Melbourne Cup Horses You MUST Back

The Wolf loves nothing more than an early bet for a feature race. Here are the five horses he says are worth a ticket for the 2017 Melbourne Cup.


  1. Almandin ($6.50)

    Last year’s Melbourne Cup winner who has returned to racing very well. He won JRA Trophy second up with ease and appeared an almost certainty to win the 2017 Melbourne Cup. He since ran in the Group 3 Bart Cummings where he was beaten by three lengths. He must be forgiven for that performance because if he’s at his best come race day, he’ll prove very tough to run down.

  2. Wall Of Fire ($12.00)

    U.K import who placed in the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes first up over 2400m. This was an excellent first run in Australia and The Wolf is confident he’ll have come on well from that run and be ready to fire come Melbourne Cup Day.

  3. Thomas Hobson ($15.00)

    U.K jumper who has previously won over 3218m before at Fairyhouse. He’s a proven stayer and Willie Mullins’ record in the Melbourne Cup must be respected – with Max Dynamite finishing half a length off 2016 winner; Prince Of Penzance. He’ll stay all day and if he’s travelled well expect him to be right in the mix.

  4. Nakeeta ($26.00)

    Ebor Handicap winner who will be the first Scottish trained horse to run in the Melbourne Cup. Nakeeta comes through the same form reference as last year’s second placegetter Heartbreak City; who was narrowly beaten by Almandin. This an outstanding form reference and The Wolf is confident that Nakeeta will measure up here.

  5. Single Gaze ($31.00)

    Caulfield Cup placegetter who ran one of the biggest races of her life that day. That was an outstanding ride by Kathy O’hara and The Wolf suspects that whilst she is up against it, he suspects with a similar run as her last start performance she could be very competitive stepping out to 3200m.


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