Melbourne Cup roughies

THERE’S only one thing better than picking a winner in the Melbourne Cup and that’s getting a result at odds. Our guide to the top Melbourne Cup roughies is updated regularly in the lead-up to the 2022 edition.

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. The top Melbourne Cup betting sites have extensive odds available with it important to use odds comparison when betting on roughies, because their can be big discrepancies.

Who’s the best roughie in the 2021 Melbourne Cup?

The best long priced roughies in the 2021 Melbourne Cup are Future Score who is $201 at most horse betting sites, and Miami Bound at $151.

Future Score

Future Score silks

Future Score

T: Matt Cumani
J: Dean Yendall
  • Age: 7YO
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Cape Cross
  • Dam: Theola

Win: $201.00

Place: $41.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Future Score

  • Career: 22: 6-2-4
  • Flemington: 3: 1-0-1
  • Distance: 0: 0-0-0
  • Wet: 6: 2-1-0
  • Good: 14: 4-1-4
  • Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
  • Win %: 27%
  • Place %: 55%

Melbourne Cup results for Future Score

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


Can Future Score win The Cup?

Simply put; No. Future Score looks to be a mile out of his depth here in what is his first Group 1 start.

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Miami Bound

Miami Bound silks

Miami Bound

T: Danny O’Brien
J: Patrick Moloney
  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Mare
  • Sire: Reliable Mare
  • Dam: Arapaho Miss

Win: $126.00

Place: $32.00

Best odds at Ladbrokes


Career stats for Miami Bound

  • Career: 26: 5-0-5
  • Flemington: 9: 2-0-3
  • Distance: 3: 0-0-1
  • Wet: 9: 3-0-1
  • Good: 17: 2-0-4
  • Group 1: 7: 1-0-2
  • Win %: 19%
  • Place %: 38%

Melbourne Cup Results for Miami Bound

Melbourne Cup Results
Year No. Result Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
2020 23 Miami Bound finishes 14th of 23 Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 13 51kg $41

Can Miami Bound win The Cup?

Simply put; no. Miami Bound simply isn’t in the form to trouble the likes of Incentivise and Spanish Mission. A Top 10 finish would be almost deemed a win for the Danny O’Brien-trained mare.

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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

2021 Melbourne Cup

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Twilight Payment Melbourne Cup 2021 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 2 58kg $11
2 Incentivise Melbourne Cup 2021 Incentivise Peter Moody Brett Prebble 16 57kg $2.50
3 Spanish Mission Melbourne Cup 2021 Spanish Mission Andrew Balding Craig Williams 14 57kg $9
4 Verry Elleegant Melbourne Cup 2021 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller James McDonald 19 57kg $15
5 Explosive Jack Melbourne Cup 2021 Explosive Jack C Maher & D Eustace John Allen 4 54kg $51
6 The Chose One Melbourne Cup 2021 The Chosen One M Baker & A Forsman Damian Lane 5 54kg $61
7 Delphi Melbourne Cup 2021 Delphi A & S Freedman Damien Oliver 3 53.5kg $41
8 Ocean Billy Melbourne Cup 2021 Ocean Billy Chris Waller Damian Thornton 13 53.5kg $101
9 Selino Melbourne Cup 2021 Selino Chris Waller Ron Stewart 24 53.5kg $151
10 Johnny Get Angry Melbourne Cup 2021 Johnny Get Angry Denis Pagan Lachlan King 22 53kg $101
11 Knights Order Melbourne Cup 2021 Knights Order G Waterhouse & A Bott Daniel Stackhouse 9 53kg $201
12 Persan Melbourne Cup 2020 Persan C Maher & D Eustace Luke Currie 11 53kg $31
13 Carif Melbourne Cup 2021 Carif P & P Snowden Blaike McDougall 8 52.5kg $201
14 Master Of Wine Melbourne Cup 2021 Master Of Wine Team Hawkes Fred Kersley 6 52.5kg $101
15 Pondus Melbourne Cup 2020 Pondus Robert Hickmott Rachel King 1 52.5kg $41
16 Grand Promenade Melbourne Cup 2021 Grand Promenade C Maher & D Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 21 52kg $21
17 Miami Bound Melbourne Cup 2021 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Patrick Moloney 17 52kg $151
18 Port Guillaume Melbourne Cup 2021 Port Guillaume Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 23 52kg $151
19 She's Ideel Melbourne Cup 2021 She’s Ideel Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 20 52kg $101
20 Future Score Melbourne Cup 2021 Future Score Matt Cumani Dean Yendall 15 51.5kg $301
21 Tralee Rose Melbourne Cup 2021 Tralee Rose Symon Wilde Dean Holland 12 51kg $17
22 Floating Artist Melbourne Cup 2021 Floating Artist C Maher & D Eustace Teo Nugent 10 50kg $18
23 Great House Melbourne Cup 2021 Great House Chris Waller Michael Dee 7 50kg $31
24 Sir Lucan Melbourne Cup 2021 Sir Lucan G Waterhouse & A Bott Glen Boss 18 50kg $26

2020 Melbourne Cup

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Anthony Van Dyck Melbourne Cup 2020 Anthony Van Dyck Aidan O’Brien Hugh Bowman 3 58.5kg $8.50
2 Avilius Melbourne Cup 2020 Avilius James Cummings John Allen 10 57kg $51
3 Vow And Declare Melbourne Cup 2020 Vow And Declare Danny O’Brien Jamie Mott 4 57kg $51
4 Master Of Reality Melbourne Cup 2020 Master Of Reality Joseph O’Brien Ben Melham 11 56kg $26
5 Sir Drgonet Melbourne Cup 2020 Sir Dragonet C Maher & D Eustace Glen Boss 14 55.5kg $10
6 Twilight Payment Melbourne Cup 2020 Twilight Payment Joseph O’Brien Jye McNeil 12 55.5kg $31
7 Verry Ellegant Melbourne Cup 2020 Verry Elleegant Chris Waller Mark Zahra 15 55.5kg $13
8 Mustajeer Melbourne Cup 2020 Mustajeer Kris Lees Michael Rodd 2 55kg $101
9 Stratum Albion Melbourne Cup 2020 Stratum Albion Willie Mullins Jordan Childs 9 55kg $47
10 Dashing Willoughby Melbourne Cup 2020 Dashing Willoughby Andrew Balding Michael Walker 19 54.5kg $101
11 Finche Melbourne Cup 2020 Finche Chris Waller James McDonald 6 54.5kg $19
12 Prince Of Arran Melbourne Cup 2020 Prince Of Arran Charlie Fellowes Jamie Kah 1 54.5kg $12
13 Surprise Baby Melbourne Cup 2020 Surprise Baby Paul Preusker Craig Williams 7 54.5kg $9.50
14 King Of Leogrance Melbourne Cup 2020 King Of Leogrance Danny O’Brien Damian Lane 18 53.5kg SCR
15 Russian Camelot Melbourne Cup 2020 Russian Camelot Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 16 53.5kg $13
16 Steel Prince Melbourne Cup 2020 Steel Prince A & S Freedman William Pike 21 53.5kg $44
17 The Chosen one Melbourne Cup 2020 The Chosen One M Baker & A Forsman Daniel Stackhouse 5 53.5kg $42
18 Ashrun Melbourne Cup 2020 Ashrun Andreas Wohler Declan Bates 24 53kg $23
19 Warning Melbourne Cup 2020 Warning A & S Freeman Luke Currie 8 53kg $51
20 Etah James Melbourne Cup 2020 Etah James C Maher & D Eustace Billy Egan 22 52.5kg $201
21 Tiger Moth Melbourne Cup 2020 Tiger Moth Aidan O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 23 52.5kg $8.60
22 Oceanex Melbourne Cup 2020 Oceanex M Price & M Kent jnr Dean Yendall 17 51.5kg $101
23 Miamia Bound Melbourne Cup 2020 Miami Bound Danny O’Brien Daniel Moor 21 51kg $41
24 Persan Melbourne Cup 2020 Persan C Maher & D Eustace Michael Dee 20 51kg $42

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