Melbourne Cup Tips

Insider 2018 Melbourne Cup tips on the horses to back and sack in the Melbourne Cup Field on the first Tuesday of November available here.

The best Melbourne Cup Tips on the ‘race that stops a nation’ every year are those based on the form and statistics of the 24-horse Melbourne Cup field.

It’s not only the Group 1 $6.25 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) to enjoy a punt on at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November. Punters are treated to a full program of 10 Melbourne Cup Day races so make it a full day of racing and betting action.

2018 Melbourne Cup Tips

  • 1st – #1 Best Solution
  • 2nd – #3 Magic Circle
  • 3rd – #10 Avilius
  • 4th – #5 Muntahaa

Melbourne Cup tips range from the stayer experts think will become the Melbourne Cup winner, to exotic Melbourne Cup tips predicting the first four over the line at Flemington on the first Tuesday of November.

Every year the team at Races.com.au team provide our readers with our exclusive, insider Melbourne Cup picks and best bets.

Our expert team of tipsters will look over the full 2018 Melbourne Cup field and Melbourne Cup 2018 form guide on the 24 stayers engaged for the $6.25 million showdown to formulate our first four selections to back in the Melbourne Cup Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and First Four markets at Australia’s leading bookmaker Ladbrokes.com.au.

Once the Melbourne Cup tips are out you will want to lock in your Melbourne Cup bets at the best prices, so head to the best bookie, and that’s Ladbrokes.com.au.

If you are keen to lock in your own Melbourne Cup predictions and selections in the generous futures Melbourne Cup odds open now at Ladbrokes.com.au, then read over our general Melbourne Cup tipping guide below to help you back a winner!

1.) Melbourne Cup Tips: Lead-Up Races

  • From 2010 – 2016 the Geelong Cup provided two Melbourne Cup winners with French raiders Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) both completing the double
  • Shocking (2009) was the last horse to win the Lexus Stakes and back-up to salute in the Melbourne Cup results
  • Two Melbourne Cup winners between 2012 – 2016 came off a lead-up run in the Cox {late with Green Moon (7th in 2012) and Fiorente (3d in 2013)

There are several races that are considered good guides for Melbourne Cup performance. These include the:

You will get a lot of good 2018 Melbourne Cup tips based on how runners perform in this year’s lead up races. You should also track the odds for these races at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au or Odds.com.au

2.) Melbourne Cup Tips: The Favourite

  • Fiorente ($7 in 2013) was the last Melbourne Cup favourite to salute
  • The last time Melbourne Cup favourites went back-to-back was when Makybe Diva saluted in her second and record third Melbourne Cups in 2004 and 2005
  • Longer-priced runners make the best Melbourne Cup tips with plenty of recent upsets including Prince Of Penzance who saluted at $101 in 2015!

There is no need to simply go with the crowd when betting on the 2018 Melbourne Cup, as outside chances have historically performed quite well. While you should stick to runners on the day that have a price below $20, the favourites aren’t always the way to go.

If you follow the same 2018 Melbourne Cup tips as everyone else this year and end up betting on the favourite, you can only expect a tiny payout if you win. Don’t you want a chance to win big? Well, find an unappreciated runner with good odds, and a win will be much more rewarding.

3.) Melbourne Cup Tips: Exotic Bets

Outside of just Melbourne Cup Win and Place Tips the exotic Melbourne Cup betting selections are a great way to clean-up.

Picking the Melbourne Cup trifecta does not just pay extremely well – it’s also something you can brag about for years! In 2003, a man accidentally won $2.6 million by correctly picking the Melbourne Cup trifecta when he entered his bet multiple times. That’s a huge payday AND a story that will buy you drinks for years to come. Don’t ignore those 2018 Melbourne Cup trifecta tips. In fact, seek them out more than you would tips for the winner.

4.) Melbourne Cup Tips: All-In Betting

Don’t wait to act on good 2018 Melbourne Cup tips – place your bet now! Fixed odds at sites like Ladbrokes.com.au are open right now in the futures betting section, so there is no reason you can’t bet as soon as you have your picks. The earlier you bet, the better the Melbourne Cup odds you can take advantage of. The later you bet, the shorter those odds and the smaller the potential payout.

5.) Melbourne Cup Tips: Bet Online

If you aren’t already betting online, then there is no better tip than to sign up for an account at trusted online bookie like Ladbrokes.com.au. Online betting is the way to go these days, as you can get better odds than your local TAB while benefiting from special promotional offers that help your betting dollar go further.

We strongly recommend starting an account with Ladbrokes.com.au, as the 2018 Melbourne Cup Tips we feature in our news section rely on the odds there. We think Ladbrokes.com.au offers a great experience for new punters as well as the old hands, so why not give Ladbrokes.com.au a try?

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