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Melbourne Cup Final Field: Who are 24 horses in the 2017 Melbourne Cup?

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The 24 runners for the 2017 Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) have been revealed with Hartnell heading the list of contenders to win the big Flemington prize on November 7.

This year's field for the $6.2 million Race That Stops A Nation includes 11 internationals and defending champion Almandin, who will be bidding to go back to back in the race and land another Melbourne Cup success for owner Lloyd Williams.

Last year's third placegetter Hartnell carries top for James Cummings and Godolphin ahead of Almandin and Darren Weir's Cox Plate runner-up Humidor.

Almandin is one of three in the race for trainer Robert Hickmott with Bondi Beach and Gallante joining last year's winner. Weir also has three runners with Humidor, Big Duke and The Bart Cummings winner Amelie's Star representing the 2015 winning trainer.

Chris Waller has a pair of runners in Who Shot Thebarman and Libran, and Team Hayes and Dabernig are also doubly represented having entered Ventura Storm and surprise Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time.

The international contingent include Aidan O'Brien's Johannes Vermeer, Rekindling and US Army Ranger, trained by his son Joseph, Tiberian (Alain Couetil), Red Cardinal (Andreas Wohler), Marmelo (Hughie Morrison), Wicklow Brave, Thomas Hobson and Max Dynamite (Willie Mullins), Wall of Fire (Hugo Palmer)  and Nakeeta (Iain Jardine).

The Gai Waterhouse-trained Cismontane secured the final spot in the final field after winning the Lexus Stakes at Flemington on Derby Day.

Bondi Beach (1), Max Dynamite (2), Johannes Vermeer (3) and Rekindling (4) all got inside draws, while Almandin will jump from barrier 14. Red Cardinal was the unlucky one, coming up with the car park in gate 24 with fellow internationals Tiberian (23), US Army Ranger (22) and Thomas Hobson (21) also drawn wide.


2017 Melbourne Cup Runners

No.HorseTrainerJockeyWeight / Barrier DrawBet
1HartnellJames CummingsDamian Lane57.5kg / 12LATEST ODDS
2AlmandinRobert HickmottFrankie Dettori56.5kg / 14LATEST ODDS
3HumidorDarren WeirBlake Shinn56kg / 13LATEST ODDS
4TiberianAlain CouetilOlivier Peslier55.5kg / 23LATEST ODDS
5MarmeloHughie MorrisonHugh Bowman55kg / 16LATEST ODDS
6Red CardinalAndreas WohlerKarrin McEvoy55kg / 24LATEST ODDS
7Johannes VermeerAidan O'BrienBen Melham54.5kg / 3LATEST ODDS
8Bondi BeachRobert HickmottMichael Walker54kg / 1LATEST ODDS
9Max DynamiteWilliam MullinsZac Purton54kg / 2LATEST ODDS
10Ventura StormDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigGlen Boss54kg / 6LATEST ODDS
11Who Shot Thebarman (SCRATCHED)Chris WallerTommy Berry54kg / 20
12Wicklow BraveWilliam MullinsStephen Baster54kg / 8LATEST ODDS
13Big DukeDarren WeirBrenton Avdulla53.5kg / 5LATEST ODDS
14US Army RangerJoseph O'BrienJamie Spencer53.5kg / 22LATEST ODDS
15Boom TimeDavid & B Hayes & T DabernigCory Parish53kg / 9LATEST ODDS
16GallanteRobert HickmottMichael Dee53kg / 18LATEST ODDS
17LibranChris WallerDwayne Dunn53kg / 7LATEST ODDS
18NakeetaIain JardineGlyn Schofield53kg / 19LATEST ODDS
19Single GazeNick OliveKathy O'Hara53kg / 11LATEST ODDS
20Wall Of FireHugo PalmerCraig Williams53kg / 15LATEST ODDS
21Thomas HobsonWilliam MullinsJoao Moreira52kg / 21LATEST ODDS
22RekindlingJoseph O'BrienCorey Brown51.5kg / 4LATEST ODDS
23Amelie's StarDarren WeirDean Yendall51kg / 10LATEST ODDS
24CismontaneGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottBeau Mertens50kg / 17LATEST ODDS



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Melbourne Cup Final Field: Who are 24 horses in the 2017 Melbourne Cup?

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