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Scoop Link: Melbourne Cup Runners, Odds And Picks

Melbourne Cup Scoop Pics – Diatribe And Second Coming - Scoop columnist John Howard is picking New Zealand-owned Diatribe, and Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson NZ tote favourite - and Wellington Cup winner - Second Coming, to take out the $3 million Melbourne Cup which starts at 5.20pm(NZT) this afternoon. Howard’s second and third picks are Freemason and northern hemisphere entry, Enzeli. Thompson is picking a Kiwi-bred trifecta with Hill of Grace and Brew. The weather forecast is for a mostly sunny day with a moderate to fresh easterly wind with a maximum temperature of 24 degrees. The track is hardening and is expected favour New Zealand horses - notably the bookies favourite (another Kiwi) Kaapstad Way.

For latest odds and to place a bet see...https://www.ebetonline.co.nz/racing/ and dial up Race 8 from Melbourne...

Race 8 FOSTER'S MELBOURNE CUP DOUBLE (FLEMINGTON R8) 3200m starts 17:20

Runners Jockey Weight (Kgs) Barrier
1 Enzeli Greg Hall 57 5
2 Far Cry Kevin Darley 57 9
3 Arctic Owl David Harrison 56.5 20
4 Diatribe Jim Cassidy 55 14
5 Freemason Larry Cassidy 53 2
6 Lightning Arrow Frankie Dettori 53 13
7 Second Coming Michael Coleman 52.5 16
8 Coco Cobanna Chris Munce 52 21
9 Kaapstad Way Damien Oliver 52 11
10 Maridpour Greg Childs 52 6
11 The Hind Stephen Baster 52 12
12 Yippyio Darren Beadman 52 18
13 Bohemiath Darren Gauci 51.5 3
14 Our Unicorn Matthew Gatt 51 22
15 Pasta Express John Marshall 51 15
16 Skybeau Dwayne Dunn 51 4
17 Hill Of Grace Glen Boss 50.5 7
18 Citra's Prince Craig Williams 50 17
19 Scratched - - -
20 Mr Nelson Jason Patton 50 19
21 Pravda Lance O'Sullivan 50 8
22 Celestial Show Len Beasley 49.5 10
23 Maguire Luke Currie (a) 49.5 1
24 Brew Kerrin McEvoy 49 23



NZ TAB ODDS AS OF 1.45pm

NOTE: Considerably differing odds are available on the Australian tote....

MELBOURNE RACES (TV)
RACE 8
Current NZ Time

Closes at 17:20

# WIN PLACE
1 31.35 10.65
2 16.75 5.85
3 15.75 5.30
4 7.30 2.65
5 8.90 3.05
6 19.60 6.40
7 7.55 2.50
8 22.25 7.60
9 8.30 2.95
10 68.75 20.20
11 53.10 15.45
12 13.10 4.45
13 26.35 8.10
14 103.50 30.80
15 48.25 13.90
16 77.50 23.65
17 21.50 6.75
18 106.00 27.50
19 SCR SCR
20 86.90 22.95
21 23.10 6.85
22 109.15 31.40
23 114.30 31.00
24 8.85 2.95
Win Pool: $468570
Plc Pool: $462435
Updated at 13:29

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