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Melbourne Cup tips – Pricewise puts up two rank outsiders to back

Pricewise has put up two outsiders to back in this year's Melbourne Cup. (Getty)
The mighty Pricewise has turned his attention to the big race down under on the first Tuesday in November, the Melbourne Cup.

Fiorente currently heads the betting with UK bookmakers at around the 5/1 mark, closely followed by Puissance De Lune and Hawkspur, but Tom is chasing much bigger odds and has put up two outsiders at huge prices.

WALDPARK

“Thirteen of the first 14 home [last year] had started their careers in Europe and the year before the first seven home were all of European origin.

“It's safe to assume the same will be the case this year and at a massive price I can't help but suggest a few quid on the 2011 German Derby winner Waldpark, who is now trained by Anthony Freedman, who was assistant to his brother Lee during the the time he won five Melbourne Cups.

“Back in Germany in May, Waldpark was beaten only a head by the mighty Novellist in a Group 2 at Baden Baden and, while it is ridiculous to suggest Novellist was at his best, he did finish well clear of Girolamo and Seismos, who went on to win Group races afterwards.

“I think Waldpark is an out-and-out stayer crying out for a step up in trip and, if he runs as well as I expect in the Caulfield Cup, he could become a major fancy for the Cup, just as Lucas Cranach did a few years back.”

Recommendation: 1pt at 100/1 with Paddy Power (66/1 generally)


Anthony Freedman now trains Waldpark. (Getty)

VEREMA

“Of the locals, Fiorente and Hawkspur finished like rockets in the Turnbull [Stakes] and hold obvious claims. However, they have been well found in the market and more dangerous has to be Verema, trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre, who won the Cup with Americain.

“She has improved with each start and looked good when beating some of the French stayers at Deauville last time.

“Furthermore the French had a brilliant Arc weekend and always have their horses fresh for the valuable overseas races at the end of the year.”


Alain de Royer-Dupre won the 2010 Arc with American. (Getty)

Recommendation: 1pt at 20/1 with Boylesports (18/1 with bet365)

Naturally, given his tipping record, the bookmakers have already taken evasive action and have cut both horses, but there might still be some value to be had if you're quick.

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Melbourne Cup tips – Pricewise puts up two rank outsiders to back

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