It’s here. The 2021 Melbourne Cup is on the doorstep and our expert tipsters give their thoughts on who can win, who are the main chances and who are the roughies you need to keep close for the 3200m handicap

Melbourne Cup tips and selections

The Group 1 Melbourne Cup is set to jump at 3pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 2nd November and 24 runners will duke it out to see who takes home the $8m Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Best Bets

Top Selection - Incentivise - $2.30 - Peter Moody

It may seem like an easy bet but the Queenslander comes into the race looking for another Group 1 scalp and looks likely to get it. Has been in tremendous form since relocating to Victoria and won the Caulfield Cup with an almost arrogant run. 

Incentivise has beaten most of the field already convincingly so the only queries are will the weight factor and can he see out the distance. His win when covering the extra ground in the Caulfield Cup seems to suggest so. 

Back Incentivise to win

Keep Safe - Floating Artist - $13 - Maher and Eustace

Never shot the lights out in the UK but this import seems to be going from strength to strength and had it not been for pilot error would likely be going for 6 straight wins in Australia. 

Beaver was very keen on this one given the way he savaged the line over 2500m in Aus and with the light weight of just 50kgs seems to be a live chance in the market at the $15 mark. 

Back Floating Artist e/w

Melbourne Cup Exotics

The exotics in the Melbourne cup if you can find the combination always yield huge return with quinellas often playing more than $50 and trifectas and first fours in the tens of thousands range. 

We recommend including the below horses for broader exotics:

Grand Promenade ($16), Tralee Rose ($17), Twilight Payment ($14), Spanish Mission ($11)

If you want more info of the 2021 Melbourne Cup, don’t forget to check out our Runner by Runner guide on the Melbourne Cup Episode of Show Us Your Tips.

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