Melbourne Cup Hopefuls Head 2021 Geelong Cup Field & Odds

October 18, 2021

Melbourne Cup Hopefuls Head 2021 Geelong Cup Field & Odds

A quality field of 14 stayers chasing a start in the great Melbourne Cup race on the first Tuesday of November face off this Wednesday in an excellent edition of the 2021 Geelong Cup.

Tralee Rose Horse Form (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Smart staying mare Tralee Rose heads the 2021 Geelong Cup field this Wednesday. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

A popular spring lead-up for gallopers eyeing a run in the Group 1 $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington, the Group 3 $400,000 Geelong Cup (2400m) headlines the mid-week racing action in Victoria.

The latest Geelong Cup betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by Symon Wilde’s consistent and classy mare Tralee Rose as the firming $2.60 favourite.

She chases her first win since a three and a half length romp home in Morphettville’s Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) back in February, after which she ran fourth as the beaten odds-on favourite in the Group 2 Adelaide Cup (3200m) over the two miles.

This prep the five-year-old daughter of Tavistock has had three runs in Melbourne finishing in the money each time, including her Group 3 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) third two back behind subsequent Caulfield Cup runner-up Nonconformist.

She went on to place second last time out behind Grand Promenade in Flemington’s Group 3 The Bart Cummings (2520m) from the outside barrier (16 of 16) and is drawn to get a better from barrier four on Wednesday, albeit going up in weight to 55.5kg.

Three other runners are under double-figures in the latest Geelong Cup odds online with Linda Meech to ride the $6.50 second elect Hasta La War from one outside the favourite in gate five for Sue Murphy.

The Declaration Of War six-year-old remains lightly-raced with 18 starts for seven wins and five other placings, his last run being a third behind Delphi in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) at Caulfield on October 9.

The Patrick Payne-trained Defibrillate ($7.50) and Knights Order ($8) for the Waterhouse/Bott stable are the other best in betting.

A son of 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking, seven-year-old Defibrillate has his 20th career start in the Geelong Cup and comes off back-to-back fourths in similar grade.

He was under two lengths beaten in the Group 3 JRA Cup (2040m) at The Valley in late September before finish three and a half away in the Herbert Power Stakes over the mile and a half.

Knights Order is third-up and looking to atone for two unplaced lead-ups, the winter’s Group 2 Brisbane Cup winner over 3200m last seen running 11th when nine lengths beaten in The Bart Cummings.

Imported Frankel eight-year-old Mirage Dancer ($18) chasing his first win since the 2021 The Metropolitan in Sydney carries the top weight (58.5kg) from gate 13 with John Allen in the saddle, while the reigning Victoria Derby winner Johnny Get Angry is an 80/1 outsider and easing to return to his better form.

The Geelong Cup is set to run as Race 7 at 4:00pm (AEDT) on Wednesday’s nine-race card with full markets courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au available here.

2021 Geelong Cup Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 308×826845 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 13 58.5kg 104
2 11166×8244 DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) Patrick Payne Billy Egan 3 58kg 103
3 329431×009 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 7 58kg 103
4 43x8511x90 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 8 58kg 103
5 x121x41x80 AMADE (IRE) Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 9 57.5kg 102
6 5x57170x50 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 6 57kg 101
7 35×5282536 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Brett Prebble 10 55.5kg 98
8 112114×332 TRALEE ROSE (NZ) Symon Wilde Dean Holland 4 55.5kg 102
9 0x31851447 THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) Michael Moroney Damian Lane 12 55kg 97
10 00x00x5030 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 14 54kg 95
11 4013x7x2x8 WEEKENDER (GB) Lindsey Smith Blaike McDougall 2 54kg 93
12 528434×172 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 11 54kg 90
13 4x16123x00 LONG ARM (IRE) Peter Gelagotis Craig Williams 1 54kg 90
14 2x547x7713 HASTA LA WAR Sue Murphy Ms Linda Meech 5 54kg 85

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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