Shocking Overtakes So You Think as 2010 Melbourne Cup Favourite

October 26, 2010

Shocking Overtakes So You Think as 2010 Melbourne Cup Favourite

Mark Kavanagh’s reigning champion Shocking has overtaken So You Think as the outright favourite to win the 2010 Melbourne Cup on Tuesday November 2 after big money has come in for the defending Melbourne Cup winner today.

Earlier this morning Bart Cummings’ superstar So You Think sat at the top Melbourne Cup betting markets after punters backed him into favouritism for the $6 million handicap following his stunning Cox Plate win last Saturday.

However, with doubts emerging over So You Think’s ability to last the 3200m distance of the Melbourne Cup, the attention has been refocused on Street Cry five-year-old Shocking.

Premier online bookmaker Luxbet now have Shocking as the $4.40 favourite in their Melbourne Cup odds, with So You Think on the second line of betting paying $4.80.

The other mover in the market is Luca Cumani’s Manighar, the third favourite firming in from $13 to $12 today.

Manighar emerged as a genuine Melbourne Cup contender with an eye-catching fifth place finish in the Caulfield Cup a fortnight ago, and having originally been at a quote of around $50 before heading to Australia, punters that got on the five-year-old in the earlier markets could enjoy a sweet reward on Melbourne Cup Day.

The changes in the Melbourne Cup odds indicate that Shocking will start the favourite in the 2010 Melbourne Cup as he seeks back-to-back success in the world’s richest handicap.

Shocking will further firm in the market with a good run in the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington’s Victoria Derby Day this Saturday, where he will face off with So You Think.

To get behind Shocking now at a generous price, head over to Luxbet and if you are new to join and deposit, quote the codeword ‘EXTRA400’ to receive DOUBLE your stakes as an exclusive to readers!

2010 Melbourne Cup Odds

Horse Odds*
Shocking 4.40
So You Think 4.80
Manighar 12.00
Americain 14.00
Descarado 15.00
Shoot Out 16.00
Profound Beauty 18.00
Precedence 19.00
Zipping 19.00
Dariana 21.00
Monaco Consul 21.00

*For full market and updates visit Luxbet

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Be...

A.D. Hollindale Stakes 2018 Betting update: Comin’ Through the solid pick

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through remains the firm favourite for the...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Te...

Catchy to head Lindsay Park Team in 2018 Robert Sangster Stakes

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Catchy is set to lead the Lindsay Park Team in the...

Savacool and Sopressa share to...

Savacool and Sopressa share top spot in 2018 Australasian Betting

Last start winners Savacool and Sopressa share the early favouritism in the...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool ...

Victorian filly So Far Sokool included in 2018 J H B Carr Stakes nominations

Victorian filly So Far Sokool is included in the sixteen nominations for the...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field