Auckland Cup winner so a staying trip will be no issue. The issue is the class. The NZ form, overall, is rank. The saving grace is that he is with Chris Waller. Wouldn’t be totally shocked if he ran top ten, but looking elsewhere.
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8. Ocean Billy
Odds 💰: $91
Breeding: Ocean Park x Cool Storm
Trainer: Chris Waller
Jockey: Damien Thornton
Career Stats: 25: 7-1-1
Min/Max Distance Wins: 1400m/3200m
Career Best Win: Auckland Cup, March 13 2021, Ellerslie, Good Surface
Dry Track Stats: 14: 6-0-1
Wet Track Stats: 11: 1-1-0
Short Summary: He wasn’t terrible in the Caulfield Cup, but needs to improve big time.
Auckland Cup (3200m), March 13 2021, Ellerslie, Clockwise Direction, Good Surface
This is what he is capable of when getting dry ground out in trip. Admittedly this was two miles, but he was a strong winner and did beat Sir Charles Road, a horse who has run well in Australia previously, so the form isn’t the worst.
Handicap (1600m), October 1 2021, Te Rapa, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface
Pretty much a prep run after a couple of down the track efforts in WFA races. Lumped 60kg and was beaten just over a length in a good effort for a horse that is clearly better suited over further.
Caulfield Cup (2400m), October 16 2021, Caulfield, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface
He was 1600m to 2400m in two weeks and didn’t disgrace himself despite being the rank outsider. Finished midfield, which was certainly above market expectation.
What odds is Ocean Billy to win the Melbourne Cup?
Can Ocean Billy win the Melbourne Cup?
Ocean Billy, listed at $91 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 Ocean Billy at Sportsbet, Ladbrokes or Neds.
What Number, Barrier and Weight is Ocean Billy
Ocean Billy will carry saddlecloth number 8 and will jump from barrier 13 in the 2021 Melbourne Cup. Ocean Billy will carry 53.5kg in the Melbourne Cup.
Which jockey will ride Ocean Billy in the Melbourne Cup?
Ocean Billy will be ridden by Damien Thornton in the 2021 Melbourne Cup with a weight of 53.5kg.