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Melbourne Cup Tips 2017: 3 horses to consider for the 2017 Melbourne Cup

  • 3 horses to consider for the Melbourne Cup

Australia’s most famous race, the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is set to be run at Flemington Racecourse on November 7, 2017, and there are some nice odds to be secured.

Finding the winner on the first Tuesday in November is hard enough, let alone trying to find it before the final field and barrier draw has been declared.

2017 Melbourne Cup Tips


International runners play a big part each year, and this year will be no exception with several leading contenders being trained overseas.

As well as highlighting a few great chances in the early markets, I’ve hunted down the best Melbourne Cup odds for each horse.

Here are our top three:

Marmelo


Marmelo was my Caulfield Cup tip but unfortunately he wasn’t ridden to win that race. He had the pace to settle much closer and outstay them, but Hugh Bowman looked after him and gave him a perfect Melbourne Cup tune up by settling toward the rear and letting him stretch his legs in the straight. He made up a stack of ground and clocked the fasted 200m splits from the 400m mark (11.48 & 11.79). His form over 3000m in Europe is easily good enough to finish in the first half a dozen, and with a nice ride from Bowman, Marmelo will be hard to hold out. 

Red Cardinal 


Like any other year, a lot will hinge upon the overseas contingent and who will actually line up in the race that stops a nation. Can Hartnell improve on his third placing last year? At this stage, I like the chances of the Irish gelding Red Cardinal. His most recent performance was a little disappointing where he finished fifth behind Marmelo in the Prix Kergorlay. That was his first unplaced finish in 10 starts. He is two from two over the Cup distance and is this year’s Belmont Cup winner. If he takes the field on the first Tuesday in November, he could very well match what Americain and Protectionist achieved before him.

Johannes Vermeer


My original tip Order Of St George is not making the trip over but I am staying with the Lloyd Williams stable. I am a huge fan of Almandin but didn't like the way he finished off in the Bart Cummings (2500m) at Flemington. Of the others, Johannes Vermeer looms as the most likely. His two runs in Australia have been most encouraging and he was a tad unlucky in the Caulfield Cup (2400m) when finishing 3rd to Boom Time. The lightly raced Irish galloper has adjusted beautifully to Australian conditions and looks like he will thrive over the 3200m at Flemington.  


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Melbourne Cup Tips 2017: 3 horses to consider for the 2017 Melbourne Cup

Australia’s most famous race, the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) is set to be run at Flemington Racecourse on November 7, 2017, and there are some nice odds to be secured.

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