Melbourne Cup Tips
Getting Melbourne Cup tips is a great way to give yourself every chance of picking the winner. Historically it has always been a particularly difficult race to pick the winner as there are many unknowns about each horse combined with a mammoth 24 horse field. You could go with the colours or your favourite number but you are only relying on luck.
There are some interesting statistics about the past Melbourne Cup betting which can help when choosing who to place your money on. In the past 151 years 21% of favourites have ended up saluting for the punters. The last favourite to win the cup however was in 2005 when Makybe Diva won for the third year in a row. These sort of statistics can be used in your own Melbourne Cup tips strategy.
The international runners are proven to run well in the Cup of late as overseas trainers are beginning to target their horses for this great race. Our tips below have considered this but there are some Australian horses which have every right to be in the market. The run will all important and many horses will be hampered by other runners in the race. Nothing is a certainty in the Melbourne Cup.
In the past ten years the average weight carried by the Melbourne Cup winner was 54kg. It is also worth noting that since 1924 when barriers came in no horse has ever won from barrier 18. There are many statistics like this which arguably come down to chance and do not have a bearing on the 2013 Melbourne Cup. The statistics and form used for selecting a winner is progressively becoming more confusing as more overseas Melbourne Cup horses get thrown into the mix.
Luckily Punters Paradise has done the hard work for you. We have crunched the data from recent cups and runs from each of the 2013 Melbourne Cup chances. We have combined this with the use of profit data analysis tools to give you our three best chances as our Melbourne Cup tips.
Hawkspur - Chris Waller
Australia's best chance to take out this year's Melbourne Cup. Hawkspur is trained by Sydney training premiership winner Chris Waller. Favourite in the 2013 Caulfield Cup Hawkspur was forced to drop back from his widish barrier and found himself second last settling. From here he flashed home but missed the placings.
Hawkspur likes to settle at the back but too far back at the turn and he can sometimes struggle to find clear running. Despite this he always finishes off well. The four-year-old looks like he will appreciate the 3200m and the Flemington track that will give him more running room.
Fiorente - Gai Waterhouse
Last year's runner up in this great race Fiorente has been racing consistently in some of Australia's best middle distance and staying races of 2013. The six-year-old finished off his Melbourne Cup racing preparation with a hard fought third in the Cox Plate.
Showing his versatility in the Cox Plate he was forced to head to the leading pack after getting trapped out wide early. A horse that has been sitting back in the field in his last few races had to sit up front one out and go head to head with a lightly weighted three-year-old. A strong ride to hold on to third and will find the two miles more his style.
Mount Athos - Luca Cumani
Mount Athos was the spruiked horse in last year's Melbourne Cup and ran a flashing fifth. Connections are of the opinion that he is going better than last year and gets Craig Williams in the saddle which is a big plus for the horse. Lightly weighted and ready go a few better than last year with a bit more luck in transit.
Melbourne Cup Tips from MembersBe sure to also check out the tips provided by some of our best tipsters from our Punters Paradise racing community. Check the proven record of each of the tipsters and look at their individual statistics before choosing a tipster. View their past performance, profit on turnover, strike-rate and overall profit below.
Melbourne Cup Results!
Melbourne Cup Horses
|#1 Fiorente||Gai Waterhouse|
|#2 Mount Athos||Luca Cumani|
|#3 Dandino||Marco Botti|
|#4 Verema||Alain Dupre|
|#5 Hawkspur||Chris Waller|
|#6 Sea Moon||Robert Hickmont|
|#7 Voleuse De Coeurs||Michael Moroney|
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