2015 Melbourne Cup First Four Tips

November 3rd, 2015

The 2015 Melbourne Cup has drawn a talented and capacity field of local and international stayers and figures as a particularly lucrative race from a betting standpoint, particularly in considering a first four bet.

Hartnell offers exceptional value as a selection in a 2015 Melbourne Cup first four. Photo: Steve Hart

Hartnell offers exceptional value as a selection in a 2015 Melbourne Cup first four. Photo: Steve Hart

A Melbourne Cup first four bet requires a punter to select which four horses in finish in position one through four, and offers the ability to pick in order for massive odds or ‘box’, so the runners can finish in any order.

Owing to the talent-rich field, backing a winning Melbourne Cup first four this year will prove a particularly lucrative betting play with Ladbrokes.com.au.

  1. Fame Game

Japanese raider Fame Game has remained at the head of 2015 Melbourne Cup markets since connections confirmed him for the race a few months ago. Having received an ideal tune up when sixth in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) last time, Fame Game will be hard to beat with Zac Purton aboard.

  1. Our Ivanhowe

Lee and Anthony Freedman-trained Our Ivanhowe has found great form leading into the Melbourne Cup and is sure to lay a great account for himself. Ben Melham has retained the ride and should find a good position off pace from a wide draw.

  1. Hartnell

Godolphin entrant Hartnell loves the distance, ran well in the Cox Plate and arguably offers punters the best value for money at current Melbourne Cup odds. Hartnell has slipped under the radar but is a serious chance of saluting at long odds.

  1. Trip To Paris

Trip To Paris ran a slashing second in the Caulfield Cup in his first Australian appearance and will also relish a step-up to 3200m. Will have no trouble at the distance having won the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup (4000m) earlier this year.

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