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Melbourne Cup 2017: In-depth Look at the Top three Horses

  • Melbourne Cup 2017: In-depth Look at the Top three Horses

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26: Damian Lane riding Pacodali defeats Ben Melham riding Almandin in Race 5 during Melbourne Racing at Moonee Valley Racecourse on August 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

The biggest day on the Australia racing calendar is drawing closer for 2017. We’re just a few months away from the 2017 Melbourne Cup. As always, the prestigious race is set to attract some of the world best stayers. We’re just under a month until race day, so it’s the perfect time to check the form guide for the best bets.

Here are the top three horses that are likely to dominate the 2017 Melbourne Cup:

#1 Almandin

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Almandin is still on top of the world’s horse power rankings. And even though Almandin’s career is likely coming to a close, this eight-year-old horse still doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Being a gelding, it is safe to say that Almandin is one of the most disciplined of horse racers around the globe.

Its $4,249,058 prize money just proves that. Having a career record of 14-6-4-1, and having won first place in the 2016 Melbourne Cup, it sure is safe to place your bet on this German gelding. It also boasts a winning percentage of 42% having finished recorded six first place finishes.

Meanwhile, it also has a second-place winning percentage of 28% and a third place rate of 7%. Add into the equation the very strong 6.0 betting odds it has and it sure is sitting on top of the possible winners for November’s big event.

#2 Heartbreak City

Heartbreak City, who is a French-bred gelding, is on par with Almandin’s age and achievements and looking to overtake his rival on this year’s Melbourne Cup. There are many factors why Heartbreak City can spoil Almandin’s party at this year’s Melbourne Cup.

However, one of the main reasons is its second place finish in the 2016 Melbourne Cup, falling short of victory against Almandin. Now that a new opportunity knocks on its door, it sure is going to exact revenge on its German foe.

Heartbreak City’s 26% first place winning record and 13% third place finishing percentage is enough to put in contention for this year’s Cup. Having average betting odds of 8.1, it’s safe to expect that he can overtake Almandin’s strong 6.0 odds as we get closer to November.

#3 Bondi Beach

Lastly, there’s this Irish optimist who’s looking for a break in his career. Though Bondi Beach finished last year’s Melbourne Cup in 13th place, it’s still not enough to put a line through him just yet. Having a 30% first place winning percentage, one can clearly see how easily it is to call this gelding a better candidate than Heartbreak City. Its 23% second place winning record is even higher than the French gelding’s meek 4%.

Bondi Beach’s average betting odds are also a strong 4.9. He is in a strong position to push the top prospects this year, particularly given jockey Ryan Moore looks set to be given the once again.

The recommended 2017 Melbourne Cup bets give the favorites Almandin, Admire Deus, and Bonneval strong 6.0, 13.0, and 17.0 betting odds. Technically speaking, these are the top three horses for the Melbourne Cup.

But then again, it’s not all about the odds, as you need to consider a whole lot of factors. And that’s just what we did when choosing Almandin, Heartbreak City, and Bondi Beach as the most likely candidates to win the 2017 Melbourne Cup.

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