The Race That Stops A Nation

The pinnacle of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the $6,000,000 Group 1 Melbourne Cup will be run tomorrow, the first Tuesday of November, at 3:00pm AEDT at Flemington.

Trainers from around the world set their sights on the Emirates Melbourne Cup, a race that is widely considered to be the best staying handicap in the world, and this year is no different with a serious contingent of internationals taking their place among the field. It’s no surprise then that they feature among our top picks. In fact, the only Australian bred, trained and prepared horses in the field are Fawkner and Unchain My Heart.

As is always the case in the Melbourne Cup, there are so many live chances that it makes picking the winner a very difficult task, however we have selected a few who we believe could take home the lucrative $3,600,000 prizemoney cheque, and that illustrious Cup!

Michael Ward
1/ Admire Rakti (JPN)
2/ Mutual Regard (IRE)
3/ Lucia Valentina (NZ)

Best roughie: Araldo (GB)

Jess McKeown

1/ Admire Rakti (JPN)
2/ Signoff (IRE)
3/ Red Cadeax (GB)

Best roughie: My Ambivalent (IRE)

Good luck!