THERE’S only one thing better than picking a winner in the Melbourne Cup and that’s getting a result at odds.
The Melbourne Cup is a hard race to pick at the best of times which means getting a winner is going to pay a higher dividend than almost any other race in the country. This means however finding a roughie in the race that stops a nation going to be that much more lucrative for backers.
Roughie backers have been rewarded for their patience in the Melbourne Cup with just one horse, Protectionist in 2014, winning the race as a single figure runner in the last five years.
Who’s the best roughie in the 2019 Melbourne Cup?
The best long priced roughies in the 2019 Melbourne Cup are Twilight Money who is $41 at most horse betting sites, and Hunting Horn who excels on heavy tracks and is $46.
Who are longest priced winners in Melbourne Cup history?
Four horses in the history of the Melbourne Cup have won the big one at odds of $100 or more.
The Pearl was the first to do it in 1871, Wotan (1936) and Old Rowley (1940) all did it over 60 years ago. The Darren Weir-trained Prince Of Penzance was the last to do it 2015.
A triple figure winner is hard to find at the best of times, and in the modern age it seems even more unlikely.
Just one runner in 2017, Gallante ($126) jumped in triple figures, while the year before there were no runners in the Melbourne Cup that jumped at a price of $100 or over.
WATCH BELOW: Prince Of Penzance wins the Melbourne Cup as one of the longest priced winners in history