Melbourne Cup Tips

Melbourne Cup Betting

It’s a tricky task trying to find the Melbourne Cup winner each year let alone trying to do it months ahead of the race before all the good horses return for their spring campaigns.

But for those looking to secure juicy odds on a number of runners, betting early is the only way to do it.

We take a look at the early markets and highlight the value runners based on what they’ve done to date and how they are expected to progress in the spring of 2022.

Top 3 Melbourne Cup Tips (Pre-Noms)

TITLEHOLDER ($17) bet365

The current favourite with some bookmakers but equal third favourite with bet365 at $17 following his all-the-way wins in the Tenno Sho (3200m) and Kikuka Sho (3000m) which he won by five and seven lengths respectively.

We’ve seen on numerous occasions how dominant Japanese stayers can be on Australian racetracks, and being a front-runner, this bloke will take luck out of the equation.

Of course, the main concern is; will he travel to Australia? If the decision is made to travel Down Under, his odds will halve immediately.

 

INCENTIVISE ($13) Palmerbet

Last year’s runner-up lost no admirers and while he is currently second favourite at $13, he did start at $2.90 last year after dominating in the lead-up.

A similar spring sees him shorten to a similar price. Incentivise was beaten four lengths by superstar mare Verry Elleegant who was seasoned with a failed Melbourne Cup run in 2020.

She enjoyed a soft run in transit and had a sharp sprint left in her while Incentivise faced the breeze on the outside of Persan who weakened to finish 20th after charging home for 4th in 2020.

Considering the work Incentivise did early, it was no surprise to see him lack a real sprint when he needed it at the 2900m mark. With that run under his belt and a more economical run in 2022, Incentivise can bounce back.

 

NONCONFORMIST ($51) Palmerbet

As short as $26 with some bookies but $51 on offer at Palmerbet, the son of Victoria Derby winner Rebel Raider has progressive stayer written all over him. The last three runs of his spring campaign were exceptional without the greatest of luck.

He defeated Delphi and a host of quality stayers in the Naturalism Stakes (2000m) before being edged out in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m) by Probabeel when that pair gapped Zaaki.

Nonconformist was then caught three deep without cover in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) where he was a very brave 2nd to Incentivise. Trainer Grahame Begg has been patient with this rising star and if they decide to push him out to 3200m in the spring of 2022, he’ll take some beating.

Melbourne Cup Day Tips – Race-By-Race Guide

Our race-by-race guide to Melbourne Cup Day includes a best bet for every race on the card as well as top four predictions.

Race 1 – 10:45AM Darley Maribyrnong Plate (1000 METRES)

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Race 2 – 11:20AM The Macca’s Run (2800 METRES)

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Race 3 – 12:00PM Resimax Group Subzero Handicap (1400 METRES)

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Race 4 – 12:40PM Furphy Plate (1800 METRES)

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Race 5 – 1:20PM Grinders Coffee Roasters Trophy (1400 METRES)

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Race 6 – 1:55PM The Schweppervescence Plate (1000 METRES)

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Race 7 – 3:00PM Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200 METRES)

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Race 8 – 4:00PM The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400 METRES)

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Race 9 – 4:40PM TAB Trophy (1800 METRES)

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Race 10 – 5:15PM MSS Security Sprint (1200 METRES)

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