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Explosive Jack Information

Prior to the Caulfield Cup, I had him as #1 seed for the locals for the Melbourne Cup. But that run was just terrible. Can you forgive a good horse for one poor run? If you can, you’re getting a good price to find out. I can see him running in the top ten. But that last start I can’t ignore and I can’t entertain him as a winning chance.

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5. Explosive Jack

Odds 💰: $35

Breeding: Jakkalberry x Extra Explosive
Trainer: Ciaron Maher/David Eustace
Jockey: John Allen
Weight: 54kg
Barrier: 4
Career Stats: 12: 5-1-2
Min/Max Distance Wins: 1600m/2500m
Career Best Win: ATC Derby, April 10 2021, Randwick, Soft Surface
Dry Track Stats: 5: 2-0-2
Wet Track Stats: 7: 3-1-0
Short Summary: His Caulfield Cup run was plain. Flemington, dry track, he can improve. Improve enough to win? I’m saying no.

Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m), September 11 2021, Flemington, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Good Surface

On face value, it was just a run. But given the race shape, he had no chance, with the winner running sub 34 from the front the last 600m. Explosive Jack was a definite pass mark given the set up.

Turnbull Stakes (2000m), October 2 2021, Flemington, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface

Excellent run I thought. Run off his legs early off a fast speed but he picked up in the straight and was warming to the task with purpose when a closing fifth to Incentivise in a good tune up for the Cups.

Caulfield Cup (2400m), October 16 2021, Caulfield, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface

Too bad to be true I thought. I was keen on him running well here but he failed to fire a shot and was never a threat at any stage, a beaten horse 600m out, even further out. Disappointing.


What odds is Explosive Jack to win the Melbourne Cup?

Explosive Jack is currently listed at $35 in the 2021 Melbourne Cup market with online bookmaker Sportsbet. Join Sportsbet now and get your Melbourne Cup bet on in less than 2 minutes!

Can Explosive Jack win the Melbourne Cup?

Explosive Jack, listed at $35 in Melbourne Cup odds, definitely has a chance of winning the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup has a history of upset winners, as we saw in 2015 when Prince of Penzance won at $101 odds! You can back Explosive Jack at Sportsbet, Ladbrokes or Neds.

What Number, Barrier and Weight is Explosive Jack

Explosive Jack will carry saddlecloth number 5 and will jump from barrier 4 in the 2021 Melbourne Cup. Explosive Jack will carry 54kg in the Melbourne Cup.

Which jockey will ride Explosive Jack in the Melbourne Cup?

Explosive Jack will be ridden by John Allen in the 2021 Melbourne Cup with a weight of 54kg.


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