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Melbourne Cup Tips & Previews, November 7th

The 163rd Melbourne Cup is the feature event at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November. With over $8,000,000 in prizemoney on offer, and the chance to be written into the racing history books, this is the race every Australian dreams about winning. Join our experts as they outline the key chances in the race that stops a nation.

The 163rd Melbourne Cup is the feature event at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November. With over $8,000,000 in prizemoney on offer, and the chance to be written into the racing history books, this is the race every Australian dreams about winning. Join our experts as they outline the key chances in the race that stops a nation.

The Melbourne Cup

#5 Vauban $4.00

Vauban will start favourite in the 2023 edition of the Melbourne Cup. The versatile galloper has turned heads at his latest two outings with a combined winning margin of twelve lengths. His win at Royal Ascot was breathtaking, and he has come in incredibly well at the weights under the handicap conditions. From the inside draw, he should get the dream run in transit, and if Ryan Moore presents him with his run at the right time, he will look at the winner at the clock tower. The one to beat.

The Melbourne Cup

#15 Lastotchka $17.00

Lastotchka stunningly claimed a Group 3 event in France before heading to Melbourne. The lightly raced mare is building an impressive career record, and her best form puts her into all winning conversations. The 3200m won’t cause her any concerns, and the appointment of Craig Williams could prove the winning difference. She has a sense of timing about her, and there has been significant market support in early betting. The awkward barrier is the primary concern.

The Melbourne Cup

#4 Breakup $16.00

Breakup looked stiff in the Caulfield Cup. The Japanese raider was blocked for a run at a crucial stage, checked, and he lost all his momentum. The step out to 3200m is advantageous, and I expect him to improve significantly with an Australian run under his belt. From barrier eighteen, he will look to sit midfield with cover, and if he sees clear air at the right time, he can prove too strong late. Over the odds.

The Melbourne Cup

#3 Without A Fight $5.50

Without A Fight showed a monster turn of foot to claim the Caulfield Cup in the shadows. He failed miserably in this race last year, and I suspect the camp are here for redemption. He is a better product than he was 12 months ago, and he is a live chance to create history by winning the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup double. Hard to toss if he can produce a strong 3200m.

The Melbourne Cup

#1 Gold Trip $5.50

Gold Trip is flying this preparation! The talented seven-year-old was a brilliant winner of the Turnbull Stakes and was game in defeat in the Caulfield Cup. His run in the Cox Plate caught the eye late, and I suspect he is ready to explode over the two miles. The 2002 Melbourne Cup winner needs to beat the handicapper.

The Melbourne Cup

#6 Soulcombe $9.00

Soulcombe looks poised to strike. The Frankel gelding bombed the start in the Caulfield Cup, and punters were left scratching their heads. He has been screaming out for the 3200m for 12 months, and I suspect this has been a long-range target for the big boy. His win in the Queen Elizabeth last year is still fresh in the memory bank, and I am confident Joao “The Magic Man” Moreira will get the best out of the enigmatic five-year-old. Watch for him late.

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