2021 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw: Incentivise In 16

October 30, 2021

2021 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw: Incentivise In 16

Peter Moody’s spruik stayer and short-priced favourite Incentivise has drawn gate 16 in the Melbourne Cup 2021 barrier draw ahead of Tuesday’s $8 million classic.

Incentivise (Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos) | Races.com.au

Incentivise. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

While the stable is reportedly happy with barrier 16 for Incentivise, the last start Caulfield Cup winner has eased out from $2.30 to $2.40 in the updated Melbourne Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au.

He overcame barrier 18 to win the Caulfield Cup last time out however and with Brett Prebble in the saddle again, the former Queenslander looks every chance to become history’s 12th Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double winner in the same year.

Twilight Payment jumped from barrier 12 (of 23) to win last year’s 160th edition of the two-mile classic, Joesph O’Brien’s Irish raider returning to defend his title from gate two with Jye McNeil back aboard.

Barrier 18 is the hoodoo gate and only alley yet to produce a Melbourne Cup winner and this year it is No. 24, Sir Lucan on debut down under for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, looking to be the first.

Historically since official barriers were introduced into the great race, barrier five has produced the most Melbourne Cup winners with eight – the latest being Fiorente (2013).

Barrier five belongs this year to The Chosen One, the New Zealand-trained stayer having a third shot at the title on the back of his fourth in last year’s Melbourne Cup results.

The other international horse in the Melbourne Cup field along with Twilight Payment, Spanish Mission was passed fit to race at the eleventh-hour and is drawn barrier 14 with Craig Williams aboard.

Trainer Chris Waller made the call to accept with his nine-time Group 1 winning mare Verry Elleegant, seventh to Twilight Payment last year, and she suffered an early blow after drawing barrier 19.

Could the Melbourne Cup barrier draw be an omen for jockey Rachel King whose mount, Pondus, drew the inside alley in gate one?

The first and to date only successful female Melbourne Cup jockey Michelle Payne won from barrier one on Prince Of Penzance in 2015 and King is out to emulate that feat.

Formerly with Joseph O’Brien in Ireland, Pondus is on one of the Lloyd Williams-raced runners in this year’s race with the goliath owner chasing an incredible eighth victory.

Pondus now resides with Robert Hickmott and is at $34 to win the Melbourne Cup third-up down under.

The extreme outside barrier (24) was drawn by Waller’s Sydney Cup winner Selino and hasn’t produced a winner since 1973.

See below for the official Melbourne Cup 2021 barrier draw and click here for more Melbourne Cup barrier facts and stats.

Updated Melbourne Cup odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au are available in full here.

2021 Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1131×33912 TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 2 58kg 117
2 111111×111 INCENTIVISE Peter G Moody Brett Prebble 16 57kg 1.5kg 123
3 17x2513x2x SPANISH MISSION (USA) Andrew Balding Craig Williams 14 57kg 117
4 x3112x2143 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 19 57kg 118
5 132113×950 EXPLOSIVE JACK (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 4 54kg 115
6 x2606x3420 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 5 54kg 114
7 111x6x4210 DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 3 53.5kg 1.0kg 112
8 1x610x5059 OCEAN BILLY (NZ) Chris Waller Damien Thornton 13 53.5kg 112
9 86541×0840 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller Ron Stewart 24 53.5kg 110
10 29431×0090 JOHNNY GET ANGRY (NZ) Denis Pagan Lachlan King (a) 22 53kg 113
11 x8511x9097 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Daniel Stackhouse 9 53kg 107
12 5x1244x373 PERSAN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Luke Currie 11 53kg 109
13 07422×4747 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Blaike McDougall 8 52.5kg 108
14 x663x00030 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 6 52.5kg 113
15 x22x722x54 PONDUS (GB) Robert Hickmott Ms Rachel King 1 52.5kg 111
16 x221211251 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 21 52kg 1.0kg 108
17 78333×0095 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien Patrick Moloney 17 52kg 111
18 x1510x0600 PORT GUILLAUME (FR) Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 23 52kg 101
19 2324×37197 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 20 52kg 111
20 3x6133x086 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 15 51.5kg 107
21 12114×3321 TRALEE ROSE (NZ) Symon Wilde Dean Holland 12 51kg 106
22 x55x011132 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Teodore Nugent (a) 10 50kg 106
23 x132751551 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Dee 7 50kg 107
24 x41x81x248 SIR LUCAN (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Glen Boss 18 50kg 110

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