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    Melbourne Cup - Post tips here

    Ok peoples...its time for all you 'once a year punters' to lay claim to being the best ever punter.

    Now I used to think that I was pretty much the man to go to when it comes to betting on the Melbourne Cup. I have not picked a winner since I was old enough to put my own bets on.

    Who does everyone tip?
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    even though its still a few days away, im going to back pentastic i think. at the moment its at 17/1 but i like its chances. im looking for a couple of others to chuck in a trifecta and im thinking the following: Mamool, distinctly secret, mummify and maybe zagalia.
    but my tips usually change by race day.

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    Well im going for the 3rd win in a row...

    Last year i nailed the trifecta but this year is going to be alot tougher....

    I like Mummify's win in the Caufield Cup, but i also like the lead up form of the Cups King Bart Cummings horse, Frightening.....
    As for a 3rd one in there i think ill go with the Irish mental case Holy Orders...
    For a bit of Value ill go with the old fox Mr Prudent...


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    Originally posted by Blewy
    For a bit of Value ill go with the old fox Mr Prudent...
    i think the field is too good for him to place as well as last year.

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    Originally posted by broncoman
    i think the field is too good for him to place as well as last year.

    I wouldn't say that Sim, This is without doubt the weakest Cup field for quite a few years, and with such a light weight it will be a relief for him from carrying high weights as he does usually...

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    Originally posted by Blewy
    I wouldn't say that Sim, This is without doubt the weakest Cup field for quite a few years, and with such a light weight it will be a relief for him from carrying high weights as he does usually...
    ok, i guess i worded that poorly, what i ment was that there are too many other horses with a much better chance of winning. Last year there were a couple of clear cut favourites, but this time around theres prolly 4 or 5 horses that cant be split, and id say the winner will come from that bunch.
    You obviously know much more about the sport than me and i havent seen mr prudent run lately, so i cant judge how hes going.

    having said that, its saturday and im still backing pentastic, but that still might change before tuesday.

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    Pentastic had a fantastic run today. If its wet marc, put some money on him. Im sure blewy will back this claim up. All's he needed today was another 10 metres and he had the win, but it was a good 2nd. Hes looking good for the cup on tuesday.

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    Im with Simon. Pentastic will take it out.

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    I will say Pentastic had a brilliant run today, but the question now is how will he back up after it...

    I would also like to say what a great run it was today from the other Cup hopeful Big Pat, I can't remember the last time this guy won a race but today he was back to his best and at the perfect time, if its wet he is a BIG show...

    My final tips will be out Monday Arvo...

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    big pat a hopeful?!?!
    he was paying 201/1 yesterday, from memoery wasnt he a shot last year?
    ill wait till tuesday to give my final tips though.

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    Well the Final Field has been released...

    2003 MELBOURNE CUP
    1 Jardines Lookout (12) Darryll Holland 55.5
    2 Mamool (11) Frankie Dettori 55.5
    3 Mummify (10) Danny Nikolic 55.0
    4 Millstreet (23) Patrick Payne 54.5
    5 Pentastic (1) Steven Arnold 53.5
    6 County Tyrone (13) Jim Cassidy 53.0
    7 Holy Orders (21) David Condon (a) 53.0
    8 Mr. Prudent (7) Damien Oliver 53.0
    9 Distinctly Secret (19) Kerrin McEvoy 52.5
    10 Hugs Dancer (14) Dean McKeown 52.0
    11 Grey Song (20) Steven King 51.0
    12 Makybe Diva (15) Glenn Boss 51.0
    13 Piachay (22) Matthew Pumpa (a) 51.0
    14 Tumeric (17) Brett Prebble 51.0
    15 Frightening (4) Shane Dye 50.0
    16 Schumpeter (8) Corey Brown 50.0
    17 She's Archie (9) Scott Seamer 50.0
    18 Zagalia (24) Chris Munce 50.0
    19 Ain't Seen Nothin' (16) Craig Newitt (a) 50.0
    20 Big Pat (18) Peter Mertens 49.0
    21 Bold Bard (6) Reece Wheeler 49.0
    22 Debben (5) Ms Claire Lindop 49.0
    23 Fawaz (3) Stephen Baster 49.0
    24 Yakama (2) Michael Rodd (a) 49.0

    Now for an interesting stat..
    In the last 5 years NO horse has carried more then 52.5kg and won the Cup....

    Rules out a few of the big names...

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    hmm interesting, i dont really believe in superstitions so thats just rubbish.
    Aint seen nothing didnt run well today, i was keen on him before today as well.

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    For the record - Mummified has been scratched.

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