Melbourne Cup Favourite 2019: Win, Trifecta and Roughies

Who is the favourite to win the Melbourne Cup?

With 24 horses set to line up on race day – the Melbourne Cup is said to be one of the hardest races to tip – but luckily we have done some research and have compiled our Melbourne Cup favourite as well as our top tips for roughies and the all-important trifecta.

Melbourne Cup Favourite 2019

Mer De Glace

Mer De Glace came out of the blocks as the initial Melbourne Cup favourite but has now seen as joint-favourite with Finche at $8.50 (odds as of 5/11).

From our initial review on who will win the Melbourne Cup Me De Glace wasn’t one of our top picks. While Lane is going for the Australian Racing Grand Slam and Mer De Glace is going for 7 wins in a row, these milestones could be driving Mer De Glace’s odds more so than projected performance in the long distance Melbourne Cup.


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Our favourite for the Melbourne Cup is Finche.

Finche’s odds have firmed from an initial $10 to now $8.50 joint favourite.

Finche is a good stayer who will see out the distance.

Managed 5th at Caulfield Cup 2 weeks ago but was coming from a very wide barrier, drawn 4 increasing the chances of a more favourable run.

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Good jockey in McEvoy who has one 3 Melbourne Cups so knows how to get the job done.

Other top tips

  • Prince of Arran
  • Master of Reality
  • Constantinople

Read more: Who Will Win The Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup Trifecta

If you pull off the Melbourne Cup trifecta you will become the number one story amongst friends and family not to mention you will have won a nice amount of money.

Past Melbourne Cup Trifecta Payouts

For each dollar, these were the returns for the trifecta at previous Melbourne Cup’s

  • 2018 Melbourne Cup: $2,479.40
  • 2017 Melbourne Cup: $3,025.10
  • 2016 Melbourne Cup: $1,541.30
  • 2015 Melbourne Cup: $26,045.00

Our Melbourne Cup Favourite Trifecta

  • 1st: Finche (11)
  • 2nd: Constantinople (19)
  • 3rd: Prince of Arran (12)

Our Melbourne Cup Boxed Trifecta

Want to hedge your bets? Then box the following horses

  • Finche (11)
  • Constantinople (19)
  • Prince of Arran (12)
  • Southern France (5)
  • Twilight Payment (1)

Read more: Take a Punt: Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tips 2019

Melbourne Cup Roughie

Who doesn’t love an underdog or taking a real punt fro left field?

Well if you like to go big or go home then we have the 2 roughies for you.

Southern France

Recently beaten lower odds Cross Counter over 2,800 and has run longer distance than the Melbourne Cup so will definitely be hanging on at the end.

Odds for Southern France have slightly pushed from the initial odds of $21 now down to $23 (as of 5/11)

Twilight Payment

Unlike a lot of the international horses, this horse has won at this distance before and also has the very good Aussie Jockey Hugh Bowman on the saddle.

Twilight Payment has improved from initial odds of $46 now down to $41 (as of 5/11)

Melbourne Cup related

Everything and more you need to know about the Melbourne Cup including how to watch and live stream – Melbourne Cup 2019 Race: Everything You Need to Know – Tips, Streams, Live

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