Melbourne Cup 2014 Tips

All punters are looking to back a winner in the Melbourne Cup 2014, and there are few factors that they should consider. The punter can research a number of bookmakers for a number of Melbourne Cup 2014 tips, or they can do the research themselves. If this is the case, these are some of the factors that the punter should consider before placing a bet on the Melbourne Cup 2014:

Track/Course

☐ Which track or course is the Melbourne Cup 2014 horse running on?
☐ What kind of track is the horse used to training on?
☐ Will the track be in good condition?
☐ What environmental factors could interfere with the race?
☐ What is the weather forecast for the day?
☐ Does the horse like a dead track?

Post Position & Distance Factors

☐ Is the Melbourne Cup 2014 horse used to running 3200m?
☐ Is the horse placed in an inside or outside barrier?

Starts & Layoff Factors

☐ How long has it been since the Melbourne Cup 2014 horse has raced?
☐ How many starts has the horse had this year?
☐ Has the horse been over run or properly prepped?

Odds Factors

☐ Is the Melbourne Cup 2014 horse over bet on?
☐ Is the favourite beatable? How is it form?
☐ Has the Melbourne Cup 2014 horse won at the same odds in the past?
☐ Has there been fluctuations in the odds? (if so, think about why? do the bookmakers know something that the punters don’t? Are they offering lower Melbourne Cup 2014 odds to look more appealing?)

Speed & Workouts Factors

☐ Has the Melbourne Cup 2014 horse gone out too early in previous races?
☐ Is the horse a stayer?
☐ Can the Melbourne Cup 2014 horse handle the pressure?

Jockey/Trainer Factors

☐ Does the Melbourne Cup 2014 Jockey have a good win ratio?
☐ Does the Melbourne Cup 2014 Trainer have multiple horses entered?
☐ Has the Melbourne Cup jockey won on the same horse previously?

Melbourne Cup 2014 Betting Tips:

Protectionist
Jockey: TBD (56.5kg)
Trainer: Andreas WohlerCareer: 9: 4-3-1 | W – 44.44% | P – 88.89%
Protectionist’s first run in Australia was in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes where he was ridden from the 800, near enough to last on the turn but broke through to get 4th place beaten just under a length. Prior to that he posted back-to-back Group Two victories and carried top weight of 59kg and gave the top 3 finishers 6kg. Protectionist’s win in the Hansa Preis (2400m) at Hamburg on June 29 was followed by another victory in the 3000m Prix Kergorlay at Deauville in August. The horse he beat home three runs back, Sirius, came out and won at Group One level in the Von Berlin at his next start. Protectionist is a stayer and punters can be sure that his 4th place in the Herbert Power was a good representation of his potential for the upcoming Melbourne Cup 2014. With the other experience under his belt and due to the fact that he is by the same sire as last year’s winner Fiorente, he will be one to look out for!

Admire Rakti
Jockey: Zac Purton (58.5kg)
Trainer: Tomoyuki UmedaCareer: 21: 5-5-5 | W – 23.81% | P – 71.43%
Admire Rakti, an international Japanese horse gave its first performance in an Australian race in the Caulfield Cup 2014 and took out the title even after sustaining a wide trip throughout. Due to the win he will be penalised 0.5kg for his win, so he will be carrying a total weight of 58.5kg in the Melbourne Cup 2014. Bookmakers are backing Admire Rakti because the horse reminds them of Delta Blues who took the Cup to Japan in 2006.

Lucia Valentina
Jockey: TBD (53.0kg)
Trainer: Kris LeesCareer: 13: 5-1-3 | W – 38.46% | P – 69.23%
Lucia Valentina was the bookmaker favourite for the Caulfield Cup and came in third to the winner Admire Rakti due to the fact that Lucia was unable to bridge the gap.