After months of lockdown, Melburnians are already lapping up the sun on what is set to be the warmest Cup Day public holiday in the past five years. That would make it the warmest Melbourne Cup Day since 29.4C was recorded in 2014. With a comprehensive runner-by -runner preview the Back A Winner team will help you find a winner on Cup Day. Unfortunately, due to coronavirus restrictions, punters won’t be able to enjoy the day in person at Flemington with not even owners allowed on site for the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Weather bureau senior forecaster Tim Bolden said the hottest Melbourne Cup Day was in 1902 when the temperature reached 35C in the city.