Other tips + quad Melbourne cup day

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The Melbourne Cup preview is done and the other races on the day look very tough as well.

I have had a look around and tried to find a few that I could steer you into and hopefully help the day out.

**Some rain is predicted but the latest is that it is only a few showers. I think the biggest impact that will have is that jockeys will steer wide in the straight. If that’s the case and I’m sure it will be, wide barriers won’t be a worry, you may be more concerned drawing an inside barrier.


Melbourne Race 3 No 15 — GARUD

*He was explosive last start in an easier race. *Blinkers went on that start and this looks the perfect race for him.

*Main opposition will be PRACTISED who has won here before and looked very good in doing so. If the rain comes they will probably be getting well off the fence which will suit GARUD more than it will PRACTISED who has drawn gate 2.


Melbourne Race 8 No 12 — TRIBAL ROCK

*Has to step up in grade here but was unlucky not to win the Seymour cup last start when checked in the straight.

*Big pull in the weights on the quality horses at the top. Handles all conditions and peaks for this.

*Around the $5-6 mark looks good value.


Melbourne Race 9 No 8 – TOO MANY REDS

*Extremely hard race but I thought this would suit TOO MANY REDS and talking to Tony Gollan the other day he is very happy with the horse.

*Simply think he represents some value around $10 in a very open race.



*Even though SAILOR’S FAREWELL is a blackbooker of ours and I expect it to run well OUR SMOKIN’ ROCK will sit closer in the run and be very hard to catch.

*Showed promising signs in our winter carnival running a 4th and a 5th to MENTAL.

*This is harder than his dominant win at Newcastle but expect him to take the step.



*Most of these have had plenty of chances but this well-bred 4 year old looks to have a lot of upside.

*May have been flat 2nd up off a long break. I’m expecting a sharp improvement here.



**For those who are new to the site/punting, we have horses picked out to follow over the last few weeks (BLACKBOOKERS) Here they are.

November 06
SEEKING MORE DOOMBEN R8 No.7 (1350m)- Good chance, horse going places.
AERONAUTICAL FLEMINGTON R10 No.2 (1400m)-Just wants it dry.
GARUD  FLEMINGTON R3 No.15 (2800m)-The one to beat, will run well!
ANGEL OF MERCY FLEMINGTON R4 No.9 (1400m)-Worth thought at good odds.
MOURAYAN  FLEMINGTON R7 No.16 (3200m)-Best roughie in the big race.
TRIBAL ROCK FLEMINGTON R8 No.12 (1800m)-Really like his chances!
SAILOR’S FAREWELL ROSEHILL R8 No.2 (1900m)- Will be around the money again.


Melbourne Quadrella numbers:

(For those who don’t punt much you probably won’t be interested in this bet type. You must get the winners of the last 4 races)

*Obviously going extremely wide today and searching for a small %. It should pay a big dividend with capacity fields.

1,2,4,8,12,16 —– 1,2,7,8,12 —– 1,2,6,8,9,10,18,20 —– 2,5,7,13,16

($60 = 5% of dividend. ….. $120 = 10% of dividend)



Sydney Quadrella numbers:

1,5,9 —– 1,9,11,12 —– 2,7 —– 6,9,11

($45 = 20% of dividend)

**Good luck to all punters having a go.

I have also done a Melbourne Cup preview you can find on the site so feel free to send a link to family members who may be looking for a tip.


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