Every year punters and fans of the race eagerly wait for the form guide of the Melbourne Cup so they can bet on the race with bookies such as CrownBet. The form guide is issued after the final 24 horses that will run the race have been confirmed.
Traditionally, it is made public on Victoria Derby day. This year it will be made available on 4th November, 2017.
The information provided in the form guide is as follows:
It provides information about which horse will jump from which gate.
• Saddlecloth numbers
It contains information about the saddlecloth number of the horses.
The form guide provides information about the jockey of all horses.
The form guide also provides information about the trainers of each horse
The weights allocated to each horse is also provided in the form guide