Melbourne Cup 2012 From the Bookie’s Perspective

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).

So now armed with some crucial information, head to bookmaker.com.au to back your winner at great odds and take advantage of their $400 bonus bet offer for new customers.

Runner Hold Latest Odds* Take Out Bookie Position
1. Dunaden 99,102 7.00 821,556 26,460
2. Americain 206,112 7.50 1,467,517 -619,502
3. Jakkalberry 8,238 71.00 467,918 380,097
4. Red Cadeaux 43,872 9.00 440,914 407,101
5. Winchester 2,535 51.00 124,367 723,648
6. Voila Ici 2,234 151.00 183,760 664,255
7. Cavalryman 9,685 31.00 377,134 470,881
8. Mount Athos 114,381 7.00 865,864 -17,849
9. Sanagas 4,456 51.00 235,633 612,382
10. Ethiopia 33,990 21.00 768,854 79,161
11. Fiorente 5,510 41.00 159,129 688,886
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
15. Maluckyday 21,159 15.00 415,351 432,664
16. Mourayan 15,331 26.00 516,500 331,515
17. My Quest For Peace 47,797 17.00 955,462 -107,447
18. Niwot 3,381 61.00 165,060 682,955
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
21. Precedence 3,949 101.00 504,880 343,135
22. Unusual Suspect 1,826 201.00 542,724 305,291
23. Zabeelionaire 5,922 51.00 262,128 585,887
24. Kelinni 42,893 21.00 1,084,764 -236,749
Dead Hold 61,334 848,015
Total Hold 848,015

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.