Once you have read all the form and listened to every horse racing “expert” sprout their knowledge of the 2021 Melbourne Cup; the most likely outcome is you will thoroughly confused.
So at HorseBetting.com.au, we like to simplify the world once it becomes too noisy. Lets looks at which Melbourne Cup horses win more Melbourne Cup base purely on their names!
What? you must be kidding right? No there is a definitive edge to gained from looking at the history of the great race.
The vast majority of Melbourne Cup winning horses have had single word names having won 89 of the 160 cups to be raced, including the last single word name winner Rekindling in 2017.
Two word names have won 64 Melbourne Cups with Twilight Payment being the last winner in 2020.
Three word horse names have performed the worst in Cups having won just seven times, but have have dramatically improved their form in recent cups having win with Vow And Declare in 2019, and in 2015 with Prince Of Penzance.
Due to letter count restrictions on horses names there has never been a four worded horse name to have won the Melbourne Cup.
So while single word horses have traditionally performed the best, the fact three word horses have won two of the last six runnings – but only seven of the previous 160 races – suggest they are the rapid improver. We suggest you consider that fact deeply while reading our 2021 Melbourne Cup runner by runner betting preview.
Bet on the 2021 Melbourne cup
2021 Melbourne Cup Odds
Flemington - Race 7
Lexus Melbourne Cup
Track Rating: Good3
2021 Melbourne Cup Field
|1||Twilight Payment||Joseph O’Brien||Jye McNeil||2||58kg||$11|
|2||Incentivise||Peter Moody||Brett Prebble||16||57kg||$2.50|
|3||Spanish Mission||Andrew Balding||Craig Williams||14||57kg||$9|
|4||Verry Elleegant||Chris Waller||James McDonald||19||57kg||$15|
|5||Explosive Jack||C Maher & D Eustace||John Allen||4||54kg||$51|
|6||The Chosen One||M Baker & A Forsman||Damian Lane||5||54kg||$61|
|7||Delphi||A & S Freedman||Damien Oliver||3||53.5kg||$41|
|8||Ocean Billy||Chris Waller||Damian Thornton||13||53.5kg||$101|
|9||Selino||Chris Waller||Ron Stewart||24||53.5kg||$151|
|10||Johnny Get Angry||Denis Pagan||Lachlan King||22||53kg||$101|
|11||Knights Order||G Waterhouse & A Bott||Daniel Stackhouse||9||53kg||$201|
|12||Persan||C Maher & D Eustace||Luke Currie||11||53kg||$31|
|13||Carif||P & P Snowden||Blaike McDougall||8||52.5kg||$201|
|14||Master Of Wine||Team Hawkes||Fred Kersley||6||52.5kg||$101|
|15||Pondus||Robert Hickmott||Rachel King||1||52.5kg||$41|
|16||Grand Promenade||C Maher & D Eustace||Kerrin McEvoy||21||52kg||$21|
|17||Miami Bound||Danny O’Brien||Patrick Moloney||17||52kg||$151|
|18||Port Guillaume||Ben & JD Hayes||Harry Coffey||23||52kg||$151|
|19||She’s Ideel||Bjorn Baker||Craig Newitt||20||52kg||$101|
|20||Future Score||Matt Cumani||Dean Yendall||15||51.5kg||$301|
|21||Tralee Rose||Symon Wilde||Dean Holland||12||51kg||$17|
|22||Floating Artist||C Maher & D Eustace||Teo Nugent||10||50kg||$18|
|23||Great House||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||7||50kg||$31|
|24||Sir Lucan||G Waterhouse & A Bott||Glen Boss||18||50kg||$26|