I was ready to tout him as a genuine Melbourne Cup contender, but the St Leger run has me worried that he might be a tired horse. But, the WaterBott camp will get their hands on him and last time they got a quality stayer from overseas was Fiorente, and we know what he went on to do.
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24. Sir Lucan
Odds 💰: $23
Breeding: Camelot x Sparrow
Trainer: Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott
Jockey: Glen Boss
Career Stats: 8: 2-1-0
Min/Max Distance Wins: 1609/2615m
Career Best Win: Yeats Stakes, May 15 2021, Navan, Good Surface
Dry Track Stats: 4: 1-0-0
Wet Track Stats: 3: 0-1-0
Short Summary: Lightly raced Northern Hemisphere three year old. Good recipe for a Melbourne Cup.
Gordon Stakes (2412m), July 29 2021, Goodwood, Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface
Great run in defeat behind a horse who I think will be a Cup contender in the future, Ottoman Emperor. He chased strongly from off the speed out wide and just missed out on the win in a good effort.
Great Voltigeur Stakes (2384m), August 18 2021, York, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Good Surface
He was good in a quality race with strong depth. Yibir is above average, Kemari was touted as a Melbourne Cup prospect, so the form out of this I think will hold up and Sir Lucan closed his race off nicely to run fourth.
St Leger (2922m), September 11 2021, Doncaster, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface
Beaten comprehensively here, but the winner was Hurricane Lane, who is regarded as one of the best in the world, so the form is A1 despite him being beaten around 14 lengths. He was off the bit quickly and didn’t produce any real change up speed.
What odds is Sir Lucan to win the Melbourne Cup?
Can Sir Lucan win the Melbourne Cup?
Sir Lucan, listed at $23 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 Sir Lucan at Sportsbet, Ladbrokes or Neds.
What Number, Barrier and Weight is Sir Lucan
Sir Lucan will carry saddlecloth number 24 and will jump from barrier 18 in the 2021 Melbourne Cup. Sir Lucan will carry 50kg in the Melbourne Cup.
Which jockey will ride Sir Lucan in the Melbourne Cup?
Sir Lucan will be ridden by Glen Boss in the 2021 Melbourne Cup with a weight of 50kg.