Big Bets – Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup is here! Punters are loading up on the 'Race that Stops the Nation'!

Melbourne Cup Racing Palmerbet Big Bets – 01/11/2016

Race Horse Bet
Flemington Race 7 No 4. Bondi Beach $15,000 e/w @ $21
Flemington Race 7 No 6. Hartnell $10,000 @ $5.50
Flemington Race 7 No 6. Hartnell $7,000 @ $5
Flemington Race 7 No 20. Oceanographer $4,000 @ $20
Flemington Race 7 No 13. Heartbreak City $5,000 @ $17
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Quaddie Racing Tips

Flemington

Melbourne Cup day

LEG

RACE

RUNNERS

KEEP IN MIND

First

7

1. BIG ORANGE
5. EXOSPHERIC
6. HARTNELL
17. ALMANDIN

Annoying race as
it’s a hard one to
predict…as always

Second

8

1. JACQUINOT BAY
2. LIDARI
10. TASHBEEH
14. FABRIZIO

Another open race.

Third

9

1.FAATINAH
6. SECRET AGENDA
11. SIR BACCHUS
13. RAVI

Even bunch but
this quartet
stand out.

Fourth

10

1. SLIGHTLY SWEET
2. EGYPTIAN SYMBOL
3. SILENT SEDITION
10. KEMBERLEY STAR

NO. 2 here might
be a good anchor.

Randwick

Tough meeting – but we’ll beat it.

LEG

RACE

RUNNERS

KEEP IN MIND

First

6

1. SONIC SWISH
6. REALIZE POTENTIAL
7. RADCLIFFE  

You could easily
throw in two more.
Open race.

Second

7

1. THAT’S A GOOD IDEA
2. KAEPERNICK
3. BOSS LANE
11. INZ N OUT

Extremely
surprised if we
miss the winner
here.

Third

8

3. BIG ARTY
5. MIAMI DADE
9. CAUPOLICAN

These are the best
hopes in a very
tough race.  

Fourth

9

1. UNBIASED
2. SKILLFUL
5. LUCKY FISH

13 runners
6 possible hopes.

 

 

Tuesday Racing Tip Sheet

The Crow says winners are everywhere today. IT’S MELBOURNE CUP DAY! Woo hoo. Let’s party and win everywhere.

The Early Crows Racing Top Tips – 1/11/2016

 

FLEMINGTON

Race 

Tip

FLEMINGTON Race 1

MADEENATY

FLEMINGTON  Race 6

MY COUNTRY

FLEMINGTON Race 7

BIG ORANGE

 

RANDWICK

Race 

Tip

RANDWICK Race 2

MEDAILLE

RANDWICK Race 5

OTTER

RANDWICK Race 8

BIG ARTY

 

EAGLE FARM

Race 

Tip

EAGLE FARM Race 2

TEMPETE ROUGE

EAGLE FARM Race 4

TAIKO BOOM

EAGLE FARM Race 7

BIG DECISION

Ultimate Melbourne Cup Preview

The big race is finally here again!

To help you dissect the field and find the winner, or see the chances of your sweep horse, our racing expert the Early Crow has given us his thoughts on each runner in this year’s Cup.

As always, let us know who you think will win in the comments below & good luck!

  1. Big Orange
    Has established himself as one of the world’s best stayers since finishing fifth in last year’s race with a second in the Dubai Gold Cup and a second straight Goodwood. Should be the leader from barrier seven and it will take a very good horse to run him down.
  2. Our Ivanhowe
    Another backing up from 2015, the old gelding was an eye-catching run in the Caulfield Cup. Can put in a great race and is a Group 1 winner this year, but just not sure he has the class to win a Melbourne Cup.
  3. Curren Mirotic
    Arguably the most mysterious runner in the race and very hard to draw a line through how good his form is. You have to respect he has placed twice in the Tenno Sho over 3200m in Japan, so keep very safe.
  4. Bondi Beach
    One of the fancies in last year’s race, the stallion still only has ten starts to his name. Forget his run in 2015, he will improve on that effort. There are still big question marks over his ability over the distance and hasn’t had an Australian run this preparation.
  5. Exospheric
    Was one of the best of the beaten brigade in the Caulfield Cup first-up working home nicely. Has a lot of form around Big Orange, with the pair trading wins this year. He is yet to tackle the 3200, but if he runs the trip he’s a massive chance.
  6. Hartnell
    Ignore the margin he was beaten in the Cox Plate, and forget he ever ran last year. The favourite has been simply outstanding this campaign with an almost flawless preparation. This is the grand final and he is flying.
  7. Who Shot Thebarman
    The old boy is back again for his favourite race of the year. Absolutely no question whatsoever as to his ability to stay the two miles, but hard to know how well he’s going. A disappointing run in the Metropolitan was followed by an impressive Moonee Valley Cup. Can be thereabouts late.
  8. Wicklow Brave
    Seems to love his runs spaced so first-up here shouldn’t be a big issue, and comes here on the back of winning the Irish St Ledger last start. However, that was against only three- albeit high quality- runners, and Frankie Dettori on top is always a risk.
  9. Almoonqith
    Ran a big race at odds in the Caulfield Cup but looked legless prior to that. Hard to know if he’s travelling better than last year when he had no luck, but he does have a good record over the distance and gets in with a relatively light weight.
  10. Gallante
    The winner of this year’s Sydney Cup, he has had a very similar preparation heading into this. Happy to forgive his last start a Moonee Valley when he was just a run short. From barrier two he should bounce out and be one of the leaders and could take some catching.
  11. Grand Marshall
    Didn’t even look like firing a shot this preparation before coming alive to win the Moonee Valley Cup against many runners in this field. Two 2400m runs in a row is the perfect grounding for this, and with a great 3200m record and the best trainer in the land you must give him a chance.
  12. Jameka
    Another who enters the race on the back of a flawless preparation which included dominating the rest of the field in the Caulfield Cup. This is her first attempt at the Cup distance, but everything suggests she will get the trip. She’s the one to beat.
  13. Heartbreak City
    Winner of his last three, the gelding was racing in a $14,000 maiden hurdle only three starts ago. If you can ignore that fact, there’s no doubt he will stay all day and did win the Ebor Handicap last start.
  14. Sir John Hawkwood
    An ultra-consistent performer, the gelding seemed to have found his level in the Caulfield Cup against the big boys. With question marks over his class, and this being his first attempt at 3200m I’m happy to risk.
  15. Excess Knowledge
    While he’s not setting the world on fire, there has been a lot to like about his preparation coming into the Cup. There are a lot of miles in the legs and he hasn’t been finishing too far away. Not the worst.
  16. Beautiful Romance
    The typical lightly raced Godolphin import we get to see every year. There’s nothing in her form to suggest she’s close to the class needed to win a race like this and she’s yet to be tested over this distance.
  17. Almandin
    A very good Cup preparation, even if he has avoided most of the big boys in doing so. There was a lot of like about his last start win in the Bart Cummings, and the fact he’s won his last two over 2500m. Kerrin McEvoy is icing on the cake for one of the real chances.
  18. Assign
    Has come alive since getting out over the staying trips this preparation, with a win last start in the Herbert Power. Barrier 22 is a real concern given he like to be on pace, and he does look a notch below stablemate Almandin.
  19. Grey Lion
    Had little form to speak of heading into the Geelong Cup where he finished second by a narrow margin. He should only improve on the back of that run, but big question marks over whether he has the class of the other imports.
  20. Oceanographer
    Finished third as favourite in the Geelong Cup before sustaining a huge run to claim his place in the field by winning the Lexus on Saturday. I have huge question marks over the form of both those races, especially given he was beaten nine lengths by Heartbreak City in the Ebor.
  21. Secret Number
    Has only had the one start since finishing second in the Queen’s Cup during last year’s carnival. Only lightly raced, but rarely turns in a poor performance, even if he is yet to be tested at anything close to this level.
  22. Pentathlon
    Hasn’t finished close to many of the other runners in this in three Australian starts this preparation. Hard to see him in the first half of the field.
  23. Qewy
    There was a lot to like about his front-running win in the Geelong Cup which was his first and only Australian start to date. His European form does look a notch below some of the other runners, but I love that he will be on pace and has had that start since arriving. A great each-way chance.
  24. Rose of Virginia
    The second place getter in the Auckland Cup earlier in the year, she has not come close in any of her starts this preparation. Looks a little out of her depth at this level.

Early Crow’s Top Tips:

Win bets: Hartnell Jameka
Each-way bets: Almandin Qewy
Trifecta: 1, 6, 10, 17, 23

Melbourne Cup – Pointer & Tip

“Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision….”

It’s time to decide just who will be carrying your hard-earned in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.

A capacity field of 24 will line up – and the experts say it is the most open and as a result, hardest Cup to predict in years.

Bold saying considering a 100/1 shot landed the prize last year.

Anyway, here are two things to mull over as you plough through the long and tiring process of studying the form.

  1. Kerrin McEvoy.
  2. The Early Crow.

It is a statement of fact that at present, in Australia, Kerrin McEvoy, along with Hugh Bowman, are the two best and most in form riders.

They seem to be lifting their mounts, almost willing them to produce their best, to reach heights even they’ve never done before, in their races.

They are making their mounts run faster.

So it’s very interesting to note the thoughts of McEvoy going into the Cup.

He was asked point blank, on Twitter during the week, this question: ‘Kerrin, if you could choose between Scottish, Hartnell, Qewy or Oceanographer to ride in the Cup, which one would you choose?’

Simple enough on face value, right?

Simple because, Kerrin had ridden Scottish to 2nd spot in the great Melbourne Cup lead-up race, the Caulfield Cup, and then had won the other great lead-up race the Geelong Cup on Qewy, so it seemed he was in a privileged position to answer the question.

It was made a great deal better when he rode an inspired race to win the Lexus last Saturday aboard Oceanographer, who won so impressively bookies trimmed him right up and pro-punters started backing him with gay abandon.

So, Kerrin…tough call, indecision everywhere…which one?

He responded by saying….I think I’d like to ride Hartnell.”

Wow. We didn’t see that coming.

He didn’t get offered the ride on Hartnell, but chose, despite the great efforts of Qewy and Oceanographer, to ride Almandin in the Cup instead. Which must give it wings and renewed hope.

Now, as you process all that, The Early Crow, another who has been in dashing form, has his own thoughts on the Cup this year.

He’s on BIG ORANGE to win this year and here’s why.

“He is a brilliant long-distance galloper.

He’s recognized as a bona fide star in Europe capable of running fast with big weights, on tough courses and does the job every start.

He came here last year and ran 5th in the Cup. His trainer Michael Bell, claims he's a much more seasoned, stronger, mature horse than the Big Orange who visited Australia.

If this were a handicap in Europe, he’d be giving a lot more weight to most of these.

 What's even more encouraging is the fact the second tier European stayers have all done remarkably well in Australia this year. Horses like Scottish, Qewy, Francis Of Assisi, and Oceanographer are good gallopers, but are not considered in the same league as Big Orange in Europe. He's been working fantastic since arriving here too.

He can win our big race from Exospheric with Oceanographer and Almandin fighting it out for 3rd.

Good luck.

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Top 3 Shocking Moments

#1 Stunning collapses mark weekend of international cricket

New Zealand forced India to a Game 5 decider in their one-day series, but the tourists wasted their opportunity for a history-making triumph by crashing to a 190-run loss. After restricting India to 6/269, the Black Caps started brightly enough but lost their last eight wickets for just 16 runs to be all out for a humiliating 79. Meanwhile, Bangladesh secured a historic 108-run win over England to level their two-Test home series. Chasing 273 for victory, England were on track via a century opening stand, but the perennial underdogs rallied to take all 10 wickets for just 64 runs in an incredible 22-over period.

 

#2 NFL tie in London

For the first time since the NFL’s International Series began in 2007, an overseas-hosted match went into overtime, with the Washington Redskins’ clash with the Cincinnati Bengals at the hallowed Wembley Stadium finishing in a 27-all tie. Like last week’s 6-6 deadlock between the Seahawks and Cardinals, missed kicks proved crucial as Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins hooked a game-winning attempt in OT. These results – in consecutive weeks – mark the first time since 1997 two ties have been recorded in an NFL season.

 

#3 The rot continues for United

A midweek League Cup win over rivals Manchester City failed to turn things around for struggling EPL superpower Manchester United, who endured their fifth straight winless weekend thanks to a 0-0 draw with unfancied Burnley. After winning four of their first five, richly-assembled United have lost two and drawn three – scoring just one goal during that period. The pressure continues to mount on high-profile manager Jose Mourinho with his side slipping to eighth, seven points adrift of the all-important top-four.