Melbourne Cup tips

November 4, 2008

My first year in Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup….and I’m not attending. Wife + son home, turns out schools and workplaces make the Melbourne Cup public holiday (yes, it’s a public holiday for a horse race here) into a 4 day long weekend. Maybe next year 🙂

Camberwell is quieter then Easter…and there’s less shops open. The more religiously inclined may want to reflect on that.

Anyhow, an exercise in futility, I haven’t backed a Melbourne Cup winner since Mackybe Diva, and before that it was probably 5 years, but here we go

FTW: 8 Mad Rush

Places: 7 Zipping, 9 Ice Chariot

She who must be obeyed tips: 8 Mad Rush, 11 Littario

The golden child tips: 14 Gallopin

Trifecta I’ve boxed 7 8 9 14. The idea of a horse called Gallopin coming a place appealed to me 🙂