CAULFIELD CUP FACT FILE
Sarah Peatling brings you the must-have facts on this weekend's Caulfield Cup.
FACT: The last horse to win the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) carrying more than 57 kg was last year's winner Viewed (57kg). Prior to that, winners included Northerly (58kg) in 2002, Sydeston (57kg) in 1990 and Ming Dynasty (58kg) in 1980.
2009 Melbourne Cup victor Shocking, goes in to this year's Caulfield Cup carrying 57 kg, aiming to emulate the feat.
FACT: Aside from Viewed, one has to go back to 1955 to find the last Melbourne Cup winner who came back to win the Caulfield Cup the following year.
Mark Kavanagh's Shocking aims to follow in the footsteps of Bart Cummings' Viewed.
FACT: The luckiest saddle-cloth in the Caulfield Cup in the last 20 years has been number nine, saluting five times.
To be ridden by Craig Williams, the Mike Moroney-trained Monaco Consul carries the lucky number nine in this year's race.
FACT: Four-year-old's have had a dominant record in the Caulfield Cup in the last 20 years, with 10 saluting across the line.
Four-year-old horses in this year's contest include Monaco Consul, Zabrasive, Descarado, Faint Perfume, Dariana and emergency Valdemoro.
FACT: Four winners of the The Metropolitan (Group 1, 2400m) have won the Caulfield Cup in the same year.
This year's The Metropolitan winner was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Herculian Prince, which won by 3.5 lengths.
FACT: Four Makybe Diva Stakes (Group 2, 1600m) winners have won the Caulfield Cup in the same year.
This year's Makybe Diva Stakes winner was 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking.
FACT: The last overseas competitor to win the Caulfield Cup was the Goldophin-trained All The Good in 2008 and Taufan's Melody in 1998.
Four overseas horses take their place in this year's event: Hong Kong's Mr Medici, Japan's Tokai Trick, and Britain's Manighar and Drunken Sailor (third emergency) .