Whenever I'm at the pub and I see Efficient is racing I bet on him (being a girl this has followed my usual system which is: it's a nice name).
Today, Melbourne Cup. Felt pretty blase about it this year so didn't put a bet on. But did tell my mum, who was putting bets on, that the favourite I liked was Purple Moon (which follows a friend's system of 'third letter R' - yup, we're a technical lot) and the outsider I liked was Efficient. WHO WON AND PAID OVER $22!! (Purple Moon coming second of course.)
How did the rest of you go?