PM AND PREMIERS’ MELBOURNE CUP TIPS:
* Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: “I’m tipping Hartnell after the win at the Turnbull Stakes and, as the Member for Wentworth, I’ll also back Bondi Beach.”
* Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten: “Jameka to win.”
* NSW Premier Mike Baird: Wicklow Brave.
* Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews: “Jameka. The only Australian-bred horse in the Cup and trained right here in Victoria coming off a win in the Caulfield Cup.”
* Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy: “The leader of the opposition likes Hartnell.”
* Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle: “I saw one called Oceanographer run on Saturday and win the Lexus Stakes. It was such an impressive win I’m going to go for Oceanographer.”
* Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk: Our Ivanhowe.
* Brisbane Catholic Archbishop Mark Coleridge: Almoonqith.
* South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill: Almoonqith.
* South Australian Opposition Leader Steven Marshall: Almandin.