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 – Ingratiating @ $2.80
Having experience winning down the straight is important and Ingratiating couldn’t have looked more impressive on debut.
The James Cummings-trained two-year-old scored a one-length win over General Beau, who had looked better than average.
His odds are drifting but we’re going with experience.
Race 2. (11:20) World Horse Racing Stakes (1400m)
#2 – Joviality @ $3.10
Sydney form stacks up well in Melbourne and Joviality is coming off a terrific run for second at Randwick.
She finished second behind Forbidden Love, which has since gone around at the top level. Prior to that, she ran fifth in the Group 1 Flight Stakes.
Punters are getting good odds for a classy filly.
Race 3. (12:00) Schweppervescence Plate (1000m)
#4 – Harlem Blues @ $5.50
Harlem Blues looked good in easier company last season and the three-year-old colt could fire up on Tuesday.
He owns two wins from five starts and he won a recent jumpout at Flemington. That bodes well and he is capable of winning over the short-course distance.
Race 4. (12:40) The Macca’s Run BM96 (2800m)
#8 – Yonkers @ $4.40
Yonkers showed how good Sydney form is when winning at Caulfield last start. He faced a tough field of stayers, but picked them up easily to score by a length.
He rises in class for this race but the Chris Waller-trained runner is classy at best and having Hugh Bowman riding helps.
Expect another tidy effort from the favourite.
Race 5. (13:20) Tab Trophy (1800m)
#2 – Ain’tnodeeldun @ $2.05
The form of Ain’tnodeeldun stacks up beautifully for this race and he is a colt that could contest harder races next year.
He is coming off a one-length win at Morphettville when beating Victoria Quay, which has subsequently won on Derby day.
He was a five-length winner prior to that, which suggests that he’s going places.
Race 6. (13:55) Grinders Coffee Roasters BM90 (1400m)
#10 – Pinyin @ $18
The form of Pinyin should be respected in this race, especially at double-figure odds. She owns four wins and 11 placings from 20 starts, so she is consistent.
Her most recent effort was a sixth at Caulfield, but that came behind some smart types. It is slightly easier here and punters will enjoy the odds available.
Race 8. (16:00) Furphy Plate (1800m)
#15 – Purple Sector @ $3.50
Purple Sector is coming off an almighty win at Randwick and we’re expecting that form to hold up nicely.
The John Thompson-trained five-year-old cleared out for a three-length win and he has rediscovered his best form.
Craig Williams rides with 56kg on his back, and that could be enough to see him winning consecutive races.
Race 9. (16:40) The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m)
#9 – La Tigeresa @ $20
Value is with La Tigeresa, which doesn’t have recent winning form but she has been close in some tough races.
The six-year-old finished second behind Strome at Caulfield last start, which followed a third placing behind Fabric.
She is facing a similar field but paying longer odds, so she goes on top.
Race 10. (17:15) MSS Security Sprint (1200m)
#10 – Chicago Cub @ $15
Drawing wide down the Flemington straight is ideal and Chicago Cub could score an upset in the last race of the day.
The Mike Moroney-trained son of Zoustar is a six-time winner from 17 starts, and his recent effort for fourth at Caulfield was solid.
$15 is worth taking and those odds could firm.
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.