He was the story of the Spring last year, going on to run so well in the Melbourne Cup. 12 months on, is he going as good? After the Turnbull, it was a no, but the Caulfield Cup effort sees him back on track and this stable at 2400m+, he’s not getting dismissed.
Melbourne Cup 🏆: View the Field and Odds for the Melbourne Cup
Odds 💰: $31
Breeding: Pierro x Ofcourseican
Trainer: Ciaron Maher/David Eustace
Jockey: Luke Currie
Career Stats: 27: 7-5-3
Min/Max Distance Wins: 1600m/2510m
Career Best Win: Bart Cummings, October 3 2020, Flemington, Good Surface
Dry Track Stats: 16: 3-4-2
Wet Track Stats: 11: 4-1-1
Short Summary: Gee he fought on gamely in the Caulfield Cup and did run well in this race last year. Top ten prospect.
Handicap (1700m), September 11 2021, Flemington, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Good Surface
Good return from him. Had a good run in transit near the speed and was presented to win. But, first up with 61kg, his condition just gave way late and felt the pinch when third to stablemate Floating Artist.
Turnbull Stakes (2000m), October 2 2021, Flemington, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface
He couldn’t match it with them given the sharp tempo set. Incentivise was the lone survivor and made a mess of them. Persan tried hard but he had enough 300m out and battled late. Whether this run will bust him or toughen him up, time will tell.
Caulfield Cup (2400m), October 16 2021, Caulfield, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface
He was one of the better runs in the race behind Incentivise. Delphi spat the dummy out, but this guy just found and kept finding to fight on bravely for third.
What odds is Persan to win the Melbourne Cup?
Can Persan win the Melbourne Cup?
Persan, listed at $31 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 Persan at Sportsbet, Ladbrokes or Neds.
What Number, Barrier and Weight is Persan
Persan will carry saddlecloth number 12 and will jump from barrier 11 in the 2021 Melbourne Cup. Persan will carry 53kg in the Melbourne Cup.
Which jockey will ride Persan in the Melbourne Cup?
Persan will be ridden by Luke Currie in the 2021 Melbourne Cup with a weight of 53kg.