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The Cup field and pre-race odds

 
GOING FOR CUP DOUBLE: A screengrab of Melbourne Cup favourite Admire Rakti winning the Caulfield Cup on Oct 18. - PHOTOS: RACING AND SPORTS, AFP

Runners and riders for today's 154th running of the Melbourne Cup (listed as saddlecloth; horse, jockey, latest odds)

1. ADMIRE RATKI (Zac Purton) 4-1

2. CAVALRYMAN (Craig Williams) 20-1

3. FAWKNER (Nick Hall) 8-1

4. RED CADEAUX (Gerald Mosse) 16-1

5. PROTECTIONIST (Ryan Moore) 13-2

6. SEA MOON (Tommy Berry) 150-1 withdrawn

7. SEISMOS (Craig Newitt) 34-1

8. JUNOOB (Hugh Bowman) 25-1

9. ROYAL DIAMOND (Steven Arnold) 60-1

10. GATEWOOD (William Buick) 50-1

11. MUTUAL REGARD (Damien Oliver) 11-1

12. WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (Glen Boss) 20-1

13. WILLING FOE (James McDonald) 30-1

14. MY AMBIVALENT (Andrea Atzeni) 40-1

15. PRECEDENCE (Michael Rodd) 80-1

16. BRAMBLES (Luke Nolen) 34-1

17. MR O'CEIRIN (Chad Schofield) 200-1

18. AU REVOIR (Glyn Schofield) 50-1

19. LIDARI (Ben Melham) 40-1

20. OPINION (Tye Angland) 50-1

21. ARALDO (Dwyane Dunn) 30-1

22. LUCIA VALENTINA (Kerrin McEvoy) 11-2

23. UNCHAIN MY HEART (Dean Yendall) 200-1

24. SIGNOFF (Joao Moreira) 13-2

- Wire Services.