The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in all of Australia; and is run annually every first Tuesday of November. This year, the tradition will continue as always; since the most important horses, which are considered high-end, meet at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. This time, to compete in a 3,200-meter race for colts aged 3 years and over.
In addition to being the most important horse race of the year in Australia, the juicy prize pool to be distributed is added; since the winner will take a sum of 4.4 million Australian dollars. In addition to this, the champion trophy has an approximate value of 250 thousand dollars.
We are only 1 day away from the start of this prestigious race, the Melbourne Cup, since it will be held this Tuesday, November 2, 2021, and will start at 3 pm AEDT.
The 29 horses that are going to race this Melbourne Cup are already ready for battle. So, below, we will name the participating horses, their respective betting odds, and the analysis of the three favorites to take the victory.
The colt, Incentivise, comes from magnificent performances in his races played in this year 2021. The most remarkable ones were the victory in the Tattersall’s Cup at Eagle Farm in June 2021; the victory by 12 lengths in the event played in Brisbane; also he was the winner of Group 1 in the Makybe Diva Stakes Race in September 2021.
The current Melbourne Cup champion ridden by Jye McNeil and trained by the Irishman Joseph O’Brien, comes to this race with the tag of favorite to repeat, for the second consecutive year, the feat achieved in the last edition. It is not the first time in history that a champion repeats; so Twilight Payment has a good chance of winning the race.
The 5-year-old horse trained by the mythical Andrew Balding, Spanish Mission, arrives at this Melbourne Cup with a high probability of taking the victory; since he has obtained three very good results in this year 2021 that can support his favorite label. Spanish Mission achieved victory in the Matchbook Yorkshire Cup Stakes; third place in the Gold Cup; and second place in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes.
All these races have in common that they were held on grass, that is, the same surface as the Melbourne Cup.