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2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup Field and Barriers Announced

30 October 2021 Written by VRC

The field for the 2021 Lexus Melbourne Cup has been finalised with Australia’s rising star Incentivise set to tackle the best that the country and the world has to offer in what promises to be an exciting race on Tuesday 2 November at Flemington.

The 24-horse strong field boasts last year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment, the Caulfield Cup winner Incentivise, a nine-time Group 1-winning heroine in Verry Elleegant as well as winners of the 2020 Penfolds Victoria Derby, 2019 Kennedy Oaks, 2021 ATC Australian Derby, 2021 The Lexus Bart Cummings and the 2021 Sydney Cup.

TAB NO Horse Barrier Trainer Jockey Wgt
1 Twilight Payment 2 Joseph O'Brien Jye McNeil 58
2 Incentivise 16 Peter G Moody Craig Williams 57
3 Spanish Mission (USA) 14 Andrew Balding Craig Williams 57
4 Verry Elleegant(NZ) 19 Chris Waller James McDonald 57
5 Explosive Jack(NZ) 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 54
6 The Chosen One(NZ) 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman

Damian Lane 54
7 Delphi(IRE) 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman Damien Oliver 53.5
8 Ocean Billy(NZ) 13 Chris Waller  Damien Thornton  53.5 
9 Selino(GB) 24 Chris Waller  Ron Stewart  53.5
10 Johnny Get Angry(NZ) 22 Denis Pagan  Lachlan King (a0)  53 
11 Knights Order(IRE) 9 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  Daniel Stackhouse  53 
12 Persan 11 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  Luke Currie  53  
13 Carif 8 Peter & Paul Snowden  Blaike McDougall  52.5 
14 Master Of Wine(GER) 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  Fred Kersley  52.5 
15 Pondus(GB) 1 Robert Hickmott  Rachel King  52.5  
16 Grand Promenade(GB) 21 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  Kerrin McEvoy  52
17 Miami Bound(NZ) 17 Danny O'Brien  Patrick Moloney  52 
18 Port Guillaume(FR) 23 Ben & JD Hayes  Harry Coffey  52
19 She's Ideel 20 Bjorn Baker  Craig Newitt  52 
20 Future Score(IRE) 15 Matt Cumani  Dean Yendall  51.5
21  Tralee Rose(NZ)
12 Symon Wilde  Dean Holland  51
22 Floating Artist(GB) 10 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  Teodore Nugent (a0)  50
23 Great House(IRE) 7 Chris Waller Michael Dee  50 
24 Sir Lucan(IRE) 18 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  Glen Boss  50 

Image: Incentivise has drawn barrier 16 in the Lexus Melbourne Cup (Credit: Racing Photos)