2024 Melbourne Cup Betting Odds at Flemington racecourse

Tuesday, 05 November 2024

Vauban is a talented five-year-old who will carry the hopes of an Irish nation when it comes to the 2023 Melbourne Cup. The horse could be favourably weighted and much depends on how they cope with the Flemington conditions. There are some tough opponents to beat which include Gold Trip, Without A Fight and Soulcombe.

The above quartet are the horses who are trading at single figure betting odds. However, there could be some each-way value and we’ve seen several shocks happen in the Melbourne Cup. Look out for price boosts when it comes to the race day, while there should be lots of free bet offers also available.

Calandagan
Calandagan
9.00
Calandagan
Calandagan
Best Odds9.00
All Odds8/1SP
Tower Of London
Tower Of London
13.00
Tower Of London
Tower Of London
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/112/1
Middle Earth
Middle Earth
15.00
Middle Earth
Middle Earth
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/110/1
Giavellotto
Giavellotto
13.00
Giavellotto
Giavellotto
Best Odds13.00
All Odds12/1SP
Circle Of Fire
Circle Of Fire
15.00
Circle Of Fire
Circle Of Fire
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/112/1
Going The Distance
Going The Distance
15.00
Going The Distance
Going The Distance
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/1SP
Berkshire Breeze
Berkshire Breeze
17.00
Berkshire Breeze
Berkshire Breeze
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/114/1
Vauban
Vauban
17.00
Vauban
Vauban
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/114/1
Without A Fight
Without A Fight
17.00
Without A Fight
Without A Fight
Best Odds17.00
All Odds14/116/1
Justin Palace
Justin Palace
17.00
Justin Palace
Justin Palace
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/1SP
Grosvenor Square
Grosvenor Square
17.00
Grosvenor Square
Grosvenor Square
Best Odds17.00
All Odds16/1SP
Warmonger
Warmonger
21.00
Warmonger
Warmonger
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/118/1
Uxmal
Uxmal
21.00
Uxmal
Uxmal
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/1SP
Isle Of Jura
Isle Of Jura
21.00
Isle Of Jura
Isle Of Jura
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
T O Royal
T O Royal
21.00
T O Royal
T O Royal
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/120/1
Trawlerman
Trawlerman
21.00
Trawlerman
Trawlerman
Best Odds21.00
All Odds20/1SP
Belloccio
Belloccio
26.00
Belloccio
Belloccio
Best Odds26.00
All Odds20/125/1
Sevenna's Knight
Sevenna's Knight
26.00
Sevenna's Knight
Sevenna's Knight
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/120/1
The Map
The Map
26.00
The Map
The Map
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/120/1
Soulcombe
Soulcombe
34.00
Soulcombe
Soulcombe
Best Odds34.00
All Odds16/133/1
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill
26.00
Constitution Hill
Constitution Hill
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Zardozi
Zardozi
26.00
Zardozi
Zardozi
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/1
A Piece Of Heaven
A Piece Of Heaven
26.00
A Piece Of Heaven
A Piece Of Heaven
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Siskany
Siskany
26.00
Siskany
Siskany
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Royal Champion
Royal Champion
26.00
Royal Champion
Royal Champion
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/1
Orchestral
Orchestral
26.00
Orchestral
Orchestral
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/1
Point Lonsdale
Point Lonsdale
26.00
Point Lonsdale
Point Lonsdale
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Lossiemouth
Lossiemouth
26.00
Lossiemouth
Lossiemouth
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Hamish
Hamish
26.00
Hamish
Hamish
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Sweet William
Sweet William
26.00
Sweet William
Sweet William
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Port Fairy
Port Fairy
26.00
Port Fairy
Port Fairy
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Militarize
Militarize
26.00
Militarize
Militarize
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Riff Rocket
Riff Rocket
26.00
Riff Rocket
Riff Rocket
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/1
Mystical Power
Mystical Power
26.00
Mystical Power
Mystical Power
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/1SP
Blow The Horn
Blow The Horn
34.00
Blow The Horn
Blow The Horn
Best Odds34.00
All Odds20/133/1
Land Legend
Land Legend
34.00
Land Legend
Land Legend
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/1
Autumn Angel
Autumn Angel
34.00
Autumn Angel
Autumn Angel
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/125/1
Crystal Black
Crystal Black
34.00
Crystal Black
Crystal Black
Best Odds34.00
All Odds25/133/1
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
41.00
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Best Odds41.00
All Odds25/140/1
Coltrane
Coltrane
34.00
Coltrane
Coltrane
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1SP
Absurde
Absurde
34.00
Absurde
Absurde
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Birdman
Birdman
34.00
Birdman
Birdman
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Pride Of Jenni
Pride Of Jenni
34.00
Pride Of Jenni
Pride Of Jenni
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1SP
Desert Hero
Desert Hero
34.00
Desert Hero
Desert Hero
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Changingoftheguard
Changingoftheguard
34.00
Changingoftheguard
Changingoftheguard
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
White Marlin
White Marlin
34.00
White Marlin
White Marlin
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Place Du Carrousel
Place Du Carrousel
34.00
Place Du Carrousel
Place Du Carrousel
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Lordano
Lordano
34.00
Lordano
Lordano
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1SP
Post Impressionist
Post Impressionist
34.00
Post Impressionist
Post Impressionist
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Fawkner Park
Fawkner Park
34.00
Fawkner Park
Fawkner Park
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
34.00
Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1SP
Neski Sherelski
Neski Sherelski
34.00
Neski Sherelski
Neski Sherelski
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/1SP
Saint George
Saint George
51.00
Saint George
Saint George
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/125/1
Chesspiece
Chesspiece
41.00
Chesspiece
Chesspiece
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/1SP
Struve
Struve
41.00
Struve
Struve
Best Odds41.00
All Odds40/1SP
West Wind Blows
West Wind Blows
51.00
West Wind Blows
West Wind Blows
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/133/1
Harbour Wind
Harbour Wind
51.00
Harbour Wind
Harbour Wind
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/133/1
Sayedaty Sadaty
Sayedaty Sadaty
51.00
Sayedaty Sadaty
Sayedaty Sadaty
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Sea What I See
Sea What I See
51.00
Sea What I See
Sea What I See
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Goldenstatewarrior
Goldenstatewarrior
51.00
Goldenstatewarrior
Goldenstatewarrior
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Knight's Choice
Knight's Choice
51.00
Knight's Choice
Knight's Choice
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
More Felons
More Felons
51.00
More Felons
More Felons
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Eliyass
Eliyass
51.00
Eliyass
Eliyass
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Lastotchka
Lastotchka
51.00
Lastotchka
Lastotchka
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Duke De Sessa
Duke De Sessa
51.00
Duke De Sessa
Duke De Sessa
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Ardakan
Ardakan
51.00
Ardakan
Ardakan
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Valiant King
Valiant King
51.00
Valiant King
Valiant King
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Don Diego De Vega
Don Diego De Vega
51.00
Don Diego De Vega
Don Diego De Vega
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Marine Nationale
Marine Nationale
51.00
Marine Nationale
Marine Nationale
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1SP
Muramasa
Muramasa
51.00
Muramasa
Muramasa
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Adelaide River
Adelaide River
51.00
Adelaide River
Adelaide River
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Earl Of Tyrone
Earl Of Tyrone
51.00
Earl Of Tyrone
Earl Of Tyrone
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1SP
Glentaneous
Glentaneous
51.00
Glentaneous
Glentaneous
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Interpretation
Interpretation
51.00
Interpretation
Interpretation
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
51.00
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Amade
Amade
51.00
Amade
Amade
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Ruling Dynasty
Ruling Dynasty
51.00
Ruling Dynasty
Ruling Dynasty
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Al Nayyir
Al Nayyir
51.00
Al Nayyir
Al Nayyir
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1SP
Queenstown
Queenstown
51.00
Queenstown
Queenstown
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Onesmoothoperator
Onesmoothoperator
51.00
Onesmoothoperator
Onesmoothoperator
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1SP
Alegron
Alegron
51.00
Alegron
Alegron
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Explosive Jack
Explosive Jack
51.00
Explosive Jack
Explosive Jack
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Mahrajaan
Mahrajaan
51.00
Mahrajaan
Mahrajaan
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1SP
Ceolwulf
Ceolwulf
51.00
Ceolwulf
Ceolwulf
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Sheraz
Sheraz
51.00
Sheraz
Sheraz
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Emissary
Emissary
51.00
Emissary
Emissary
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1SP
Ashrun
Ashrun
51.00
Ashrun
Ashrun
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Pied Piper
Pied Piper
51.00
Pied Piper
Pied Piper
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1SP
Excelleration
Excelleration
51.00
Excelleration
Excelleration
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Denmark
Denmark
51.00
Denmark
Denmark
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/1SP
Francesco Guardi
Francesco Guardi
51.00
Francesco Guardi
Francesco Guardi
Best Odds51.00
All OddsSP50/1
Military Mission
Military Mission
67.00
Military Mission
Military Mission
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/150/1
The Grey Wizard
The Grey Wizard
101.00
The Grey Wizard
The Grey Wizard
Best Odds101.00
All Odds25/1100/1
Pennyweka
Pennyweka
67.00
Pennyweka
Pennyweka
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
Naval College
Naval College
67.00
Naval College
Naval College
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
Sharp 'N' Smart
Sharp 'N' Smart
67.00
Sharp 'N' Smart
Sharp 'N' Smart
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
Lordship
Lordship
67.00
Lordship
Lordship
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
Daqiansweet Junior
Daqiansweet Junior
67.00
Daqiansweet Junior
Daqiansweet Junior
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
67.00
Midnight Blue
Midnight Blue
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
Alhambra Palace
Alhambra Palace
67.00
Alhambra Palace
Alhambra Palace
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
Warp Speed
Warp Speed
67.00
Warp Speed
Warp Speed
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/1SP
Deira Mile
Deira Mile
101.00
Deira Mile
Deira Mile
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/140/1
Tom Kitten
Tom Kitten
101.00
Tom Kitten
Tom Kitten
Best Odds101.00
All Odds50/1100/1
Serpentine
Serpentine
101.00
Serpentine
Serpentine
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/150/1
Just Fine
Just Fine
101.00
Just Fine
Just Fine
Best Odds101.00
All Odds50/1100/1
Cleveland
Cleveland
101.00
Cleveland
Cleveland
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/150/1
Kovalica
Kovalica
101.00
Kovalica
Kovalica
Best Odds101.00
All Odds50/1100/1
Athabascan
Athabascan
101.00
Athabascan
Athabascan
Best Odds101.00
All Odds50/1100/1
Breakup
Breakup
126.00
Breakup
Breakup
Best Odds126.00
All Odds125/133/1
Little Mix
Little Mix
101.00
Little Mix
Little Mix
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/166/1
Lionel
Lionel
101.00
Lionel
Lionel
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/180/1
Vow And Declare
Vow And Declare
101.00
Vow And Declare
Vow And Declare
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Hasta La War
Hasta La War
101.00
Hasta La War
Hasta La War
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
True Marvel
True Marvel
101.00
True Marvel
True Marvel
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Strawberry Rock
Strawberry Rock
101.00
Strawberry Rock
Strawberry Rock
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Molly Bloom
Molly Bloom
101.00
Molly Bloom
Molly Bloom
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Gregolimo
Gregolimo
101.00
Gregolimo
Gregolimo
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Alenquer
Alenquer
101.00
Alenquer
Alenquer
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
King Frankel
King Frankel
101.00
King Frankel
King Frankel
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Sir Lucan
Sir Lucan
101.00
Sir Lucan
Sir Lucan
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Makram
Makram
101.00
Makram
Makram
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Ladies Man
Ladies Man
101.00
Ladies Man
Ladies Man
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Ruling
Ruling
101.00
Ruling
Ruling
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Loft
Loft
101.00
Loft
Loft
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Future History
Future History
101.00
Future History
Future History
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Kalapour
Kalapour
101.00
Kalapour
Kalapour
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Okita Soushi
Okita Soushi
101.00
Okita Soushi
Okita Soushi
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Manifique
Manifique
101.00
Manifique
Manifique
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
Alaskan God
Alaskan God
101.00
Alaskan God
Alaskan God
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Good Oil
Good Oil
101.00
Good Oil
Good Oil
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
United Nations
United Nations
101.00
United Nations
United Nations
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Zoumon
Zoumon
101.00
Zoumon
Zoumon
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Captain Envious
Captain Envious
101.00
Captain Envious
Captain Envious
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
Pioneering Spirit
Pioneering Spirit
101.00
Pioneering Spirit
Pioneering Spirit
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Miss Joelene
Miss Joelene
101.00
Miss Joelene
Miss Joelene
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
Let'sbefrankbaby
Let'sbefrankbaby
101.00
Let'sbefrankbaby
Let'sbefrankbaby
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
Goldman
Goldman
101.00
Goldman
Goldman
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Carini
Carini
101.00
Carini
Carini
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Mary Louise
Mary Louise
101.00
Mary Louise
Mary Louise
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
A Dream To Share
A Dream To Share
101.00
A Dream To Share
A Dream To Share
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
So Dazzling
So Dazzling
101.00
So Dazzling
So Dazzling
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Aberfeldie Boy
Aberfeldie Boy
101.00
Aberfeldie Boy
Aberfeldie Boy
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Shock 'Em Ova
Shock 'Em Ova
101.00
Shock 'Em Ova
Shock 'Em Ova
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Major Beel
Major Beel
101.00
Major Beel
Major Beel
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Tutta La Vita
Tutta La Vita
101.00
Tutta La Vita
Tutta La Vita
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Apulia
Apulia
101.00
Apulia
Apulia
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Bear On The Loose
Bear On The Loose
101.00
Bear On The Loose
Bear On The Loose
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Divus Romulus
Divus Romulus
101.00
Divus Romulus
Divus Romulus
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Unusual Pearl
Unusual Pearl
101.00
Unusual Pearl
Unusual Pearl
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Lauding
Lauding
101.00
Lauding
Lauding
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Amokura
Amokura
101.00
Amokura
Amokura
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1100/1
Canberra Legend
Canberra Legend
101.00
Canberra Legend
Canberra Legend
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Aethelflaed
Aethelflaed
101.00
Aethelflaed
Aethelflaed
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
Scarlet Oak
Scarlet Oak
101.00
Scarlet Oak
Scarlet Oak
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Vermillion Dragon
Vermillion Dragon
101.00
Vermillion Dragon
Vermillion Dragon
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
Another Wil
Another Wil
101.00
Another Wil
Another Wil
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Tropical Squall
Tropical Squall
101.00
Tropical Squall
Tropical Squall
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Wings Of Song
Wings Of Song
101.00
Wings Of Song
Wings Of Song
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Ahuriri
Ahuriri
101.00
Ahuriri
Ahuriri
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Mirzann
Mirzann
101.00
Mirzann
Mirzann
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
Mr Waterville
Mr Waterville
101.00
Mr Waterville
Mr Waterville
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
More Cloudy
More Cloudy
101.00
More Cloudy
More Cloudy
Best Odds101.00
All OddsSP100/1
Infer
Infer
101.00
Infer
Infer
Best Odds101.00
All Odds100/1SP
Sunsets
Sunsets
201.00
Sunsets
Sunsets
Best Odds201.00
All Odds100/1200/1
First Immortal
First Immortal
201.00
First Immortal
First Immortal
Best Odds201.00
All Odds200/1100/1
Wrathful
Wrathful
201.00
Wrathful
Wrathful
Best Odds201.00
All OddsSP200/1
Samuel Langhorne
Samuel Langhorne
201.00
Samuel Langhorne
Samuel Langhorne
Best Odds201.00
All OddsSP200/1
Magical Lagoon
Magical Lagoon
201.00
Magical Lagoon
Magical Lagoon
Best Odds201.00
All OddsSP200/1
After The Impact
After The Impact
201.00
After The Impact
After The Impact
Best Odds201.00
All Odds200/1200/1
Virtuous Circle
Virtuous Circle
201.00
Virtuous Circle
Virtuous Circle
Best Odds201.00
All OddsSP200/1
Claidheamh Mor
Claidheamh Mor
201.00
Claidheamh Mor
Claidheamh Mor
Best Odds201.00
All Odds200/1SP
Zegalo
Zegalo
201.00
Zegalo
Zegalo
Best Odds201.00
All Odds200/1SP
Garachico
Garachico
201.00
Garachico
Garachico
Best Odds201.00
All Odds200/1SP
Gear Up
Gear Up
201.00
Gear Up
Gear Up
Best Odds201.00
All OddsSP200/1
Mankayan
Mankayan
201.00
Mankayan
Mankayan
Best Odds201.00
All OddsSP200/1
Spirit Ridge
Spirit Ridge
201.00
Spirit Ridge
Spirit Ridge
Best Odds201.00
All OddsSP200/1
Whisky On The Hill
Whisky On The Hill
201.00
Whisky On The Hill
Whisky On The Hill
Best Odds201.00
All Odds200/1SP
Just Berrilliant
Just Berrilliant
201.00
Just Berrilliant
Just Berrilliant
Best Odds201.00
All OddsSP200/1
Socks Nation
Socks Nation
201.00
Socks Nation
Socks Nation
Best Odds201.00
All Odds200/1SP
Asterix
Asterix
251.00
Asterix
Asterix
Best Odds251.00
All Odds250/1SP
Hiawatha
Hiawatha
301.00
Hiawatha
Hiawatha
Best Odds301.00
All Odds300/1SP

2023 Melbourne Cup Tips

The whole of Australia stops when it comes to the Melbourne Cup and we’re intrigued to see whether Vauban is able to live up to his potential and land a victory at Flemington. The five-year-old comes into this race off the back of two victories, with the latest of these being in the Ballyroan Stakes at Naas over one mile and four furlongs.

This came after an even money win in the Copper Horse Handicap at Ascot over one mile and six furlongs, although Gold Trip is a six-year-old who is sure to carry the hopes of many Australian punters. The horse ran very recently at Moonee Valley where a fifth-placed finish was achieved in the very tight Ladbrokes Cox Plate.

There was also a smart performance in the Caulfield Cup on 21 October and connections will now hope that the stars align when it comes to this race. Without A Fight could also be included on the shortlist and there have been three wins in four performances for the Anthony & Sam Freedman-trained runner.

The Caulfield Cup success saw Mark Zahra steer the charge to a famous win and that came after a solid showing in the Underwood Stakes on 23 September. Soulcombe is the other horse trading at single figure odds and there was a seventh-placed finish in the Caulfield Cup which came after finishing a credible third place in the TAB Turnbull Stakes.


2022 Melbourne Cup Tips

Deauville Legend was the winner of the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes on 17 August 2022, with many in horse racing circles talking about the James Ferguson-trained runner as a potential Melbourne Cup winner. It was a smart victory at the Knavesmire where the horse saw off the challenge of Secret State although this is now further in trip for this current favourite.

There was also a runner-up performance in the Goodwood Stakes prior to this, with a win in the Bahrain Stakes taking place over one mile and five furlongs. The season had started with second-place behind Secret Stake in the King George V Stakes, with the horse now needing to find further improvement and an adjustment to different conditions.

Loft is another Melbourne Cup betting favourite, with the four-year-old having scored a couple of victories this season which means we could see a young winner of this race. There was a win in Hoppegarten back in May when the runner obliged in the Comer Group International 51st Oleander-Rennen, with Marcel Weiss having a strong German contender on his hands.

That was followed up by a Belmont Gold Cup Stakes victory, with this happening over two miles and so we should be confident that the horse will get the trip. We’re likely to see price changes as we approach the off, with Smokin’ Romans looking an interesting contender and there was a surprise win for the NZ raider in the TAB Turnbull Stakes at 20/1.


2021 Melbourne Cup Betting Tips

We’re just a few days away from the 2021 Melbourne Cup and the excitement is building in anticipation of a race which makes the country of Australia stand still. Twelve months ago, Twilight Payment beat twenty-two other runners for trainers Joseph O’Brien, with Rekindling, Cross Counter and Vow and Declare some of the more recent winners.

The 2021 renewal has now been priced up by the leading horse racing betting sites, with one horse standing out in terms of price and the big question is whether Incentivise can be toppled considering the excellent unbeaten record that currently stands.

Incentivise Big Favourite to Win 2021 Melbourne Cup

Incentivise has never lost a race since he started running, with the Melbourne Cup betting favourite having broken his duck on 26 June when landing the Tattersalls Cup at Eagle Farm. That performance was achieved under trainer Steve Tragea before the horse was switched to Peter G Moody who has gone on to steer the horse to a further three victories.

The horse then lined up on 11 September in the PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington, with a victory achieved by a neck when the runner was sent off at 29/10, with the runner then returning to Flemington and scoring a win in the TAB Turnbull Stakes which was another Group 1 success that was landed at odds-against.

Incentivise then secured another impressive when Brett Prebble steered the charge to victory in the Carlton Draught Caulfield Cup and there was plenty to like about a three and a half length win which saw the horse beat Nonconformist.

Which Horses Can Challenge Incentivise in Melbourne Cup?

Spanish Mission could be the closest challenger according to the latest betting odds. Andrew Balding brings this promising runner over from England after some bright performances which included a recent outing in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes at York where the runner was narrowly touched off the legendary Stradivarius.

Previously to this, jockey William Buick rode Spanish Mission into third place in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot, with the horse finishing behind Subjectivist and Princess Zoe on that occasion. The same jockey had previously ridden the horse to success in the Matchbook Yorkshire Cup Stakes.

Grand Promenade also has to be respected and this horse trained by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace triumphed at 9/2 in the recent Lexus Bart Cummings race. This came after a fifth-placed finish in the Catanach's Jewellers MRC Foundation Cup at Caulfield Racecourse, with Away He Goes and Twilight Payment other horses that need to be respected.


Melbourne Cup 2020 Race Betting

The Melbourne Cup betting odds are starting to take shape as we get closer to the big off and Surprise Baby is among the favourites, with the horse having run in the 2019 Melbourne Cup where the Paul Preusker-trained charge having run fifth last season and many punters will be backing the horse to improve on that showing.

We then saw the horse run well in the Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes more recently, with the Group 2 encounter taking place on 5 September 2020 and that sets up Surprise Baby for a big run in the big race.

Other Betting Favourites for the Melbourne Cup

Russian Camelot is a talented three-year-old who can potentially win multiple Melbourne Cup titles, although little is known about the horse considering we have only seen the horse run twice so far, appearing at Flemington in March where the runner finished fourth in the field.

The TAB South Australian Derby then saw the Danny O’Brien-trained horse oblige as the 19/10 favourite, with that performance laying down a market over one mile and four furlongs.

Master Of Wine could also be making a competitive bow when it comes to the 2020 Melbourne Cup, with the horse claiming back-to-back successes at Rosehill earlier this year before finishing fourth in the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes which is a Group 1 encounter and that form has to be respected.

The History of the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup, which takes place at Flemington Racecourse, is a fantastic horse race and it was originally run in 1861. It swiftly became the most famous race in Australia, with the entire population tuning in to watch the action which is run over two miles on a left-handed track.

There is a considerable purse available for the Melbourne Cup and the prize money is A$8,000,000, with Kingston Rule currently the record holder when it comes to the winning time in this race and that was recorded in 1990.

Any horse aged three or over can enter this race, with the qualifying requirements being fairly strict and there are currently thirteen races where the winner gets automatic entry into the Melbourne Cup.

Recent winners of the Melbourne Cup have been aged four, with Vow and Declare, Cross Counter and Rekindling the past three horses to have crossed the line first, with Makybe Diva making history between 2003-2005 when winning three successive titles.


In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 5 November, horse racing fans from all over the world will enjoy the Melbourne Cup, with this being one of the most prestigious horse races on the planet.

The Melbourne Cup is often regarded as the race where Australia stands still and it’s hardly a surprise considering that the total purse amounts to $8,000,000 and it was Cross Counter who won the 2018 race, with the horse triumphing in a field of 24.

Indeed, 24 is the maximum number of horses that can line up at Flemington for this fantastic race, with Godolphin and Charlie Appleby successful with their English raider last year, although there’s always a strong Australian contingent in the race.

At this point in time, there are still plenty of variables approaching the race, although Finche is the favourite with most bookmakers and the five-year-old looks well placed to run a big race if he makes it to the start line in the 2019 Melbourne Cup.

Trainer Chris Waller will be hoping to land his first victory in this race and Finche made a recent appearance at Flemington on 5 October where Damian Lane rode the horse to second place in a Group 1 race.

This was over a distance of one mile and two furlongs, with connections now looking for the horse to get back on the track and demonstrate that the runner has the sufficient stamina to go close.

Surprise Baby is another horse among the favourites and the Australian horse has emerged on to the racing scene this year, with the five-year-old having run five times since March.

The Paul Preusker-trained charge obliged at Flemington recently when winning a Group 3 Handicap and will now be primed for a run in the Melbourne Cup.

As for trainer Charlie Appleby, he will certainly feel as though he has the winning blueprint after Cross Counter’s victory last year and there are a couple of interesting runners that could be in the Godolphin silks this time around.

That includes the reigning champion, with Cross Counter a year older and currently trading at odds of 14/1 to do it all over again. Since winning in Melbourne a year ago, the four-year-old has made four appearances at a racecourse and acquitted himself well.

Some will argue that competing against Stradivarius at Ascot and Goodwood should stand the horse in good stead for this race and it will be comforting to know that the runner has already proved himself over course and distance.

However, a failure to win the Irish St Leger could be a concern and the horse only managed to finish fourth over a distance of one mile and six furlongs.

Stablemate Ispolini has had a more successful season based on the number of victories and the four-year-old recently triumphed in Germany when winning in Dortmund.

The horse also ran well when finishing fourth behind Stradivarius in the Yorkshire Cup Stakes and we’re expecting the Appleby duo to run well.