Melbourne Cup Tips 2017

Tuesday November 7, 2017

Melbourne Cup tips on which horses in the field for the world’s richest handicap to back in Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) on the first Tuesday of November are highly sought after. Each year punters are keen to get the insider Melbourne Cup tips to sort the pretenders from the genuine contenders in the $6.2 million Group 1 showdown.

2017 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: #22 Rekindling
  • 2nd: #7 Johannes Vermeer
  • 3rd: #9 Max Dynamite
  • 3rd: #13 Big Duke
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 22 REKINDLING (GB) Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 4 51.5kg $15
2 7 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 0.4L 3 54.5kg $13
3 9 MAX DYNAMITE (FR) William Mullins Zac Purton 2.9L 2 54kg $20
4 13 BIG DUKE (IRE) Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 5.65L 5 53.5kg $21
5 18 NAKEETA (GB) Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 6.4L 19 53kg $41
6 21 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) William Mullins Ben Allen (a) 8.65L 20 52kg $21
7 4 TIBERIAN (FR) Alain Couetil Olivier Peslier 9.15L 22 55.5kg $31
8 17 LIBRAN (IRE) Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 9.65L 7 53kg $61
9 5 MARMELO (GB) Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 9.75L 16 55kg $7EF
10 12 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) William Mullins Stephen Baster 10.5L 8 54kg $71
11 6 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 11.25L 23 55kg $16
12 2 ALMANDIN (GER) Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 11.45L 14 56.5kg $7EF
13 24 CISMONTANE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens (a) 12.2L 17 50kg $41
14 23 AMELIE’S STAR Darren Weir Dean Yendall 12.95L 10 51kg $21
15 15 BOOM TIME David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 13.95L 9 53kg (incl. 1.0kg plty.) $31
16 20 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 15.45L 15 53kg $11
17 19 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 15.85L 11 53kg $31
18 14 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 16.15L 21 53.5kg $71
19 3 HUMIDOR (NZ) Darren Weir Blake Shinn 16.65L 13 56kg $11
20 1 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Damian Lane 28.65L 12 57.5kg $26
21 10 VENTURA STORM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 30.15L 6 54kg $31
22 8 BONDI BEACH (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 31.4L 1 54kg $71
23 16 GALLANTE (IRE) Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 99.9L 18 53kg $91
11 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 0

Melbourne Cup Tips 2017

We have narrowed down a few selections for the big race on Tuesday and they are now outlined below.


Marmelo raced to the top of 2017 Melbourne Cup betting markets following his fast-finishing performance in the Caulfield Cup and he is the horse to beat in ‘the race that stops a nation’.
He always looked as though he would be better suited to the Melbourne Cup and his run in the Caulfield Cup was similar to the Melbourne Cup lead-up run of previous winners Delta Blues and Protectionist.
He won the Prix Kergorlay in France before he made the trip to Australia, which has always been a strong form reference for the Melbourne Cup – and he has the benefit of Hugh Bowman in the saddle.

Wall Of Fire

Wall Of Fire has just managed to sneak into the 2017 Melbourne Cup field and he goes into the race as a genuine winning chance.
He made his Australian racing-debut with a fast-finishing second in the Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes and the form coming out of that race has proven to be very strong.
The face that he has already had a run in Australia is a big advantage and he has the turn-of-foot that is required to win the Melbourne Cup.

Big Duke

Big Duke is the best locally-trained chance in the 2017 Melbourne Cup.
He has been racing extremely well during his 2017 Spring Racing Carnival and he did not have a great deal of luck when he was beaten in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup on Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day.
Big Duke has a similar profile to 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance and it would not surprise to see him run a big race at juicy odds.


Tiberian has the chance to become the first international horse since Vintage Crop to win the Melbourne Cup without previously having had a start in Australia.
Owners Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock almost won the Melbourne Cup with Heartbreak City 12 months ago and they have a knack for selecting horses that will run well in Australia.
He was sent to Australia after a career best performance in the Grand Prix Deauville in France and he will have no issues running out a strong 3200 metres.

Early Melbourne Cup tips include looking for stayers proven at the testing two mile (3200m) distance, the class international raiders in the Melbourne Cup field who have travelled down under for the Spring Cups and any horses that finished high up the Melbourne Cup results the previous year returning for a second shot at winning the ‘race that stops a nation’.

Some of the best Melbourne Cup betting tips are to take advantage of exotic Melbourne Cup bets like a trifecta to win more, and lock in a horse outside of the Melbourne Cup favourite as the top fancies don’t have the best record in recent editions of the major. Melbourne Cup tips are confirmed once the field is out the Saturday before the race (Victoria Derby Day).

Our insider Melbourne Cup 2017 betting tips including the horses to back for the Melbourne Cup Trifecta on the first Tuesday of November will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned.

Early 2017 Melbourne Cup Tips are to watch the international stayers contending Royal Ascot races over the winter and the lead-up spring racing form of horses that performed well over the autumn carnival.

Punters can lock in their Melbourne Cup race selections at juicy all-in prices online right now with Ladbrokes, with big Flemington odds on offer for horses tipped to run in the Melbourne Cup field 2017.