The race that stops the nation is almost here and for some, it’s a day all about fashion; for others, it’s a day to have a punt. Whether you’re a seasoned punter or just looking to make a one-off bet, it’s time to start your Melbourne Cup 2023 favourites research.
We all have that one friend who becomes a horse racing expert on Melbourne Cup day, be it by self-nomination or by the fact they tipped a winner once, so you think they’re all-knowing. However, if you’re looking for further guidance to help you cram years of horse racing information into a couple of days, hours, or even mere minutes, we’ve engaged the local experts at TABtouch to shine a light on their Melbourne Cup 2023 favourites.
Spoiler alert: the Melbourne Cup is one of the hardest races to pick a winner, so please gamble responsibly.
Melbourne Cup Favourites
Who will win the Melbourne Cup in 2023? Looking at the field for the 2023 Melbourne Cup, TABtouch has outlined three standouts that are likely to win the Melbourne Cup.
#5 | Barrier 3 | Odds $5.50 up from $4.50
Vauban has been well found in the market, particularly for a Melbourne Cup, but he shapes as a highly promising stayer who has worked brilliantly at Flemington and seems attractively weighted for a horse with his upside.
#1 | Barrier 2 | Odds $8.50 up from $8.00
Gold Trip is proven at 3200m and appears to be going as well, if not better, than last year. Last spring, he ran a great second in the Caulfield Cup. One of the classiest in the race, an impressive stallion imported from France in 2021, where he’d come fourth in the mighty Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Without A Fight
#3 | Barrier 16 | Odds $7.00 no change from $7.00
Without A Fight won the high-pressure Caulfield Cup second up. He should be further improved and Mark Zahra’s decision to ride him over Gold Trip could be a strong pointer to him running a strong 3200m now.
Past Melbourne Cup Winners
Dating back to 2010, there have been some surprise winners in the Melbourne Cup, from the $101.00 Prince Of Penzance in 2015 to the most recent $21.00 Gold Trip.
- 2022 — Gold Trip: $21.00
- 2021 — Verry Ellegant: $18.00
- 2020 — Twilight Payment: $23.00
- 2019 — Vow And Declare: $11.00
- 2018 — Cross Counter: $9.50
- 2017 — Rekindling: $15.00
- 2016 — Almandin: $11.00
- 2015 — Prince Of Penzance: $101.00
- 2014 — Protectionist: $8.00
- 2013 — Fiorente: $7.00
- 2012 — Green Moon: $20.00
- 2011 — Dunaden: $21.00
- 2010 — Americain: $13.00
Big TABtouch Winners
While your friends will no doubt tell you about every one of their big race day wins, there have been some surprise big TABtouch wins over the years. So, at least you’ll know you’re in good company for a possible big win from Race 7.
- First 4 $2.00 Mystery Bet which collected $102,785 placed in-store.
- First 4 $1.00 Mystery Bet which collected $51,392 placed online.
- Quaddie $30.00 Mystery Bet which collected $11,644 placed online.
- Trifecta $6.00 Mystery Bet which collected $16,494 placed in-store.
How To Place A Bet On The Melbourne Cup
If you’re looking for some guidance on how to best place your bet on the Melbourne Cup, you can visit one of your local TABtouch stores where the staff can help you place your bets.
For those who are tech-savvy or running short on time, jump on the TABtouch app to place your online bet.
Melbourne Cup 2023 Date And Race Time
The Melbourne Cup will be held on Tuesday, November 7th. The race time is 3:00 pm (EDST) or 12:00 pm Perth time and is Race 7 on the Flemington card.
Melbourne Cup Weather Forecast
Race day is currently predicted to be a classic mix of Melbourne weather. The forecast calls for partly cloudy with a high chance of showers and thunderstorms, most likely in the afternoon and early evening. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning northerly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.
Min 17 | Max 31
Odds as of 7/11 from Tabtouch. Gamble responsibly. Chances are you’re about to lose.
This article was sponsored by TABtouch. Image credit: AAP / Ames Ross