The Melbourne Cup is the one day on the racing calendar where the hardcore punter and the first-timer come together to enjoy the thoroughbred action and have a sneaky bet.
These days you don’t have to waste your time lining up at the pub, and if you sign up at an online bookmaker you can place your Cup punt from the couch.
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2019 Melbourne Cup order of entry
The Melbourne Cup order of entry is a complete ranking list of all nominated runners based on their results since February 1 of the previous year. Horses can earn automatic entry into the final field by winning certain designated races, including The Bart Cummings, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.
|Order||Horse/Trainer||Age||Weight||$ Since 1/2/18||Date||Details||Race|
|Melbourne Cup ballot exempt horses as of October 5, 2019 : 2|
|1||STEEL PRINCE (IRE) (Anthony Freedman)||6||52.5||EXEMPT||25/5/2019||1st LR 2800m||Andrew Ramsden Stakes|
|2||SURPRISE BABY (NZ) (Paul Preusker)||5||52.5||EXEMPT||05/10/2019||1st G3 2500m||Bart Cummings|
|Passed 2019 Melbourne Cup first ballot clause as of October 5, 2019 : 78|
|3||CROSS COUNTER (GB) (Charlie Appleby)||5||57.5||$5,883,951||6/11/2018||1st G1 3200m||Melbourne Cup|
|4||AVILIUS (GB) (James Cummings)||6||57.5||$1,080,700||30/3/2019||1st G1 2400m||Tancred Stakes|
|5||MARMELO (GB) (Hughie Morrison)||7||56.0||$1,519,414||6/11/2018||2nd G1 3200m||Melbourne Cup|
|6||HOMESMAN (USA) (Liam Howley)||6||56.0||$700,000||20/10/2018||2nd G1 2400m||Caulfield Cup|
|7||SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) (Maher and Eustace)||5||55.5||$498,472||16/08/2019||1st G3 2800m||Ballycullen Stakes IRE|
|8||MIRAGE DANCER (GB) (Busuttin and Young)||6||55.5||$357,154||11/07/2019||2nd G2 2400m||Princess of Wales’s Stakes UK|
|9||MASTER OF REALITY (IRE) (Joseph O’Brien)||5||55.5||$172,128||20/06/2019||3rd G1 4000m||Ascot Gold Cup UK|
|10||CONSTANTINOPLE (IRE) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig)||4||52.5||$133,962||21/08/2019||2nd G2 2400m||Great Voltigeur Stakes UK|
|11||IL PARADISO (USA) (Aidan O’Brien)||4||52.5||$43,724||23/08/2019||3rd G2 3200m||Lonsdale Cup UK|
|12||LATROBE (IRE) (Joseph O’Brien)||5||55.0||$1,568,319||30/06/2018||1st G1 2414m||Irish Derby IRE|
|13||ANGEL OF TRUTH (Gwenda Markwell)||4||53.5||$1,297,500||6/04/2019||1st G1 2400m||ATC Derby|
|14||MUSTAJEER (GB) (Kris Lees)||7||55.0||$1,143,942||24/08/2019||1st HCP 2800m||Ebor Handicap UK|
|15||ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig)||5||55.0||$871,328||30/06/2018||2nd G1 2400m||Irish Derby IRE|
|16||ISPOLINI (GB) (Charlie Appleby)||5||55.0||$681,999||30/03/2019||2nd G2 3200m||Dubai Gold Cup UAE|
|17||VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) (Chris Waller)||4||52.0||$694,500||13/04/2019||1st G1 2400m||ATC Oaks|
|18||MAGIC WAND (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien)||5||53.5||$679,338||16/09/2018||2nd G1 2400m||Prix de Vermeille FR|
|19||HUNTING HORN (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien)||5||55.0||$570,315||30/03/2019||4th G1 2400m||Dubai Cheema Classic USA|
|20||TWILIGHT PAYMENT (IRE) (Joseph O’Brien)||7||55.0||$320,208||28/06/2019||1st G2 2800m||Curragh Cup IRE|
|21||TRAP FOR FOOLS (Jarrod McLean)||6||55.0||$90,000||27/10/2018||2nd G2 2500m||Moonee Valley Gold Cup|
|22||YUCATAN (IRE) (Liam Howley)||6||54.5||$249,724||13/10/2018||1st G2 2400m||Herbert Power Stakes|
|23||MUNTAHAA (IRE) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig)||7||54.0||$539,054||25/08/2018||1st HCP 2800m||Ebor Handicap UK|
|24||MR QUICKIE (Phillip Stokes)||4||52.5||$400,000||8/06/2019||1st G1 2400m||Queensland Derby|
|25||FINCHE (GB) (Chris Waller)||6||53.0||$393,048||5/08/2018||1st G3 2500m||Prix du Reux FR|
|26||QAFILA (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig)||4||51.0||$320,520||11/05/2019||1st G1 2500m||South Australian Derby|
|27||RED VERDON (GB) (Ed Dunlop)||7||54.0||$252,754||13/07/2019||1st G3 2800m||Silver Cup UK|
|28||RAYMOND TUSK (IRE) (Richard Hannon)||5||54.0||$245,101||21/10/2018||1st G2 2400m||Gran Premio del Jockey Club ITY|
|29||GOLD MOUNT (GB) (Ian Williams)||7||54.0||$240,521||15/06/2019||1st LR 2780m||Grand Cup UK|
|30||SHRAAOH (IRE) (Chris Waller)||7||53.5||$1,390,100||13/04/2019||1st G1 3200m||Sydney Cup|
|31||GLORY DAYS (NZ) (Bill Thurlow)||7||52.0||$538,151||9/03/2019||1st G1 3200m||Auckland Cup NZ|
|32||BIG DUKE (IRE) (Kris Lees)||8||53.5||$389,400||30/03/2019||2nd G1 2400m||Tancred Stakes|
|33||YOUNGSTAR (Chris Waller)||5||52.0||$377,361||26/05/2018||1st G1 2200m||Queensland Oaks|
|34||TORCEDOR (IRE) (Andreas Wohler)||8||53.5||$338,285||21/06/2018||3rd G1 4000m||Ascot Gold Cup UK|
|35||NEUFBOSC (FR) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig)||5||53.5||$335,913||14/07/2018||2nd G1 2400m||Prix de Paris FR|
|36||SOUND (GER) (Michael Moroney)||7||53.5||$248,489||12/08/2018||2nd G1 2400m||Grosser Preis von Berlin GER|
|37||VOW AND DECLARE (Danny O’Brien)||4||52.0||$224,000||8/06/2019||2nd G1 2400m||Queensland Derby|
|38||DOWNDRAFT (IRE) (Joseph O’Brien)||5||53.5||$136,135||16/08/2019||2nd G3 2800m||Irish St Leger Trial IRE|
|39||PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) (Charlie Fellowes)||7||53.0||$792,634||3/11/2018||1st G3 2500m||Hotham Handicap|
|40||KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) (Chris Waller)||6||53.0||$180,000||24/03/2018||1st LR 2400m||Mornington Cup|
|41||PATRICK ERIN (NZ) (Chris Waller)||8||53.0||$435,500||29/09/2018||1st G1 2400m||Metropolitan Handicap|
|42||SCARLET DREAM (Mark Newnham)||4||50.0||$190,000||13/04/2019||2nd G1 2400m||ATC Oaks|
|43||TRUE SELF (IRE) (Willie Mullins)||7||51.5||$116,402||8/05/2019||1st LR 2800m||Tipple Stakes IRE|
|44||RAHEEN HOUSE (IRE) (William Haggas)||6||53.0||$12,631||13/07/2019||3rd G3 2800m||Silver Cup UK|
|45||SIR CHARLES ROAD (O’Sullivan and Scott)||6||52.5||$409,664||7/04/2018||1st G2 2600m||ATC Chairman’s Handicap|
|46||GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) (Archie Alexander)||7||52.5||$296,200||6/04/2019||1st G2 2600m||ATC Chairman’s Handicap|
|47||RED GALILEO (GB) (Saeed bin Suroor)||9||52.5||$410,265||28/02/2019||2nd G3 2800m||Nad al Sheba Trophy UAE|
|48||DAL HARRAILD (GB) (Maher and Eustace)||7||52.5||$187,618||17/11/2018||2nd G2 2400m||Zipping Classic|
|49||GREY LION (IRE) (Matthew Smith)||8||52.5||$74,000||8/06/2019||2nd G2 2400m||Brisbane Cup|
|50||OUR CENTURY (IRE) (Kim Waugh)||9||52.5||$70,500||15/12/2018||1st LR 2400m||Christmas Cup|
|51||HAKY (IRE) (John Hammond)||6||52.0||$48,109||18/08/2019||3rd G2 3000m||Prix de Kergolay FR|
|52||BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) (Chris Waller)||6||51.5||$267,000||29/09/2018||2nd G1 2400m||Metropolitan Handicap|
|53||ZACADA (NZ) (Baker and Forsman)||7||51.0||$397,743||14/04/2018||2nd G1 3200m||Sydney Cup|
|54||SWEET THOMAS (GER) (Matthew Smith)||8||51.0||$53,854||16/09/2018||1st G3 2800m||German St Leger GER|
|55||ETYMOLOGY (James Cummings)||7||50.5||$174,700||1/01/2019||1st LR 2800m||Bagot Handicap|
|56||AZURO (FR) (Maher and Eustace)||6||50.5||$116,000||20/07/2019||1st LR 3200m||Queensland Cup|
|57||BONDEIGER (Maher and Eustace)||8||50.0||$227,090||2/03/2019||1st G3 2600m||Lord Reims Stakes|
|58||HUSH WRITER (JPN) (Waterhouse and Bott)||5||50.0||$98,503||1/06/2019||1st LR 2400m||McKell Cup|
|59||VALAC (IRE) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig)||8||50.0||$76,800||18/05/2019||1st G3 2500m||Queens Cup|
|60||SUPERNOVA (GB) (Team Hawkes)||5||50.0|
|61||TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) (Michael Mooney)||6||50.0||$68,000||11/03/2019||2nd G2 3200m||Adelaide Cup|
|62||SULLY (NZ) (Busuttin and Young)||5||50.0||$54,000||10/11/2018||2nd G3 2600m||Queen Elizabeth Stakes|
|63||WOLFE (JPN) (Waterhouse and Bott)||5||50.0|
|64||KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) (Liam Howley)||5||50.0||$42,314||23/10/2018||1st LR 2500m||Prix de Vulcain FR|
|65||ATTENTION RUN (GER) (Kris Lees)||5||50.0|
|66||HUMIDOR (NZ) (Maher and Eustace)||7||56.0|
|67||MER DE GLACE (JPN) (Hisashi Shimizu)||5||55.0|
|68||THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) (Baker and Forsman)||4||51.5|
|69||RED CARDINAL (IRE) (Kris Lees)||8||52.5|
|70||LORD FANDANGO (GER) (Archie Alexander)||7||51.0|
|71||ALFARRIS (FR) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig)||6||50.0|
|72||FAIRLIGHT (IRE) (Kris Lees)||5||50.0|
|73||HANG MAN (IRE) (Michael Moroney)||6||50.0|
|74||LOOKS LIKE ELVIS (Bryan Dais)||5||50.0|
|75||MASTER OF WINE (GER) (Team Hawkes)||5||50.0|
|76||SUPER TITUS (GB) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig)||6||50.0|
|77||TE AKAU CALIBURN (IRE) (Jamie Richards)||5||50.0|
|78||THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) (Shaun Ritchie)||5||50.0|
|79||WALL OF FIRE (IRE) (Maher and Eustace)||7||50.0|
|80||JUST THINKIN’ (Waterhouse and Bott)||3||49.0|
Previous Melbourne Cup results
- 2018 Melbourne Cup dividends
Place Colours Horse Trainer Jockey Win Place 1st Cross Counter Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy $9 $4.40 2nd Marmelo Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman $4.10 3rd A Prince Of Arran Charlie Fellows Michael Walker $7 4th Finche Chris Waller Zac Purton Quinella $74.70 Trifecta $2,541.90 First Four $38,020.70
2018 Melbourne Cup finishing order
Place Silks No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Odds 1 23 Cross Counter Charlie Appleby Kerrin McEvoy 19 51kg $15 2 9 Marmelo Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 1L 10 55kg $12 3 17 A Prince Of Arran Charlie Fellows Michael Walker 3L 20 53kg $23 4 13 Finche Chris Waller Zac Purton 3.5L 15 54kg $26 5 24 Rostropovich Aidan O’Brien Wayne Lordan 4.5L 21 51kg $21 6 22 Youngstar Chris Waller Craig Williams 5.75L 21 51.5kg $11 7 19 Sir Charles Road Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Oliver Peslier 8.25L 14 53kg $126 8 1 Best Solution Saeed Bin Suroor Pat Cosgrove 8.75L 6 57.5kg $16 9 5 Muntahaa John Gosden Jim Crowley 9.5L 13 55.5kg $17 10 16 Ventura Storm David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig Mark Zahra 11L 7 54.5kg $31 11 11 Yucatan Aidan O’Brien James McDonald 11.75L 23 54.5kg $6 12 18 Nakeeta Iain Jardine Regan Bayliss 11.85L 3 53kg $81 13 18 Zacada Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 13.85L 20 53kg $151 14 4 Chestnut Coat Yoshito Yahagi Yuga Kawada 16.1L 4 55.5kg $71 15 15 Vengeur Masque David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig Patrick Moloney 16.3L 2 54kg $51 16 3 Magic Circle Ian Williams Corey Brown 19.55L 15 56kg $7 17 7 Who Shot TheBarman Chris Waller Ben Melham 22.55L 17 55.5kg $31 18 6 Sound Check Michael Moroney Jordan Childs 27.55L 16 51kg $41 19 21 Runaway Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 28.05L 12 52kg $81 20 8 Ace High David Payne Tye Angland 28.15L 22 55kg $71 21 12 Auvray Richard Freedman Tommy Berry 68.15L 1 54kg $81 22 10 Avilius James Cummings Glyn Schofield 69.15L 11 54.5kg $16 23 14 Red Cardinal Darren Weir Damien Oliver 69.55L 5 54kg $31 24 2 The Cliffsofmoher Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore DNF 9 56.5kg $21
2018 Melbourne Cup order of entry
Order Horse/Trainer Age Weight $ Since 1/2/17 Date Details Race Melbourne Cup ballot exempt horses as of 2 November, 2018 : 2 1 BEST SOULTION (IRE) (Saeed bin Suroor) 5 57.5 EXEMPT 20/10/2018 1st G1 2400m Caulfield Cup 2 AVILIUS (GB) (James Cummings) 5 54.5 (inc 1.5 pen) EXEMPT 06/10/2018 1st G3 2500m Bart Cummings Passed 2018 Melbourne Cup first ballot clause as of 2 November, 2018 : 41 3 ACE HIGH (David Payne) 4 55.0 $1,290,000 4/11/2017 1st G1 2500m VRC Derby 4 THECLIFFSOFMOHOR (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien) 5 56.5 $991,303 20/10/2018 3rd G1 2400m Caulfield Cup 5 MAGIC CIRCLE (IRE) (Ian Williams) 7 56.0 $68,751 24/05/2018 1st G3 3240m Henry II Stakes UK 6 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) (Chris Waller) 10 55.5 $2,136,375 14/04/2018 1st G1 3200m Sydney Cup 7 TOSEN BASIL (JPN) (Darren Weir) 7 54.0 $850,087 10/12/2017 3rd G1 2400m Hong Kong Case HK 8 MUNTAHAA (IRE) (John Gosden) 6 55.5 $597,428 25/08/2018 1st Ebor 2800m Ebor Handicap UK 9 CHESTNUT COAT (JPN) (Yoshito Yahagi) 5 55.5 $481,356 24/03/2018 2nd G2 2500m Nikkei Sho JPN 10 SOUND CHECK (GRE) (Michael Moroney) 6 55.5 $198,960 12/08/2018 2nd G1 2400m Grosser Preis von Berlin GER 11 ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien) 4 51.0 $671,328 30/06/2018 2nd G1 2400m Irish Derby IRE 12 MARMELO (GB) (Hughie Morrison) 6 55.0 $459,796 14/07/2018 1st G2 2800m Prix de Maurice de Nieuil FR 13 CROSS COUNTER (GB) (Charlie Appleby) 4 51.0 $210,625 4/08/2018 1st G3 2414m Gordon Stakes UK 14 YOUNGSTAR (Chris Waller) 4 51.5 $497,361 26/05/2018 1st G1 2200m Queensland Oaks 15 YUCATAN (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien) 5 54.5 (inc 2.5kg pen) $249,724 14/10/2018 1st G2 2400m Herbert Power Stakes 16 VENGEUR MASQUE (IRE) (Michael Moroney) 7 54.0 $430,500 11/11/2017 1st G3 2600m Queen Elizabeth Stakes 17 VENTURA STORM (IRE) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig) 6 54.0 $367,400 27/10/2018 1st G2 2500m Moonee Valley Gold Cup 18 RED CARDINAL (IRE) (Darren Weir) 7 54.0 $364,171 14/05/2017 1st G2 3200m Oleander-Rennen GER 19 AUVRAY (FR) (Richard Freedman) 8 54.0 $245,550 23/09/2017 1st G3 2400m Colin Stephens Quality 20 RED VERDON (USA) (Ed Dunlop) 6 54.0 $225,096 23/06/2018 2nd G2 2400m Hardwicke Stakes UK 21 FINCHE (GB) (Andre Fabre) 5 54.0 $113,007 5/08/2018 1st G3 2500m Prix du Reux FR 22 RUNAWAY (Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott) 4 50.5 (inc 1.5kg pen) $394,300 24/10/2018 1st G3 2400m Geelong Cup 23 ZACADA (NZ) (Baker and Forsman) 6 53.0 $506,933 14/04/2018 2nd G1 3200m Sydney Cup 24 SIR CHARLES ROAD (O’Sullivan and Scott) 5 53.0 $487,354 7/04/2018 1st G2 2600m ATC Chairmans Hcp 25 NAKEETA (GB) (Iain Jardine) 8 53.0 $479,363 28/10/2017 5th G1 3200m Melbourne Cup 26 SOLE IMPACT (JPN) (Hirofumi Toda) 7 53.0 $391,760 17/02/2018 3rd G3 3400m Diamond Stakes JPN 27 MISS ADMIRATION (JPN) (Mick Price) 4 50.0 $182,000 22/09/2018 1st G3 2400m Colin Stephens Quality 28 A PRINCE OF ARRAN (GB) (Charlie Fellows) 6 53.0 $155,662 14/10/2018 3rd G2 2400m Herbert Power Stakes 29 LIBRAN (IRE) (Chris Waller) 8 53.0 $54,000 28/10/2017 2nd G2 2500m Moonee Valley Gold Cup 30 TRAP FOR FOOLS (Jarrod McLean) 5 53.0 $90,000 27/10/2018 2nd G2 2500m Moonee Valley Gold Cup 31 PRIZE MONEY (GB) (Saeed bin Suroor) 6 52.5 $625,389 4/03/2017 1st G2 2400m Dubai City of Gold UAE 32 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) (Darren Weir) 5 52.5 $405,125 25/10/2017 2nd G3 2400m Geelong Cup 33 LORD FANDANGO (GER) (Archie Alexander) 6 52.5 $405,125 14/10/2017 1st G2 2400m Herbert Power Stakes 34 MEGABLAST (NZ) (Darren Weir) 6 52.5 $162,986 30/06/2018 1st LR 2400m Caloundra Cup 35 DAL HARRAILD (GB) (Maher and Eustace) 6 52.5 $119,263 14/07/2018 2nd G3 2780m Silver Cup UK 36 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) (Maher and Eustace) 6 52.5 $94,131 14/10/2017 2nd G2 2400m Herbert Power Handicap 37 PATRICK ERIN (Chris Waller) 7 52 (inc 2kg pen) $435,500 29/09/2018 2nd G1 2400m Metropolitan Handicap 38 RISING RED (NZ) (Busuttin and Young) 5 51.0 $167,695 4/03/2017 2nd G1 2400m New Zealand Derby NZ 39 NORTHWEST PASSAGE (Waterhouse and Bott) 5 50.5 $154,000 24/10/2018 2nd G3 2400m Geelong Cup 40 BRIMHAM ROCKS (Chris Waller) 5 50.5 $213,000 29/09/2018 2nd G1 2400m Metropolitan Handicap 41 YOGI (NZ) (Darren Weir) 6 50.0 $123,315 6/10/2018 3rd G3 2500m Bart Cummings 42 JAAMEH (GER) (Hayes, Hayes and Dabernig) 6 50.0 $54,000 1/06/2018 2nd G2 2500m Bart Cummings 43 MIDTERM (GB) (Liam Howley) 6 50.0 $36,834 20/05/2017 2nd G3 2400m Ascot Park Stakes UK
Where can I place a bet on the Melbourne Cup?
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When is the Melbourne Cup?
The Melbourne Cup is always held on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington Racecourse. In 2019 the race that stops a nation is on November 5.
Kicking off around 3.20pm AEDST, the Cup is usually the seventh race on the card.
Who is the 2019 Melbourne Cup favourite?
After winning the 2018 Melbourne Cup in sensational fashion, Cross Counter is the early $15 favourite in the outright betting at online bookmaker Sportsbet.
Others to keep an eye on are Constantinople, Mustajeer, Il Paradiso and the 2018 runner-up, Marmelo.
What kind of bets can you place on the Melbourne Cup?
When it comes to betting on the horses the only real limitation these days is your own imagination.
Click on the drop boxes below to quickly catch-up on the most popular Melbourne Cup racing betting options:
If you are looking to place a bet on a single horse you have two options. If you place a win bet, you will get a winning return if your horse passes the winning post first.
A place bet will hand you a winning return if you horse finishes inside the top-three.
It is important to remember though, if you put on a place bet and your horse wins you will only get the place dividend, not the winning one.
- If you are looking at securing a higher dividend, a multiple bet option could be for you.
A Quinella or Exacta bet is picking the horses that finish first and second in the race. A quinella means they can be in any order and an exacta means they have to be in the exact order.
One of the more popular Melbourne Cup bets is a trifecta.
To get a winning trifecta return you have to pick the top-three horses in the race. You can elect to choose the horses in the correct finishing order, or do what is called a boxed trifecta which means any horses included can run in any order. Just remember, a boxed bet diminishes your dividend.
- Last of the big multiple bets you can place is a first four, which is self-explanatory. Much like the trifecta, you can pick your four runners to finish in the correct order, or you can box them up and not worry about the finishing positions.
- Another multiple bet that you can place is a quaddie, which includes other races being held that day. To have a winning return on a quaddie you need to pick the winners of the last four races on Melbourne Cup day, starting with race seven, which is the Melbourne Cup itself.
Each race you can put in as many horses as you want to win each ‘leg’, but any additional horse you add to each race subtracts from your overall return.
Are there other races I can bet upon on Melbourne Cup day?
Yes there is.
Melbourne Cup Day is one of the busiest times of the year at Flemington, as a full ten race card that you can bet on suggests.
The first race on the card kicks off just before midday and the final race isn’t until close to 6pm AEDST, so there are plenty of opportunities to invest on that first Tuesday in November.
What else do you need to know before putting on your Melbourne Cup bet?
Outside of selecting your bet type, the rest is up to you.
Many first-timers like to choose a horse based on the jockeys silk colour, while others enjoy taking a look at the name of the horse and basing their bet on that. Often there are patterns and coincidences that seem to be reflected in race results of certain cups races, and the Melbourne Cup is no different. Read our guide on Melbourne Cup Statistics to get a better understanding of factors that can help you find The Cup winner.
If you are looking to make a more informed decision, the odds you get on each horse are a good indication. If a horse is paying less to win, it means in general there is a greater likelihood that elect will run well.
If you are looking to delve even further, you can read the form guide which bookmakers like BetEasy provide free of charge. Simply click or tap on your selected horse and you can see how it has gone in its most recent races.
Outside of that our advice is to have fun and enjoy what is the world’s greatest race.
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