2:15 Exeter.

Simple race for me here, Cue Card is light years ahead of any of these and although he was beaten last year in what was a similar race and it comes with some risk attached 3/1 is too big to ignore in this race.

3 Points win 100/30 Stan James/888

Melbourne Cup

I like a couple of the big priced outsiders here in Royal Diamond and Au Revoir. Both look certain stayers and have bits of form that if produced on the day would make their price of 80/1 on Betfair look a touch generous. Royal Diamond has proven to be top class on his day and Au Revoir produced a very nice first run in Australia after a break and could well be better for that run (albeit from a poor draw.

1 Point win 80 Au Revoir , 1 point win Royal Diamond 85 Betfair