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The Melbourne Cup 2009

Just over 24hrs to go until the race that stops the nation, the Melbourne Cup. I'm busy doing the form and will have something late in the day (Monday UK time) if anyone wants to follow my tips. It will be broadast all night on ATR, and Betfair Live Video. The Cup is a great race, but remember, for punters, you can win or lose just as much on any other race of the year (unless you bet in tens of thousands), so don't go overboard. The support card is quite handy for a change, hoping to locate some winners earlier in the programme too.

For the best formguides, try these:

Herald Sun newspaper guide

Racenet Racebook

and my preference, the Best Bets guide which will cost you $4.40 (click Future Racing, Flemington,Racebook to get it)

Comments

  1. Scott, would you be able to tell me anything about Glyn Schofield? Never heard of him in Ireland, is he strong? Good at holding up horses? Quite like his ride at 20/1 E/W for my guess..! :D

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  2. Hey Stephen. South African jockey, heard him interviewed overnight, apparently he has known the trainer since he was an apprentice. Was a leading jockey in Sth Africa, now bases himself in Sydney, and doing well there. Can't comment on individual style. The Melbourne Cup is not a race to be running horses cold until the latter stages though. 120,000 people will get many fired up before the race, then they charge early for position, slow up for the middle mile, then some start making their runs about 5f out. Will he stay the distance?

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  3. He had solid form when he was with Oxx and won two good races in Dubai, was then sold and it took them ages to get him right. Finally came back to good form this year, finished 2nd over 2M, then 4th over 1M5F when there was zilch pace on for him Frankie made all the running on the winner, then won a listed race over 1M6F fairly easy in Goodwood. The last time he won a race, he won 4 in a row and then got a shocker off Mickey Joe to finish 2nd to end it, so he seems like one of those that puts in a row of good runs together, Ryan Moore has been riding though, the horse is a bit mad like, but he has a good turn of foot for a 1M6F - 2M horse and he likes good fast ground.

    Ideally want to him to be held up off a fast pace and then come flying without the horse thinking about what hes doing, never heard of the jockey so dunno if he can ride him like that you know, you sort of have to kid him for the first half and then be very strong with him at the finish.

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  4. Quite looking forward to it, will be trading these markets for the first time.

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  5. JS - try racing.betfair.com.au then to keep track of all the local tote markets then.

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  6. Thanks Scott, I was actually going to ask about for a good source of accurate market prices. Nice one :)

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