He is a dead set dry track horse, so pen the Caulfield Cup effort. He was good in the Herbert Power…but can he improve out of sight and trouble Incentivise? On exposed form, it’s a no.
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6. The Chosen One
Odds 💰: $35
Breeding: Savabeel x The Glitzy One
Trainer: Murray Baker/Andrew Forsman
Jockey: Damian Lane
Career Stats: 35: 6-5-3
Min/Max Distance Wins: 1400m/2400m
Career Best Win: Herbert Power, October 12 2019, Caulfield, Good Surface
Dry Track Stats: 22: 6-4-0
Wet Track Stats: 13: 0-1-3
Short Summary: Ran well in this race last year and is going better 12 months on. Just the wet track concerns me.
Underwood Stakes (1800m), September 25 2021, Sandown, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Good Surface
Given the race shape, he had little chance of winning, but was far from disgraced in defeat when a closing fourth Zaaki. Probabeel, who ran second, won the Might And Power on Saturday, so the form has been ticked off.
Herbert Power (2400m), October 9 2021, Caulfield, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Good Surface
Really good tune up run. He got back in the run, using this as more or less a barrier trial for the Caulfield Cup. He worked home with purpose to finish second to Delphi and off this run, he’s definitely heading into the big race in good form.
Caulfield Cup (2400m), October 16 2021, Caulfield, Anti-Clockwise Direction, Soft Surface
He got back in the run and was never really a winning threat, just whacking away out the back, but beaten some 11 lengths by Incentivise in a plain effort.
What odds is The Chosen One to win the Melbourne Cup?
Can The Chosen One win the Melbourne Cup?
The Chosen One, 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 The Chosen One at Sportsbet, Ladbrokes or Neds.
What Number, Barrier and Weight is The Chosen One
The Chosen One will carry saddlecloth number 6 and will jump from barrier 5 in the 2021 Melbourne Cup. The Chosen One will carry 54kg in the Melbourne Cup.
Which jockey will ride The Chosen One in the Melbourne Cup?
The Chosen One will be ridden by Damian Lane in the 2021 Melbourne Cup with a weight of 54kg.