‘My wife’s birthday’; ‘Because it’s Irish!’ Fox Sports stars give Cup tips — and hilarious reasons why

‘My wife’s birthday’; ‘Because it’s Irish!’ Fox Sports stars give Cup tips — and hilarious reasons why

They might be sporting experts, but our Fox Sports stars aren’t always the most qualified when it comes to horse racing. So when it comes to tipping the Melbourne Cup, take their advice with a healthy pinch of salt!

If you’d prefer to follow the real horse racing experts, here’s who 40 experts are backing.

But we just had to ask out Fox Sports presenters and talent who they’re getting behind for Race 7 at Flemington – and their reasons are more than a little ridiculous!

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MICHAEL HUSSEY

1. Gold Trip

2. Ashrun

3. Alenquer

Why: They are all good Aussie jockeys!

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS

1. Absurde

Why: People say I know nothing about rugby league. Well I know even less about racing. No. 7 Absurde because he is a key member of the spine.

BILLY MOORE

1. Vauban

Why: The jockey is Ryan Moore. Keep it in the family!

DAMIEN COOK

1. Gold trip

Why: Proven winner of this race and in great form again this spring.

Win/Place: Military Mission

Why: Has done well for me this spring and got him as an each way bet this race at great odds. Only 51 kgs too will finish strong.

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ALYSSA HEALY

1. Absurde

Why: With the Beckham documentary going bananas you’d be silly not to back a number 7 horse. Plus the added benefit of a sick name and cool silks with a nod to the Sixers during WBBL period. Looks too good to be true!

BEN ELIAS

1. Vow and Declare

Why: Omen bet for the mighty Tigers in 2024!!!

SPUDD CARROLL

1. Cleveland (#10)

Why: Easy. Ten is my favourite number.

GEOFF TOOVEY

1. Magical Lagoon

Why: Good odds and I need the cash!

DALE FINUCANE

1. Without a Fight

Why: I know nothing about it, but I’m backing Without A Fight – purely because it’s Irish!

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MICHAEL VAUGHAN

1. Vauban

2. Absurde

3. More Felons

Why: Vauban because it sounds like Vaughan.

MARK HOWARD

1. Vauban

2. Vow and Declare

3. Gold Trip

Why: I like the two past winners but it’s hard to knock the favourite.

NATHAN HINDMARSH

1. Absurde (#7)

Why: My wife’s birthday is on the 7th!

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