Australian Cup 2021 – Horses, Betting Tips & Odds

We have expert betting tips for the 2021 Australian Cup this Saturday at Flemington, which features a maximum field of stayers in Melbourne.

A major race on the Australian calendar, the Australian Cup is a race worth investing in.

We have a runner-by-runner betting guide for the Australian Cup on Saturday.

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Best bets for Australian Cup 2021


Best Bet:

Fifty Stars @ $4.20 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Each Way Bet:

Paradee @ $6 Bet @ Sportsbet


Best Roughie:

Harlem @ $31 Bet @ Sportsbet


Australian Cup Trifecta Tips

Punters should have five runners on their ticket for the Australian Cup trifecta.

  • Fifty Stars
  • Paradee
  • Harlem
  • Defibrillate
  • Shared Ambition

Australian Cup First-Four Tips

We have included seven runners in our first-four selections for the Australian Cup at Flemington on Saturday.

  • Fifty Stars
  • Paradee
  • Harlem
  • Defibrillate
  • Shared Ambition
  • Steel Prince
  • Miss Siska

Australian Cup Form Guide & Tips

1. Humidor ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

A grand campaigner that owns a placing in the Cox Plate. Tough to beat on his day and he comes off a tough fourth placing last start.

Chance in this race and punters get value odds.

2. Harlem (Best Roughie – $31) Bet @ Sportsbet

A nice price for a runner that loves winning the Australian Cup. It doesn’t matter how well he’s running, he is a two-time winner of this track so include.

3. Fifty Stars (Best Bet – $4.20) Bet @ Sportsbet

A huge effort to finish second from well-back in the run last time out. Gets every chance in this race and we’re not surprised by the odds available.

Drawing barrier three is ideal and he should be right in the mix.

4. Homeman ($17) Bet @ Sportsbet

Comes off a tidy effort for third and he should be fit and ready to fire for this race.

Barrier 14 is a tough concerning but he is dangerous at his best. Chance with a good drag into the race.

5. Warning ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet

Better over the longer distances and he could find this short of his best. Punters should expect bigger odds on race day.

6. Angel of Truth ($19) Bet @ Sportsbet

Doesn’t win all that often and that is the major concern. William Pike rides but backing him with confidence is not easy.

7. Best of Days ($26) Bet @ Sportsbet

Returned to form when leading throughout two starts back. Didn’t follow that up with a win last start but it wasn’t a bad run.

Barrier 17 could make it tough to figure in the finish and he doesn’t enter our calculations.

8. Steel Prince ($11) Bet @ Sportsbet

Always tough to beat in staying races and that was a top effort for fourth fresh up. He could improve on that and Jamie Kah takes the ride.

Two of his nine career wins have come at Flemington and that bodes well for the Australian Cup.

9. Chapada ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

Better for the run last time out and punters shouldn’t overlook his chances. In good hands and although yet to win at this distance, it could be time on Saturday.

Punters get value odds and it’s another each-way chance.

10. Platoon ($31) Bet @ Sportsbet

A winner two starts back but we’re not expecting that form to hold up well at this level. He would need to find a few lengths to win at Group 1 level.

11. Shared Ambition ($10) Bet @ Sportsbet

Always around the mark and his form this season has included a win and a placing.

In good hands with Chris Waller and we’re not surprised with the $10 odds available. He should be right in the mix and he enters first-four calculations.

12. Defibrillate ($13) Bet @ Sportsbet

The former Kiwi has rattled off four consecutive wins and he can’t be left out. The son of Shocking is talented and although winning at Group 1 level isn’t easy, he could go close.

$13 is a value price and drawing barrier four is ideal.

13. San Huberto ($23) Bet @ Sportsbet

Comes off a second placing and that was a form reversal from what we saw last season. Solid type that could come into calculations.

14. Nonconformist ($13) Bet @ Sportsbet

Not too far away from the prize this season but he’s not running well enough to figure in the finish.

Drawing barrier 17 doesn’t help.

15. Miami Bound ($67) Bet @ Sportsbet

An Oaks winner that has been mixing her form. She isn’t running well enough to win this race and she might need a heavy track.

16. Miss Siska ($41) Bet @ Sportsbet

Solid effort for second last start and she has upset claims. Drawn well and $41 could be an attractive price to some punters.

17. Paradee (Best Each-Way – $6) Bet @ Sportsbet

Paradee comes off three consecutive wins and although none of those were at Group 1 level, she has plenty of upside.

Craig Williams rides and she gets every chance off the inside draw. Goes well on this track and she enters our calculations.

Daryl Curnow
About the Author: Daryl Curnow

After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.



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