2017 Melbourne Cup Hoodoo Tip: Tiberian To Win

November 7, 2017

2017 Melbourne Cup Hoodoo Tip: Tiberian To Win

When it comes to Melbourne Cup 2017 tipping there are form guides, facts, historical data and of course the hoodoo bets to take into account and this spring Tiberian comes up trumps in the latter.


Entires have dominated the Melbourne Cup results throughout history most recently saluting in 2014 with Protectionist winning. Photo: Steve Hart.

Form experts around the country have been working overtime ahead of the Group 1 $6 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) running as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) this afternoon.

That includes the Melbourne Cup form tipsters at Races.com.au who have already provided readers with:

Melbourne Cup 2017 Tipping: Best Roughies

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Hoodoos & History

2017 Melbourne Cup Horses: Back Or Sack?

Melbourne Cup 2017 Trifecta Tip

2017 Melbourne Cup Form Guide & Betting History

Going over all the data on the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’ one thing is clear, there’s value to be had in the two mile classic.

The one the punters are coming for in a big way is the UK raider Marmelo ($7.50) who has surpassed the reigning Melbourne Cup winner Almandin ($9) at the top of betting at Ladbrokes.com.au.

There are claims to be made for nearly every one of the Melbourne Cup horses as always including Cox Plate runner-up Humidor ($11), the Caulfield Cup third placed  Irish raider Johannes Vermeer ($10) and even the mare that ran an eye-catching second in that lead-up Single Gaze ($34) if they run out the 3200m.

Melbourne Cup Facts & Statistics of course come into play when looking at what stayer will make the winning circle this year, but what horse shapes-up as the best hoodoo Melbourne Cup bet?




This Alain Couetil-trained French raider is a six-year-old stallion racing in Australia for the first time. Historically internationals don’t win the Melbourne Cup without a lead-up start in the country and none since the first – Vintage Crop (1993) – have managed to do so. After some outstanding lead-up wins in France carrying big weights (60 – 61.5kg) however, Tiberian shapes-up as a livewire chance carrying 55.5kg this afternoon from a wide barrier with his regular rider Olivier Peslier over for the ride. So, why back Tiberian to win the Melbourne Cup 2017?

Right Name

Horses whose names start with the letter ‘T’ have won more editions of the Melbourne Cup than any other (15). Tiberian and Thomas Hobson are the only chances with the right name this year.

Right Saddlecloth

Tiberian dons the No. 4 Melbourne Cup saddlecloth this afternoon in Flemington Race 7 and that has produced the equal most champions in the race (11) along with No. 12. The latest Melbourne Cup winner with No. 4 was At Talaq (1986), can Tiberian be the next?

Right Sex

He’s an entire or stallion and this type of horses has dominated Melbourne Cup results with entires aged 4+ saluting 70 times in Melbourne Cup history, most recently with Protectionist (2014).

Think Tiberian ticks too many boxes to ignore in Melbourne Cup 2017 betting? Back him today at the right price online through Ladbrokes.com.au.

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