By William Hill
Last Updated: 5th November 2018
Goldolphin have Best Solution for Melbourne Cup conundrum
Best Solution may not be the shortest Godolphin representative in the Melbourne Cup betting tips, but he satisfies some key big race trends that the organisation’s Cross Counter and several other leading European contenders fail to fulfil.
Saeed Bin Suroor’s four-year-old is trading at 10/1 in the Melbourne Cup odds at the time of writing, three points longer than his aforementioned stablemate and twice the price of the Aidan O’Brien-trained Yucatan, the current market leader.
Two key Melbourne Cup trends Best Solution fits
All bar one of the last 14 winners had raced within the last month
Best Solution registered the four successive victory of a globe-trotting summer/autumn seasonal segment by landing the Group 1 Caulfield Cup handicap 17 days before the race that stops a nation.
Magic Circle 7/1, Cross Counter 7/1 and Muntahaa 9/1 are all shorter in the Melbourne Cup betting tips, yet it’s been more than two months since they were seen they last competed.
13 of the last 14 winners ran at Geelong, Flemington, Caulfield or Moonee Valley last time out
An Australian tune-up has been a virtual pre-requisite for winners in recent times but has been swerved by Magic Circle, Cross Counter and Muntahaa.
Best Solution’s victory last time out saw him get the better of numerous horses that’ll re-oppose on Melbourne Cup day, including The Cliffsohmoher, Youngstar, Vengeur Masque and Ventura Storm.
Other factors that make Best Solution the best bet in our Melbourne Cup betting tips
In addition to fulfilling two key trends those shorter in the betting than him fail to align with, the presence of jockey with which he has struck up a winning rapport is major positive.
Pat Cosgrave has ridden the son of Kodiac on no fewer than 12 occasions winning seven times and failing to place on only three occasions. Of those shorter than him at the current odds, all bar Muntahaa combine with Aussie pilots who have ridden once, or never before.