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The Invasion

The invasion is complete.

Australian racing has surrendered and has put up the white flag (being the All White colours of the club).

For years, the racing media has been bouncing out story after story about the international horses.

How much faster, stronger, longer staying, better bred, more educated, and well spoken they are.

How much better their amusing party anecdotes and party tricks were.

How inferior the locally bred horses were by comparison.

Journalists who actually dared to write a piece that didn't totally beat up and over state the chances of an international runner were quickly taken into the Werribee Quarantine Centre for immediate re-programming.

This was despite the fact that in the last twenty years, the only international horse to win the Melbourne Cup without having a lead up run in Australia first was VINTAGE CROP, way back in 1993. That's from dozens of international horses trying too.

This year though the overseas invasion has infiltrated all of our major races and some of our lesser ones as well. All hope is lost.

But is all the overseas raider publicity just a media cover up for a much more diabolical plan?

When Japanese runner ADMIRE RAKTI stormed down the middle of the track to win the Caulfield Cup, the media were gushing. Meanwhile, ever so quietly the trifecta numbers 1-16-15 snuck into the frame whilst no-one was looking. Hardly anyone noticed that they added up to each other. Addition by stealth.

In the Cox Plate, with all of the attention on the long, sustained winning run of ADELAIDE to become the first international winner of that race, everyone failed to notice that the trifecta numbers were 11-2-9. Again the trifecta numbers in a major race added up to each other. Infiltration and addition. A master plan. A powerful mixture.

Normally this has just been a feature of the Melbourne Cup, but the additive trifecta numbers are now infiltrating all of our major races.

In the 2011 Melbourne Cup the 3-12-9 trifecta paid $4555. Just one year later, in the 2012 Melbourne Cup, the trifecta 14-11-3 paid $45,000. That’s right, $45,000 for just adding up three numbers.

It appears that the local Australian digits are just not up to scratch and these well bred, well prepared overseas numbers are taking over our trifectas and forcing them into mathematical compliance.

So, come Cup Day, you could spend hours and hours doing the form and watching videos.

Or you could simply pick out three numbers that add up to each other and take them in a box trifecta and just sit back and relax and see how much money you win.

Missed a newsletter?

Spend a productive afternoon at work browsing through years and years of old content and cheap laughs in our newsletter archive.

Plus fifteen years worth of feature race previews in our form guide archive.

Relive the form analysis of Cups past. Such sweet memories.


Make The Most Of Your Punting Dollar

If you are planning to have a bet over Cup Week, there is no need to stick to the boring old TAB. Have a look at the offers that are around and make the most of your punting dollar

Sportsbet are offering:

Matching the value of your first bet up to $150
- New accounts only (ACT, QLD, TAS, NT only)

Top Tote Plus
- best price out of the three TABs and Starting Price so you are always going to get better odds.

Weekly money refunds
- this week money back if your horse runs 2nd, 3rd or 4th in the Melbourne Cup.

Doubles and Multiples
- use the magical powers of multiplication to try and snare a big return for a small outlay for a bit of fun

Power Prices
- better odds between Saturday 10am and 11am. We do much of our punting shopping in bulk through this offer.

The weekly money refund specials are especially good, it means you can just back a horse straight out to win and go for glory, with an insurance return if it gets beaten and runs a place.

Click here to open a Sportsbet account.

Betfair are offering:

Up to $200 refund if your first bet loses
- For new accounts only. This means if you spot something during Cup Week, you can have a serious ping on it and if you bomb out, then get your money back and go back to your normal betting stake. So pick something at odds and just go for a big collect. State restrictions apply on this offer. Great chance for a big win though.

$150 per friend
- refer a friend, spend $150, they get $150, you get $150. Everyone happy.

Best Of Five
- best odds out of the TABs, Starting Price and Betfair Starting Price meaning you don't need to worry about messing around chasing the best odds.

Click here to open a Betfair account.

Last Week's Results

An Ill Wind

It was a windy and gusty Derby Day which saw a refreshing return to horses racing hard against the outside rail down the straight for the first time in years. It is great when you can put away the form guide and just back horses based on outside barriers.

Meanwhile, out in the car park, Derby Day attendees had to have their wits about them to avoid the flying umbrellas, chairs and picnic tables caught up in the wind gusts. Being well dressed, well presented and quickly agile with excellent peripheral vision always comes in handy on race day.

Unfortunately, the tips floundered on the first day of Cup Week, with just the one winner on top and a few obvious winners in the selections. Even worse, a horse finally won the Derby coming through the Geelong Classic which means we got the main race totally wrong, but if it was ever going to happen this was the year.

Despite all that the Betting Portfolio got about half its money back, and just needs to try and hold down that profit status over the next three days.

2014 Spring Campaign: 14 weeks - 6 profits - 7 returns - 1 wipe out. Net: +$174.75

View last week's Derby Day 2014 results.

See how the tips and Betting Portfolio are going at the Bottom Line.

This Week's Free Form Guide

Flemington - Melbourne Cup - 4th Nov 2014


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Oaks Day form guide will be out mid afternoon on Weds.

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Betting terminology for those once a year Melbourne Cup punters.


A quinella is the first and second horse in any order.

Pronounced QUIN-EL-A

It is a Super Bet - not a Super Food

Don't get the two mixed up. Quinellas are only tasty when you get an outsider in the finish.


If you are heading out to races during Cup Week check out our Flemington Track Guide.

Handy hints with associated nonsense about where to meet, where to hang out and how to avoid the queues on course.

Getting There
-The train is the only way to go - don't even think about driving. Trains leave Flinders St and Southern Cross every few minutes during Cup week and will take you straight there. Enjoy the scenic ride as you go through the Flemington industrial estate and past the large pie in the sky in the Showgrounds. Remember to touch on and that you need to pre-book tickets during Cup Week as there are no tickets for sale on the gate

The Bart Statue
- We are pretty sure, that if you read the fine print on your entry ticket, you will find that it is actually one of the compulsory Terms and Condition of entry to get your photo taken with the Bart Cummings statue. Wander past at any time during Cup Week and you will find madly grinning punters posing with Bart for a photo opportunity.

- It always pays to know where the sturdy, spacious permanent toilet blocks are. If you go out the back of the course, towards the main car park, past the book makers ring, just near the Flemington Heritage centre there is a major, solid, permanent and very under utilised toilet block. No frustrating lines for the ladies in their race day finest.


Your TV screens are about to get smoking hot.

Breaking news this week, that following on from this season of The Bachelor, reality programming will go to a whole new level with an exciting new show named The Diva.

Whilst dating programs have always been focused on beautiful human boys and girls, The Diva will be the first to break new ground into the realm of animal husbandry.

Follow the dating life of three times Melbourne Cup winner MAKYBE DIVA as she strives to find true love in the push, shove and mount world that is the mating season.

MAKYBE DIVA has been unlucky in love since retiring from her stellar racing career.

Following the standard formula for any dating show, The Diva, will take her group of prospective stallions out on group dates, with specially chosen lucky lads getting to progress to one on one activity dates such as sky diving, ten pin bowling and um, horse riding (still working on that one).

At the end of each show, it is crunch time for the prospective suitors in The Stable Ceremony where The Diva has to choose which unsuspecting stallion to send onto the float and on his way home.

Will it be one stomp for Yes, or two stomps for No? Tune in and find out.

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