The Chris Waller-trained gelding Great House secured his golden ticket into the 2021 at the eleventh hour charging down the Flemington straight in the Group 3 Hotham Handicap. The Irish bred horse is currently sitting in eight position with bookmakers to win the Melbourne Cup at $21 odds. Great House currently has two Group 3 wins to his name and two fifth placings in a group 1 field.
When will Great House run in the Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup will be run on the first Tuesday in November despite all the COVID-19 chaos, but without the huge crowds that normally grace Flemington on Cup Day.
The one thing that hasn’t changed about the 2021 Melbourne Cup is the horses.
- Age: 5YO
- Sire:Galileo (IRE)
- Dam:Anja (IRE)
Career stats for Great House
- Career: 15: 5-2-3
- Flemington: 2: 1-0-1
- Distance: 0: 0-0-0
- Wet: 7: 3-1-2
- Good: 7: 2-1-1
- Group 1: 2: 0-0-0
- Win %: 33%
- Place %: 66%
Melbourne Cup results for Great House
The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Great House’s first start in the great race.
Can Great House win the 2021 Melbourne Cup?
Great House will have to have a lot of things go right for him in the 3200 metre race however still has the ability to be running past the finishing post in first. Having run a tough race only on the 30th of October in the Hotham Stakes unfortunately Great house will only have a three days rest to get ready for his toughest race to date. Although the five-year-old gelding came fifth in the Caulfield Cup behind Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise & Persan he was still finishing in front of other Melbourne cup horses. Jumping out of barrier seven Great House’s biggest threat will be getting stuck at the back of the pack and not finding the right opening to make his run down the Flemington straight.
Last Start: Great House runs 1st in the Lexham Hotham Stakes