Things to consider for the Caulfield Cup

* LLOYD WILLIAMS AND THE CAULFIELD CUP

Lloyd Williams has won six Melbourne Cups dating back to 1981 but he had to wait until 2013 to win his first Caulfield Cup with Fawkner. He has shares in three Cup runners – The Cliffsofmoher, The Taj Mahal and Homesman

* DAMIEN OLIVER AIMS TO JOIN SCOBIE BREASLEY ON FIVE WINS

The turn of the century hasn’t been kind for Damien Oliver as he looks to improve his Caulfield Cup record. Oliver needs one more to join Scobie Breasley as the highest winning jockey in Caulfield Cup history. Oliver’s last win came aboard Sky Heights in 1999 which followed victories on Mannerism (1992), Paris Lane (1994) and Doriemus (1995). Oliver rides Ace High

* TRAINERS GOING BACK-TO-BACK

In the past 25 years, no trainer has won successive Caulfield Cups. Lindsay Park trainers David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig won last year with Boom Time. They will be represented by Ventura Storm with Jaameh the second emergency

* JOCKEYS WINNING SUCCESSIVE CAULFIELD CUPS

Craig Williams won the race in 2011 on Southern Speed before winning again on Dunaden. Last year’s winner Cory Parish rides Jaameh, currently second emergency and not in the field

* MARES TO CLAIM THE CAULFIELD CUP

The males hold an edge over the past 25 years with just four mares winning the race. Overall there have been 22 female winners with Jameka the last in 2016. Only one mare lines up on Saturday, Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar

* AGE OF CAULFIELD CUP WINNERS

If using the age of a horse to help find a Caulfield Cup winner, four-year-olds have the best record with 47 followed by five-year-olds (43) and six-year-olds (24)

* INTERNATIONAL CONTINGENT

The top three weighted horses – Best Solution, The Cliffsofmoher and Chestnut Coat – represent stables from England, Ireland and Japan with number four saddlecloth carried by New Zealand visitor Jon Snow for Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman. Number five is German-bred Sound Check for local trainer Mike Moroney while the first Australian-bred is Ace High for David Payne. A further three internationals – Duretto, Red Verdon and Sole Impact – contest the race

* MOST SUCCESSFUL BARRIER

Barriers seven and nine have recorded the highest number of wins with six winners each. Vengeur Masque and Red Verdon have drawn barriers seven and nine respectively, however if second emergency Jaameh (5) doesn’t gain a start Ace High and Youngstar will start from seven and nine respectively. The least successful is barrier one, still looking for its maiden success, which doesn’t bode well for English raider Duretto