Outsiders backed to win Cup

There has been money for a number of Melbourne Cup roughies at Sportingbet Australia with several of the overseas raiders shortening following good support.

Sportingbet Australia CEO Michael Sullivan said there had been big money for Japanese horse Tokai Trick, French raider Americain and local roughie Once Were Wild.

“Tokai Trick has been backed from $51 to $31 with a number of good sized bets including one $40,000 to $1000 each way,” Sullivan said.

“Americain has been very popular since his Geelong Cup win and we have taken bets of $5000 and $3000 on him at $11 while there has also been good money for Bauer and Holberg.

“Once Were Wild has been a little disappointing so far this Spring after being so impressive in the Autumn, although she was unlucky at Geelong and one punter obviously thinks she can turn it around with a bet of $70,000 to $1000 each way placed on her.”

So You Think heads Sportingbet’s Melbourne Cup market at $4.20 following his demolition job in the Cox Plate ahead of last year’s winner, Shocking, at $5.00.

“So You Think has to be favourite after the way he won the Cox Plate but I am keen to take him on at the 3200m given he has never been past 2040m before,” Sullivan said.

“He has been well backed since the Cox Plate win but I am keen to get plenty more out of him.

“Shocking has been a little easy since then although I am sure his Caulfield Cup run and proven two mile form will see punters rally for him.”

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2010 Melbourne Cup

Sportingbet Australia market

So You Think 4.20

Shocking 5.00

Precedence 11.00

Americain 11.00

Manighar 12.00

Zipping 16.00

Descarado 16.00

Shoot Out 18.00

Profound Beauty 18.00

Linton 18.00

Monaco Consul 21.00

Harris Tweed 23.00

Alcopop 26.00

Holberg 26.00

Tokai Trick 31.00

Bauer 31.00

Faint Perfume 35.00

Dariana 35.00

Illustrious Blue 41.00

Cest La Guerre 51.00

25 Oct 2010



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