HEAVY rain at Flemington has seen the slop-loving stayer Magic Circle firm into favouritism at online bookmaker Sportsbet ahead of the race that stops a nation.
Sportsbet clients have unloaded on the English stayer after a change in track conditions, which has lead the online bookmaker to wind the import into $7.
Lloyd Williams-owned Yuctan has drifted slightly in the market but remains alongside Magic Circle as the Melbourne Cup favourite.
The win could be a famous one at Flemington after Magic Cricle’s owner Marwan Koukash vowed to strip down to his g-string should the gelding salute.
Sportsbet is offering $3.00 for any punter brave enough to back Marwan in to follow through on his promise.
Sportsbet representative Ella Zampatti said the punters came as hard as the rain came down on Flemington for the British import ahead of the big one.
“Plenty of punters have been loading up on Magic Circle to win after the heavens opened, if he does salute we’re tipping it’ll be a chilly celebration for Koukash.”
Latest Melbourne Cup betting news
Lindsays buy into Melbourne Cup hopeful
Auckland Cup-placed Blue Breeze will race in the Cambridge Stud colours this spring as the stayer attempts to qualify for this year’s $A8 million Group...
Twilight in zone in Curragh Cup
Twilight Payment has dug deep to beat Latrobe in the Curragh Cup to come into Melbourne Cup calculations.
Change to Cup weight benchmark for NH 3yos
The benchmark weight for a northern hemisphere three-year-old in the Melbourne Cup has been lifted by 1kg after a review.
Melbourne Cup for resurgent Gold Mount
Gold Mount, a Royal Ascot winner when called Primitivo, has made a winning return in England after racing in Hong Kong and will be aimed...
Melbourne Cup to be worth $8 million
The Melbourne Cup will be worth a record $8 million with the winner to earn connections $4.4 million.