Melbourne Cup – Diva Fever
Yes, it’s that time of year again.
The first Tuesday of November, and it’s time to open your purses and have a flutter on the ponies. Melbourne Cup Day. The one time of the year when it’s almost legal to set up a betting sweeps syndicate in your workplace.
The word this year is that Makaby Diva is set to break all sorts of records for an amazing 3rd win. Having said that, she’ll also be carrying a record weight for a mare – something that makes the task that much harder.
My head is saying that it’s just too much to ask. It’s a lot of weight to be carrying over such a long distance. The field is good this year too, there’s no shortage of capable winners lining up to take the cup.
My heart wants her to win by 4 lengths and cement her place next to Phar Lap as one of the ‘All Time Greats’ of Australian Horse Racing. As a result, my heart has over-ruled my head, and I’ve put a $2 bet each way on the Diva. Mr Frog is backing ‘Railings’ as the winner, but he’s got a pretty good record of picking the horse that will come 4th.
Go Diva. Go you good thing.