Who is running in the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

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What 2021 Melbourne Cup
Where Flemington Racecourse – Flemington VIC, 3031
When Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | 3:00pm AEDT | Race 7
Prizemoney $7,750,000
Distance 3200m
Status Group 1
Race Conditions Open Handicap, Three-Years-Old and Upwards
2020 Melbourne Cup Winner Twilight Payment – 55.5kg (12) | Jockey: Jye McNeil | Trainer: Joseph O’Brien
Top Horse Racing Bookies

The final list of 24 runners for the 2021 Melbourne Cup field was confirmed on Saturday, October 30, just before the Melbourne Cup barrier draw was carried out at Flemington Racecourse.

2021 Melbourne Cup Horses

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Twilight Payment Melbourne Cup 2021 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 2 58kg $11
2 Incentivise Melbourne Cup 2021 Incentivise Peter Moody Brett Prebble 16 57kg $2.50
3 Spanish Mission Melbourne Cup 2021 Spanish Mission Andrew Balding Craig Williams 14 57kg $9
4 Verry Elleegant Melbourne Cup 2021 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller James McDonald 19 57kg $15
5 Explosive Jack Melbourne Cup 2021 Explosive Jack C Maher & D Eustace John Allen 4 54kg $51
6 The Chosen One Melbourne Cup 2021 The Chosen One M Baker & A Forsman Damian Lane 5 54kg $61
7 Delphi Melbourne Cup 2021 Delphi A & S Freedman Damien Oliver 3 53.5kg $41
8 Ocean Billy Melbourne Cup 2021 Ocean Billy Chris Waller Damian Thornton 13 53.5kg $101
9 Selino Melbourne Cup 2021 Selino Chris Waller Ron Stewart 24 53.5kg $151
10 Johnny Get Angry Melbourne Cup 2021 Johnny Get Angry Denis Pagan Lachlan King 22 53kg $101
11 Knights Order Melbourne Cup 2021 Knights Order G Waterhouse & A Bott Daniel Stackhouse 9 53kg $201
12 Persan Melbourne Cup 2020 Persan C Maher & D Eustace Luke Currie 11 53kg $31
13 Carif Melbourne Cup 2021 Carif P & P Snowden Blaike McDougall 8 52.5kg $201
14 Master Of Wine Melbourne Cup 2021 Master Of Wine Team Hawkes Fred Kersley 6 52.5kg $101
15 Pondus Melbourne Cup 2020 Pondus Robert Hickmott Rachel King 1 52.5kg $41
16 Grand Promenade Melbourne Cup 2021 Grand Promenade C Maher & D Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 21 52kg $21
17 Miami Bound Melbourne Cup 2021 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Patrick Moloney 17 52kg $151
18 Port Guillaume Melbourne Cup 2021 Port Guillaume Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 23 52kg $151
19 She's Ideel Melbourne Cup 2021 She’s Ideel Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 20 52kg $101
20 Future Score Melbourne Cup 2021 Future Score Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 15 51.5kg SCR
21 Tralee Rose Melbourne Cup 2021 Tralee Rose Symon Wilde Dean Holland 12 51kg $17
22 Floating Artist Melbourne Cup 2021 Floating Artist C Maher & D Eustace Teo Nugent 10 50kg $18
23 Great House Melbourne Cup 2021 Great House Chris Waller Michael Dee 7 50kg $31
24 Sir Lucan Melbourne Cup 2021 Sir Lucan G Waterhouse & A Bott Glen Boss 18 50kg $26

2021 Melbourne Cup Horses Profiles

Twilight Payment

Twilight Payment

  • Age: 9YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Teofilo
  • Dam: Dream On Buddy

  • Win: $13.00
  • Place: $4.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Twilight Payment

  • Career: 36: 9-11-8
  • Flemington: 2: 1-0-0
  • Distance: 5: 2-1-1
  • Wet: 18: 5-4-6
  • Good: 18: 4-7-2
  • Group 1: 6: 1-0-1
  • Win %: 25%
  • Place %: 78%

Melbourne Cup Results for Twilight Payment

Melbourne Cup Results
Year No. Result Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
2020 6 Twilight Payment finishes 1st of 23 Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 12 55.5kg $26
2019 10 Twilight Payment finishes 11th of 24 Joseph O’Brien Hugh Bowman 19 55kg $41

Can Twilight Payment win The Cup?

Twilight Payment’s second-place to Sonnyboyliston is more than good enough to be competitive here. If he can match it with race favourite Incentivise throughout, we know the 3200m is right up his alley and in a front running role could be hard to run down once again.


Incentivise

Incentivise

  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Shamus Award
  • Dam: Miss Argyle

  • Win: $2.40
  • Place:/strong> $1.45

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Incentivise

  • Career: 12: 9-0-0
  • Flemington: 2: 2-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 5: 5-0-0
  • Good: 7: 4-0-0
  • Group 1: 3: 3-0-0
  • Win %: 75%
  • Place %: 75%

Melbourne Cup results for Incentivise

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Incentivise’s first start in the great race.


Can Incentivise win The Cup?

He is the favourite for the 2021 Melbourne Cup for a reason — his wins in the Makybe Diva Stakes and Turnbull Stakes were impressive, but his win in the Caulfield Cup was nothing short of breathtaking. He is the one to beat and should be giving Peter Moody his first Melbourne Cup success.


Spanish Mission

Spanish Mission

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Stallion
  • Sire: Noble Mission
  • Dam: Limonar

  • Win: $7.00
  • Place: $2.50

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Spanish Mission

  • Career: 18: 6-4-3
  • Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 5: 0-2-0
  • Wet: 2: 1-0-0
  • Good: 12: 4-3-2
  • Group 1: 2: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 33%
  • Place %: 72%

Melbourne Cup results for Spanish Mission

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Spanish Mission’s first start in the great race.


Can Spanish Mission win The Cup?

When you have taken one of the all-time greatest stayers to within a half-head at your last start, you must be taken seriously in Melbourne Cup calculations. If Incentivise was not in this race, Spanish Mission would arguably start as an odds-on pop based on that effort in the Lonsdale Cup. With Craig Williams on board, he is a big chance to upset the Incentivise parade on the first Tuesday in November.


Verry Elleegant

Verry Elleegant

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Brown
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Zed
  • Dam: Opulence

  • Win: $15.00
  • Place: $4.50

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Verry Elleegant

  • Career: 33: 14-7-3
  • Flemington: 7: 1-1-1
  • Distance: 1: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 19: 11-3-2
  • Good: 14: 3-4-1
  • Group 1: 22: 9-5-1
  • Win %: 42%
  • Place %: 73%

Melbourne Cup Results for Verry Elleegant

Melbourne Cup Results
Year No. Result Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
2020 7 Verry Elleegant finishes 7th of 23 Chris Waller Mark Zahra 15 55.5kg $10

Can Verry Elleegant win The Cup?

Verry Ellegant chased home Incentivise when finishing fourth to him in the Turnbull Stakes, but bounced back with an impressive third-place finish in the Cox Plate. The step up to 3200m from 2040m is going to be tricky, but she has been Australia’s best horse over the last two years and if she is at her very best, who is to say she cannot give the Cup as shake?


Explosive Jack

Explosive Jack

  • Age: 4YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Stallion
  • Sire: Jakkalberry
  • Dam: Extra Explosive

  • Win: $34.00
  • Place: $9.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Explosive Jack

  • Career: 12: 5-1-2
  • Flemington: 2: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 7: 3-1-0
  • Good: 5: 2-0-2
  • Group 1: 6: 2-0-1
  • Win %: 42%
  • Place %: 67%

Melbourne Cup results for Explosive Jack

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Explosive Jack’s first start in the great race.


Can Explosive Jack win The Cup?

He showed in his three-year-old season that he has a strong will to win, but Explosive Jack might find a handful of these a bit too good for his liking. We have no doubt he will see out the 3200m, but we are expecting a midfield finish for the two-time Group 1 winner.


The Chosen One

The Chosen One

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Stallion
  • Sire: Savabeel
  • Dam: The Glitzy One

  • Win: $51.00
  • Place: $14.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for The Chosen One

  • Career: 35: 6-5-3
  • Flemington: 4: 1-0-0
  • Distance: 4: 0-1-0
  • Wet: 13: 0-1-3
  • Good: 22: 6-4-0
  • Group 1: 16: 0-2-2
  • Win %: 17%
  • Place %: 40%

Melbourne Cup Results for The Chosen One

Melbourne Cup Results
Year No. Result Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
2020 17 The Chosen One finishes 4th of 23 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 5 53.5kg $41
2019 22 The Chosen One finishes 17th of 24 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Tim Clark 18 52kg $31

Can The Chosen One win The Cup?

A win seems unlikely, but if he brings the same sort of intent that he closed off with in the Herbert Power Stakes he is an outside top four chance for this years Melbourne Cup.


Delphi

Delphi

  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Stallion
  • Sire: Galileo
  • Dam: Bye Bye Birdie

  • Win: $34.00
  • Place: $9.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Delphi

  • Career: 10: 5-1-0
  • Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 3: 1-0-0
  • Good: 7: 4-1-0
  • Group 1: 1: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 50%
  • Place %: 60%

Melbourne Cup results for Delphi

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Delphi’s first start in the great race.


Can Delphi win The Cup?

Delphi’s win in the Herbert Power Stakes two starts back suggested he was the only one to challenge Incentivise in the Caulfield Cup, however he faded badly late to be beaten by 11-lengths after leading the field up. He has been aimed towards the Melbourne Cup for the past nine-months and if he can see out the 3200m, he is in contention to be in the finish.


Ocean Billy

Ocean Billy

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Chestnut
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Ocean Park
  • Dam: Cool Storm

  • Win: $126.00
  • Place: $32.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Ocean Billy

  • Career: 25: 7-1-1
  • Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 11: 1-1-0
  • Good: 14: 6-0-1
  • Group 1: 4: 1-0-0
  • Win %: 28%
  • Place %: 36%

Melbourne Cup results for Ocean Billy

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Ocean Billy’s first start in the great race.


Can Ocean Billy win The Cup?

It was a midfield finish for Ocean Billy in the Caulfield Cup and connections will be wanting a similar effort here in the Melbourne Cup. He has not won since the Group 1 Auckland Cup in March earlier in the year and considering he has struggled in much weaker races than this, the Melbourne Cup is certainly an uphill battle for Ocean Billy.


Selino

Selino

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Champs Elysees
  • Dam: Air Kiss

  • Win: $31.00
  • Place: $8.50

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Selino

  • Career: 20: 3-5-2
  • Flemington: 1: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 1: 1-0-0
  • Wet: 9: 0-1-1
  • Good: 9: 2-4-0
  • Group 1: 2: 1-0-0
  • Win %: 15%
  • Place %: 50%

Melbourne Cup results for Selino

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Selino’s first start in the great race.


Can Selino win The Cup?

Selino took out the Group 1 Sydney Cup earlier in the year as a rank outsider and is set to go around at bigger odds in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. There looks to be at least eight runners with better chances than him. Expect to see a midfield finish and his odds with online betting sites reflect this.


Johnny Get Angry

Johnny Get Angry

  • Age: 4YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Tavistock
  • Dam: Luminova

  • Win: $81.00
  • Place: $21.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Johnny Get Angry

  • Career: 11: 1-1-2
  • Flemington: 9: 1-1-1
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 6: 0-1-2
  • Good: 5: 1-0-0
  • Group 1: 3: 1-0-0
  • Win %: 9%
  • Place %: 36%

Melbourne Cup results for Johnny Get Angry

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Johnny Get Angry’s first start in the great race.


Can Johnny Get Angry win The Cup?

If Johnny Get Angry brings the form he has produced so far in his four runs this campaign, he may struggle to beat a runner home. If he wins, this would be an even bigger surprise than when Prince Of Penzance won the Melbourne Cup. He should be a $301 chance with Australian bookmakers and it will take more than Pagan’s Paddock to cause an upset here.


Knights Order

Knights Order

  • Age: 7YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: So You Think
  • Dam: Lamanka Lass

  • Win: $201.00
  • Place: $35.00

Best odds at Bet365


Career stats for Knights Order

  • Career: 21: 7-0-2
  • Flemington: 3: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 1: 1-0-0
  • Wet: 6: 3-0-0
  • Good: 12: 4-0-2
  • Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 33%
  • Place %: 43%

Melbourne Cup results for Knights Order

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Knights Order’s first start in the great race.


Can Knights Order win The Cup?

Knights Order is $201 for a reason in the 2021 Melbourne Cup, he was beaten close to six-lengths on Saturday in the Hotham Handicap having led the field up and was found wanting in the home straight. It is hard to see how he beats a majority of his rivals on Tuesday.


Persan

Persan

  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Pierro
  • Dam: Ofcourseican

  • Win: $23.00
  • Place: $6.50

Best odds at Sportsbet


Career stats for Persan

  • Career: 27: 7-5-3
  • Flemington: 10: 4-1-1
  • Distance: 1: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 11: 4-1-1
  • Good: 16: 3-4-2
  • Group 1: 5: 0-0-1
  • Win %: 26%
  • Place %: 56%

Melbourne Cup Results for Persan

Melbourne Cup Results
Year No. Result Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
2020 24 Persan finishes 5th of 23 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 19 51kg $41

Can Persan win the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

We do not think he can overturn the 5.25-length defeat to Incentivise, but is definitely a chance of running in the top three and could build on his fifth-place finish in last year’s Melbourne Cup. Persan is offering some nice value with Aussie bookies and could cause some damage over more ground.


Carif

Carif

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Brown
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: So You Think
  • Dam: Norzita

  • Win: $201.00
  • Place: $35.00

Best odds at Bet365


Career stats for Carif

  • Career: 37: 3-8-1
  • Flemington: 3: 0-2-0
  • Distance: 2: 1-1-0
  • Wet: 12: 0-2-1
  • Good: 25: 3-6-0
  • Group 1: 4: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 8%
  • Place %: 32%

Melbourne Cup results for Carif

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Carif’s first start in the great race.


Can Carif win The Cup?

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Carif looks to be severely out of his depth here heading into the 2021 Melbourne Cup. In 17 attempts at Group level he is yet to claim a win, with just one win in Listed company to his name. $201 with betting sites is a fair price.


Master Of Wine

Master Of Wine

  • Age: 7YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Maxios
  • Dam: Magma

  • Win: $101.00
  • Place: $19.00

Best odds at Bet365


Career stats for Master Of Wine

  • Career: 28: 5-5-4
  • Flemington: 3: 0-0-1
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 14: 2-2-2
  • Good: 14: 3-3-2
  • Group 1: 10: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 18%
  • Place %: 50%

Melbourne Cup results for Master Of Wine

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Master Of Wine’s first start in the great race.


Can Master Of Wine win The Cup?

Master Of Wine is coming off a 10-length defeat to Incentivise in the Caulfield Cup, so winning may be out of his reach. However, the Hawkes-trained gelding finished on the heels of the likes of Grand Promenade and Tralee Rose in the start prior in The Bart Cummings. Master Of Wine is one at a big price who could be a wide trifecta/first four chance.


Pondus

Pondus

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Sea The Moon
  • Dam: Diablerette

  • Win: $51.00
  • Place: $11.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Pondus

  • Career: 19: 3-7-1
  • Flemington: 2: 0-1-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 10: 2-3-0
  • Good: 9: 1-4-1
  • Group 1: 1: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 16%
  • Place %: 58%

Melbourne Cup results for Pondus

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Pondus’ first start in the great race.


Can Pondus win The Cup?

Pondus has been aimed towards the Melbourne Cup for the best part of 12-months and probably should have made the final field last year. Fast forward a year and he is racing in okay form, but may find one or two better than him on Tuesday. From barrier one, he is sure to gain a suck run in transit and Rachel King could have him settled on the leader’s heels throughout. We think a win is out of the equation, but a minor placing would not shock.


Grand Promenade

Grand Promenade

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Champs Elysees
  • Dam: Zacchera

  • Win: $13.00
  • Place: $4.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Grand Promenade

  • Career: 19: 8-4-2
  • Flemington: 5: 3-1-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 4: 2-2-0
  • Good: 15: 6-2-2
  • Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 42%
  • Place %: 74%

Melbourne Cup results for Grand Promenade

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Grand Promenade’s first start in the great race.


Can Grand Promenade win The Cup?

The Maher & Eustace-trained Grand Promenade has been one of the most progressive stayers throughout the winter season in Victoria. Despite being deep into his campaign, we expect a forward showing from the six-year-old gelding. A top-four finish is certainly on the cards and there is some love with the top racing betting sites.


Miami Bound

Miami Bound

  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Reliable Man
  • Dam: Arapaho Miss

  • Win: $126.00
  • Place: $32.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Miami Bound

  • Career: 26: 5-0-5
  • Flemington: 9: 2-0-3
  • Distance: 3: 0-0-1
  • Wet: 9: 3-0-1
  • Good: 17: 2-0-4
  • Group 1: 7: 1-0-2
  • Win %: 19%
  • Place %: 38%

Melbourne Cup Results for Miami Bound

Melbourne Cup Results
Year No. Result Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
2020 23 Miami Bound finishes 14th of 23 Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 13 51kg $41

Can Miami Bound win The Cup?

Simply put; no. Miami Bound simply isn’t in the form to trouble the likes of Incentivise and Spanish Mission. A Top 10 finish would be almost deemed a win for the Danny O’Brien-trained mare.


Port Guillaume

Port Guillaume

  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Le Havre
  • Dam: Keira

  • Win: $151.00
  • Place: $26.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Port Guillaume

  • Career: 10: 4-0-0
  • Flemington: 1: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 7: 3-0-0
  • Good: 2: 0-0-0
  • Group 1: 3: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 40%
  • Place %: 40%

Melbourne Cup results for Port Guillaume

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Port Guillaume’s first start in the great race.


Can Port Guillaume win The Cup?

Port Guillaume is one of the rank outsiders in the 2021 Melbourne Cup, so a win would be a massive shock. He finished 10th to Incentivise in the Caulfield Cup and has struggled in all four of his starts in Australia this campaign. We expect to see Port Guillaume finish in the second-half of the field.


She’s Ideel

She's Ideel

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Dundeel
  • Dam: Ana’s Mail

  • Win: $81.00
  • Place: $21.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for She’s Ideel

  • Career: 25: 6-6-5
  • Flemington: 1: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 1: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 8: 4-1-2
  • Good: 17: 2-5-3
  • Group 1: 5: 0-1-1
  • Win %: 24%
  • Place %: 68%

Melbourne Cup results for She’s Ideel

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be She’s Ideel’s first start in the great race.


Can She’s Ideel win The Cup?

Despite running 7th, beaten 6.75-lengths in the Caulfield Cup, She’s Ideel was just one-length off Persan in third-place suggesting she may not be the worse place bet in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Unfortunately for her, it looks like we will be racing on a firmer deck and we would much rather a wet track having missed the top three once in eight starts on rain-affected going.


Future Score – SCRATCHED

Future Score

  • Age: 7YO
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Cape Cross
  • Dam: Theola

Career stats for Future Score

  • Career: 22: 6-2-4
  • Flemington: 3: 1-0-1
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 6: 2-1-0
  • Good: 14: 4-1-4
  • Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 27%
  • Place %: 55%

Melbourne Cup results for Future Score

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Future Score’s first start in the great race.


Tralee Rose

  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Tavistock
  • Dam: Star Of Tralee

  • Win: $16.00
  • Place: $4.50

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Tralee Rose

  • Career: 15: 6-4-2
  • Flemington: 4: 2-2-0
  • Distance: 1: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 6: 2-3-0
  • Good: 9: 4-1-2
  • Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 40%
  • Place %: 80%

Melbourne Cup results for Tralee Rose

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Tralee Rose’s first start in the great race.


Can Tralee Rose win The Cup?

If there is a runner in this year’s Melbourne Cup with untapped potential, then it is the Symon Wilde-trained Tralee Rose. Despite Incentivise being a dominant favourite, Tralee Rose could be the one to cause an upset. She put the writing on the wall during her summer/autumn campaign and with a win in the Geelong Cup which has traditionally become a strong form reference race last time out, Tralee Rose is primed for a big run in the Melbourne Cup.


Floating Artist

  • Age: 6YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Nathaniel
  • Dam: Miss Kenton

  • Win: $18.00
  • Place: $4.50

Best odds at Bet365


Career stats for Floating Artist

  • Career: 16: 5-2-1
  • Flemington: 1: 1-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 4: 0-2-0
  • Good: 12: 5-0-1
  • Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 31%
  • Place %: 50%

Melbourne Cup results for Floating Artist

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Floating Artist’s first start in the great race.


Can Floating Artist win The Cup?

Floating Artist is a stayer on the rise in terms of the staying ranks in Australia. He arguably should have won his way into the Caulfield Cup by taking out the Coongy Cup, but was left flat footed at a crucial time. He then was a hard watch in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup last start when beaten a nose. He may not be up to the class of Incentivise, but a top-six result is certainly on the cards for Floating Artist.


Great House

  • Age: 5YO
  • Color:Bay
  • Sex:Gelding
  • Sire:Galileo (IRE)
  • Dam:Anja (IRE)

  • Win: $21.00
  • Place: $6.00

Best odds at Bet365


Career stats for Great House

  • Career: 15: 5-2-3
  • Flemington: 2: 1-0-1
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 7: 3-1-2
  • Good: 7: 2-1-1
  • Group 1: 2: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 33%
  • Place %: 66%

Melbourne Cup results for Great House

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Great House’s first start in the great race.

Can Great House win the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

Great House will have to have a lot of things go right for him in the 3200 metre race however still has the ability to be running past the finishing post in first. Having run a tough race only on the 30th of October in the Hotham Stakes unfortunately Great house will only have a three days rest to get ready for his toughest race to date. Although the five-year-old gelding came fifth in the Caulfield Cup behind Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise & Persan he was still finishing in front of other Melbourne cup horses. Jumping out of barrier seven Great House’s biggest threat will be getting stuck at the back of the pack and not finding the right opening to make his run down the Flemington straight.


Sir Lucan

  • Age: 4YO
  • Color:Bay
  • Sex:Stallion
  • Sire:Camelot (GB)
  • Dam:Sparrow (IRE)

  • Win: $26.00
  • Place: $7.00

Best odds at Bet365


Career stats for Sir Lucan

  • Career: 8: 2-1-0
  • Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 4: 0-1-1
  • Good: 4: 1-0-0
  • Group 1: 1: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 25%
  • Place %: 37.5%

Melbourne Cup results for Sir Lucan

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Sir Lucan’s first start in the great race.


Can Sir Lucan win the 2021 Melbourne Cup ?

As we have seen from previous Melbourne Cups , anybody is able to win the Melbourne Cup with the right run and the right jockey on their back. With veteran Glen Boss being known for riding Makybe Diva to three consecutive Melbourne Cups from 2003 to 2005 and being given the set weight of 50kg for the race there will be every chance he can claim his fourth Melbourne Cup with Sir Lucan. With Sir Lucan’s current form and being his first proper race in Flemington and coming up against 23 other Melbourne Cup horses it will be a tough time for him to be finishing the race in first and punters seem to think the same opening at $21 odds with the online bookmakers and slowly drifting out as the hours go on.


2021 Melbourne Cup Betting Preview Summary

The race that stops the nation, the 2021 Melbourne looks to be a formality for the Peter Moody-trained Incentivise. He was as dominant a winner as you could see in the Caulfield Cup and the success story looks set to continue here. Brett Prebble will need to be patient from barrier 16 to slot in up on speed with cover and similar to the Caulfield Cup, we expect Incentivise to be pulling away from the likes of Tralee Rose and Persan.

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