Marmelo Firms in 2017 Melbourne Cup Betting

October 23, 2017

Marmelo Firms in 2017 Melbourne Cup Betting

The Caulfield Cup results have seen a couple of big moves in Melbourne Cup 2017 betting on the two mile classic including Marmelo shooting into co-favouritism after huge run over the weekend.

Single Gaze

Caulfield Cup runner-up Single Gaze is one of the big firmers in futures 2017 Melbourne Cup betting. Photo: Steve Hart.

Hughie Morrison’s British raider ran blistering late sectionals, the best of the race, for his fast-finishing sixth behind shock winner Boom Time in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

Ridden by Hugh Bowman, who is on Winx for her shot at a record-equalling third Ladbrokes Cox Plate win this Saturday, Duke Of Marmalade stallion Marmelo ran the ideal trial for the Group 1 $6.2 million Emirates Melbourne Cup (3200m) on Tuesday November 7.

The five-year-old was always going to be improving over the two miles of the Melbourne Cup and the outstanding Caulfield Cup performance first-up over the mile and a half proved that.

The international was near last coming around the turn for home on Saturday, flashing down the outside to dead heat for sixth with Abbey Marie only 2.7 lengths off the surprise Lindsay Park-trained Caulfield Cup champion Boom Time.

Marmelo won the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay Stakes (3000m) in France this August and is now the equal $6.50 top fancy in Melbourne Cup betting at with the defending champion Almandin.

Bowman however is yet to confirm his Melbourne Cup ride in 2017, despite having this to say about Marmelo post-Caulfield Cup.

“Excellent performance. He’s right on track for the Melbourne Cup,” the hoop said.

Caulfield Cup winner Boom Time, who saluted at $51, has also firmed notably in the all-in Melbourne Cup odds from triple-figures to $34.

Beaten Caulfield Cup favourite Johannes Vermeer was far from disgraced on the quick back-up running one and a half lengths third, the Nick Olive-trained mare Single Gaze splitting the trifecta.

The hoops of the two placegetters, Kathy O’Hara and Ben Melham respectively, along with Chad Schofield aboard another Lindsay Park runner Harlem (8th) all copped careless riding suspensions.

Apprentice Ben Allen is also out for 10 meetings for a breach of the whip rules, exceeding the limit six times before the 100m mark aboard fourth placed Lord Fandango.

Aidan O’Brien’s Irish-trained Johannes Vermeer is also being kept safe in Melbourne Cup futures markets at $11 despite concerns about how the Galileo stallion will see out 3200m.

Not A Single Doubt mare Single Gaze ran the race of her life for second in the Caulfield Cup finishing order, improving on her fourth place efforts in the Underwood Stakes and Ladbrokes Stakes this time in.

She has come into $26 for the ‘race that stops a nation’ and O’Hara believes the mare is a genuine chance looking ahead to the Melbourne Cup.

“When I hit the front I thought for a second I was going well enough to win. She was massive and we can look forward to the Melbourne Cup,” she said.

Check out the updated Melbourne Cup 2017 odds on the best out of the Caulfield Cup results online now at

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