It's Melbourne Cup time, and H.O.T's "Lock" for the cup this year is Zipping. Zipping has had a 9 day break after winning the Cathay Pacific Airways Cup at Moonee Valley. The win was a stunning come from behind, with Zipping demonstrating explosive speed on the final straight. Coupled with that, Zipping's solid performance in the cup last year is testament to the fact that the it can run the distance, and according to Zipping's trainer, he is much better prepared this year than last. All signs point to Zipping taking home the prize.
H.O.T's "dark horse" for the cup is Tungsten Strike. According to trainers, Tungsten is in the same form as when he romped home to a six-length win in the Listed March Stakes in England in August. At odds of Around $30 to $40, this seems to be one horse that has been overlooked by the betting public. Worth a punt.
Good Luck to All