Worth a Punt: Melbourne Cup Trifecta Tips 2018

Wanting to get exotic with your Melbourne Cup 2018 bets? Best Melbourne Cup trifecta and boxed trifecta bets for the Melbourne Cup.

Nothing will make your day more than pulling off a Melbourne Cup trifecta on race day. You will be the envy of all your mates and become a legend within the office.

But who to back in for your Melbourne Cup trifecta? Well, we have some insights below for you on strong trifecta and boxed trifecta bets.

First though what is the difference between trifecta and boxed trifecta?

Trifecta is when you are able to pick 3 horses to finish in the exact order ie first, second and third – yes it’s very hard! A boxed trifecta, however, is a little more fun allowing you to choose multiple horses in which any of them can finish first, second or third – allowing you a greater chance to win – however this generally means you will win less and have to bet a higher amount to claim a decent amount of the trifecta payout percentage.

Melbourne Cup 2018 Trifecta Bets

Colour in the race card with the following trifecta:

1st: Cross Counter (23) $11 WIN

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2nd: Magic Circle (3) $10 WIN

3rd: Marmelo (9) $16 WIN

Melbourne Cup 2018 Boxed Trifecta Bets

Want to hedge your best? Then box the following numbers (23, 3, 9, 4, 11).

Based on the boxed trifecta selection above you will need to bet the following to obtain that percentage of the trifecta payout.

25%: $15

50%: $30

75%: $45

100%: $60

Melbourne Cup Trifecta Payouts For The Last 3 Years

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

  • 2017 Melbourne Cup Trifecta Payout: $3,025.10
  • 2016 Melbourne Cup Trifecta Payout: $1,541.30
  • 2015 Melbourne Cup Trifecta Payout: $26,045.00

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