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Who Is The Favourite? Latest Melbourne Cup Betting, Market Movers

Champion trainer Chris Waller is firming to win his first Melbourne Cup as Finche assumed favouritism on the eve of Australia’s most famous race.
05 Nov 2019 14:38
Who Is The Favourite? Latest Melbourne Cup Betting, Market Movers

Champion trainer Chris Waller is firming to win his first Melbourne Cup as Finche assumed favouritism on the eve of Australia’s most famous race.

Japan’s Mer De Glace had been at the top of markets since drawing gate two in Saturday’s barrier draw but was displaced as favourite by Finche who was backed from $9.50 into $8 and is not $8.50.

Along with Youngstar, Finche is one of two Cup runners for Waller and will be ridden by three-time race winner Kerrin McEvoy.

McEvoy, who has won two of the past three Melbourne Cups, is shooting to become the first jockey to snare the race back-to-back since Glen Boss’ three-peat aboard Makybe Diva in 2003-04-05.

He rates Finche a genuine chance.

“It’s a race that captures our imagination as young kids wanting to be jockeys and being a part of this great industry, and I’ve been blessed enough to win it three times,” McEvoy said.

“I’m thrilled about that and hopefully we can give it a shake tomorrow.”

ODDS TO WIN (as of November 5, 12.30pm)

1. CROSS COUNTER — $15

2. MER DE GLACE — $9.50 (in from $10)

3. MASTER OF REALITY — $21 (out from $26)

4. MIRAGE DANCER — $41

5. SOUTHERN FRANCE — $26 (in from $26)

6. HUNTING HORN — $51 (out from $34)

7. LATROBE — $21 (in from $26)

8. MUSTAJEER — $17

9. ROSTROPOVICH — $101 (out from $67)

10. TWILIGHT PAYMENT — $41 (in from $67)

11. FINCHE — $8.50

12. PRINCE OF ARRAN — $19

13. RAYMOND TUSK — $21

14. DOWNDRAFT — $21

15. MAGIC WAND — $19 (in from

16. NEUFBOSC — $301 (out from $201)

17. SOUND — $81 (in from $151)

18. SURPRISE BABY — $13 (in from $15)

19. CONSTANTINOPLE — $9 (out from $8)

20. IL PARADISO — $14

21. STEEL PRINCE — $101 (out from $71)

22. THE CHOSEN ONE — $41 (in from $101)

23. VOW AND DECLARE — $12

24. YOUNGSTAR — $34

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