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Every year the Races.com.au crew put together our exclusive Two Word Melbourne Cup Form Guide and now that we’re only hours away from Flemington Race 7 here is our 2014 edition for ‘The Race That Stops a Nation’.
The Melbourne Cup date is the same every spring with the first Tuesday of November set aside for the world’s richest handicap, the $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m).
The capacity Melbourne Cup field drew 24 stayers but is down two after Sea Moon (Robert Hickmott) and Cavalryman (Saeed Bin Suoroor) came out with respective setbacks.
Melbourne cup betting odds at Ladbrokes.com.au on the famous two mile dash are still led by the Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti out form $4.80 to $6 to become the first Spring Cups double winner since Ethereal (2001).
The Japanese-trained galloper is also looking to salute for his country for the first time since Delta Blues and Pop Rock ran the 2006 Melbourne Cup quinella for Japan.
The favourite is one of 10 remaining international hopes, one up from last year, who are out to steal the ‘Loving Trophy’ from the top local chances including Cox Plate runner-up Fawkner ($7.50) who ran sixth off a Caulfield Cup win 12 months ago and Kris Lees’ in-form mare Lucia Valentina ($7.50).
With such a quality field facing off then below we sort your top hopes from your no hopes in just two words per horse, saving you hours of scrolling through the 2014 Melbourne Cup form guide and history.
2014 Melbourne Cup Two Word Form Guide
#1 Admire Rakti (6) – Think Big
#2 Cavalryman – Not Running
#3 Fawkner ($7.50) – Williams Factor
#4 Red Cadeaux ($21) – Second Again?
#5 Protectionist ($8) – Keep Safe
#6 Sea Moon – Scratched Out
#7 Seismos ($81) – Out Classed
#8 Junoob ($26) – No Noob
#9 Royal Diamond ($81) – Knock Off
#10 Gatewood ($71) – Lock Out
#11 Mutual Regard ($9.50) – Must Respect
#12 Who Shot Thebarman ($21) – Right Distance
#13 Willing Foe ($26) – Value Friend
#14 My Ambivalent ($34) – Not sure
#15 Precedence ($81) – Sorry Bart
#16 Brambles ($71) – Walk Home
#17 Mr O’Ceirin ($201) – HA HA
#18 Au Revoir ($81) – Read Translation
#19 Lidari ($71) – Distance Query
#20 Opinion ($61) – Top Roughie
#21 Araldo ($26) – Could Surprise
#22 Lucia Valentina ($7) – Top Mare
#23 Unchain My Heart ($101) – Track & Distance
#24 Signoff ($8.50) – Don’t Writeoff
Think you’ve uncovered the Melbourne Cup 2014 winner?
Then now is the time to head to Ladbrokes.com.au where if you can pick the first seven over the line in the classic you will win $10 million!
*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change
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