Will Almandin Beat The Melbourne Cup Betting Odds And Win?

Written by Nich Moore on 2017-10-05 at 07:30
Melbourne Cup Betting Odds Melbourne Cup Betting Odds (source: nowfm.com.au)
The arrival of The Everest over in Sydney might have stolen some of the race's but the Melbourne Cup betting odds are still a tempting reason to check out this prestigious race for three year olds at the Flemington Racecourse. With it's impressive history and atmosphere it has long set the standard for horse racing down under and whilst other races have bigger purses it still provides a showcase for some of the best horses in the world, and you can back them at Bet365 this November.
  • Can Almandin win two years in a row and justify those short 5/1 odds?
  • Will Bonneval be a 10/1 winner in the Melbourne Cup this year?
  • Should you back Humidor at 12/1 to take victory of this impressive field?
  • Is there any point betting on Tiberian or Red Cardinal at 20/1?
When Archer romped home to that inaugural win back in 1861 it is unlikely anyone in attendance felt that over 150 year later we'd still be checking out the Melbourne Cup betting odds to see which of the great horses involved will provide us with a winning wager. Of course over the years it's changed a little, Australia going metric altered the distance a tad, and it's status as one of the richest races in the world might be secure but with that new competition from the Sydney Spring Festival it's not what it was.

Numerous other races now top it's purse by a fair margin, The Everest particularly seemingly set to dominate the racing calendar in the antipodes for sometime to come, and is far nearer than say the Dubai World Cup, The Pegasus World Cup or Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. This will regrettably perhaps mean the crowd sizes this year will be down by a fair bit, however if you like to bet on sports in Australia this is still a superb race to wager on and the Melbourne Cup betting odds are all available at Bet365.

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Melbourne Cup Odds

Almandin in 2016 (source: heraldsun.com.au)

Whilst horses like Ventura Storm, Marmelo, Francis of Assisi, Harlem, Jon Snow, Nakeeta and Gingernuts all cluster around the 25/1 mark and provide some great Melbourne Cup betting odds if you're into each-way wagers, Bet365 will also do you a great deal on some cunning outsiders who one the day might just surprise this impressive field. Thomas Hobson, for instance, gets 40/1 whilst Aloft, Big Duke and Rekindling all achieve a 33/1 chance that might tempt the eternally optimistic among you.

With more realistic chance perhaps Tiberian, Winner of the Grand Prix de Deauville and Prix de Reux, gets 20/1 alongside Red Cardinal who won in the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational but only managed a dreary 5th place finish in the Prix Kergorlay where it was beaten by Marmelo, one of those 25/1 shots I mentioned. Admire Deus, the Mitsuru Hashida trained horse only managed 4th in the spring's Tenno Sho but gets 16/1 to win in the Melbourne Cup betting odds on offer for those taking advantage of internet gambling laws in Australia.

Find All The Melbourne Cup Betting Odds At Bet365

The Melbourne Cup

Since: 1861
Location: Flemington
Surface: Turf
Distance: 3,200m
No. Riders: 24
Prize – A$6.2m
Closer to the top of the Melbourne Cup betting odds list is Humidor at 12/1 on Bet365, and whilst it's turned in some good performances it isn't known for winning so only back this one to place really unless you're barking mad, and you'd have to be to plump for Humidor over Bonneval who stormed home to a superior win in the Australian Stakes and gets an awfully tempting 10/1 with the braver of you definitely opting to put some hard earned cash on the nose rather than just to place in the race. Of course sitting pretty at the top of the Melbourne Cup betting odds, and thus the current favourite, is Almandin at 5/1, odds that have shortened up from 20/1 just a while ago, and having won this very race a year ago it seems a worthy wager at that price. Australian online gambling news headlines will go mad if it wins twice in a row, of course, and there's a long way to go before they rack up for the off so be sure to keep an eye on some of those longer shots because nearer the day they could close up as much as Almandin has.
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