$8.4 million

Incentivise red hot favourite for Melbourne Cup

The Peter Moody-trained gelding has captured the imagination of the sports-mad country, winning its last nine starts and blitzing the field in last month's 2400-metre Caulfield Cup, a traditional formguide for the Cup.

Incentivise's attraction has been boosted by the lack of international entrants in the world's richest two-mile handicap, with foreign stables shunning the race due to a combination of strict, new veterinary checks and Covid-19 logistical issues.