Crio’s Q? – pin the tail on the donkey

There’s no avoiding it. Someone’s going to ask you for a tip/fancy/bet and you need to be ready.

If you’ve been distracted by life in the past month and not kept abreast of the evolving form (for what it’s worth!!), you’ll need a cunning plan.

For the Melbourne Cup, there’ll be wall to wall “urgers” over the next week, but often we must be prepared for more than just the “Race that stops a barby”.

You’ll need quaddy numbers, “get outs”, value …it can all be quite daunting for the uninitiated.

Last year’s winners are always popular (and at least you know they handle the track and hype).

Leading jockeys or trainers generally make an impact.

The “Internationals” can scuttle those who reckon they’ve seen it all.

Certain tipsters strike a chord – whether it be Dr Turf, Peter “The Ghost” Ellis, Matt Stewart, even Shelley Hancox…chances are they’ve at least spent time on the replays.

“Coat tuggers” telling of a “mate of a mate” will materialise.

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The likelihood is that you’ll snag some winners but, from sheer volume of bets, you’ll lose.

The discipline required to win can be boring, so set a bank that’s disposable and “launch” (responsibly, of course).

Next Wednesday offices will be full of “I tipped that” or “my daughter/dog/tealeaves” picked it” etc.

Keen to hear of strategies to be implemented, from the bizarre to the hard-headed.

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