It’s the race that stops a nation — so why not be informed when you’re placing a Melbourne Cup bet this Tuesday or taking part in an office sweep.
The experts at punters.com.au have cast their eye over all 24 runners in the race — which will be run at 3pm AEDT at Flemington — and picked the best handful of chances and how you should invest your cash.
On Monday evening early favourite Japanese raider Mer De Glace was kicked out of favouritism following the Call of The Card.
Mer De Glace had held favouritism at $7 prior to the Call Of The Card, but it’s the Chris Waller-trained Finche who the bookies were wary of at the traditional Cup eve event.
The bookies, led by BetEasy, offered a top price of $8 for Finche, who had been $9 with a couple of the corporate operators at the time, stating they expected the Waller runner to jump as favourite.
A number of bets were placed at the $8.50 quote, which saw the bookies wind the price into $8. Read More…