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Racing.com’s Melbourne Cup G1 tips

Racing.com’s Melbourne Cup G1 tips

Sam Lyons

Realm Of Flowers

As the weather closes in around Cup Day, so does the focus on this mare, who will relish the ground and has the postage stamp on her back. Distance won’t be a problem and Tatts Cup and Metrop runs look to have her building well for a peak run, which is what you need to win this race.

 

Ben Asgari

Deauville Legend

Seems to have the ‘right’ profile as a progressive English three-year-old (4YO in Australia). Comes into the race off arguably a career-peak performance winning the Great Voltigeur, with Cox Plate third placegetter El Bodgeon in third. The likely wet track is the query and given the forecast and his habit of playing up in the mounting yard, if you wait to bet late, you’ll likely get a much better price.

 

Warren Huntly

Deauville Legend

Has the right international profile to win the race. Weight for a Northern Hemisphere three-year-old and track conditions are legitimate queries, but he may well have the class to overcome those challenges. He’s hard to recommend at his current price, but that could drift significantly come race time.

 

Brent Zerafa

Deavuville Legend

Hard to get enthused about his current price, but there is little fault to the form of Deauville Legend. Outstanding win last start in defeating El Bodegon, who was more than competitive in a Cox Plate, and looks to be open to further improvement. Got his fair share of weight for a Northern Hemisphere three-year-old, so certainly hasn’t beaten the handicapper, but finds a relatively weak edition of the Melbourne Cup this year and will be extremely hard to beat.

 

Harry White

Deauville Legend

The query is how he will handle a rain-affected track, but pedigree suggests it won’t pose an issue. His last-start win was rock solid, he fits the mould of a Cup horse and gets Kerrin McEvoy to pilot from a good barrier.

 

Clint Hutchison

Deauville Legend

If he brings his usual level of form from the UK, then he looks very hard to beat. A testing track could even the playing field but not sure this year there is a lot of depth in the Cup. He is nicely drawn to find the right part of the track and he deserves to start favourite. Track conditions will play a big part, but I believe he will ease from his current quote where he looks short enough.

Flemington
1 Nov 2022
Soft 6 Rail Out 2m Entire Circuit