Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Almanack's Melbourne Cup Tips

It's that time of year to find some horses to put a line through because I put the kiss of death on them. So here we go.

Melbourne Cup Tips 2015.
  1. 10. Trip to Paris. Terrific run to finish second behind Mongolian Khan in the Caulfield Cup put to bed any doubts he could run the distance and had any hangover from the flight over. Won at Ascot over 4000 metres in June, and 3rd and 5th in two races over 3300 metres in August. Bred to run this distance and looks the goods. Tommy Berry on board is a winning double.
  2. 11. Who Shot Thebarman. Third in last year's Melbourne Cup, and second in the Sydney Cup in April showed has a good temperament for the distance, and good runs since in the Turnbull and the Caulfield has him set up nicely for a shot at the Cup. Blake Shinn and Chris Waller help the pedigree of the horse no end.
  3. 3. Fame Game. The Japanese champ is favourite for the race, but beginning to drift with the weather and the quality of the field. Won over 3400 in February and was second over 3200 in may. Hadn't run for five months before eye catching 6th in the Caulfield where he looked to have plenty in reserve. The long spell at least indicates that the horse will be fresh.
Next best - Preferment. Another Chris Waller trained horse with Hugh Bowman on board, must be respected. Also keep an eye out for Max Dynamite with Frankie Dettori on board, has also great form over long distances in Europe.

Best long shot - everyone's favourite Melbourne Cup horse Red Cadeaux has come over for the race four times, and finished second on three of those occasions. You could not begrudge the ten year old a victory, but it would appear unlikely with the horses in today's race.

All tips for the day:
Race 1. Missrock
Race 2. Precious Gem
Race 3. Four Carat
Race 4. Pyrrolic
Race 5. Prompt Return
Race 6. Valley Sweetheart
Race 7. Trip To Paris
Race 8. Sadler's Lake
Race 9. Kuro
Race 10. Wawail.

There you go - you can safely put a line through those horses now I've said all that. Happy punting!

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