Jakkalberry holds the record for the fastest 600m sectional ever recorded in a Melbourne Cup.
In the 2012 Melbourne Cup when under third top weight he ran that sectional in an amazing time of 33.5 seconds.
An analysis of the field makes very interesting reading.
The winner in 2012 Melbourne Cup was Green Moon had rock solid form. He had won the Group One Turnbull Stakes over 2000m as a lead up race to the 2012 Melbourne Cup.
Fiorente was the second placed horse in 2012 Melbourne Cup. Fiorente would go on to win the 2013 Melbourne Cup. In between the two Melbourne Cup races he would win the Group One Australian Cup over 2000m beating Green Moon who placed second.
Jakkalberry who placed third 2012 Melbourne Cup behind Green Moon and Fiorente was Timeform rated ahead of both horse as he carried more weight under the handicap condition race.
Unplaced in the 2012 Melbourne Cup were-
Americain, the winner of the 2010 Melbourne Cup, fourth in the 2011 Melbourne Cup, and eleventh in the 2012 Melbourne Cup.
Dunaden, the winner in the 2011 Melbourne Cup, fourteenth in the 2012 Melbourne Cup, and eleventh in the 2013 Melbourne Cup.
Red Cadeaux, second in the 2011 Melbourne Cup, eighth in the 2012 Melbourne Cup, second in the 2013 Melbourne Cup, and second in the 2014 Melbourne Cup.
The 2012 Melbourne Cup was a vintage edition. An amazing four Melbourne Cup winners in the race.