Ocean Billy, the Group 1 Auckland Cup winner, is set to have his first run in the Melbourne Cup this year — the first time over 3200m as well. He finished midfield in the Caulfield Cup when finishing 9th, beaten nine-lengths to Incentivise in a run that showed he may struggle to compete with these.
When will Ocean Billy 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.
- Age: 6YO
- Color: Chestnut
- Sex: Gelding
- Sire: Ocean Park
- Dam: Cool Storm
Career stats for Ocean Billy
- Career: 25: 7-1-1
- Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
- Distance: 0: 0-0-0
- Wet: 11: 1-1-0
- Good: 14: 6-0-1
- Group 1: 4: 1-0-0
- Win %: 28%
- Place %: 36%
Melbourne Cup results for Ocean Billy
The 2021 Melbourne Cup will be Ocean Billy first start in the great race.
Can Ocean Billy win The Cup?
It was a midfield finish for Ocean Billy in the Caulfield Cup and connections will be wanting a similar effort here in the Melbourne Cup. He has not won since the Group 1 Auckland Cup in March earlier in the year and considering he has struggled in much weaker races than this, the Melbourne Cup is certainly an uphill battle for Ocean Billy.
Last Start: Ocean Billy runs 9th to Incentivise in the Caulfield Cup