Tip for the Melbourne Cup

A boxed trifecta with numbers 1 (Septimus), 5 (Nom de Jeu), 7 (Zipping) and 8 (Mad Rush).

The tadpoles are going for Mad Rush, Ice Chariot (it has nice colours apparently) and a couple of others I forget BECAUSE I’M OUT OF THE STATE FOR CUP DAY. A tapestry of justice if ever there was.

The youngest tadpole was warned away from the two horses whose colours included pink. Not necessarily because they had pink but because they were complete duds. I’m not sure how the oldest tadpole chose his horses. Last year he couldn’t go past Delta Blues and the other horse with a musical name. Both horses placed so he’s convinced I think of his superior punting ability. This year’s field was slim pickings for those who like to go by names. Nothing like ‘Just A Dash’ when my youngest brother was only three weeks old; ‘Vintage Crop’ the year Mum had a bumper crop of raspberries; ‘Rogan Josh’ the year the eldest tadpole was born; ‘Let’s Elope’ the year my Bloke and I were married; or ‘Brew’ after a couple of particularly good home brews for my Bloke.

So I’ll have to admit that my tips are based entirely on my interpretation of the form guide which may be reason enough to steer clear. Good luck: may your beer be cold, your sausage hot and your tip a winner.

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