It’s the first Tuesday in November – Melbourne Cup Day (and public holiday)!
Welcome to Flemington and the Melbourne Cup
My tipping form has been horrible this spring, so for the big race (The Melbourne Cup) I’m tipping four horses, from the 23 running, to give myself a better chance of success.
My Melbourne Cup tips (Race 7 Flemington);
- No. 2 – Cavalryman – reasonable weight, good barrier draw, good history.
- No. 4 – Red Cadeaux – poor finish in the last race, but good form prior
- No. 12 – Who Shot The Barman – unlucky in the Caulfield Cup, god form prior (also my wife’s tip).
- No. 24 – Signoff – flying under the radar, but form looks pretty good.
I took some photos for Vic Pics around Flemington yesterday – check out the blog post here – www.vic.pics/flemington-before-the-cup
Number 2, Cavalryman, was scratched , my other selections came 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
Official results can be found at this link… www.racenet.com.au/news/105797/2014-Melbourne-Cup-–-The-result
I didn’t do much good at tipping winners from last week’s Caulfield Cup, but that doesn’t mean I wont try my luck at this week’s Cox Plate.
My tips tips for Race 8 at Moonee Valley tomorrow (Sat 25th October) are number 4 Happy Trails and number 8 Criterion.
UPDATE: No Luck with my tips again. Number 11 Adelaide took the win in the Cox Plate, my tips came 6th and 7th.
It’s Spring time here in Melbourne, that time in the sporting landscape between the football and cricket when we all become horse racing experts and get into the Spring Racing Carnival. The highlight of the carnival is the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November, but one of the main lead up races is the Caulfield Cup, running tomorrow (Saturday 18th October). A big percentage of the population suddenly become racing experts at this time of year, myself included, even if that expertise only comes from ten minutes with the form guide.
I’ve been listening to Sports Radio SEN and checked the form to come up with my Caulfield Cup tips. I’m going for a quinella with number 9 JUNOOB and number 13 STIPULATE.
UPDATE; 10 minutes with the form guide doesn’t really make you an expert – my tips didn’t do so well.
They ran 7th and 12th!