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Bensley’s tip & Melbourne Cup sweep

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Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup will be the 156th running of the famous race. 

A third of the field from last year returns, with ten raiders (born and trained overseas) and ten imports (born overseas), one Australian bred-and-owned horse (Jameka) and three Kiwi horses. 

There will be a sea of blue in the field with five Godolphin runners (royal blue) and four Lloyd Williams horses (navy blue). 

Sky Racing‘s Andrew Bensley has tipped Almandin with Kerrin McEvoy aboard to win. It would be McEvoy’s second Cup win and Lloyd Williams’ record fifth as an owner. 



Horse name – Caller name and suburb

1. Big Orange $16 – Vince from Kingsley 

2. Our Ivanhowe $35 – Paul from Dianella 

3. Curren Mirotic $26 – Colin from White Gum Valley 

4. Bondi Beach $9 – Simon from Burns Beach 

5. Exospheric $17 – Mitchell from North Lake 

6. Hartnell $5 – Jimmy from Rockingham

7. Who Shot The Barman $31 – Isla from Ballajura 

8. Wicklow Brave $18 – Bob from Clarkson 

9. Almoonqith $21 – John from Warwick 

10. Gallante $51 – Steve from Como 

11. Grand Marshall $31 – Greg from Bunbury 

12. Jameka $8 – Mick from Beldon

13. Heartbreak City $16 – Matt from Seville Grove 

14. Sir John Hawkward $81 – Russell from Maylands 

15. Excess Knowledge $61 – Frank from Como 

16. Beautiful Romance $61 – Joe from Diannella 

17. Almandin $17 – Muzza from Beckenham 

18. Assign $71 – Scott from Rockingham

19. Grey Lion $31 – Linden from Joondalup 

20. Oceanographer $6.50 – Alex from Wandi 

21. Secret Number $35 – Joe from Inglewood 

22. Pentathlon $126 – Jim from Bayswater 

23. Qewy $21 – Mike from Maddington 

24. Rose of Virginia $151 – Matt from Morley