Can Delphi win the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

The Herbert Power Stakes winner from two starts back, Delphi, comes to the Melbourne Cup on the back of a disappointing effort in the Caulfield Cup. Having been sent around as the second favourite, he faded badly at the turn for home to finish 13th, beaten by 11-lengths. The Anthony & Sam Freedman stable are in top form so far this spring and with the great Damien Oliver on board, there is no doubt Delphi will run a big race on the first Tuesday in November.

When will Delphi 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.

Once again The Cup has brought together an elite field of Melbourne Cup horses to contest the two mile race for $7.75 million.

Delphi silks


T: Anthony & Sam Freedman
J: Damien Oliver
  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Stallion
  • Sire: Galileo
  • Dam: Bye Bye Birdie

Win: $34.00

Place: $9.00

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Career stats for Delphi

  • Career: 10: 5-1-0
  • Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 3: 1-0-0
  • Good: 7: 4-1-0
  • Group 1: 1: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 50%
  • Place %: 60%

Melbourne Cup results for Delphi

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Delphi’s first start in the great race.

Can Delphi win The Cup?

Delphi’s win in the Herbert Power Stakes two starts back suggested he was the only one to challenge Incentivise in the Caulfield Cup, however he faded badly late to be beaten by 11-lengths after leading the field up. He has been aimed towards the Melbourne Cup for the past nine-months and if he can see out the 3200m, he is a in contention to be in the finish.

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