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Melbourne Cup weights: Americain topweight with 58kg

September 13, 2011

Reigning Melbourne Cup champion Americain will carry 58kg, a rise of 3.5kg, in this year’s edition of the race that stops the nation.

Racing Victoria handicapper Greg Carpenter announced the weights at a special function at Flemington this morning.

Last year’s runner up Maluckyday will have to carry 54kg, also a rise of 3.5kg, while Caulfield Cup winner Descarado has been allocated 56kg.

Current TAB Sportsbet favourite Shamrocker has been allocated 52kg, the highest of the former three year old fillies.

Scarlett Lady received 51kg, while King’s Rose and Lights of Heaven will both carry 51.5kg if they run.

Last weekend’s Irish St Leger co-winner Jukebox Jury has been given 57kg, on par with previous winners of the Irish classic.

He is one of a number of internationals expected to make the trip.

Dangerous Midge is the highest rated international outside of Americain, with a mark of 57.5kg.

He is unlikely to make the trip.

Godolphin’s Cavalryman has received 55kg, while Lost in the Moment has been allocated 53kg.

This is the same mark carried by their last two placegetters – Crime Scene (2009) and Beekeeper (2002).

Much interest centres around those horses who are lowly weighted or are yet to pass the ballot clause.

These include December Draw (50.5kg, not passed ballot), Bauer (52kg, not passed ballot), Black and Bent (50.5kg, not passed ballot) and Trusting (53kg, not passed ballot).

Here is a list of the weights for the $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) this year:

1 AMERICAIN (USA) 7H (Alain de Royer Dupre) [1.5] 58.0
2 DANGEROUS MIDGE (USA) 6H (Brian Meehan) [2.0] 57.5
3 JUKEBOX JURY (IRE) 6H (Mark Johnston) [2.5] 57.0
4 DESCARADO (NZ) 5G (Gai Waterhouse) [3.5] 56.0
5 ALANDI (IRE) 7H (Robert Hickmott) [4.5] 55.0
6 CAVALRYMAN (GB) 6H (Saeed bin Suroor) [4.5] 55.0
7 LITTORIO 7G (Nigel Blackiston) [4.5] 55.0
8 MIDAS TOUCH (GB) 5H (Robert Hickmott) [4.5] 55.0
9 MY KINGDOM OF FIFE (GB) 7G (Chris Waller) [4.5] 55.0
10 HARRIS TWEED (NZ) 6G (Murray Baker) [5.0] 54.5
11 MIGHTY HIGH (FR) 6G (John Moore) [5.0] 54.5
12 DRUNKEN SAILOR (IRE) 7G (Luca Cumani) [5.5] 54.0
13 DUNADEN (FR) 6H (Mikel Delzangles) [5.5] 54.0
14 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) 6H (MMoroney) [5.5] 54.0
15 LION TAMER (NZ) 4H (Murray Baker) [4.0] 54.0
16 MALUCKYDAY (NZ) 5G (Team Hawkes) [5.5] 54.0
17 MANIGHAR (FR) 6G (Luca Cumani) [5.5] 54.0
18 UNUSUAL SUSPECT (USA) 8H (Michael Kent) [5.5] 54.0
19 ALCOPOP 7G (Jake Stephens) [6.0] 53.5
20 HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) 6G (Gai Waterhouse) [6.0] 53.5
21 LINTON 5G (Robert Hickmott) [6.0] 53.5
22 LUCAS CRANACH (GER)5H (Anthony Freedman) [6.0] 53.5
23 MOURAYAN (IRE) 6H (Robert Hickmott) [6.0] 53.5
24 PRECEDENCE (NZ) 6G (Bart Cummings) [6.0] 53.5
25 RED CADEAUX (GB) 6G (Ed Dunlop) [6.0] 53.5
26 FOX HUNT (IRE) 5G (Mark Johnston) [6.5] 53.0
27 HAWK ISLAND (IRE) 7G (Chris Waller) [6.5] 53.0
28 ILLO (GER) 6H (Bart Cummings) [6.5] 53.0
29 ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) 9H (Chris Waller) [6.5] 53.0
30 LOST IN THE MOMENT (IRE)5H (S bin Suroor) [6.5] 53.0
31 MEEZNAH (USA) 5M (David Lanigan) [5.0] 53.0
32 MODUN (IRE) 5G (Sir Michael Stoute) [6.5] 53.0
33 TRUSTING 5H (John Thompson) [6.5] 53.0
34 VIGOR (NZ) 7G (Danny O’Brien) [6.5] 53.0
35 AT FIRST SIGHT (IRE) 5H (Robert Hickmott) [7.0] 52.5
36 BOB LE BEAU (IRE) 5G (Jessica Harrington) [7.0] 52.5
37 BOOMING (NZ) 7G (Jeff Lynds) [7.0] 52.5
38 GALILEO’S CHOICE (IRE) 6G (Dermot Weld) [7.0] 52.5
39 ONCE WERE WILD 5M (Gai Waterhouse) [5.5] 52.5
40 PLAYING GOD 4G (Neville Parnham) [5.5] 52.5
41 STAND TO GAIN (IRE) 6G (Chris Waller) [7.0] 52.5
42 TACTIC (GB) 6G (David Hayes) [7.0] 52.5
43 BAUER (IRE) 9H (Luca Cumani) [7.5] 52.0
44 MASTER O’REILLY (NZ) 9G (Judy Mawer) [7.5] 52.0
45 MOYENNE CORNICHE (GB) 7G (Brian Ellison) [7.5] 52.0
46 RED COLOSSUS 5G (Greg Eurell) [7.5] 52.0
47 SAPTAPADI (IRE) 6G (Brian Ellison) [7.5] 52.0
48 SHAMROCKER (NZ) 4M (Danny O’Brien) [4.5] 52.0
49 TED SPREAD (GB) 5G (Mark Tompkins) [7.5] 52.0
50 TULLAMORE (NZ) 5G (Gai Waterhouse) [7.5] 52.0
51 ABSOLUTELY 4M (Michael Kent) [5.0] 51.5
52 BRAZILIAN PULSE (NZ) 4M (Michael Moroney) [5.0] 51.5
53 KING’S ROSE (NZ) 4M (Peter Moody) [5.0] 51.5
54 LIGHTS OF HEAVEN (NZ) 4M (Peter Moody)[5.0] 51.5
55 SENSE OF PURPOSE (IRE) 5M (Dermot Weld) [6.5] 51.5
56 TITCH (NZ) 7G (Kevin Myers) [8.0] 51.5
57 ABOVE AVERAGE (IRE) 6G (Anthony Freedman) [8.5] 51.0
58 DREAMAWAY 4M (Dean Binaisse) [5.5] 51.0
59 FORETELLER (GB) 5G (Chris Waller) [8.5] 51.0
60 HISSING SID 7G ( Bill & Symon Wilde) [8.5] 51.0
61 IRONSTEIN 6G (Gerald Ryan) [8.5] 51.0
62 NIWOT 7G (Team Hawkes) [8.5] 51.0
63 OLDER THAN TIME 5M (Gai Waterhouse) [7.0] 51.0
64 PADDY O’REILLY (NZ) 6G (Robert Smerdon) [8.5] 51.0
65 SAHARA SUN (CHI) 4H (Luca Cumani) [7.0] 51.0
66 SCARLETT LADY (NZ) 4M(Team Rogerson) [5.5] 51.0
67 SHADOWS IN THE SUN 4G (Anthony Cummings) [7.0] 51.0
68 SYREON 8G (Chris Waller) [8.5] 51.0
69 TINSELTOWN (NZ) 8G (Michael Moroney) [8.5] 51.0
70 BLACK AND BENT 6G (Robert Smerdon) [9.0] 50.5
71 DECEMBER DRAW (IRE) 6G (Mark Kavanagh) [9.0] 50.5
72 LARISTAN (FR) 5H (David Hayes) [9.0] 50.5
73 MACEDONIAN (NZ) 6G (Peter Moody) [9.0] 50.5
74 MY BENTLEY (NZ) 7G (Michael Kent) [9.0] 50.5
75 PRAECIDO (NZ) 4G (David Payne) [7.5] 50.5
76 RAFFAELLO 7H (Patrick Ryan) [9.0] 50.5
77 REBEL SOLDIER (IRE) 5G (David Hayes) [9.0] 50.5
78 SHOWCAUSE 6G (Frank Ritchie) [9.0] 50.5
79 SPECHENKA 6G (Ben Ahrens) [9.0] 50.5
80 ABSOLUTELYAWESOME (NZ)4G (M Moroney) [9.5] 50.0
81 AKINOSHIRABE (JPN)5M (John Thompson) [9.5] 50.0
82 AKZAR (IRE) 5G (Robert Hickmott) [9.5] 50.0
83 ALLANTHUS 7G (Brian Jenkins) [9.5] 50.0
84 ALTIUS 4H (Chris Waller) [9.5] 50.0
85 ANUDJAWUN (NZ) 6G (Shaun Dwyer) [9.5] 50.0
86 BACK IN BLACK (NZ) 6G (John Steffert) [9.5] 50.0
87 BASE (NZ) 5G (Robert Hickmott) [9.5] 50.0
88 BLACKIE (NZ) 4G (Michael Kent) [8.5] 50.0
89 BRUSHING (GB) 6M (Mark Tompkins) [9.5] 50.0
90 BUILDER O’REILLY (NZ)4G (Leon Corstens) [9.5] 50.0
91 COSMONAUT 4G (Bart Cummings) [9.5] 50.0
92 CROCODILE CANYON (NZ)7G (Kevin Myers) [9.5] 50.0
93 DIYARAKA (FR) 5M (Michael Moroney) [9.5] 50.0
94 DON CARLOS (GER) 5G (Michael Moroney) [9.5] 50.0
95 DON DOMINGO (NZ) 7G (Graham Richardson) [9.5] 50.0
96 DON’T PUT IT THERE (NZ)4G (Jim & Greg Lee) [9.5] 50.0
97 DUBLIN DARLIN (NZ) 5M (Shaun Dwyer) [9.5] 50.0
98 EMAS (NZ) 5G (Ciaron Maher) [9.5] 50.0
99 ERUPTIOUS (NZ) 5G (Michael Kent) [9.5] 50.0
100 EXCEPTIONALLY (NZ) 5M (T & K O’Sullivan) [8.0] 50.0
101 EXCLUDED (NZ) 4G (Robert Hickmott) [9.5] 50.0
102 FINIGUERRA 5G (Darryl Dodson) [9.5] 50.0
103 GALIZANI 5M (John P Thompson) [9.5] 50.0
104 GO WITH THE FLO (NZ) 6G (Gai Waterhouse) [9.5] 50.0
105 GREEN MOON (IRE) 5H (Robert Hickmott) [9.5] 50.0
106 GUEST WING 5G (Shane Edwards) [9.5] 50.0
107 HEAD NORTH 5M (Jason Warren) [9.5] 50.0
108 HEEZ BORN LUCKY (NZ) 4G (Leigh Childs) [9.5] 50.0
109 HIDDEN GEM 5G (David Vandyke) [9.5] 50.0
110 HOME ON A WING 5G (Anthony Cummings)[9.5] 50.0
111 HUME (NZ) 8G (Brian Smith) [9.5] 50.0
112 I’M JAKE (NZ) 6G (David Brideoake) [9.5] 50.0
113 ILE DE RE (FR) 6G (Ian Williams) [9.5] 50.0
114 INNOCENT LADY (NZ) 5M (Graeme Sanders) [9.5] 50.0
115 ISHANT 6G (Peter Moody) [9.5] 50.0
116 KING GLADIATOR 4G (Chris Waller) [9.5] 50.0
117 KITTENS 4M (Mark Kavanagh) [9.0] 50.0
118 LALLA ROOKH 4M (Macdonald & Gluyas) [9.5] 50.0
119 LAMASERY 5G (David Vandyke) [9.5] 50.0
120 LOPOV (NZ) 4G (Danny O’Brien) [9.5] 50.0
121 LUCKY EIGHTY EIGHT 6G (Ellerton & Zahra) [9.5] 50.0
122 MANY STARS (NZ) 4G (Anthony Cummings) [9.5] 50.0
123 MARDEN (IRE) 4G (Chris Waller) [9.5] 50.0
124 MIDNIGHT MARTINI 4M (Mark Kavanagh) [9.5] 50.0
125 MODULE (NZ) 6G (Peter Gelagotis) [9.5] 50.0
126 MONTAHLIA (NZ) 8M (Michael Kent) [9.5] 50.0
127 MONTGOMERY (NZ) 6G (C & C Alderson) [9.5] 50.0
128 MR O’CEIRIN (NZ) 4G (Ciaron Maher) [9.5] 50.0
129 MUSHATTA 4G (Mark Kavanagh) [9.5] 50.0
130 MY SCOTSGREY (NZ) 6G (Shaune Ritchie) [9.5] 50.0
131 OLYMPIC WIN (NZ) 6G (Robert Smerdon) [9.5] 50.0
132 PEGEMBAK 5G (Bart Cummings) [9.5] 50.0
133 PERGOLA (NZ) 7G (C & C Alderson) [9.5] 50.0
134 PINKER PINKER 4M (Greg Eurell) [6.5] 50.0
135 PLANET PURPLE 5G (Kerry Parker) [9.5] 50.0
136 PLATINUM PASSION 5M(Michael Moroney)[9.5] 50.0
137 RED EYE SPECIAL (NZ)5G(Anthony Cummings) [9.5] 50.0
138 REPRISAL 6G (David Hayes) [9.5] 50.0
139 REUBEN PERCIVAL (NZ) 5G (Gai Waterhouse) [9.5] 50.0
140 RIGHT OF REFUSAL 4G (Nigel Blackiston) [9.0] 50.0
141 SADDLE THE STARS 4H (Chris Ryan) [9.5] 50.0
142 SEAN BAILE MOR 4M (Todd Balfour) [9.5] 50.0
143 SEGURO (NZ) 5H (Brian Jenkins) [9.5] 50.0
144 SEPTEMBER MORN (IRE) 5H (Robert Hickmott) [9.5] 50.0
145 SHEWAN 5G (Robert Smerdon) [9.5] 50.0
146 SIERRA NEVADA (NZ) 4G (Richard Otto) [9.5] 50.0
147 SIMPRE ARRIBA (NZ) 4G (Ciaron Maher) [9.5] 50.0
148 SPLENDID HONOURS 5G (Paul Perry) [9.5] 50.0
149 STRATOCRACY 4G (Michael Moroney) [9.5] 50.0
150 SUNSET CAFE 5G (Leon Corstens) [9.5] 50.0
151 SWOOPER 7M (Darryl Dodson) [9.5] 50.0
152 TAMANU PARK 5G (Bart Cummings) [9.5] 50.0
153 TANBY 5G (Robert Hickmott) [9.5] 50.0
154 THE VERMINATOR 5G (Chris Waller) [9.5] 50.0
155 TRAIN CRUSHER (NZ) 5G (Shane Edwards) [9.5] 50.0
156 TWO FOR TEA (NZ) 5G (Gai Waterhouse) [9.5] 50.0
157 VESPER 5G (Robert Hickmott) [9.5] 50.0
158 VIKING LEGEND 5G (Simpson & Barnes) [9.5] 50.0
159 WESTERN SYMBOL (NZ) 5G (Gai Waterhouse) [9.5] 50.0
160 ZAGREB 7G (David Hayes) [9.5] 50.0
161 ZARA DANCER (NZ) 5H (Bruce Wallace) [9.5] 50.0
162 AMICI NERO 3G (Lindsey Smith) [9.5] 49.0

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