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Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup Betting Odds Now Tightening Up

Bookies like Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in Australia, give Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup betting odds of just 14/1 putting it squarely in the running to win one of the most famous races in the world, but with Yucatan still the favorite at 8/1 and Magic Circle sitting at 11/1 is Withhold worth backing and could it find itself behind rides like Latrobe and Cross Counter, both hovering at around 12/1, come the finish? We take a look at this superb event.

Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup Betting odds

2018 Melbourne Cup

  • Flemington Racecourse
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 6th November 2018
  • Three year olds + Up
  • No. of Runners – 24
  • Distance – 2 miles (3,200m)
  • Surface – Turf
  • Purse – USD $5.2 million

It says much for the prestige of the Melbourne Cup that even now, some one hundred and fifty years after its inaugural running, the entire city takes the day off for it (and who doesn’t like a Tuesday off work?) with the crowds at the course regularly exceeding 100,000. This year a 24 strong field of some of the best horses in the hemisphere will be battling it out and right in among them the Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup betting odds are some of the most attractive right now.

If you like to bet on sports in Australia regularly on sites like Bet365 you probably need little introduction to this famous two-mile turf race with its USD$5.2 purse, it has long been a mainstay of the racing calendar and ranks right up there with the Kentucky Derby, Grand National and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and this year those Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup betting odds make this a prime candidate for a little flutter, even for the more occasional gambler.

Time For An Australian Style Flutter Folks

There’s a massive range of worthy longshots to choose from.

In any race of twenty-four three year olds over two miles there’s going to be a fair chance at an upset to the odds so for those more inclined towards a longshot punt there’s a massive range of names to choose from. Master of Reality gets 200/1 in an ironic twist, as does Mighty Boss who probably won’t run like one, and the less said about Egg Tart the better. Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup odds aren’t really comparable at 14/1, but is this the time for entirely sensible?

2018 Melbourne Cup Longshots

  • Libran – 200/1
  • Harrison – 200/1
  • Sir To Win – 200/1
  • Prize Money – 150/1
  • Who Shot The Barman – 150/1
  • Emotionless – 100/1
  • Rising Red – 100/1
  • Our Venice Beach – 100/1
  • Nakeeta – 66/1
  • Ventura Storm – 66/1
  • Big Duke – 66/1
  • Finche – 50/1
  • Homesman – 50/1
  • Red Verdon – 50/1

Sure you’d have to be clinically insane to think Jon Snow will be making Australian gambling news headlines coming in a 100/1 winner, but backing an outsider like Gallic Chieftain at the same price to snatch a place finish is a bit of annual fun millions of Australians participate in on sites like Bet365. Yes, there will be far more picking up those Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup betting odds because they’re almost irresistible, but who can resist a horse called Yogi?

Better Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup Betting Odds At Bet365

Yogi gets 33/1 on Bet365 as does Duretto and Jaameh, and whilst Rostropovich, Sound Check and Ace High get slightly shorter 25/1 those with their sensible trousers on will probably want to look closely at Cliffs Of Moher which, at 20/1, sits alongside Muntahaa and Youngstar and (if it turns up) is a superb each-way wager for those eschewing the temptations of those 14/1 Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup betting odds, a price tightening up recently and likely to close up more soon too.

Of course if you’re going to take advantage of Australian gambling laws to bet on the race, and insist of forgoing the Withhold 2018 Melbourne Cup betting odds on offer, you may fancy Cross Counter or Latrobe at 12/1 or even Avilius at a very tasty 11/1 which is the same price Magic Circle is currently garnering at Bet365. Yes, Yucatan is still the favorite at 8/1 and a good wager in its own right, but this is the Melbourne Cup and the best time to give a longshot a fair go.

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