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Melbourne Cup

2018 TAB Melbourne Cup

TAB Melbourne Cup Friday 23 November 2018

This Friday is TAB Melbourne Cup night, with Sandown Park to host Victoria’s first ever million-dollar greyhound race meeting.

Considered the world’s greatest greyhound race, the Group 1 TAB Melbourne Cup (515m) is one of eight feature events on the night along with the Group 1 Bold Trease (715m).

Stay ahead of the game by following GRV form analyst The Watchdog, who provides expert selections and suggested bets across the entire 12-race card.

Note: TAB is offering a $200,000 jackpot in Friday night’s Sandown Park Quaddie, taking the projected pool up to $1Million.

RACE 1: GRV VIC BRED MAIDEN SERIES FINAL

515 metres

Maiden Final

6:51PM (VIC time)

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CHARGING YAALA (4) has won his two starts to date in dominant fashion and with a clean getaway he can score again. CIRCLE OF DREAMS (3) was never headed in her smart 29.69 Semi Final win and she should be in the mix again. Detailed Formguide

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RACE 2: PROVINCIAL PLATE FINAL

515 metres

Group Listed

7:08PM (VIC time)

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MARCELLO (5) was a dazzling 29.38 Sale winner last time and he should get a nice cart across early. PANADERO KING (4) sizzles soon after boxrise and he can lead for a long way. BREAKOUT (1) is a serious up and comer. Detailed Formguide

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RACE 3: SUPER VICGREYS FINAL

515 metres

Restricted Win Final

7:28PM (VIC time)

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TIME TO TALK (5) was a breathtaking 29.33 winner here last time and she should take a power of beating again. TEZZALENKO (8) has won three on the spin and he will continue to improve with more racing. EXPENSE EVE (1) has the good draw. Detailed Formguide

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RACE 4: SKY RACING STAYERS

715 metres

Special Event

7:48PM (VIC time)

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BLUE MOON RISING (6) was a tad unlucky here last week and he should be much better for the run. ROCKSTAR PATRIOT (1) is never far away in this company and he should settle near the speed. BILLY’S BAKE (2) is more than capable. Detailed Formguide

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RACE 5: CUP NIGHT SPRINT

515 metres

S/E Group 3

8:08PM (VIC time)

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MISS SPLENDAMIRO (1) ran into the hottest chaser on the planet last week and from the good draw she can go one better tonight. BAROOGA BRETT (2) is airborne at present and he will scrape the pain throughout. ORSON ALLEN (3) is a jet. Detailed Formguide

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James Van de Maat’s 2018 Melbourne Cup Phantom Call

RACE 6: TAB MELBOURNE CUP FINAL

515 metres

S/E Group 1

8:51PM (VIC time)

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BLACK OPIUM (5) is a genuine superstar in the making and with a clean getaway she can make it eight from eight. POKE THE BEAR (6) is chasing like a demon at present and he will get a nice cart across from his kennel mate. Detailed Formguide

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Mick Floyd’s
2018 TAB Melbourne Cup Tips

Jason Adams’
2018 TAB Melbourne Cup Tips

James Van de Maat’s
2018 TAB Melbourne Cup Tips

RACE 7: SIR JOHN DILLON MEMORIAL

595 metres

S/E Group 3

9:08PM (VIC time)

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NEO CLEO (4) owns a blistering 33.94 PB here and she should have the speed to cross in the early stages. BLACKJACK NEO (8) has turned in some colossal performances of late and hes well drawn out wide. DYNA CHANCER (6) just needs luck early. Detailed Formguide

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2018 Group 1 Bold Trease

RACE 8: BOLD TREASE FINAL

715 metres

S/E Group 1

9:28PM (VIC time)

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BARCALI (3) was a dominant 41.63 heat winner last week and with a clean getaway he can capture his first Group One. POCO DORADO (7) continues to impress and she will be very strong in the run home. EBBY RIPPER (2) will charge late.  Detailed Formguide

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