2019 Melbourne Cup Day Betting Tips for Flemington

We have expert betting tips for the card this Tuesday at Flemington, which features 10 quality betting races.

It’s Melbourne Cup Day! One of the best days on the Australian calendar and we have tips for every race on the card.

Fields are out nice and early, so punters can lock in the value odds on offer.


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Melbourne Cup Day free tips & form

Race 1. (10:50) Ottawa Stakes (1000m)

#8 – Muntaseera @ $5.50 – Bet Now

The Maher/Eustace team is firing at the moment and they could strike early on Cup Day with Muntaseera.

She’s a two-year-old filly which hasn’t had a trial leading into this race, so that’s a good sign moving forward.

She’s a well-bred type which could give punters great each-way odds to kick off the meeting.

Race 2. (11:30) Grinders Coffee Roasters BM90 (1400m)

#8 – Yeldarb @ $12 – Bet Now

Yeldarb could offer punters with some great value. The five-year-old wasn’t all that far away when third at Moonee Valley last time out.

He paid big each-way odds on that occasion and it could pay to stick with him. This isn’t an overly strong field and carrying 54kg helps.

Worth sticking with.

Race 3. (12:05) TAB Trophy (1700m)

#13 – Extreme Pride @ $12 – Bet Now

She just continues to win and we’ll ride the train until she shows us otherwise.

The four-year-old mare has rattled off four consecutive wins, including a top effort to score at Caulfield last time out.

Dropping down in weight to 54kg is ideal and with Craig Williams in the saddle, we’re expecting another top run at big odds.

Race 4. (12:40) The Macca’s Run BM96 (1000m)

#3 – Shared Ambition @ $1.75 – Bet Now

That was a super impressive win from Shared Ambition last time out. The three-year-old gelding scored by 2.3 lengths and was barely let off the bridle.

It capped off a four-win streak for the son of Born to Sea and he only has more improvement to come.

Punters will have to take short odds on offer and he’s up in class, but he’s a progressive type worth following.

Race 5. (13:15) Schweppervescence Plate (1000m)

#3 – Can’t Be Done @ $12 – Bet Now

This is an even field and Can’t Be Done could take advantage of drawing well down the Flemington straight.

The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old has form around the likes of King of Hastings and Star Surprise, which should hold up nicely.

Drawing barrier 17 isn’t a negative at all. They often come towards the outside rail in this race and he’ll have rights to that spot early in the race.

$12 is worth the risk.

Race 6. (13:50) Jim Beam Stakes (1400m)

#4 – Sweet Scandal @ $5 – Bet Now

The Chris Waller-trained mare is a six-time winner from 15 starts, which ran nicely behind Tofane last time out.

She was a winner fresh up at Randwick when beating Improvement by a narrow margin. That win should hold her in good stead for this.

Drawing barrier four will ensure she gets every chance in the run and Michael Walker is a good jockey to have in the saddle.

Race 7. (15:00) Lexus Melbourne Cup (3200m)

Read our runner-by-runner guide to the 2019 Melbourne Cup here.

Race 8. (16:00) Furphy Plate (1800m)

#3 – Cascadian @ $5.50 – Bet Now

Cascadian is a last-start winner which possesses a nice turn-of-foot. The James Cummings-trained import rattled home to win at Randwick last start.

That form looks good for this and punters are getting each-way odds.

The wide-open Flemington straight should be ideal as he likes room to move and we can see him storming home down the outside.

Looks the hardest to beat.

Race 9. (16:40) Mss Security Sprint (1200m)

#1 – Royal Symphony @ $6.50 – Bet Now

What a comeback story this would be if Royal Symphony could win after two years off the scene.

Before suffering a serious injury, the five-year-old was a winner of four from seven and more than $440,000 in stake money.

Her most recent run was a fourth behind Winx in the Cox Plate and that’s more class than this field combined.

Unsure if he’ll fire up after so long off the track, but he’s a sentimental bet regardless.

Race 10. (17:15) Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m)

#5 – Xilong @ $3.40 – Bet Now

Xilong has looked good to date, winning three of her four starts and running third in the other start.

Those wins have come in Adelaide but the daughter of Deep Field scored by five lengths last start and that’s a big effort.

The form has stacked up nicely out of her recent wins and she should have plenty of betting support come race day.


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