How to win big on this year's Melbourne Cup. Predict the first three runners across the line in the Melbourne Cup.
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The Melbourne Cup Trifecta is the first 3 runners across the line.
If you're prepared to spend a bit of time looking at the form guide, our formula could help you work out the Melbourne Cup trifecta in 2016.
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Read on for our tips on how to pick the Melbourne Cup Trifecta...
How many horses do I need?
The possible number of combinations for the trifecta in the Melbourne Cup in a full field of 24 is 12,144.
That's too many options to cover and still expect to make a profit, but if you include at least 6 horses in your Melbourne Cup trifecta (and possibly consider Flexi-betting) you will give yourself a fighting chance of success. Include your six runners in a First Four it could be a really big pay day!
There are three main ways to construct your bet:
Straight Out: In finishing order - first, second & third.
Boxed: Finishing in any order.
Multiple: One or more horses to finish first, two or more horses to finish second and two or more horses to finish third.
A Boxed Trifecta with 6 selections will cost $120 for 100% return of the dividend, but you can use Flexi-betting to reduce the cost and receive a smaller percentage of the dividend.
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Reading the Melbourne Cup Form Guide:
Studying form is as much a process of elimination as it is about finding the horses you think have the best chance.
As well as the following formula, factors to consider are:
Track Conditions: is the track Good or rain affected? Some horses go better on firm or soft going, it might help you eliminate a horse on the fringe of your selections. Get more info about this from our Melbourne Track Report.
Fighting Fit: do a quick Google search of the news to see if any of your runners have questions over their fitness.
The MTR Melbourne Cup Formula:
Include any runner who:
! - Ran on the Saturday before the Cup, regardless of where they finished.
! - Ran first four in this years Caulfield Cup and/or last years Melbourne Cup.
! - has won over 2400m or more in the last 6 months (since May) AND is carrying 4kgs or more under what they would be carrying at Weight For Age (4yo 58kgs 5yo+ 59.5kgs).
! - Is an international visitor who has run 1st, 2nd or 3rd at Group 1, 2, or 3 (or an equivalent grade in that country) in the last 12 months & is carrying 57kgs or less.
But leave out any runner who doesn't qualify with any of the above and:
X - Is carrying 59kgs or more (unless they're an absolute champion).
X - Ran in a previous Melbourne Cup in any year but finished more than 4 lengths behind the winner.
X - Has failed to ever run a place in two or more starts at 3200m or beyond.
X - Is aged 8 years or more.
This formula does require a bit of time spent reading the form for the Melbourne Cup field so you can make your own decisions and act accordingly. However, this is only one person's opinion and we're not going to accept any liability if you get it wrong - if you get it right however, we will happily take full credit!
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Happy punting on the Melbourne Cup!
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