There is just a couple of hours to go until the Melbourne Cup 2014 takes centre stage at Flemington Racecourse so it is time to get your Melbourne Cup quinella bets down.
This year’s $6.2 million Group 1 Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) runs as Flemington Race 7 at 3:00pm (AEDT) and there are 22 horses left in contention.
Favourite in the Melbourne Cup odds at Ladbrokes.com.au is Japanese-trained Caulfield Cup winner Admire Rakti now out to $6 and on the drift with money coming in for a number of his rivals.
The second best in betting at $7 is then Caulfield Cup third placegetter Lucia Valentina who was brave in defeat and getting in with a better barrier (2) and easy 53kg lightweight today.
The Melbourne Cup quinella is when you back the first two horses over the finishing line after the grueling two mile clash, in any order.
So if you have your top two selections but are unsure who will come up the Melbourne Cup winner and the Melbourne Cup runner-up, the quinella Melbourne Cup betting option at Ladbrokes.com.au is the way to go.
Races.com.au Melbourne Cup 2014 Quinella Tip
#3 Fawkner ($7.50) – Lloyd Williams is the owner of this Robert Hickmott-trained galloper and he boasts four previous Melbourne Cup trophies. This Reset seven-year-old has been set for the race, won last year’s Caulfield Cup, this year’s Caulfield Stakes and was runner-up last time out in the Cox Plate. Form should hold, on fire, gets a gun barrier jumping from eight and Nicholas Hall rides.
#22 Lucia Valentina ($7) – She ran a luckless third as the beaten Caulfield Cup favourite last time out, the Caulfield Cup producing more Melbourne Cup winners in the past 30 years than any other race. She’ll be better from an inside alley today and meets her last start conqueror 5.5kg better in the weights.
Whichever two horses you best fancy to run one-two in the Melbourne Cup finishing order this afternoon make sure you head to Ladbrokes.com.au where if you’re keen to try predicting the first seven for a $1 Megafecta punt you can clean up with a $10 million payout!