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Melbourne Cup Tips & Preview, Tuesday 2nd November

The race that stops a nation is around the corner and the Punter's Prince has gone through the runner-by-runner guide to find us the winner of the $7,750,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup.

The exclusive BetDeluxe runner-by-runner guide for the Melbourne Cup. 

Our very own Punter’s Prince has crunched his way through the form to find the winner, value and roughies to play in what is set to be another bumper edition of ‘the race that stops a nation.’ 

#1 twilight payment

robert hickmott

The 2020 Melbourne cup winner who gets the weight of the best horse in the race.

Will adopt similar tactics to last year but will likely be pestered by a few scoundrels at long odds who will ruin his winning chances.

Odds: $11 the win and $3.5 the place.
Finishing position: Seventh

#2 incentivise

peter moody

The deserved favourite who has crushed rivals in what is an incredible nine-race winning streak.

Has the gate speed to offset the wide barrier and is the clear top pick.

Price might be a bit short but his stamina and will to win are unrivalled in this field. 

Odds: $2.70 the win and $1.45 the place.
Finishing position: First

#3 spanish mission

andrew balding

The best international horse in the race. Ran freak stayer Stradivarius to a half head.

His ratings are good enough to win this but the big query is his fitness given he had to undergo three vet checks before being passed fit to run.  

Odds: $9 the win and $3 the place.
Finishing position: Second

#4 verry elleegant

chris waller

A near bombproof mare who is as honest as they day is long.

Might not be at her best though having been defeated in both Melbourne runs this campaign.

Map looks ugly as well with J-Mac likely to settle towards the end of the field.  

Odds: $15 the win and $4.6 the place.
Finishing position: Ninth

#5 explosive jack

ciaron maher & dave eustace

Wants it wetter and cooler than what is predicted.

Inside barrier harms his chance given he will be nowhere near the leaders and cluttered up inside of runners.

Unlikely to be able to build his momentum as he needs to. 

Odds: $31 the win and $7.5 the place.
Finishing position: Fifteenth

#6 the chosen one

murray baker & andrew forsman

Kiwi battler who tries his guts out.

However, he is not good enough to win this.  

Odds: $31 the win and $7.5 the place
Finishing position: Twelfth

#7 delphi

anthony & sam freedman

Smashed by Incentivise last start but can improve with a softer run from the barrier. 

Damien Oliver sticks with him and that is a big sign that he is ready to run a much better race.

Odds: $19 the win and $5.5 the place
Finishing position: Sixth

#8 ocean billy

chris waller

No hope. 

Odds: $81 the win and $18 the place.
Finishing position: 23rd

#9 selino

chris waller

Making up the numbers. 

Odds: $51 the win and $10 the place
Finishing position: 22nd

#10 johnny get angry

denis pagan

Horribly out of form and only in this race due to automatic qualification following his 2020 Derby win. 

Odds: $101 the win and $26 the place
Finishing position: 21st

#11 knights order

gai waterhouse & adrian bott

Pace maker and will probably run last. 

Odds: $101 the win and $26 the place
Finishing position: Last

#12 persan

ciaron maher & dave eustace

Middle barrier suits him.

Improved big time in the Caulfield cup but still needs to provide a bigger figure to be competitive here.

Has to find another level.

Odds: $26 the win and $6.5 the place
Finishing position: Eleventh

#13 carif

peter & paul snowden

Familiar colours in this race, but cannot win.  

Odds: $101 the win and $26 the place
Finishing position: 20th

#14 master of wine

m, w & j hawkes

We’ll need some wine to get over the shock if he wins.

Odds: $81 the win and $19 the place
Finishing position: Eighteenth

#15 pondus

robert hickmott

Roughie of the race.

Have liked his two runs back in fairly high-pressure races.

Connections have to be respected here with seven-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams in the ownership. 

The horse will do no work from barrier two and is great each way value.

Odds: $21 the win and $6 the place
Finishing position: Fourth 

#16 grand promenade

ciaron maher & dave eustace

Looks a real two miler and has a very similar mould to what Persan did last year in that he has been up for a long time but just continues to improve every time he steps out to race.

Kerrin McEvoy takes the ride and he knows how to win this race having done three times already. 

Odds: $15 the win and $4.6 the place
Finishing position: Third

#17 miami bound

danny o'brien

Needs wet ground which she won’t get.

Odds: $101 the win and $26 the place
Finishing position: Seventeenth

#18 port guillaume

ben & j d hayes

Duck eggs on the form guide and that will continue here. 

Odds: $101 the win and $26 the place
Finishing position: Sixteenth

#19 she's ideel

bjorn baker

Ran okay in the Caulfield cup but this a much bigger test.

Odds: $91 the win and $21 the place
Finishing position: Fourteenth

#20 future score

matthew cumani

Needs it easier than this. 

Odds: $101 the win and $26 the place
Finishing position: Nineteenth

#21 tralee rose

symon wilde

Gun staying mare who won the Geelong Cup last start. 

The only question mark on her is the dry track. 

Prefer her to be racing on a course with a little bit more give in the surface than what we will likely see. 

Odds: $16 the win and $4.8 the place
Finishing position: Eighth

#22 floating artist

ciaron maher & dave eustace

Incredibly unlucky last start and could very well have a picket fence of wins if not for some poor rides.

That being said, this is the toughest race he competes in this preparation and will need to elevate at least 3-5 lengths. . 

Odds: $13 the win and $4 the place
Finishing position: Tenth

#23 great house

chris waller

Races on the three-day back up after winning his ticket in through the Hotham.

Must respect the connections but is probably outclassed. 

Odds: $20 the win and $5.5 the place
Finishing position: Thirteenth

#24 Sir Lucan

gai waterhouse & adrian bott

A northern hemisphere three-year-old who is owned by Ozzie Kheir.

This profile of horse is what has had great success in the Cup over the last 5-7 years and it would not surprise us if he ran a big race.

Odds: $21 the win and $6 the place
Finishing position: Fifth

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