Can Johnny Get Angry win the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

How 12 months can change a horse’s fortune. Since winning the 2020 VRC Derby, Johnny Get Angry has struggled to live up to the expectations that comes with being a Group 1 winner. His spring campaign so far has been nothing short of dismal, being beaten by an accumulative 64.45-lengths in four runs this spring and his fortunes do not look like changing anytime soon. Denis Pagan was known in the AFL for being able to lift his team for the big moments and moments do not come much bigger than the Melbourne Cup.

When will Johnny Get Angry 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.

Johnny Get Angry silks

Johnny Get Angry

T: Denis Pagan
J: Lachlan King
  • Age: 4YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Tavistock
  • Dam: Luninova

Win: $81.00

Place: $21.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Johnny Get Angry

  • Career: 11: 1-1-2
  • Flemington: 9: 1-1-1
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 6: 0-1-2
  • Good: 5: 1-0-0
  • Group 1: 3: 1-0-0
  • Win %: 9%
  • Place %: 36%

Melbourne Cup results for Johnny Get Angry

The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Johnny Get Angry first start in the great race.


Can Johnny Get Angry win The Cup?

If Johnny Get Angry brings the form he has produced so far in his four runs this campaign, he may struggle to beat a runner home. If he wins, this would be an even bigger surprise than when Prince Of Penzance won the Melbourne Cup. He should be a $301 chance with Australian bookmakers and it will take more than Pagan’s Paddock to cause an upset here.

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