2021 Melbourne Cup Day Betting Tips for Flemington

We have expert betting tips for the card this Tuesday at Flemington that features 10 quality betting races.

It is Melbourne Cup day at Flemington and we have every race covered. We look at the best value bets across the day, which promises to be another quality meeting for punters.


Melbourne Cup Day Betting Tips

Race 1. (10:45) Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000m)

#1 – Brereton @ $4.40

The Peter Moody-trained colt looked to have won on debut, but he lost by a nose right on the line.

He didn’t lose any admirers with the defeat, and we’re surprised bookmakers have the son of Zoustar at $4.40.

Expect Brereton to hug the inside and kick strongly.

Race 2. (11:20) The Macca’s Run BM96 (2800m)

#8 – Wil John @ $4.20

Wil John has rattled off five consecutive wins, including a terrific performance to beat Smokin’ Romans at Caulfield last start.

He was dropping in distance from 4200m to 2400m, so it was an incredible performance. He will only get better for the win, and carrying 54kg is ideal.

Flemington should suit him perfectly.

Race 3. (12:00) Resimax Group Subzero BM90 (1400m)

#3 – Housay @ $3.10

The five-year-old ended his last campaign with a win at Flemington, and he could start this season with exactly the same.

He scored by 1.5 lengths, and he’s unbeaten fresh up, so punters should be expecting another tidy effort at Flemington.

It’s not the strongest field, and he could take advantage.

Race 4. (12:40) Furphy Plate (1800m)

#1 – Best of Days @ $10

We have been waiting for Best of Days to return to form. The James Cummings-trained gelding is past his best, but he wasn’t far behind them last start at The Valley.

He has faced much harder fields in the past, so the $10 is well worth taking. He should push forward from the draw and try run them into the ground.

Race 5. (13:20) Grinders Coffee Roasters BM90 (1400m)

#4 – Blondeau @ $4

We’re not surprised by the money coming for Blondeau, especially after Chris Waller and James McDonald’s day on Saturday.

The four-year-old gelding has yet to race at Flemington, but the long straight gives him plenty of time to hit his straps.

He could firm into favouritism, so take the value.

Race 6. (13:55) The Schweppervescence Plate (1000m)

#7 – Bacchanalia @ $15

It’s a tough field for punters to decipher, but we think the value is with Bacchanalia, who finished third at Kembla Grange last start.

The Cummings-trained three-year-old draws to the outside, but we’re hoping he gets a nice drag into the race.

Damien Oliver rides, which is another positive.

Race 8. (16:00) The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m)

#11 – Promise of Success @ $2.90

Promise of Success powered home to win at Randwick last start, and that form stacks up nicely against this opposition.

It’s another good ride for James McDonald, and although April Rain looks to have ability, Promise of Success could finish over the top.

The former European has massive upset, so put on top.

Race 9. (16:40) Tab Trophy (1800m)

#6 – Spirit of Gaylard @ $3.80

Form behind Forgot You should stack up well, despite Forgot You’s flop in the Victoria Derby.

The three-year-old colt finished fifth at The Valley last start and dropping in distance shouldn’t be much of an issue.

It’s a tough field, but include him at each-way odds.

Race 10. (17:15) MSS Security Sprint (1200m)

#10 – Curran @ $3.80

Curran wasn’t too bad when running third behind Oxley Road last start, and rising in distance helps his chances.

The son of Night of Thunder has a win and three second placings over 1200m, and carrying 54kg against this field is ideal.

Drawing barrier 11 should allow him to get a nice trip into the race.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. Coupled with his love of US sport, Daryl’s picks have been featured on various websites around the world and viewed by millions of readers. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NBA, NFL, and college sports. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.

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