The buzz and excitement of Melbourne Cup 2012 day has finally arrived and at Races.com.au we are here to give punters the best information from all angles.
We have been lucky enough to obtain betting information from top Australian bookie bookmaker.com.au to bring you an insight into the Melbourne Cup from a bookmaker’s perspective.
This information has been drawn from the bookmaker.com.au “win only market”, excluding multiples, exotics and doubles as of 8pm on Monday November 5.
As of Monday night the total Melbourne Cup hold was $848,015 and as it stands French star Americain is the worst result for the bookies with $206,112 being held on the 2010 winner.
If the veteran stayer can emulate the feat of the great Peter Pan and become just the second horse in history to win two Melbourne Cups in non-consecutive years, bookmaker.com.au punters stand to collect more than $1.4 million, leaving the bookies $619,502 short.
The next worst result for the bookies would be Lexus Stakes winner Kelinni who is holding more than $1.08 million and can make the bookies pay to the tune of $236,749.
Local hope Lights Of Heaven is also a bookie’s nightmare with more than $1.05 million of bets placed and the book set to be $211,000 worse off should the Peter Moody-trained mare salute.
The bookies will be hoping Luca Cumani again heads back to Newmarket without a Melbourne Cup title with his pair Mount Athos and My Quest For Peace both losing results for bookmaker.com.au.
My Quest For Peace (hold $48,000) will see punters collect over $955,00 and the bookies go down $107,447 while a Mount Athos (hold $114,381) win would leave the bookies $17,849 out of pocket.
The bookies will be gunning for American import Winchester as an upset victory from the John Sadler-trained entire is set to see the bookies be $723,648 in the black.
They’ll also be cheering for Gai Waterhouse to collect her first Melbourne Cup title with her import a great result for the book to the tune of $689,000.
Other top results for the book include Australian-bred gelding Niwot ($682,955), Moody-trained import Voila Ici ($664,255) and four-year old Zabeelionaire ($585,887).
|Runner||Hold||Latest Odds*||Take Out||Bookie Position|
|4. Red Cadeaux||43,872||9.00||440,914||407,101|
|6. Voila Ici||2,234||151.00||183,760||664,255|
|8. Mount Athos||114,381||7.00||865,864||-17,849|
|12. Galileo’s Choice||16,443||15.00||373,421||474,595|
|13. Glencadam Gold||28,056||41.00||635,188||212,827|
|14. Green Moon||26,040||18.00||386,426||461,589|
|17. My Quest For Peace||47,797||17.00||955,462||-107,447|
|19. Tac De Boistron||4,855||71.00||360,532||487,483|
|20. Lights Of Heaven||38,914||18.00||1,059,239||-211,224|
|22. Unusual Suspect||1,826||201.00||542,724||305,291|
Estimate of Melbourne Cup hold as at 8pm Monday 5th November. Win only market, excluding multibets, doubles and exotics.
* Latest odds at time of publication.