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The top tips, good-value roughies and horses to avoid in today's Melbourne Cup

4th November, 2019
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With the race that stops a nation taking place later this afternoon, we got Roar racing expert Matt Nicholls on the Game of Codes podcast to preview it.

He discussed the top tips, best roughies, track conditions, horses to avoid and much more in our special Melbourne Cup preview.

Listen to the discussion in the player above.

2019 Melbourne Cup field

No. Horse Jockey Trainer Weight Barrier
1 Cross Counter William Buick Charlie Appleby 57.5kg 5
2 Mer De Glace Damian Lane Hizashi Shimzu 56kg 2
3 Master Of Reality Frankie Dettori Joseph O’Brien 55.5kg 1
4 Mirage Dancer Ben Melham Busuttin/Young 55.5kg 13
5 Southern France Mark Zahra Maher/Eustace 55.5kg 14
6 Hunting Horn Seamie Heffernan Aidan O’Brien 55kg 11
7 Latrobe James McDonald Joseph O’Brien 55kg 22
8 Mustajeer Damien Oliver Kris Lees 55kg 6
9 Rostropovich Dwayne Dunn Hayes/Dabernig 55kg 12
10 Twilight Payment Hugh Bowman Joseph O’Brien 55kg 19
11 Finche Kerrin McEvoy Chris Waller 54kg 4
12 Prince Of Arran Michael Walker Charlie Fellowes 54kg 8
13 Raymond Tusk Jamie Spencer Richard Hannon 53kg 3
14 Downdraft John Allen Joseph O’Brien 53.5kg 15
15 Magic Wand Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 53.5kg 24
16 Neufbosc Luke Nolen Hayes/Dabernig 53.5kg 23
17 Sound James Winks Michael Moroney 53.5kg 10
18 Surprise Baby Jordan Childa Paul Preusker 53.5kg 20
19 Constantinople Joao Moreira Hayes/Dabernig 52.5kg 7
20 Il Paradiso Wayne Lordan Aidan O’Brien 52.5kg 17
21 Steel Prince Brett Pebble Anthony Freedman 52.5kg 16
22 The Chosen One Tim Clark Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman 52kg 18
23 Vow And Declare Craig Williams Danny O’Brien 52kg 21
24 Youngstar Tommy Berry Chris Waller 52kg 9

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