Today the famous Flemington Race 7 steals the show at 3:00pm (AEST) and here we take a look at the 2013 Melbourne Cup best bets and odds on the world’s richest handicap.
Melbourne Cup Day is the biggest event on the Australian racing calendar and every punter out there wants to know who to back in $6 million Group 1 feature of the day, the two mile Melbourne Cup handicap featuring 24 of the world’s best horses.
Melbourne Cup tips have been fired off by experts and wannabies all week in the lead-up to the ‘race that stops a nation’.
While you can just head along to Ladbrokes.com.au and pick your favourite in the Melbourne Cup field to win, getting them at a juicy double the odds offer, there’s a host of other ways to bet on the race.
So if you’ve picked a dud in the Melbourne Cup sweep and want to really clean out the bookies this afternoon, see below for our Melbourne Cup best bets of the day.
Melbourne Cup Lay of the Day
#6 Fiorente ($7)
They are the clear cut Melbourne Cup betting favourite this year, currently the only one at single figures, but the Gai Waterhouse-trained 2012 Melbourne Cup runner-up Fiorente has a host of Melbourne Cup hoodoos to overcome if they are to win. Included are the poor record of horses that ran in the previous year’s Cup and the poor record of favourites.
Melbourne Cup Best Roughie Tip
#23 Tres Blue ($26)
There was some nail-biting pre-race controversy over this horse from Waterhouse’s Tulloch Lodge stables who was reportedly treated with an antibiotic cream this morning causing the stewards to look into matters. It was “human effort” according to Gai and the horse is fit and ready to fire. What the fracas did do is allow this French import, yet to race down under, to ease out in the Melbourne Cup betting markets. They have outstanding form back home having won their last two on the trot and get in with just 51kg. Sure they’re immature with a lot of growing and learning to do, and they are out wide in gate 20, but they look one of the best roughie Melbourne Cup tips for us.
Melbourne Cup Best Each Way Chance
#10 Fawkner ($16)
This Lloyd Williams-owned Caulfield Cup champ has it all. A good barrier (eight), a last start win (Caulfield Cup), decent weight (54.5kg) and all the facts and stats to boot. The form from the Caulfield Cup is always a cracker on the first Tuesday of November and this horse could hit the headlines as the first winner of the Spring Cups double since Ethereal (2001).
Melbourne Cup Best Value Place Bet
#13 Super Cool ($41 to Win $11.10 to Place)
Mark Kavanagh’s 2012 Victoria Derby runner-up and Australian Cup winner from the autumn loves Flemington and has been specifically targeted for this race for a long time. Their trainer took it out in 2009 with Shocking and believes he’s got a genuine shot again in 2013 who is way over the odds. Last start fifth in the Cox Plate was credible and over more distance at a roomier track has the finishing burst to surprise with a finish in the Melbourne Cup trifecta.
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