Melbourne Cup 2018 How to Pick the Winner of the Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 3 PM Flemington Group 1

How to Pick the Winner of the Melbourne Cup

Discover the secrets we have learned over the past 30 years of picking and backing horses and give you our secrets to picking the winner of the Melbourne Cup. The information assembled has been hand-picked from our vast punting resource, and incudes timeless strategies from over three decades – applicable in today’s racing as when first discovered. 
 

From Weight-For-Age to Cup Winners

Now is the time – August – when punters should begin looking for the early clues to discovering which horses will win major spring races like the Caulfield Cup, Melbourne Cup and W.S. Cox Plate.

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THE CLEVER PUNTERS’ PLAN

We call this plan the Clever Punters’ Plan, because it is designed to take advantage of mug money wagered on Melbounre Cup Day. When you think of it, the money wagered throughout Australia on Melbourne Cup Day is usually enough to buy a couple of Battleships and an Aircraft Carrier for the R.A.N., and so we, as regular and careful punters, are entitled to just a little bit of it. 

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The Melbourne Cup Plan Of The Month

Whatever people say, this is the race everyone loves, and it is the clockstopper. Everyone is an authority, and they all have an opinion. So it should be. It surely is a difficult race to pick, as we all know. One aspect of it that has become more prominent over the past few years is that overseas horses. 

So a plan for the Melbourne Cup has to be devised around the best stayers and they will often be imports. Usually the handicapper will have their measure, but not always...

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Cup Glory

W all want to win—and win big. Well, you can! Believe me, there’s no great mystery, as any one of you reading this is capable of handicapping the Melbourne Cup field, and doing it well enough to win huge amounts of cash from the trifecta. 

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Fining Down The Field ... Trying To Find The Winner Of The Cup

Let’s have a look at a few ideas that will certainly help us to come up with a small number of contenders, who will have the benefit of history to assist their chances.

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Big Distance Winners

With the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups just around the corner I thought it would be worthwhile looking at a system for picking winners in these distance races.

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Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup 2018 Dates

NOMINATIONS Tue, 7 August
WEIGHTS 12 September
1ST ACCEPTANCES Tue, 9 October
2ND ACCEPTANCES Mon, 29 October
FORM GUIDE Sat, 4 November
RACE DAY Tue, 6 November

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2017 Melbourne Cup Winner

Find out about the three key players - the horse, jockey and trainer that combined to win the 2017 Melbourne Cup

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