The Almanac Cup trifectas have been decided




Fun lunch yesterday with guests Paul Bloodworth, Greg Carpenter and Robbie Griffiths. The winner of the raffle was Rowdy – for the second year in a row.

After much discussion and a series of votes the lunch decided on two trifectas:

2 3 5
2 3 5 7 20 22 23

for $320  (84.6% of dividend)


for $100 (21.6% of dividend)


Read Sal Ciardulli’s preview HERE.

1 x2822x1229 HARTNELL (GB) G 7 James Cummings Damian Lane 57.5kg 12 115
2 665111×214 ALMANDIN (GER) G 8 Robert Hickmott Frankie Dettori 56.5kg 14 112
3 212×681352 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir Blake Shinn 56kg 13 112
4 242x11711x TIBERIAN (FR) H 6 Alain Couetil Olivier Peslier 55.5kg 23 110
5 232x1521x6 MARMELO (GB) H 5 Hughie Morrison Hugh Bowman 55kg 16 109
6 1132x11x5x RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 6 Andreas Wohler Kerrin McEvoy 55kg 24 109
7 3x45712x23 JOHANNES VERMEER (IRE) H 5 Aidan O’Brien Ben Melham 54.5kg 3 108
8 x11x330x90 BONDI BEACH (IRE) G 6 Robert Hickmott Michael Walker 54kg 1 106
9 1x2x30x91x MAX DYNAMITE (FR) G 8 William Mullins Zac Purton 54kg 2 107
10 121x5x7620 VENTURA STORM (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Glen Boss 54kg 6 106
11 SCRATCHED WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) G 9 Chris Waller Tommy Berry 54kg 20 107
12 0x81424440 WICKLOW BRAVE (GB) G 9 William Mullins Stephen Baster 54kg 8 107
13 113×550214 BIG DUKE (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir Brenton Avdulla 53.5kg 5 104
14 428×320386 US ARMY RANGER (IRE) H 5 Joseph O’Brien Jamie Spencer 53.5kg 22 106
15 6510×39341 BOOM TIME H 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 53kg (1.0kg) 9 102
16 031x270x07 GALLANTE (IRE) G 7 Robert Hickmott Michael Dee 53kg 18 103
17 746Px61652 LIBRAN (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller Dwayne Dunn 53kg 7 107
18 202x024x1x NAKEETA (GB) G 7 Iain Jardine Glyn Schofield 53kg 19 105
19 2612×05442 SINGLE GAZE M 5 Nick Olive Kathy O’Hara 53kg 11 108
20 11x6248x22 WALL OF FIRE (IRE) H 5 Hugo Palmer Craig Williams 53kg 15 105
21 9P01712x72 THOMAS HOBSON (GB) G 8 William Mullins Joao Moreira 52kg 21 103
22 210×140124 REKINDLING (GB) H 4 Joseph O’Brien Corey Brown 51.5kg 4 110
23 214×839410 AMELIE’S STAR M 6 Darren Weir Dean Yendall 51kg 10 103
24 x232521033 CISMONTANE (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 33= Beau Mertens 50kg 17



About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Looking forward to it, JTH.

    It is extremely disappointing in this day and age that the totalizer cannot come up with a program that will allow for emergencies to be included in the event of a scratching.

  2. steve todorovic says

    Totally agree, Smokie. We managed to put men on the moon 48 years ago but since then we still haven’t managed to solve the algorithm that allows us to include emergencies into the Cup field!!!

    Been hooked on the Cup since the super brave Light Fingers pipped Ziema in 1965, and this is the widest Cup ever….I’ve managed to put the pen through three who I think can’t win…that leaves only 20 chances!! For what it’s worth, I figure Marmelo Is the safest way to bet. $1 win and $2 place and stand him out in roving flexi exactas with as many as you like.

    My first three past the post… 1. Marmelo 2. Almandin 3. Wall of Fire


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