dam & SIre: MAMOOL – LOTS OF LOVE
Career Starts: 10: 5 1 0
Prize Money: $242,990
Last 6 Starts: x42155
Dead Track Starts: 2: 1 0 0


10-MOURAYAN (14) 53.5kg

Trainer: Robert Hickmott at Mt. Macedon
Jockey: Hugh Bowman
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Horse
Dam & Site: ALHAARTH – MOURAMARA
Career Starts: 27: 3 7 4
Prize Money: $1,344,241
Last 6 Starts: x04312
Dead Track Starts: 12: 0 5 2


11-PRECEDENCE (2) 53.5kg

Trainer: J B Cummings at Flemington
Jockey: Darren Beadman
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: ZABEEL – KOWTOW
Career Starts: 32: 6 4 1
Prize Money: $826,720
Last 6 Starts: x67009
Dead Track Starts: 9: 3 0 0


12-RED CADEAUX (16) 53.5kg

Trainer: Ed Dunlop at Newmarket (GB)
Jockey: Michael Rodd
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: CADEAUX GENEREUX – ARTISIA
Career Starts: 23: 5 5 2
Prize Money: $226,969
Last 6 Starts: 141053
Dead Track Starts: 3: 1 1 1


13-HAWK ISLAND (18) 53kg

Trainer: C J Waller at Rosehill
Jockey: Glyn Schofield
Age & Sex: 7 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: HAWK WING – CRIMPHILL
Career Starts: 40: 10 8 2
Prize Money: $785,147
Last 6 Starts: x60220
Dead Track Starts: 9: 1 2 0


14-ILLO (1) 53kg

Trainer: J B Cummings at Flemington
Jockey: Jimmy Cassidy
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Horse
Dam & Sire: TERTULLIAN – IORA
Career Starts: 14: 5 3 3
Prize Money: $168,459
Last 6 Starts: 1421×3
Dead Track Starts: 5: 2 0 2


15-LOST IN THE MOMENT (3) 53kg

Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor at Newmarket (GB)
Jockey: William Buick
Age & Sex: 5 Year Old Horse
Dam & Sire: DANEHILL DANCER – STREETCAR
Career Starts: 17: 4 4 1
Prize Money: $216,044
Last 6 Starts: 223274
Dead Track Starts: 0: 0 0 0


16-MODUN (5) 53kg

Trainer: Saeed Bin Suroor at Newmarket (GB)
Jockey: Kerrin Mc Evoy
Age & Sex: 5 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: KING’S BEST – OLYMPIENNE
Career Starts: 8: 3 3 0
Prize Money: $129,425
Last 6 Starts: 102241
Dead Track Starts: 0: 0 0 0


17-AT FIRST SIGHT (10) 52.5kg

Trainer: Robert Hickmott at Mt. Macedon
Jockey: Steven King
Age & Sex: 5 Year Old Horse
Dam & Sire: GALILEO – HEALING MUSIC
Career Starts: 11: 1 4 1
Prize Money: $696,516
Last 6 Starts: 5×0622
Dead Track Starts: 3: 1 0 0


18-MOYENNE CORNICHE (17) 52kg

Trainer: Brian Ellison at North Yorkshire (GB)
Jockey: Brett Prebble
Age & Sex: 7 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: SELKIRK – MISS CORNICHE
Career Starts: 26: 2 6 4
Prize Money: $319,379
Last 6 Starts: 235013
Dead Track Starts: 1: 0 0 1


19-SAPTAPADI (22) 52kg

Trainer: Brian Ellison at North Yorkshire (GB)
Jockey: Chris Symons
Age & Sex: 6 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: INDIAN RIDGE – OLYMPIENNE
Career Starts: 14: 1 2 1
Prize Money: $86,767
Last 6 Starts: 755580
Dead Track Starts: 2: 0 0 1


20-SHAMROCKER (24) 52kg

Trainer: D T O’brien at Flemington
Jockey: Luke Nolen
Age & Sex: 4 Year Old Mare
Dam & Sire: O’REILLY – BOHEMIAN BLUES
Career Starts: 17: 4 2 2
Prize Money: $1,975,888
Last 6 Starts: 2×8070
Dead Track Starts: 8: 2 0 2


21-THE VERMINATOR (4) 52kg

Trainer: C J Waller at Rosehill
Jockey: Craig Newitt
Age & Sex: 5 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: JEUNE – FRAAR SIDE
Career Starts: 25: 7 6 3
Prize Money: $561,100
Last 6 Starts: 331510
Dead Track Starts: 9: 2 4 2


22-TULLAMORE (12) 52kg

Trainer: Ms G Waterhouse at Flemington
Jockey: Chris Munce
Age & Sex: 5 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: SAVABEEL – TROCAIR
Career Starts: 24: 5 7 4
Prize Money: $621,492
Last 6 Starts: 183832
Dead Track Starts: 8: 1 4 0


23-NIWOT (9) 51kg

Trainer: “M, W & J Hawkes at Rosehill”
Jockey: Dean Yendall
Age & Sex: 7 Year Old Gelding
Dam & Sire: GALILEO – TOO DARN HOT
Career Starts: 22: 8 4 1
Prize Money: $591,825
Last 6 Starts: x07201
Dead Track Starts: 8: 4 1 1


24-OLDER THAN TIME (20) 51kg

Trainer: Ms G Waterhouse at Flemington
Jockey: Tim Clark
Age & Sex: 5 Year Old Mare
Dam & Sire: DON EDUARDO – UP THE HILL
Career Starts: 16: 5 4 1
Prize Money: $243,905
Last 6 Starts: x06530
Dead Track Starts: 7: 0 2 1


Bet on the 2011 Melbourne Cup

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