How Cup favourites have fared this century

The Melbourne Cup favourite has won 34 times in the race's 159-year history.

But the Chris Waller-trained Finche finished seventh this year, leaving punters who backed the Cup favourite without a winner since Fiorente in 2013.

HOW THE MELBOURNE CUP FAVOURITES HAVE FARED THIS CENTURY

2019 - Finche ($8) 7th

2018 - Yucatan ($6) 11th

2017 - Marmelo, Almandin ($7) 9th, 12th

2016 - Hartnell ($5.50) 3rd

2015 - Fame Game ($5) 13th

2014 - Admire Rakti ($5.50) last

2013 - Fiorente ($7) 1st

2012 - Dunaden ($7) 14th

2011 - Americain ($5) 4th

2010 - So You Think ($3) 3rd

2009 - Alcopop ($4.80) 6th

2008 - Mad Rush ($5.50) 7th

2007 - Master O'Reilly ($3.80) 8th

2006 - Pop Rock, Tawqeet ($6) 2nd, 19th

2005 - Makybe Diva ($4.50) 1st

2004 - Makybe Diva ($3.50) 1st

2003 - Mamool ($6.50) last

2002 - Vinnie Roe ($5.50) 4th

2001 - Sky Heights ($6) 8th

2000 - Kaapstad Way ($5.50) 4th