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View our live 2016 Melbourne Cup Updates

View our live commentary, news and updates on 2016 Melbourne Cup day as we head into the race at 3PM AEST. View the final field as well as the latest updates on the horses, odds and market movers. We also take a look at comments from trainers and jockeys heading into the race.


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TIPS: View our Melbourne Cup Tips

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Live Updates:

Race 10 (5:15PM):

Results: Artistry wins the last from Shillelagh in second and Silent Sedition in third.

TIPS: We are really keen on 2 Egyptian Symbol (Bet Now: $5.50) as well we are backing 9 Just A Blur (Bet Now: $51.00) at massive odds.


Race 9 (4:40PM):

TIPS: We are backing two long shots in Race 9 in the way of 6 Secret Agenda (Bet Now: $10.00) and 16 Flippant (Bet Now: $16.00).


Race 8 (4:00PM):

Results: Fabrizio wins Race 8 on Melbourne Cup day from Tucanchoo in second and Desert Jeuney in third.

TIPS: We are backing 17 Plot The Course (Bet Now: $8.50) and 14 Fabrizio (Bet Now: $2.50) solidly here.

Melbourne Cup (3:00PM):

REPLAY: Watch the Replay of the Melbourne Cup

Results: Congratulations to Almandin who has taken out the 2016 Melbourne Cup from Heartbreak City in second and Hartnell in third.

The late money has come for multiple runners but the best backed runners in the last hour have been favourite Hartnell, second favourite Jameka as well as Big Orange and Almandin. The best backed outside of those runners is Oceanographer.

TIPS: We are backing three runners in the Melbourne Cup. We have heavily backed 17 Almandin (Bet Now: $10.00) throughout betting from $16 into $10 and he sits at his right price. We are now backing 13 Heartbreak City (Bet Now: $19.00) as he has hit a good price and we have specked 2 Our Ivanhowe (Bet Now: $51.00).

Fixed Quinella Tip: AlmandinHeartbreak City (Bet Now: $151.00)

BIG Bets:

$15,000 the win / $30,000 the place on Hartnell (SuperTAB tote)

$8,000 at $6 on Hartnell

$6,000 at $9 on Oceanographer

$5,000 at $26 on Who Shot Thebarman

$4,000 at $16 on Wicklow Brave

Race 6 (1:20PM):

Results: Jennifer Lynn wins Race 6 on #MelbourneCup day with Prompt Response in second and Invincibella in third.

TIPS: We are backing two runners in Race 6 both look very good value those runners are 8 Faraway Town (Bet Now: $8.50) and 6 My Country (Bet Now: $10.00).


BIG Bet: $28,000 the win / $20,000 the place on Hartnell (SuperTAB tote)

Race 5 (2:00PM):

Results: Speedeor wins the #FlemingtonFling from Biased Witness in second and Hellbound in third.

Tips: We two good value bets in this race in the way of  4 Ashlor (Bet Now: $9.00) and 17 Dream First (Bet Now: $14.00). Happy to back these two runners each way.

Three BIG BETS have just been placed on Melbourne Cup runners:

$16,000 at $6 Hartnell

$5,000 at $10 Bondi Beach

$4,000 at $8.50 Jameka


Race 4 (12:40PM):

Result: Demonstrate wins race 4 on Melbourne Cup day from Sovereign Nation in second and Give Us A Go in third.

Tip: We are sticking with the favourite and will be smashing 3 Demonstrate (Bet Now: $1.55) to try and get back some losses from earlier races. If you don’t want to take the skinny odds we recommend backing 4 Sovereign Nation (Bet Now: $5.50) he looks the biggest danger.

Race 3 (12:00PM):

Results: Kinema wins Race 3 on #MelbourneCup day with Firenze in second and Four Carat in third.

Tip: We are backing 3 Murphys Delight (Bet Now: $6.00) and 11 Morning Mix (Bet Now: $5.00) in Race 3 with multiples placed around these two runners. Confidence is high.


Race 2 (11:20AM):

Result: Sort After wins Race 2 on Melbourne Cup day from Metaphorical in second and Every Faith in third.

Tip: We are tipping 11 Model Dragon (Bet Now: $3.00) to take Race 2 out with our value bet being 3 Every Faith at $8.

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Replay: Race 1 Replay:

Race 1 Results: Invincible Star at $16 wins the first on Melbourne Cup day from Lucky Louie in second and Madeenaty in third. Punters will be questioning the tactics on the first favourite going to the opposite to the winning pack. What did you think of the ride? leave a comment below

Melbourne Cup favourite Hartnell has continued to drift in betting today and is now out to $5.50 after opening at $4.40 when the final field and barriers were announced. Jameka has been well supported $8.50 into $8.00 as has Almandin $15 into$10, Wicklow Brave $21 into$16 and Big Orange $16 into $14.

Shambles: First bookie goes down on Cup day. Will there be more?

Lloyd Williams will be on course for Melbourne Cup day for the first time in 26 years. Confidence? He owners the following horses in the race: Bondi Beach, Gallante, Almandin, Assign.

Race 1 (10:40AM):


Tip: Race 1 on Melbourne Cup day is dominated by the odds on shot 1 Madeenaty (Bet Now: $1.60). We have him on top but youll have to be willing to take the skinny odds of $1.60. For some value we like 10 From The Clouds (Bet Now: $21.00) but its a low confidence race with a lot of first starts.

Market: The two best backed runners in the race have been 1 Madeenaty (Bet Now: $1.60) and 13 Luky Louie (Bet Now: $10.00)

Bets: The only notable bet in Race 1 has been $10,000 at $2.64 on Madeenaty when markets opened.

Melbourne Cup Market:

With more than $2.5million in the TAB pool – Jameka holds favouritism at $7.70 over Hartnell at $9.10 and Oceanographer at $10.80.

Hartnell and Oceanographer have both been notable drifters in Melbourne Cup markets today with good support coming for Big Orange and Jameka.

Track: The current track rating for Flemington is a Good 4 with the Penotromator at 4.85. The track received 0.4mm in rain over the last 24 hours.

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Have Your Say: Who do you think will win the Melbourne Cup? – Leave a comment below.

View the Melbourne Cup Final Field:

No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 BIG ORANGE (GB) Michael Bell Jamie Spencer 7 57kg
2 OUR IVANHOWE (GER) Lee & Anthony Freedman Dwayne Dunn 6 57kg
3 CURREN MIROTIC (JPN) Osamu Hirata Tommy Berry 18 56.5kg
4 BONDI BEACH (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ryan Moore 5 56kg
5 EXOSPHERIC (GB) Lee & Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 13 56kg
6 HARTNELL (GB) John O’Shea James McDonald 12 56kg
7 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 20 56kg
8 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins Frankie Dettori 24 56kg
9 ALMOONQITH (USA) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 19 54.5kg
10 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Blake Shinn 2 54.5kg
11 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Ben Melham 9 54.5kg
12 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall 3 54.5kg
13 HEARTBREAK CITY (FR) Tony Martin Joao Moreira 23 54kg
14 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 14 54kg
15 EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Vlad Duric 21 53.5kg
16 BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Damian Lane 1 52.5kg
17 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott Kerrin McEvoy 17 52kg
18 ASSIGN (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 22 52kg
19 GREY LION (IRE) Matt Cumani Glen Boss 16 52kg
20 OCEANOGRAPHER (GB) Charlie Appleby Chad Schofield 11 52kg
21 SECRET NUMBER (GB) Saeed Bin Suroor Stephen Baster 10 52kg
22 PENTATHLON (NZ) John Wheeler Mark Du Plessis 4 51.5kg
23 QEWY (IRE) Charlie Appleby Craig Williams 15 51.5kg
24 ROSE OF VIRGINIA (NZ) Lee & Shannon Hope Ben E Thompson (a) 8 51kg


































Melbourne Cup Day Races:

Race 1: Ottawa Stakes (1000m) – 10:40am.
Race 2: Tab.com.au Trophy (1700m) – 11:20am
Race 3: Prince Of Penzance Plate (2800m) – 12pm
Race 4: Lavazza Prontissimo (1400m) – 12:40pm
Race 5: Schweppes #FlemingtonFling (1000m) – 1:20pm
Race 6: Lexus Hybrid Plate (1400m) – 2pm
Race 7: Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) – 3pm
Race 8: James Boag’s Premium Stakes (1800m) – 4pm
Race 9: MSS Security Sprint (1200m) – 4:40pm
Race 10: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Stakes (1400m) – 5:15pm


Big Bets:

$50,000 e/w at $26/$6.00 on Bondi Beach

$15,000 e/w at $21 on Bondi Beach

$1000 ew Pentathlon at $201

$10,000 on Qewy at $31

$5,000 on Oceanographer at $8.50

Sean Bartholemew backs Almandin to win $100k with Matt Tripp

Sir John Hawkwood to win $500,000 e/w

$80,000 on Jameka to win at $9.00.

$20,000 each way to win $1m on Grand Marshal at $51.

$16,000 on Wicklow Brave at $18.

$15,000 to win Big Orange at $15.


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