RED Cadeaux has arrived in “stupid good form” as he embarks on a fourth bid for the Melbourne Cup. The UK-based iron horse is one of 19 international horses that arrived on Saturday at the Werribee quarantine centre.


Robin Trevor Jones, travelling foreman for trainer Ed Dunlop, said Red Cadeaux simply loved it out in Australia.


Trevor Jones said Red Cadeaux, runner-up in the 2011 and 2013 Melbourne Cups, lost just three kilos on the trip from England


“He’s in stupid good form, fingers crossed everything goes well in the next few days,” he said.


“Mr Arculli (the owner) is brilliant. He lets the horse have a full stall on the plane and I’m able to let him down as if he’s in his own box at home.


“He’s eaten and he’s drunk. I can’t see any problems.”


Paul Francis, travelling foreman for Marco Botti, reported all three of the stable's horses — DandinoGuest of Honour and Seismos — had travelled well.


Francis said Guest of Honour did not lose any weight while the eight and 12 kilos that Seismos and Dandino lost respectively were on the way to being recouped.


He said all three horses would be given a couple of days to acclimatise then head on to the Werribee track on Tuesday.


“They've done plenty of work before they came over so it’s just a matter of ticking them over,” Francis said.


Guest of Honour is scheduled to run in the Toorak Handicap (1600m) at Caulfield on October 11, a race that will determine the path he takes for the remainder of the spring.