The 2016 Melbourne Cup will be hotly contested by local horses HARTNELL & JAMEKA, however, The Cup isn’t without the usual International entries to challenge the top locals for the biggest prize in Australian Racing.
View the full 2016 Melbourne Cup Final Field here.
“Best Bets” & Melbourne Cup 2016 Tips for the “Race That Stops A Nation”:
THE LOCALS: HARTNELL was brilliant winning Turnbull Stakes here thrashing Caulfield Cup winner JAMEKA and now meets her 1.5kg better, he wasn’t at his best around MV yet still ran second to a freak. Jameka was so strong winning Caul Cup with ALMOONQITH hitting line race-fastest last 200m. ALMANDIN is unbeaten in races 2200m+ and has no weight.
THE INTERNATIONALS: Coming from the second half of field to win in it’s last start OCEANOGRAPHER ran his last 1000m in a 56.81 to win the Lexus, phenomenal! Untried at this distance, but a strong chance. WICKLOW BRAVE comes off a win over Order Of St George who then placed in an Arc. BIG ORANGE & BONDI BEACH ran OK here last year.
Your Expert Tips provided by Best Bets
- 6. Hartnell
- 20. Oceanographer
- 17. Almandin
- 12. Jameka