2019 Melbourne Cup Tips & Betting Predictions - can the internationals take home the Cup again?

The imported runners look to have a mortgage on the Melbourne Cup at Flemington this November
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The Melbourne Cup runs on the first Tuesday in November at Flemington. (Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

2019 Melbourne Cup Preview, Tips & Betting Predictions


The Melbourne Cup is the biggest thoroughbred race in Australia and the best stayers from around the world take on the 3200m at Flemington on the first Tuesday in November.

Overseas and imported runners are dominating the Melbourne Cup this century as the local staying stock continues to dwindle. We have targeted some of the best offshore talent for the 2019 Melbourne Cup on November 5.

2018 Melbourne Cup result


The Melbourne Cup again went to the visitors with Cross Counter giving Godolphin their first Melbourne Cup after many years of trying.

Trained by Charlie Appleby, the British three-year-old sat behind the speed and found the front late in the race to defeat Marmelo and Lexus Stakes' winner A Prince of Arran finishing in third.

It was an action-packed race with noted front-runner Best Solution missing the jump by 10 lengths and The Cliffsofmoher was pulled out of the race after fracturing its shoulder and was subsequent put down by race-day vets.

Favourites Yucatan and Magic Circle were disappointing in the run but with the track conditions heavily marred by heavy rainfall on the day, there can be excuses made for many runners.
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Bill Rosenthal 06 November 2018

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