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If you were to look at the list of Melbourne Cup winning horses I have picked over the years you would probably advise me against being a betting man. Oddly, I noticed this year that I have picked the winner every fourth year since I was curious five-year-old with a nose for the form guide and under the questionable mentorship of my grandfather. You may say that picking the Melbourne Cup winner every four years isn't too bad given the field of horses but when you divide the payout over the endless hours attending important lead-in races, researching past results and analysing track conditions and distances then I have no doubt that I am behind.

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