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Horse Racing Tips | Melbourne Cup | 2023


Horse Racing Tips | Melbourne Cup | 2023


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Melbourne R7 Melbourne Cup

Very open race, the Fav #5 Vauban on form is a steeple jumper longer distance running horse that has then been set for this race, questionable class and form generally for this style of Group 1 two mile race but a master trainer (one of the best in the world) – on form should be $14 chance but has been heavily backed. It either wins or runs nowhere, happy to risk.

#1 Gold Trip ($8.00) won this race last year, is going even better this year, the extra weight is offset by its great draw (soft run) peaking form and the best jockey by lengths in the race.

#3 Without A Fight ($7.50) high quality stayer, won the Caulfield Cup last start but has now drawn very poorly and wide (16), if it had drawn low to get a soft run it likely just wins, very tricky ride now

French Mare #15 Lastotchka ($21.00) owned by the same group who won the race last year with Gold Trip, very sharp at identifying the right stayer and then the lead up prep.

#8 Rights You Are ($34.00) #18 Serpentine ($34.00) and #20 More Fellons ($26.00) look the best of the knock out chances.


One Out
#1 Gold Trip

Next Best Chance
#15 Lastotchka


Or spend $100 and have a slice across each of them for the same return $ collect

Spend $100
$32 win x #1 Gold Trip @ $8.00
$33 win x #3 Without A Fight @ $7.50
$7 win x #8 Rights You Are @ $34.00
$12 win x #15 Lastotchka @ $21.00
$7 win x #18 Serpentine @ $34.00
$9 win x #20 More Fellons @ $26.00


Playing Exotic Multis

As we know it’s the race that stops the nation which means they also are all having a bet and so the betting pools are exceptionally inflated and can throw up some very large dividends, so playing a little wide and if we get some luck then any sort of huge divi can be possible.


Exacta (any of these much run 1st and 2nd)

Box or place all of these for 1st and 2nd

#’s 1, 3, 8, 15, 18, 20

Cost $30 and you get 100% of the dividend should any of them run first and second


First 4 (getting the first 4 across the line in the correct order)

Because there are so many combinations getting this right is like getting the Powerball numbers correct, and so if we have any long shots running in any of these first 4 spots then the divi return will be huge. But its hard.

So I suggest 1) taking a ticket with different numbers for each first 4 spot, and then 2) marking the ticket Flexi choosing a $ spend you are comfortable with.

The following might be an option to consider –

This option will cost $121 for a 1% share in the final dividend (but the dividend could well pay $30k or much much more if we get a wide long shot result). I’m not suggesting you do take this, but if I got a dollar for every time I was asked for a suggested Trifecta of First 4 outlay I’d be living in Hawaii..


First 4 Ticket
Melbourne R7 Melbourne Cup
Flexi spend (choose your $ outlay)
1% of the following ticket combinations will cost $121

1, 3, 8, 15, 18, 20
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23


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