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2019 Melbourne Cup Trifecta - Which runners can round out the placings?

Justin Darcy selects who he will be considering for his Melbourne Cup trifecta.
2019 Melbourne Cup Trifecta Selections
The 2018 Melbourne Cup saw Cross Counter defeat Marmelo with Prince Of Arran back in third (Getty Images)

2019 Melbourne Cup Trifecta - Which runners can round out the placings?

A trifecta does not sound hard to get, I mean it is just the first three horses home in any order. How hard can it be?

Well the Melbourne Cup trifecta is probably the hardest trifecta to find throughout the entire year with a massive field of 24 horses taking to the Flemington track.

The last three trifectas in the Melbourne Cup have paid $2,500, $3,000 & $1,500 which means there'll be plenty of value on Tuesday. We feel these eight horses are your best chance of getting that winning dividend.

2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta selection - Mer De Glace

The Caulfield Cup winner has bounced into favouritism after drawing barrier two. He has a special turn of foot that only high quality horses possess. The only query is his ability to see out the two miles. 

2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta selection - Latrobe

He is one at odds we need to throw in. 
He has drawn 22 which is a shocker, but he has been within a couple of lengths of some of the worlds best stayers. 
He was set for this race last year but had a hiccup leading into the event, but he looks well on track this year. 

2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta selection - Finche

He ran fourth in the race last year so we know he gets the trip. 
From barrier four he will get a gun run in transit and without having to use any petrol. His run in the Caulfield Cup was okay despite not handling the track. He gets back to Flemington and should peak in this one.

2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta selection - Prince Of Arran

The feel good story of the race could potentially come true. This horse was courageous in the Geelong Cup and may not be the best stayer, but he loves Australia. 
He ran third in the race last year and has had a 12 month goal to get back here for the race. If he shows up like last year with a soft draw, he will take some beating.

2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta selection - Magic Wand

She needs to run the trip, but based on performances, she is the horse to beat. 
Her Cox Plate fourth rated higher than Mer De Glace's win in the Caulfield Cup. If he is brought into conclusions, this girl needs to be spoken about as well.

2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta selection - Constantinople

He is the horse I am laying to win in the race. He was obviously one of the better runs in the Caulfield Cup, but he always seems to find trouble or run into a top horse. That being said, drawing barrier seven gives the team option and a dream run. 
If he can stay out of trouble on the turn, he is a chance to run on into the exotics.

2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta selection - Il Paradiso

This horse profiles similar to Rekindling in 2017. 
He having just his seventh start, and facing the biggest field he has ever been against, but boasts a third to Stradivarius in the Lonsdale Cup, which is the world's best stayer. If he can compete with the Strad he's in the upper echelon of stayers.

2019 Melbourne Cup trifecta selection - Vow And Declare

Vow And Declare is Australia's best hope of keeping the cup local.
He was super in the Caulfield Cup, copping a check at the turn. He comes into this third-up and will only improve back at Flemington. 
He is a big horse with a massive stride and the long Flemington straight will suit. He will have to go back from the gate, but he has the brilliance to win this race.

2019 Melbourne Cup Trifecta Contenders

  1. Il Paradiso
  2. Mer De Glace
  3. Vow And Declare
  4. Latrobe
  5. Prince Of Arran
  6. Finche
  7. Constantinople
  8. Magic Wand

2019 Melbourne Cup Trifecta FAQ

How much did the 2018 Melbourne Cup trifecta pay?

When Cross Counter took out the 2018 Melbourne Cup ahead of Marmelo and Prince Of Arran the trifecta paid $2,500.

Who finished in top three in the 2018 Melbourne Cup?

Godolphin runner Cross Counter took out the 2018 Melbourne Cup, which was the first win in the race that stops a nation for the blue army.

Marmelo ran second to the British stayer, with Prince Of Arran coming third.

What is the highest paying Melbourne Cup trifecta ever?

Melbourne Cup trifecta dividend in 1993 was a massive $61,867.90.

Vintage Crop took out the event, the first-ever internationally trained, owned and bred horse to win the Cup.

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