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.
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.
Melbourne Cup tips come in thick and fast from all corners in the lead up to the race each year. Many of these tips are only decipherable to dedicated horse racing fans, leaving the casual punter little choice but to go with guesses and the picks of friends.
It doesn’t have to be that way! There are some timeless Melbourne Cup tips that will help you to make your own picks and better bets overall.
Check out our list to learn how you can make a more informed bet on the Melbourne Cup, and then visit our news section for the latest 2012 Melbourne Cup tips.
Melbourne Cup 2013 Tips
Winner – Puissance De Lune – bet now
- Emerged on the scene as one of the early cup favourites with big wins in late 2012
- Won the Bendigo Cup by eight lengths and Group 3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes by five lengths
- Has been given the seal of approval by champion jockey Glen Boss who won’t be jumping off
- Won the Blamey Stakes in a one-start autumn campaign, the same format followed by 2012 Melbourne Cup winner Green Moon
Best Overseas Raider – Mount Athos – bet now
- Confirmed for a return after running fifth last year
- Trainer by high profile horseman Luca Cumani
- Produced a good run last year and easily runs the trip
- Won his first 2013 start in the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes in the UK by nine lengths
Best Roughie – Vatuvei – bet now
- From the yard of top Victorian trainer Peter Moody
- Hasn’t been in great form early in 2013 but an out-and-out stayer who will be aimed at the race
- Won the Group 2 Moonee Valley Cup during the spring
- The further the better for this son of Reset
Each year leading up to Flemington Race 7 on the first Tuesday of November savvy punters are out to find the best Melbourne Cup betting tips and Melbourne Cup exotic selections. And 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 2013 Melbourne Cup field and Melbourne Cup 2013 form guide on the 24 stayers engaged for the $6.2 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 bookmaker.com.au.
Once the Melbourne Cup tips are out you will want to lock in our Melbourne Cup best bets at the best prices you need to head to the best bookie, and that’s bookmaker.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 bookmaker.com.au, then read over our general Melbourne Cup tipping guide below to help you back a winner!
1.) Watch the lead up races
There are several races that are considered good guides for Melbourne Cup performance. These include the:
- Mackinnon Stakes
- Lexus Stakes (formerly called the Saab Quality)
- Moonee Valley Cup
- Cox Plate
- Caulfield Cup
You will get a lot of good 2012 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 bookmaker.com.au or Odds.com.au
2.) Don’t just pick the favourites
There is no need to simply go with the crowd when betting on the 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 2012 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.) Don’t fear the exotic bets
If you have little choice but to go with the favourite (for instance, if the magical offspring of Makybe Diva and Phar Lap were running in the Cup) then you should consider exotic bets like exactas, quinellas, superfectas, etc.
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 2012 Melbourne Cup trifecta tips. In fact, seek them out more than you would tips for the winner.
4.) If you have a hot tip, take early odds
Don’t wait to act on good 2012 Melbourne Cup tips – place your bet now! Fixed odds at sites like bookmaker.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.) Join an online betting site!
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 bookmaker.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.
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