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PM and premiers tip Melbourne Cup winner

AAP logoAAP 31/10/2016

PM AND PREMIERS' MELBOURNE CUP TIPS:

* Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: "I'm tipping Hartnell after the win at the Turnbull Stakes and, as the Member for Wentworth, I'll also back Bondi Beach."

* Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten: "Jameka to win."

* NSW Premier Mike Baird: Wicklow Brave.

* Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews: "Jameka. The only Australian-bred horse in the Cup and trained right here in Victoria coming off a win in the Caulfield Cup."

* Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew Guy: "The leader of the opposition likes Hartnell."

* Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle: "I saw one called Oceanographer run on Saturday and win the Lexus Stakes. It was such an impressive win I'm going to go for Oceanographer."

* Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk: Our Ivanhowe.

* Brisbane Catholic Archbishop Mark Coleridge: Bondi Beach.

* South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill: Almoonqith.

* South Australian Opposition Leader Steven Marshall: Almandin.

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