Below is a look at some of the commonly used terminologies that appear in the form guide of the Melbourne Cup.
• Saddlecloth Number
This number is used to place bets on the horse.
It indicates from which barrier the horse will begin the race. It usually appears as a numeral within brackets after the name of the horse.
The price a horse is to win the race, the market is made by a bookmaker such as crownbet.com.au
It refers to the handicap weight the horse will carry. The weights are mentioned in kilograms. It is generally below 56 kilograms.
Pedigree provides information about the dame and sire of the horse.
It appears as a string of numerals in the form guide. It indicates the performance of the horse in the last 6 races.