2017 Melbourne Cup omen bets

Melbourne Cup omen bets 2017

EVERY punter loves an omen bet and there are some cracking options for the 2017 Melbourne Cup.

The Melbourne Cup attracts all types of punters – some do the form and some don’t, but then there are those punters that simply back a horse because it shares their name, or is grey, or has some relation to something in their life.

Omen bets are often discussed after the race, but we’ve found some omen bets for the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday so punters have time to pick their favourite.

Unfortunately there are no horses called “Melbourne Cup” in this year’s running, but with the six degrees of separation rule, we’ve found some omen bets which could line the pockets of punters on Tuesday.

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2017 Melbourne Cup odds

No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Odds
1 Hartnell Melbourne Cup 2017 Hartnell James Cummings Damian Lane 12 57.5kg $31
2 Almandin Melbourne Cup 2017 Almandin Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 14 56.5kg $9
3 Humidor Melbourne Cup 2017 Humidor Darren Weir Blake Shinn 13 56kg $11
4 Tiberian Melbourne Cup 2017 Tiberian Alain Couetil Oliver Peslier 23 55.5kg $26
5 Marmelo Melbourne Cup 2017 Marmelo Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 16 55kg $8.50
6 Red Cardinal Melbourne Cup 2017 Red Cardinal Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 24 55kg $18
7 Johannes Vermeer Melbourne Cup 2017 Johannes Vermeer Aiden O’Brien Ben Melham 3 54.5kg $9.50
8 Bondi Beach Melbourne Cup 2017 Bondi Beach Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 1 54kg $67
9 Max Dynamite Melbourne Cup 2017 Max Dynamite William Mullins Zac Purton 2 54kg $14
10 Ventura Storm Melbourne Cup 2017 Ventura Storm David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig Glen Boss 6 54kg $34
11 Who Shot Thebarman Melbourne Cup 2017 Who Shot Thebarman Chris Waller Tommy Berry 20 54kg SCR
12 Wicklow Brave Melbourne Cup 2017 Wicklow Brave William Mullins Stephen Baster 8 54kg $67
13 Big Duke Melbourne Cup 2017 Big Duke Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 5 53.5kg $19
14 US Army Ranger Melbourne Cup 2017 US Army Ranger Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 22 53.5kg $67
15 Boom Time Melbourne Cup 2017 Boom Time David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig Cory Parish 9 53kg $34
16 Gallante Melbourne Cup 2017 Gallante Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 18 53kg $91
17 Libran Melbourne Cup 2017 Libran Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 7 53kg $41
18 Nakeeta Melbourne Cup 2017 Nakeeta Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 19 53kg $41
19 Single Gaze Melbourne Cup 2017 Single Gaze Nick Olive Kathy O’Hara 11 53kg $41
20 Wall of Fire Melbourne Cup 2017 Wall Of Fire Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 15 53kg $11
21 Thomas Hobson Melbourne Cup 2017 Thomas Hobson William Mullins Joao Moreira 21 52kg $19
22 Rekindling Melbourne Cup 2017 Rekindling Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 4 51.5kg $12
23 Amelie's Star Melbourne Cup 2017 Amelie’s Star Darren Weir Dean Yendall 10 51kg $21
24 Cismonntane Melbourne Cup 2017 Cismontane Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Beau Mertens 17 50kg $67

Here comes the boom!

Boom Time
Boom Time wins the 2017 Melbourne Cup in emphatic fashion. Picture: Racing Photos.

There was a seismic boom heard around Caulfield when Boom Time won the Caulfield Cup and the shock waves might continue to thunder at Flemington on Tuesday.

Boom Time isn’t an omen bet as such, but when paired with Max Dynamite it certainly fits the criteria.

Australians don’t celebrate Guy Fawkes Day (November 5), but for the rest of the world including England and New Zealand, both of these runners could give punters a late fireworks display.

Boom Time has firmed into $26 following its Caulfield Cup win and popular international Max Dynamite has been solid in the market at $21 with Sportsbet from the outset.

Punters could either back both runners for the win or go for the full fireworks display and take a Melbourne Cup quinella. The odds for this option won’t be released with bookmakers until Saturday night or Sunday morning, but we’re picking the odds for the quinella will be around $70.

Same name omen bets

Ventura Storm
Ventura Storm needs to overcome a poor Caulfield Cup start, but it looks a solid chance. Photo: Racing.com

We all know there’s punters out there that love betting on horses with similar names – this year that title belongs to Kellstorm and Ventura Storm.

Both runners have little in common except for their names, but how many times do horses with similar names run in the first three? It’s quite often and many punters like to throw in the favourite for their trifecta bets.

Ventura Storm pulled up with a vet problem in the Caulfield Cup, much to the disappointment of its followers, but by all accounts he’s good to go for the Melbourne Cup and the $35 at Neds.com.au is a nice price.

Kellstorm might need some help getting into the Melbourne Cup final field as a $151 chance, but the Darren Weir-trained runner would have the potential of causing an upset.

The OTI-owned five-year-old finished only sixth in the Geelong Cup, but its third placing in the Bart Cummings was a good performance and finishing in front of 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin has to be respected.

We won’t suggest backing them in a quinella, but take both Ventura Storm and Kellstorm in your each way selections for some value.