Two meetings to look at on Thursday, with my focus at Shepparton and Redcliffe. Down below are the best bets for the respective programs.
Perennial bridesmaid Red Cadeaux has once again helped to bump up a huge first-four and trifecta dividend in this year’s Melbourne Cup.
2. Red Cadeaux
3. Who Shot Thebarman
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The first-four dividend paid $15,381.80 in Victoria, not quite as big as last year’s six-figure amount.
The result was boosted by the run of Who Shot Thebarman who snuck into the placings at longer odds.
The trifecta – Protectionist, Red Cadeaux and Who Shot Thebarman – paid $2173.10, another handy result.
The quinella paid $87.50, while the exacta paid $155.70.
In NSW, the trifecta dividends weren’t much different – paying $2202.40.
But the first-four paid over $3000 more, winners picking up a share of a cool $18,884 for the 5-4-12-24 result.
Queensland also had a strong result, their first-four dividend paying $18,452.80.
The exacta paid around $155 in all three states, while the Protectionist and Red Cadeaux paid around $90 for the quinella.
Protectionist, an $8.60 chance in Victoria, beat home Red Cadeaux at $5.10 a place and Who Shot Thebarman at $3.60 a place.
Full Melbourne Cup finishing order:
|2||Red Cadeaux||G Mosse||57||4||21|
|3||Who Shot Thebarman||G Boss||55||4.5||21|
|5||Willing Foe||J B Mc Donald||55||7||31|
|8||Au Revoir||G Schofield||53.5||10.8||71|
|13||Lucia Valentina||K Mc Evoy||53||15.7||7|
|14||Mutual Regard||D Oliver||55||17.5||9|
|16||Unchain My Heart||D Yendall||51.5||23.6||101|
|17||My Ambivalent||A Atzeni||54.5||24.9||31|
|20||Royal Diamond||S W Arnold||55.5||47.9||101|
|21||Mr O’Ceirin||C Schofield||54||48.3||201|
|22||Admire Rakti||Z Purton||58.5||73.3||5.5|