Melbourne Cup Form Guide 2018: Be Ready To Punt

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 DetailsLast 10CareerW%P%Avg $WgtBarBest Odds
1Best Solution (IRE)s3195s111122 9-2-341%64%$200,42257.56$13
Pat Cosgrave – Saeed Bin Suroor
2The Cliffsofmoher (IRE)s512433s4317 3-2-318%47%$103,59556.59$16
Ryan Moore – Aidan O’Brien
3Magic Circle (IRE)57s150s11s21 8-1-138%48%$19,5115617$10
Corey Brown – Ian Williams
4Chestnut Coat (JPN)5s211250s018 4-5-122%56%$80,93055.54$41
Yuga Kawada – Yoshito Yahagi
5Muntahaa (IRE)1796s4341s15 4-1-427%60%$54,37655.513$11
Jim Crowley – John Gosden
6Sound Check (GER)144s1132s017 7-2-141%59%$16,39155.516$51
Jordan Childs – Michael Moroney
7Who Shot Thebarman (NZ)s6731s769455 11-7-420%40%$83,29955.518$67
Ben Melham – Chris Waller
8Ace High5462s0241022 5-3-023%36%$100,5055522$101
Tye Angland – David Payne
9Marmelo (GB)1s69s2112s16 5-6-131%75%$46,3315510$17
Hugh Bowman – Hughie Morrison
10Avilius (GB)3326s1111412 6-1-250%75%$70,01754.511$13
Glyn Schofield – James Cummings
11Yucatan (IRE)2s436013s113 3-3-323%69%$39,42854.523$5.5
James McDonald – Aidan O’Brien
12Auvray (FR)56164s526639 8-4-121%33%$26,515541$126
Tommy Berry – Richard Freedman
13Finche (GB)13s655s1s39 3-0-333%67%$31,9375415$27
Zac Purton – Chris Waller
14Red Cardinal (IRE)s5s0s0803016 5-3-231%63%$32,192545$101
Damien Oliver – Darren Weir
15Vengeur Masque (IRE)21s05s405926 4-5-015%35%$33,542542$67
Patrick Moloney – Michael Moroney
16Ventura Storm (IRE)7829s7940129 7-3-224%41%$50,600547$34
Mark Zahra – David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17A Prince Of Arran (GB)2188632s3128 5-6-318%50%$20,6515320$17
Michael Walker – Charlie Fellowes
18Nakeeta (GB)1s5s00577038 5-8-313%42%$19,801533$101
Regan Bayliss – Iain Jardine
19Sir Charles Road4513s0147324 6-5-425%63%$28,0935314$126
Dwayne Dunn – Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
20Zacada (NZ)58402s008036 4-7-511%44%$16,9145324$201
Damian Lane – Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
21Runaway231130s34117 4-3-324%59%$30,6055212$41
Stephen Baster – Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
22Youngstar11113s632712 4-1-333%67%$64,44251.58$17
Craig Williams – Chris Waller
23Cross Counter (GB)11s24112s7 4-2-057%86%$41,0405119$11
Kerrin McEvoy – Charlie Appleby
24Rostropovich (IRE)3s4192251513 4-2-231%62%$87,1105121$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:

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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