Picking Melbourne Cup Winner Will Take Good Fortune

With the running of the Melbourne Cup just hours away, we wanted to throw our hat into the bookies’ ring and summarize all the hype over which horse is going to win. Our prediction is based on digesting all the pundits, from the top insiders, such as Peter Moody, to the racing experts who occupy prime stools in our favourite boozer.

Here it is.

Your guess is as good as ours is.

Your guess is as good as anyone’s for that matter. Our short attention span leads us to forget that it was an unheralded Kiwi brown gelding of European and North American extraction from a moderately successful Jungle Pocket Pty Ltd & Rich Hill Thoroughbreds operation ridden by a jockey who has not had a Group level win in more than 50 attempts that won at 100 – 1 odds last year.

We know from that experience that the usually reliable bookmakers get it wrong on occasion.

At any rate, at this moment just over 10 hours before the race, all the favourites at least offer respectable dividends.

Hartnell still leads the way at $5.00; Jameka is at $8.00 and is tied with Oceanographer.

Since your guess and our guess are as good as anyone’s, our guess will be Oceanographer. We will big note ourselves ceaselessly should Charlie Appleby’s horse win and will count on short attention spans to quickly forget our prediction should it prove wrong.

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