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Cup favourite draws perfect barrier

UK stayer Deauville Legend has firmed in favouritism for Tuesday's Melbourne Cup after drawing perfectly in barrier nine.

Deauville Legend has now shortened to be $3.70 favourite in Top Sport's latest market.

Trainer James Ferguson said it gave the horse every chance now.

“I’m really happy because I didn’t want him to draw wide or too low and be stuck in the inside,” Ferguson said.

“It’s exactly what we needed so we can get a nice position behind the leaders and have a good run.”

Victorian trainers Ciaron Maher and Dave Eustace have fiver runners in the Melbourne Cup with Gold Trip their best chance on the third line of betting at $14.

Their other chances include Grand Promenade ($81), Smokin Romans ($19), Bendigo Cup winner High Emocean ($31) and Interpretation ($41).


1 GOLD TRIP (FR) (C. Maher & David Eustace) M Zahra 57.5kg (14)

2 DUAIS (Edward Cummings) H Bowman 55.5kg (10)

3 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott) T Clark 55.5kg (24)

4 MONTEFILIA (David Payne) J Collett 55.5kg (11)

5 NUMERIAN (IRE) (Annabel Neasham) T Berry 55.5kg (7)

6 WITHOUT A FIGHT (IRE) (Simon & Ed Crisford) W Buick 55.5kg (18)

7 CAMORRA (IRE) (Ben & JD Hayes) B J Melham 55kg (17)

8 DEAUVILLE LEGEND (IRE) (James Ferguson) K McEvoy 55kg (9)

9 STOCKMAN (NZ) (Joseph Pride) S Clipperton 54kg (2)

10 VOW AND DECLARE (Danny O’Brien) B Shinn 54kg (4)

11 YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) (Danny O’Brien) D M Lane 54kg (21)

12 HOO YA MAL (GB) (Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott) C Williams 53.5kg (15)

13 SERPENTINE (IRE) (Robert Hickmott) J Allen 53.5kg (23)

14 DAQIANSWEET JUNIOR (NZ) (Phillip Stokes) D Moor 53kg (13)

15 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) (C. Maher & D. Eustace) H T Coffey 53kg (1)

16 ARAPAHO (FR) (Bjorn Baker) Ms R King 52.5kg (19)

17 EMISSARY (GB) (Michael Moroney) P M Moloney 51.5kg (3)

18 LUNAR FLARE (Grahame Begg) M J Dee 51.5kg (12)

19 SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) (C. Maher & David Eustace) Ms J Kah 51.5kg (16)

20 TRALEE ROSE (NZ) (Symon Wilde) D Yendall 51.5kg (22)

21 POINT NEPEAN (IRE) (Robert Hickmott) W M Lordan 51kg (20)

22 HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) (C. Maher & David Eustace) T M Nugent 50kg (8)

23 INTERPRETATION (IRE) (C. Maher & David Eustace) C Newitt 50kg (6)

24 REALM OF FLOWERS ( Anthony & Sam Freedman) D Thornton 50kg (5)


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