Champion coach Chris Waller is toning to win his first Melbourne Cup as Finche assumed favouritism forward of Australia’s most renowned race.

Japan’s Mer De Glace have been on the best of markets since drawing gate two in Saturday’s barrier draw however through past due Monday he was once displaced as favorite through Finche who was once sponsored from $9.50 into $8.

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Right here’s the ultimate on all 24 runners.

1. CROSS COUNTER (Barrier: 5) Weight: 57.5kg — Jockey: James Doyle Teacher: Charlie Appleby Odds: $14 (Win), $4.20 (Position)

“It’s a difficult race to win however we predict we’ve were given the most efficient horse within the race, so we’ll take our likelihood. He’s a larger, more potent horse than remaining 12 months.” – coach Charlie Appleby’s foreman, Chris Connett.

2. MER DE GLACE (2) 56kg — J: Damian Lane T: Hisashi Shimizu Odds: $8.50, $2.80

“I’m in reality assured within the horse I’m driving. We’ve drawn neatly. It will be great if the rain bogged down. He hasn’t carried out on a comfortable monitor earlier than however we will’t keep watch over that. The 3200m is a huge query mark. However I feel he’ll run it out.” – jockey Damian Lane.

3. MASTER OF REALITY (1) 55.5kg — J: Frankie Dettori T: Joseph O’Brien Odds: $26, $7

“He’s (jockey Frankie Dettori) of the company view that the shape Grasp Of Truth confirmed that day, and clearly his lead-u.s.to Ascot, he stated that’s the most efficient staying shape on the planet.” – part-owner Nick Williams.

4. MIRAGE DANCER (13) 55.5kg — J: Ben Melham T: Trent Busuttin and Natalie Younger Odds: $31, $8.50

“The best way he ran in the course of the line within the Caulfield Cup after you have that squeeze on the best of the directly I feel he’s going to be higher for it. He’s had that have racing right here now and in a large box.” – co-trainer Natalie Younger.

5. SOUTHERN FRANCE (14) 55.5kg — J: Mark Zahra T: Ciaron Maher and David Eustace Odds: $23, $6.50

“He’s were given the correct shape strains. The depth of the paintings has larger and he’s in excellent order.” – co-trainer Ciaron Maher.

6. HUNTING HORN (11) 55kg — J: Seamie Heffernan T: Aidan O’Brien Odds: $41, $11

“He appears to be like one million bucks. Looking Horn is a type of horses that has thrived right here and he’s no doubt taken his race neatly.” – coach Aidan O’Brien’s travelling foreman TJ Comerford.

7. LATROBE (22) 55kg — J: James McDonald T: Joseph O’Brien Odds: $23, $6.50

“He has had the easiest preparation. He hasn’t neglected an afternoon. The entirety we’ve sought after to do with him he’s performed and he’s performed neatly. And with out query, he’s most definitely the classiest runner within the box. If there’s any query about him it’s the 2 miles.” – part-owner Nick Williams

8. MUSTAJEER (6) 55kg — J: Damien Oliver T: Kris Lees Odds: $18, $5

“The positives are he’s in just right order and even supposing he’s now not confirmed at two miles, he’s confirmed at 2800m and he can deal with all forms of tracks.” – coach Kris Lees.

9. ROSTROPOVICH (12) 55kg — J: Dwayne Dunn T: David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig Odds: $81, $17

“He neglected the beginning, made a mid-race transfer and did a large number of paintings up the hill at Caulfield and after they do this they to find it very onerous to win. We’re hoping for a large development.” – co-Teacher Ben Hayes.

10. TWILIGHT PAYMENT (19) 55kg — J: Hugh Bowman Teacher: Joseph O’Brien Odds: $41, $11

“I feel he’s a horse who loves to gallop on ahead … there’s various time to get throughout, we gained’t rush him. I’ll simply have him the place he’s relaxed.” – jockey Hugh Bowman.

11. FINCHE (4) 54kg — J: Kerrin McEvoy T: Chris Waller Odds: $8.50, $2.80

“He’s were given a pleasant barrier and with a bit of luck I will give him each and every likelihood to run neatly. He has proven me in his trackwork that he has pop out of the Caulfield Cup neatly and he’s great and vivid.” – jockey Kerrin McEvoy

12. PRINCE OF ARRAN (8) 54kg — J: Michael Walker T: Charlie Fellowes Odds: $18, $5

“They inform me it was once an overly fast time for the Geelong Cup and it’s an attractive just right indication for the large one I feel.” – coach Charlie Fellowes.

13. RAYMOND TUSK (3) 54kg — J: Jamie Spencer T: Richard Hannon Odds: $21, $6

“I don’t suppose he’s were given a detrimental – we all know we keep, we all know we’ll recognize the bottom, we all know the jockey will get on with him, we’ve were given a just right draw, were given a just right weight.” – syndicate supervisor Tom Palin.

14. DOWNDRAFT (15) 53.5kg J: John Allen T: Joseph O’Brien Odds: $20, $5.50

“All of the studies are is that he has pulled out of the race (Hotham Stakes) in just right order and with a bit of luck he can reproduce what he did on Saturday.” – jockey John Allen.

15. MAGIC WAND (24) 53.5kg — J: Ryan Moore T: Aidan O’Brien Odds: $20, $5.50

“She’s an overly high-class filly however she’s working the gap for the primary time and I want it wasn’t raining in reality.” – jockey Ryan Moore.

16. NEUFBOSC (23) 53.5kg — J: Luke Nolen T: David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig Odds: $126, $21

“He wishes the whole lot to head proper. He’s drawn a difficult gate and we’ll simply have to look the way it performs out.” – co-trainer Ben Hayes.

17. SOUND (10) 53.5kg — J: James Winks T: Michael Moroney Odds: $91, $17

“He appears to be going neatly. He ran neatly within the Caulfield Cup and most definitely copped the worst of the interference.” – coach Mike Moroney.

18. SURPRISE BABY (20) 53.5kg — J: Jordan Childs T: Paul Preusker Odds: $14, $4.20

“I feel this 12 months (obstacles) mightn’t be as a very powerful as different years. They could run it alongside with a bit of luck, so 20 would possibly now not finally end up being like 20.” -trainer Paul Preusker.

19. CONSTANTINOPLE (7) 52.5kg — J: Joao Moreira T: David Hayes, Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig Odds: $9.50, $3

“He’s were given the correct jockey and I feel we’ve were given the correct prerequisites. With a bit of luck that converts to a just right run.” – co-trainer Ben Hayes.

20. IL PARADISO (17) 52.5kg — J: Wayne Lordan T: Aidan O’Brien Odds: $14, $4.20

“We’re coming down right here as a light-weight. It’s a large ask however with a bit of luck we’ll get somewhat of good fortune at the day.” – part-owner Tom Magnier.

21. STEEL PRINCE (16) 52.5kg — J: Brett Prebble T: Anthony Freedman Odds: $71, $15

“He’s taken no drawback from his mishap at Caulfield and he’s had the health run at Geelong.” – jockey Brett Prebble.

22. THE CHOSEN ONE (18) 52kg — J: Tim Clark T: Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman Odds: $61, $15

“There’s now not a lot we will do concerning the draw however it will had been great to get a bit nearer to the fence as we haven’t had a large number of good fortune like that of past due.” – co-trainer Andrew Forsman.

23. VOW AND DECLARE (21) 52kg — J: Craig Williams T: Danny O’Brien Odds: $12, $3.60

“I feel he’ll indisputably be significantly better suited at Flemington at the larger monitor and the additional distance is correct up his alley as neatly. That is the race we concept he may just win and he’s going to get there in nice form.” – coach Danny O’Brien.

24. YOUNGSTAR (9) 52kg — J: Tommy Berry T: Chris Waller Odds: $31, $8.50

“This time remaining 12 months Youngstar was once the pony on everyone’s lips and sadly her shape isn’t moderately as just right because it was once going into the race this time remaining 12 months.” – coach Chris Waller.



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