The Melbourne Cup – 2023

For those of you seeking some guidance on where to best place your investments for this year’s Melbourne Cup we once again provide you with our resident expert Brad Ryan’s tips for the race that stops a nation.  Over to you Brad…

Whilst the weather forecast in Melbourne is for a possible thunderstorm late afternoon I believe we will be running on a good to firm surface which will certainly make it more difficult for last year’s winner Gold Trip to go back to back. 

The Caulfield Cup Winner Without a Fight will certainly be suited by the firm surface and with Mark Zahra electing to ride him over Gold Trip I see this as a strong indication of his chances for this year.

Former Melbourne Cup winner Vow and Declare has put in two excellent lead up runs and whilst a rising 8 year old I am sure his pedigree and previous Cup success will take him a long way in this year’s Cup.

Much has been spoken of the French bred Vauban whose devastating 7 length win at Royal Ascot in June makes him a well deserved favourite.  World renowned trainer Willie Mullins and arguably the world’s best jockey Ryan Moore will be looking to add the Melbourne Cup to their list of major race victories.

Chris Waller trains Soulcombe in this year’s Cup and is hoping he doesn’t give away too much at the start as he has in his two previous runs, if he can be well placed in the run his acceleration should have him in the finish.

Goold luck with your investments on the day my tips in order of preference are as follows:

  1. Without a Fight
  2. Soulcombe
  3. Vow and Declare
  4. Vauban
  5. Gold Trip

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