Melbourne Cup Tips 2017: Two Words on Each Horse

November 7, 2017

Melbourne Cup Tips 2017: Two Words on Each Horse

Picking the Melbourne Cup winner is a notoriously hard task each spring, but below the team have summed up the winning hopes of all the horses in just two words so you can sort out your Melbourne Cup Tips 2017 before the 3:00pm (AEDT) jump.


Cox Plate runner-up Humidor (outside) brings he Winx Form into the 2017 Melbourne Cup field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

There are 23 remaining runners in the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) field at Flemington Racecourse this afternoon and the firming favourite at $7.50 is the Hughie Morrison-trained UK visitor Marmelo ($7.50).

The defending Melbourne Cup winner Almandin rises 4.5kg on his weight from last year and has eased out to $9.50 in the latest odds at on the ‘Race That Stops A Nation’.

With such an open Melbourne Cup field and betting market in 2017, let’s sort the genuine contenders from the pretenders.

Don’t forget to also check out our 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips: Hoodoos & History as well as our comprehensive 2017 Melbourne Cup Form Guide & Betting Preview before the famous Flemington Race 7.

#1 HARTNELL ($31)

Top Weight

#2 ALMANDIN ($9.50)

Not Again

#3 HUMIDOR ($10)

Winx Form

#4 TIBERIAN ($26)

Hoodoo Tip

#5 MARMELO ($7.50)

Market Mover

#6 RED CARDINAL ($17)  

Outside Barrier


Presents Fit

#8 BONDI BEACH ($71)

Drowns Here


Can Explode


Boss Factor


Not Running


Too Old

#13 BIG DUKE ($21)

Dour Stayer

#14 US ARMY RANGER ($61)

Off Duty

#15 BOOM TIME ($31)

Cups Double?

#16 GALLANTE ($81)

Barrier Hoodoo

#17 LIBRAN ($51)

Out Classed

#18 NAKEETA ($26)         

No Unicorn

#19 SINGLE GAZE ($34)

Watch Out

#20 WALL OF FIRE ($12)

Burning Well


Magic Man

#22 REKINDLING ($14)

Unknown Danger

#23 AMELIE’S STAR ($20)

Bounces Back

#24 CISMONTANE ($61)

Lexus Winner

How did your Melbourne Cup 2017 Tips fare in our above two word form guide on the Melbourne Cup horses?

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 *All odds quoted are Fixed Win from and subject to change

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