Ben Melham Betting tips

Ben Melham is a Group 1-winning Australian jockey who has over 1100 wins throughout his career to date.
The experienced rider is used by many of the big stables as he’s reliable and punters love betting on Ben Melham in the big races. 

Situated in Victoria, Melham does the majority of riding in Melbourne, particularly for the Jason Warren stable.

Ben Melham Bookie Offers

Ben Melham rides in all the big Group races, which often have bookie offers running. Even the provincial cup races, such as the Ballarat Cup and Bendigo Cup have bookmaker offers.
Punters can expect to see Ben Melham riding in those races where punters can get bonus bets for running second and third. 

Ben Melham Odds

Odds for Ben Melham rides differ depending on the horse he’s riding, but due to his good overall record, punters often find Melham riding single-figure odds horses. 

Value can be found in the jockey betting challenges throughout the week, which are usually held on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Melham is often around the $7 mark given his steady book of rides and he often attracts a good amount of interest.

Ben Melham Field

The Victorian rides at most meetings held around the Melbourne area and has been known to travel to Sydney for the bigger races. 

Fields for the Saturday races come out on Wednesdays and punters can see Ben Melham’s upcoming rides as soon as they appear. 

Ben Melham Form Guide

Ben Melham has scored over 1100 winners and that includes an incredible 16 Group 1 wins throughout Australia. 

His first win came in 2003 aboard the aptly-named Rocket Fuel and since then he has carved out a professional career with little off-the-track incidents. 

With a career win percentage of around 12%, Melham offers punters with a good-value bet and his runners often win paying good prices. 

The only negative for Melham is his listed weight of 52kg, which makes it hard for him to take the light-weight rides in the weight-for-age contests. 

Melham has been associated with the likes of I Am Immortal, Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign and his first Group 1 win came with the undefeated sprinter Black Caviar when taking out the Patinack Farm Classic in 2010. 

Ben Melham Previous Results & Winners

Melham’s last 12 months has resulted in 71 wins and a negative ROI of –1.6. Over the course of the latest season, however, his ROI is a positive +5.5 and his place percentage is 40%. 

Most of his winners come in Melbourne where he is currently based and his most used track this season is Caulfield. 

Ben Melham Bet of the day

Ben Melham always has some good rides so keep tuned for his best bet of the day.

Ben Melham jockey race schedule

Race fields involving Ben Melham will come out as soon as RISA releases the order of entry. For midweek meetings, these fields come out on Monday afternoon and for the major racing on Saturday, fields come out on Wednesday at midday.

Ben Melham jockey history & key facts

Ben Melham had a good start to his career under the guidance of the likes of Lee Freedman and Darren Weir. That helped pave the way for a professional career which saw him pass the 1000 winner barrier. 

He is only one of three jockeys to ride Black Caviar and his most famous win came in 2017 when winning the Golden Slipper with She Will Reign. 

Although he has ridden for Jason Warren the most, his partnership with Chris Waller is growing as Waller’s Victorian stable increased in numbers. 

His rides this season aboard Lee Freedman-trained runners has netted five wins from 14 starts and a ROI of 301.4%. 

One of his best tracks to ride at is Cranbourne where he has a positive return on income and consistently puts up good performances.

Ben Melham jockey live streaming & race replay

Punters can watch all of Ben Melham’s rides at Beteasy, which has two channels to live stream every race in Australia. 

You can also watch his race replays at numerous websites in Australia.