Melbourne Cup Tips 2018

Tuesday November 6, 2018

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.

2018 Melbourne Cup Results

  • 1st: Cross Counter
  • 2nd: Marmelo
  • 3rd: A Prince Of Arran

Melbourne Cup Tips 2018

  1. #3 Magic Circle: Trainer Ian Williams has prepared Magic Circle specifically for the Melbourne Cup, and the seven-year old’s form leading up is magnificent. He’ll he first-up at Flemington on Tuesday after winning back-to-back starts in Britain, including the Group 2 Henry Stakes over 3624m. Owner Marwan Koukash has promised a shocking celebration should his Irish raider win, which is a very realistic possibility with rain continuing in Melbourne. Magic Circle is 6-1-1 on the soft ground.
  2. #9 Marmelo: Marmelo returns to the Cup after running ninth last year. Similar to Magic Circle, he was put on a strict path for the $7 million race, and this time around, returns first-up after running first and second in his last two starts between 2800-3000m. Trainer Hughie Morrison made the mistake of running the six-year old in the Caulfield Cup last year. This time around, the stable have learned from their mistakes, as Marmelo has reportedly returned stronger and more mature this year – encouraging signs with jockey Hugh Bowman on board.
  3. #8 Youngstar: You can’t knock Youngstar’s form leading into this race. Chris Waller’s hopeful won the Queensland Oaks back in May, ran second behind Winx in the Turnbull, and wasn’t disgraced over 2400m in the Caulfield Cup. Youngstar is one of five four-year old’s in the race, and will have every chance jumping from barrier eight.

Our insider Melbourne Cup 2018 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 2018 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 2018.