Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Timeform’s Gary Crispe is taking a line through the Winx form and has selected the Darren Weir trainer Humidor as his 2017 Melbourne Cup tip.

Humidor, above in green colours running 2nd to Winx in the 2017 Cox Plate, is Gary Crispe's Melbourne Cup tip. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Humidor, above in green colours running 2nd to Winx in the 2017 Cox Plate, is Gary Crispe’s Melbourne Cup tip. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Crispe thinks that Weir will be able to win his second Group 1 $6.25m Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington today after claiming first place in the famous two miler with Prince Of Penzance two years ago.

Crispe points out that Humidor has similar form as 1996 Melbourne Cup winner Saintly who won the Cox Plate at The Valley prior to his famous Cup win.

Humidor might not have won this year’s Group 1 $3m Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m) at The Valley on October 28, but he did get to within a long neck of super star mare Winx who claimed her third successive win in ‘The Weight For Age Championship’.

“Humidor has been given a similar preparation to the one Saintly had in 1996 and his ratings profile is consistent with that horse,” Crispe told The Courier-Mail.

“He won third up, went to a mile and a half then came back to the Cox Plate and ran a new peak rating. Saintly then peaked again in the Melbourne Cup and there’s no reason Darren Weir can’t get Humidor to do the same.”

“He’s the only horse to have got close to Winx at 2000m in the last two years.”

Crispe is also giving the Hughie Morrison trained Marmelo a great chance and has thrown him in for second with the other English galloper Wall Of Fire his third selection.

“Marmelo comes through the Kergolay and ran the same Timeform rating as Protectionist and his first up run in the Caulfield Cup speaks for itself,” Crispe said.

“Wall Of Fire is a progressive type and the Herbert Power form lines through Boom Time and Lord Fandango have stacked up since.”

Humidor haas been around the money at his last four starts which includes a win in the Group 1 $750,000 Makybe Diva Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on September 16.

The five year old then ran third to Winx in the Group 1 $500,000 Seppelt Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on October 7 before finishing fifth to Boom Time two starts back in the Group 1 $3.15m BMW Caulfield Cup (2400m) at Caulfield on October 21.

Humidor has drifted slightly in the Melbourne Cup betting at Ladbrokes.com.au and is now listed at $12 while Marmelo continues to firm and is now the clear cut $7.50 favourite.

The Hugo Palmer trained Wall Of Fire is also well in contention for the Melbourne Cup at $12.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. besting timex

    I pay a visit daily a few web sites and websites to read articles
    or reviews, except this website provides quality based posts.

  2. timex watch

    Hi to every body, it’s my first go to see of this blog; this website carries awesome and truly good information in support of readers.

  3. Myra

    Thanks for one’s marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you’re a
    great author.I will always bookmark your blog and will eventually come back
    very soon. I want to encourage you continue your great writing, have
    a nice day!

  4. 57e.682.myftpupload.com

    When some one searches for his required thing, so he/she wishes to be available that in detail,
    therefore that thing is maintained over here.

  5. Umanizzare Gestão Prisional Ltda

    I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as neatly as with the format in your weblog.
    Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it your self?
    Anyway stay up the nice high quality writing, it’s
    rare to see a nice weblog like this one today..

  6. Grupo Coral

    It is in point of fact a great and useful piece of info.

    I’m glad that you just shared this useful info with
    us. Please stay us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

  7. shaktispiritual.com

    I’m more than happy to discover this page. I wanted to thank you for ones time just for this fantastic read!!

    I definitely really liked every part of it and
    I have you book-marked to check out new stuff on your web site.

  8. tercio borlenghi junior

    Aw, this was a really nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to make a good article… but what can I
    say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never manage to get anything

  9. Itamar Serp

    There’s certainly a lot to learn about this topic.

    I like all the points you have made.

  10. timex check

    I am no longer certain the place you are getting your information,
    but great topic. I needs to spend some time studying more or
    figuring out more. Thanks for wonderful info I used to be looking for
    this info for my mission.

  11. timex look

    Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my previous room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Umanizzare

    Greetings I am so excited I found your blog page,
    I really found you by mistake, while I was browsing on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here
    now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a remarkable post and
    a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I
    don’t have time to go through it all at the moment
    but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will
    be back to read more, Please do keep up the fantastic job.

  13. Grupo Coral presidios

    Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favorite justification appeared to be on the web the easiest thing to be
    aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed
    while people think about worries that they plainly don’t know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out
    the whole thing without having side effect , people could take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  14. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    Quality content is the main to be a focus for the visitors to pay
    a quick visit the website, that’s what this web page
    is providing.

  15. Luiz Gastão Bittencourt da Silva

    Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with
    SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not
    seeing very good results. If you know of any please share.

  16. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this
    blog loading? I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *