Melbourne Cup day around oz

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Usually one of the hardest days of punting around the place and this year is no different.

I will have Doomben covered at www.theraceclub.com.au and an article will be on https://www.betfair.com.au/hub/horse-racing/  

Really tough day at the GCTC but the selections are up after getting a 25 start maiden home on the weekend. No prices up 20hrs out from the races is the issue again.. https://www.gctc.com.au/gibbos-tips/

*Confidence is not high but a few of these might help you out on a tough day. Have simply looked for value as you will see in the selections below.

Flemington Race 3 #6-SEERESS $7 and #9 ECHOES OF ETERNITY $9

Not super confident but it looks a really weak race and these two have shown enough to be competitive. SEERESS was a forget last start but hasn’t been seen since August and not 100% sure why, market will tell us if she’s ready to win. ECHOES OF ETERNITY has only had the one start and attacked the line late. Boss goes on, expect him to get cover and get to the outside of them late.

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(Roughie) Flemington Race 4 #10 YULONG RISING $15/$4.50

The couple at the top are the class runners and might be too good but they have to lump huge weights. The Hayes/Dabernig pair of SIN TO WIN and YULONG RISING are genuine stayers 3rd up and ready to show their best. Like the fact J.Allen rides and only has to run up to the 5th in an Adel cup last prep to go close in a race like this. 

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Flemington Race 8 #15 PURPLE SECTOR $3.50

New horse after being gelded and 1800m on the big track just looks ideal. He was excellent last start. Won’t be letting HARBOUR VIEWS go around a loser. Last two efforts have been good in G1 WFA races. 57kg here and blinkers go on. 

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  (roughie) Doomben Race 2 #5 BETTER GET SET $9.50

Just looks a race where there is very little between then and feel the $9.50 seems value in this race. Hard to be too confident but she finished alongside MINJEE last start and that horse would probably be fav in this. 

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(Roughie) Race 4 #15 SIENNA AWARD $67/$18

Update – Price was available for a day and has now moved into $31. Last two trials before the debut were very good. Jock sat three wide at the back on debut and widest horses in the straight. Good through the line and forget the run. Jock needs to be better here and it can run better than the odds suggest. 

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