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2021 Melbourne Cup News - Barrier Draw & Final Field

By Gary Emmerson
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  • The barrier draw has been conducted for the 2021 Melbourne Cup
  • 24 runners make up the final field for this October 30 feature from Flemington
  • The full field is included below
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Incentivise is the clear favourite for the Melbourne Cup. (Getty)
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The 2021 Melbourne Cup looks one of the more intriguing cups we have seen in years with the Australian bred Toowoomba winner, now Caulfield Cup winner Incentivise comfortably heading the market. He has drawn barrier 16 for the feature.

Incentivise is the overwhelming favourite, having extended his winning streak in the Caulfield Cup. Spanish Mission comes from overseas with Stradivarius form lines, including defeating him in the Ascot Gold Cup when placing third to superstar Subjectivist. With even luck, he can win from barrier 14.

Grand Promenade (barrier 21) was dominant in The Bart Cummings and looks a natural staying type with a light weight, and he beat home Tralee Rose (barrier 12) in that event who subsequently won the Geelong Cup.

Last year's winner Twilight Payment (barrier two) is back for more glory, but will have to lump the top weight of 58kg while Australian mare Verry Elleegant (barrier 19) is all class and could be looking for this extra journey.

The race does not end there with plenty of chances looking for a spot inside the top five, but it does look a race in two as for the main chances in the Melbourne Cup.

A final field of 24 has been assembled for the 2021 Melbourne Cup.

Melbourne Cup 2021 Barriers & Final Field

1TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) Joseph O'Brien Jye McNeil 2 58kg
2INCENTIVISE Peter G Moody Brett Prebble 1657kg
3SPANISH MISSION (USA) Andrew Balding Craig Williams 1457kg
4VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 1957kg
5EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 454kg
6THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 554kg
7DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 353.5kg
8OCEAN BILLY (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 1353.5kg
9SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Ron Stewart 2453.5kg
10JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 2253kg
11KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Daniel Stackhouse 953kg
12PERSANCiaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 11 53kg
13CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Blaike McDougall 852.5kg
14MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 652.5kg
15PONDUS (GB) Robert Hickmott Ms Rachel King 152.5kg
16GRAND PROMENADE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 2152kg
17MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O'Brien Patrick Moloney 1752kg
18PORT GUILLAUME (FR) Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 2352kg
19SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 20 52kg
20FUTURE SCORE (IRE) Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 15 51.5kg
21TRALEE ROSE (NZ) Symon Wilde Dean Holland 1251kg
22FLOATING ARTIST (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Teodore Nugent (a) 1050kg
23GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Dee 7 50kg
24SIR LUCAN (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 1850kg

Melbourne Cup FAQs

When is the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

The 2021 Melbourne Cup is scheduled to run on Tuesday, November 2.

Where is the Melbourne Cup held?

The Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

What distance is the Melbourne Cup?

The Melbourne Cup is run over a distance of 3200 metres.

Who won the 2020 Melbourne Cup?

Twlight Payment won the 2020 Melbourne Cup.

How can I live stream the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Melbourne Cup and all other Australian horse races.


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