Be race day ready with our Melbourne Cup form guide 2018.

Melbourne Cup – the race that stops a nation! But to make sure you are ready we’ve put together the 2018 Melbourne Cup form guide to give you the low down come race day.

While you might have an uncle, a friend of a friend or a hot tip from that guy at the gym… sometimes it’s best to do your own research for Australia’s biggest race.

The Melbourne Cup 2018 Form Guide

You’ve met the field of the 2018 Melbourne Cup now be race day ready – every horse in the Melbourne Cup listed below in the So Perth 2018 Form Guide;

# Horse Details Last 10 Career W% P% Avg $ Wgt Bar Best Odds
1 Best Solution (IRE) s3195s1111 22 9-2-3 41% 64% $200,422 57.5 6 $13
Pat Cosgrave – Saeed Bin Suroor
2 The Cliffsofmoher (IRE) s512433s43 17 3-2-3 18% 47% $103,595 56.5 9 $16
Ryan Moore – Aidan O’Brien
3 Magic Circle (IRE) 57s150s11s 21 8-1-1 38% 48% $19,511 56 17 $10
Corey Brown – Ian Williams
4 Chestnut Coat (JPN) 5s211250s0 18 4-5-1 22% 56% $80,930 55.5 4 $41
Yuga Kawada – Yoshito Yahagi
5 Muntahaa (IRE) 1796s4341s 15 4-1-4 27% 60% $54,376 55.5 13 $11
Jim Crowley – John Gosden
6 Sound Check (GER) 144s1132s0 17 7-2-1 41% 59% $16,391 55.5 16 $51
Jordan Childs – Michael Moroney
7 Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) s6731s7694 55 11-7-4 20% 40% $83,299 55.5 18 $67
Ben Melham – Chris Waller
8 Ace High 5462s02410 22 5-3-0 23% 36% $100,505 55 22 $101
B
Tye Angland – David Payne
9 Marmelo (GB) 1s69s2112s 16 5-6-1 31% 75% $46,331 55 10 $17
Hugh Bowman – Hughie Morrison
10 Avilius (GB) 3326s11114 12 6-1-2 50% 75% $70,017 54.5 11 $13
Glyn Schofield – James Cummings
11 Yucatan (IRE) 2s436013s1 13 3-3-3 23% 69% $39,428 54.5 23 $5.5
B
James McDonald – Aidan O’Brien
12 Auvray (FR) 56164s5266 39 8-4-1 21% 33% $26,515 54 1 $126
Tommy Berry – Richard Freedman
13 Finche (GB) 13s655s1s3 9 3-0-3 33% 67% $31,937 54 15 $27
Zac Purton – Chris Waller
14 Red Cardinal (IRE) s5s0s08030 16 5-3-2 31% 63% $32,192 54 5 $101
B
Damien Oliver – Darren Weir
15 Vengeur Masque (IRE) 21s05s4059 26 4-5-0 15% 35% $33,542 54 2 $67
Patrick Moloney – Michael Moroney
16 Ventura Storm (IRE) 7829s79401 29 7-3-2 24% 41% $50,600 54 7 $34
Mark Zahra – David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 A Prince Of Arran (GB) 2188632s31 28 5-6-3 18% 50% $20,651 53 20 $17
Michael Walker – Charlie Fellowes
18 Nakeeta (GB) 1s5s005770 38 5-8-3 13% 42% $19,801 53 3 $101
Regan Bayliss – Iain Jardine
19 Sir Charles Road 4513s01473 24 6-5-4 25% 63% $28,093 53 14 $126
B
Dwayne Dunn – Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
20 Zacada (NZ) 58402s0080 36 4-7-5 11% 44% $16,914 53 24 $201
B
Damian Lane – Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
21 Runaway 231130s341 17 4-3-3 24% 59% $30,605 52 12 $41
Stephen Baster – Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
22 Youngstar 11113s6327 12 4-1-3 33% 67% $64,442 51.5 8 $17
Craig Williams – Chris Waller
23 Cross Counter (GB) 11s24112s 7 4-2-0 57% 86% $41,040 51 19 $11
Kerrin McEvoy – Charlie Appleby
24 Rostropovich (IRE) 3s41922515 13 4-2-2 31% 62% $87,110 51 21 $27
Wayne Lordan – Aidan O’Brien

How do I read a Melbourne Cup form guide?

All those numbers look great but what does it all mean?

Break down of how to read the Melbourne Cup 2018 form guide is below:

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Melbourne Cup Form Guide Performance Indicators

For the people that like to know how the horse has actually performed – taking results over the vanity metrics.

  • Horse Details: The colour the jockey will be wearing on the horse, the horse name, the jockey name and followed by the horse trainer. The letters in brackets after the horse’s name shows the origin country of the horse.
  • Last 10: The result from the Melbourne Cup horse’s last 6 races. Please note the most recent race is listed to the far right. “0” means the horse came 10th or worse and “s” means the horse was scratched (did not race).
  • W%: Shows the percentage of races the horse has come first in a previous race.
  • P%: Shows the percentage of races the horse has placed(Finished 1,2,3) in a previous race.
  • Avg $: The average prize money the horse has won in it’s racing history – might be worth following the money when placing a bet.
  • Wgt: How much weight the horse is carrying. This is determined by the handicapper based on the ratings. Weights are used to try and make horses equal.
  • Barrier: The barrier number that the Melbourne Cup horses will start from. The closer the horse is to the inside rail, the lower the number. The barrier number can be an important factor to a horses chance of winning, most notably in the Melbourne Cup a horse drawing barrier 24 would be the worst placed runner.

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