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Melbourne Cup Odds - Finche replaces Mer De Glace as favourite

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Jockey Damian Lane rides Mer De Glace to victory in the Caulfield Cup (PA Images)

Finche is now an outright favourite for the Group 1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday after replacing Mer De Glace at the head of the betting markets.

Chris Waller's Finche has a favourable draw in barrier four and has been continually trimmed, so much so Sportsbet now make him the $8.00 favourite to win the race that stops a nation in place of Mer De Glace.

Trained by Hisashi Shimizu, Mer De Glace captured the Caulfield Cup (2400m) by a length over Vow And Declare for an eighth win from just 18 career starts, but the five-year-old entire is out to $8.50 to win the Melbourne Cup despite drawing barrier two.

Prepared by David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, four-year-old entire Constantinople was having his first Australian start in the Caulfield Cup when an unlucky fourth beaten 1.4 lengths by Mer De Glace. He was favourite but has drifted to $8.50.


Vow And Declare, the Danny O'Brien prepared four-year-old who finished second in the Caulfield Cup, was pushed out to $12 after drawing barrier 21.

Il Paradiso for Aidan O'Brien is now $13 from $14 ahead of defending Melbourne Cup champion Cross Counter with Charlie Appleby’s five-year-old gelding, who will carry top weight, $14 along with Surprise Baby.

Prince Of Arran, who ran third in the Melbourne Cup last year, is $18 ahead of two horses who have firmed in the shape of Magic Wand ($19) and Downdraft ($20).

Melbourne Cup

Sportsbet Market

Finche $8.00
Mer De Glace $8.50 
Constantinople $8.50
Vow And Declare $12
Il Paradiso $13
Cross Counter $14  
Surprise Baby $14
Prince Of Arran $18
Magic Wand $19   
Downdraft $20
Mustajeer $20  
Master Of Reality $23
Raymond Tusk $23
Southern France $23
Latrobe $26
Mirage Dancer $34
Youngstar $34
Hunting Horn $46 
Twilight Payment $46
Steel Prince $67
The Chosen One $67
Rostropovich $91
Sound $91
Neufbosc $101

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