Melbourne Cup King Bet / King Tip History




This year’s Melbourne Cup will be my 19th bet/tip on the great race dating back too my primary school days.

It’s been a race I’ve had great success in backing 8 of the past 18 winners with two placings.

The last two years have been horrific for me though, each time my horse had to be euthanised on the Flemington track after failing to complete to circuit! So I hope for my sake….and very much for the sake of my 2015 pick that this trend abates!

I’ve labelled this year’s Melbourne Cup King Tip as my strongest bet in the race since 2005 when I collected large on Makybe Diva even though I’ve found 3 winners since then. I’m ultra confident with Trip To Paris! His Caulfield Cup run was terrific for a horse who was coming of a career best wi that was over 4023m in the 2015 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. The 2400m didn’t suit one bit, but he still produced the fastest 600, 400 & 200m splits in the Caulfield Cup to run 2nd. Very well weighted with 55kg. His trainer Ed Dunlop hasn’t won the Cup but he has of course run second in it three occasions with Red Cadeaux so he’s familiar with the race. It’s been well stated how unlucky Fame Game was (how little they tried) but he still got clear late and couldn’t sprint his last furlong as quickly as Trip To Paris. He’s also got 57kg which only 3 horses in the past 50years since weights became metric, have carried to victory.

They are all saying the rise to 3200m is a huge plus for Fame Game, but failing to mention it’s an even bigger bonus for Trip To Paris! I think the dangers to Paris are Preferment – who knows how good? Suited at weights! Red Cadeaux – overdue to win race & Our Ivanhoe – classy stayer fully fit now in Lee Freedman’s care who has won 5 Melbourne Cups!

2015- TRIP TO PARIS – ???

2014- Admire Rakti – Broke Down 

2013- Verema – Broke Down 

2012- Americain – 11th

2011- Dunaden – WON 

2010- Americain – WON

2009- Shocking – WON 

2008- Master O’Reilly – 4th

2007- Mahler – 3rd

2006- Maybe Better – 3rd 

2005- Makybe Diva – WON

2004- Makybe Diva – WON

2003- Makybe Diva – WON

2002- Media Puzzle – WON

2001- Maythehorsebewithyou – 5th

2000- Freemason – 6th

1999- Sky Heights – 17th

1998- Joss Sticks – 10th 

1997- Might and Power – WON

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