Ah the Melbourne Cup, the envy of the world, what a race. And this year it ties in with my birthday as well, so giddyup, that has to mean a big collect doesn't it? :) If only it was so easy. There's a bit of rain forecast during the day which is unlikely to affect the going (sand profile, drains incredibly well) apart from making it a little slippery on top so backmarkers may find it tricky to accelerate when required as they struggle for grip. A lot of fuss can be made about the draw - it's about 900m (4.5f to the first bend) so there is plenty of time to get across into position. Having a positive jockey is a big asset. There was been six winners in the past 30 runnings drawn 20+, so if you fancy one out wide, talk it down as a huge negative and then cop a better price! -------------- The Lexus Melbourne Cup Group 1, 3200m, AU$7.3m Flemington, 1500 local. 0400 GMT 1. Best Solution - quite simply the best horse in the race, seeking to b
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