Discuss the Melbourne Cup here. Who you think will win and why, or who you think won't and why. We will post the final field for you once it becomes available.
Maybe Better,Kibbutz,Tuesday Joy,Viewed the 4 for me Maybe Better has the class and has been there before and Kibbutz we know what kibbutz can do. Tuesday Joy has always been planned for this race and has good form over 2400 and viewed won some good races over the melbourne cup distance.
Looks like Maher and Yeats are gonna have another crack Yeats is still at good odds and had plenty in the tank top weight missed the jump and lead to the final turn after using its fuel to get back to the start, may be one to watch come back stronger!!!
I really think TUESDAY JOY is a standout with all the information we have at hand at the moment!!
Nom Du Jeu an outstanding New Zealand horse who has matured and showed with a first up win as reported here on King Tipping Daily Report will be the one to watch in both cups and the cox if he starts. Another one I do not know much about but is being talked off is Kalishnikov hopefully something will come up in Kings daily report.. reported to be aimed at the Melb Cup.
Nom Du Jeu is a very good horse but C`st La Guerre made him look second rate across the ditch. Given Nom`s form in Sydney Autumn races how good should Lloyd`s horse be if it recaptures its 3YO form.
i generally put a line through any horse that has run in a melb cup and not won it previously. i think you have to go back to the early 80's to find a horse that has won a melb cup after running it previously and not winning. you can therefore put a line through master oreilly, yeats, maybe better etc as far as i am concerned. i still think the hussler can win this. plenty of distance performers in his bloodline and melb cup fields generally lack real class. whether he makes it all the way to the cup is yet to be seen. a failure in the caulfield cup or cox plate would see him scratched but at this stage of spring he looks almost unbeatable.
After last weekend, i think Lloyd will be looking at back to back cups, I can't see anything else that looks the goods at this point, I'll even take the risk of being wrong but Weekend Hussler won't even be in the race, they won't risk him at more than Cox Plate.
C'est La Guerre is a very smart horse. Lloyd Williams could have as many as 3 or 4 horses. He has a strangle hold on the cup.
I'm telling you Steve they won't put Weekend Hussler in the Cup cause he can't win it and they know it, Efficient is being set for the cup just like last year and they way he looks will be hard to beat but he is definately not unbeatable.
the-grudge i have a similar system in that if they have started in the melbourne cuo previously i normally dismiss them as that is there peak time for it. they have to be trained in victoria & the overseas horses need to have a start in australia & perform well. apart from the diva it has stood me in good stead. ps i backed the diva in all3 what a freak
how do you know that fress?
Do you know one of the owners
Tuesday joy looking good for this race now, come melbourne cup time tuesday joy will be firing if it is not already. See how septimus goes in the leger. Anyone know why yeats was scratched and they still planning on bringing him to Melbourne?
Dont get carried away with Tuesday Joy yet. Met Mares at level weights today....long way to go. Dont forget a mare called Miss Finland beat her fair and square in a VRC Oaks!!!
When are you going to actually put yourself on the line and make a tip Chook/ The rest of us do, so join in the fun my man.
I just had confirmation from the emperor of china. They are no longer calling it the year of the rat.... its now the year of THE HUSSLER!
55.5kg boys. Ross wants to prove his point that the hussler can win a melbourne cup and this is his one chance before the handicapper gets him. GET ON!
If he doesn't win the Caulfield (not in his best interest weight wise), Cox Plate (no penalty there) and go on to the Melbourne Cup as an unknown quantity the people you speak of in the Guondong Province may want to make Catsoup of him TheHussler!
If he doesn't do it this year the handicapper will get total hold of him and that will be that.
I love Lloyd Wiliams - Efficient, Zipping, C'set Le Guerre all have a chance but my smokey for the Cups is ........ - Gallopin! I loved this horse last year and I'll love it all the way to the cups this year!!!
Wow, just had a look Maybe Better $16 for melbourne cup, must of had a good run wasnt paying attention all i know is that i got 31s on it 3 days ago and 71s 3 weeks ago going into hussler in the cox at 8s so it halved its price so must of had a good run, watch out guys maybe better is back!!!
Watch the replay on Bigpond and decide for yourself.
i tried but doesnt seem to want to load up, i can watch live racing but not the replays anyone else having this problem?
I just watched the irish ledger and all i can say about Septimus is WOW. Australia is going to need something special to beat it because it is going to be hard to beat and im on it if aidan brings him. He carried 62kgs aswell and they were running up hills over the course and it seemed to have plenty left in the tanks.
update Septimus 6.50 Efficient 7.50 Tuesday Joy 10.00 Weekend Hussler 12.00
Tuesday Joy looks the best Sydney Chance. Best Melbourne Chance I feel is Zarita.