Americain heavily backed to win Melbourne Cup 2011

Defending champion Americain remains the commanding $4.20 favourite to win the 2011 Melbourne Cup following today’s final field announcement and barrier draw.

Niwot, who was $81 before today’s Lexus Stakes, is the big mover and is now into $15 on the back of his devastating win and drawing favourably in barrier nine.

Among other movers after Derby Day, Mourayan is $31 into $15 and Glass Harmonium is $81 into $31 for the Cup.

“Americain aside the Cup is one of the most wide open in years,” sportsbet.com.au’s Haydn Lane said.

“He has been very well-backed, but as we know, anything can happen in a Melbourne Cup and there are plenty of live chances at great odds.”

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

2011 Melbourne Cup

$4.20 Americain (horse number 1, barrier number 15)

$9.00 Dunaden (horse number 3, barrier number 13)

$11 Lucas Cranach (horse number 9, barrier number 11)

$12 Jukebox Jury (horse number 2, barrier number 6)

$13 At First Sight (horse number 17, barrier number 10)

$15 Niwot (horse 23, barrier 9)

$15 Mourayan (horse number 10, barrier number 14)

$21 Tullamore (horse number 22, barrier number 12)

$26 Illo (horse number 14, barrier number 1)

$26 Moyenne Corniche (horse number 18, barrier number 17)

$26 Fox Hunt (horse number 8, barrier number 19)

$31 Modun (horse number 16, barrier number 5)

$31 Glass Harmonium (horse number 5, barrier number 23)

$31 Unusual Suspect (horse number , barrier 7)

$41 Red Cadeaux (horse number 12, barrier number 16)

$41 Drunken Sailor (horse number 4, barrier number 8)

$41 Manighar (horse number 6, barrier number 21)

$41 Lost In The Moment (horse number 15, barrier number 3)

$41 Precedence (horse 11, barrier 2)

$61 Shamrocker (horse number 20, barrier number 24)

$61 Hawk Island (horse number 13, barrier number 18)

$101 Satapadi (horse number 19, barrier number 22)

$101 The Verminator (horse number 21, barrier 4)

$151 Older Than Time (horse number 24, barrier number 20)

2011 Melbourne Cup Day Attendance

$1.90 105,000 or more

$1.90 Less than 105,000

30 Oct 2011


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