Betting on Melbourne Cup can be daunting. To help you get your picks ready for the big day, we have put together our inside tips on which horses we believe have the best chance to make the Top 6!
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Trainer: Chris Waller
Jockey: Kerrin Mcevoy
Originally trained in France, The Waller import has long been touted as a Melbourne Cup horse and looks primed for this year’s big race. The 6yo hasn’t run a bad race this prep, winning the Kingston Town Stakes followed up by a close 2nd in the Group 1 Turnbull and a tough 5th (trapped wide) in the Caulfield Cup last start. It will not surprise anyone if he comes out on top on Tuesday.
Trainer: David Hayes, Ben Hayes & Tom Daberning
Jockey: Joao Moreira
A new addition to the Hayes stable, Constantinople comes into the Cup as one of the favourites with the bookies. This is fresh off an impressive Australian debut in the Caulfield Cup. He struck traffic and was shuffled back and was letting down nicely until being held up again. It was a perfect lead-in to the big race and he looks primed to strike if he sees open running.
3rd Vow and Declare
Trainer: Danny O’Brien
Jockey: Craig Williams
One of the big chances of the local brigade, the 4yo has been super impressive in his lead up work this prep. He’d needed a big run in the Caulfield Cup to move up the Order Of Entry and he produced a cracker. Was made to peel wide round the home turn and loomed to win in the last 100m but was outsprinted to just miss. The barrier hurts his chances but Willo on board carrying light weight makes the appeal still.
4th Cross Counter
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
Jockey: James Doyle
There has been a lot said about the quality of the internationals this year, but many have seemed to forget last year’s winner. Hailing from arguably the strongest stable in the world, the British stayer has only had 4 starts since he won this race last year however these have all been full of merit. A bit of rain forecasted in Melbourne won’t hurt his chances and although he is carrying the top weight, his class cannot be counted out.
5th Mer De Glace
Trainer: Hizashi Shimizu
Jockey: Damien Lane
You’d be silly to not include the Japanese runner in your numbers the way this Spring carnival has been going. He bought many of his rivals in the Caulfield Cup a couple weeks ago with Lane on board, who then rode Lys Gracieux to victory in last week’s Cox Plate. Obviously the rain isn’t ideal for him and he’d be out and out favourite if it was dry but this 5yo has won 6 straight and can clearly measure up again.
6th Prince Of Arran
Trainer: Charlie Fellowes
Jockey: Michael Walker
It was a nervous wait for last year’s 3rd place getter to work his way into the field this time. He had to win the Geelong Cup to make his way in and looks well placed to give this race a shake again. The 7yo has returned to Australia in superb fashion with a huge run first up in the Herbert Power followed by a tough on pace victory in the Geelong Cup. Fellowes brought him out here again with this race in mind only and would not surprise.
Goodluck and enjoy today’s race and don’t forget to get involved in the Moneyball $2,000,000 Melbourne Cup Jackpot.
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