From The Traders’ Desk: Almandin On Track For Another Melbourne Cup

BEST - Flemington, Race 7, No.1, ALMANDIN (pictured above left) 

Almandin looks on track for the Cup again and after winning this race last year, he’s looking to take the same path.

Was a brilliant win last start and is a proven weight carrier.

VALUE - Flemington, Race 8, No.10, ELLICAZOOM (pictured above right)

Covered ground and was a solid return.

This WA mare has the rails draw today and beaten in two photo finishes in Group 2 races over this distance in Melbourne. 

With her good second-up record, she looks over the odds at the 10.00 quote.

LAY - Flemington, Race 4, No.4, SPEITH

Manages to find plenty of trouble here down the straight and I couldn’t come into him at his current quote of 2.60.

BACKED - Randwick, Race 8, No.2, DIXIE BLOSSOMS

After her narrow defeat in the Golden Pendant last start, the punters feel she’ll be ready to go third up and have backed her into 4.00 from her opening quote of 4.80. 


Liked the way this Colt worked through his gears in the Dulcify last start.

Like all these runners, he’s having his first go over the trip but off that, he’ll lap up every bit of the Ten furlongs. 

Big Bets

Invinzabeel - Race 5, No.8, Randwick, $1000 @ 26.00

Ace High - Race 7, No.1, Randwick, $1000 @ 3.50

Malibu Style - Race 4, No.5, Flemington, $500 @ 21.00

Leather’n’Lace - Race 6, No.4, Flemington, $2450 @ 2.90

Almandin - Race 7, No.1, Flemington, $4000 @ 2.00

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