2018 Melbourne Cup will be run and won on November 6, 2018, with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Yucatan the $5.50 top elect at Neds.
Caulfield Cup winner Best Solution is on the next line of betting alongside Irish import Magic Circle at the $9 quote.
International raiders comprise 11 of the 24 runners, with Australasia claiming the other 13 contenders. Chris Waller-trained Youngstar is the best Australian hope according to the market at the $15 quote via Ladbrokes.
An indication of the strength of the overseas runners is that the first seven horses in the betting are all internationals, including horses like Magic Circle who is attempting to win The Cup without a lead up run in Australia.