Melbourne Cup odds are not just pulled out of thin air, and knowing the factors that influence the odds will help you place a smarter bet at online bookies like bookmaker.com.au.
The Melbourne Cup odds will change based on factors such as how horses run in prep races, any injuries the top contenders take, and the weights assigned to each runner. Punters who keep on top of the information can use it to make smarter bets.
The 2013 Melbourne Cup odds will change many times in the lead up to the race, but you will get the best odds by betting early.
Australia’s leading online bookie bookmaker.com.au already have futures Melbourne Cup odds open on the likely entries.
In the pre-nomination Melbourne Cup betting odds the favourites can be found at prices of $20 and over making this a very lucrative way to punt on the world’s richest handicap.
Of course once the 2013 Melbourne Cup nominations are taken in early September the Melbourne Cup odds will become shorter.
Melbourne Cup Odds 2013
Early favourites in the pre-nomination 2013 Melbourne Cup odds you can bet on right now at bookmaker.com.au include:
- Puissance De Lune – (Bet on Puissance De Lune now) – Early favourite for the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 5 November 2013. French import trained by Darren Weir. Won Bendigo Cup by eight lengths, Queen Elizabeth Stakes by five lengths and most recently a dead heat first in the Group 2 Blamey Stakes in their only Autumn start.
- Fiorente – (Bet on Fiorente now) – Trained by Gai Waterhouse and second to Green Moon in the 2012 Melbourne Cup. Finished third in All Aged Stakes during the Autumn and is now spelling for the Spring.
- Sea Moon – (Bet on Sea Moon now) – British import for Lloyd Williams, owner of 2012 winner Green Moon. Yet to race in Australia but has won two Group 2 races in the UK and finished second in the Group 1 Breeders’ Cup in the USA
Melbourne Cup Betting 2013
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You can drastically improve your 2013 Melbourne Cup betting just by choosing to bet online.
If you do not yet have a funded account with an online betting site, you should get one. A good choice is bookmaker.com.au as it has frequent horse racing offers that may refund losing bets under special circumstances or make your wins pay off even bigger.
A great reason to get an online account is getting in on the early 2013 Melbourne Cup odds. Online betting sites offer excellent early odds on the Melbourne Cup, even putting out odds on the full list of nominations. The earliest odds can offer top favourites at over $20 – which you’ll never get on race day.
When you have a feeling about a horse you’ve seen in a lead up race, it’s crazy to wait until race day to place a bet. Smart bettors take advantage of the best Melbourne Cup 2013 odds available, checking out sites like bookmaker.com.au in the lead up to the event.
If you already have an account somewhere, consider joining a new online betting site. Online bookies treat new players very well at Melbourne Cup time, so you may benefit from special offers if you spread some of your Melbourne Cup betting bankroll to another site.
Melbourne Cup Bets 2013
Too many people stick to just win, place or each-way bets when they bet on the Melbourne Cup. It is especially sad to see this on race day when the odds have become ridiculously short. When placing your bet this year, think beyond the 2013 Melbourne Cup odds for a straight-up win bet and consider placing an exotic bet.
True, it is harder to accurately pick a quinella, exacta, Melbourne Cup trifecta, or box bet. However, the upshot of these bets is that they pay much more than a standard win bet.
Try betting online if you think that placing a Melbourne Cup 2013 exotic bet is too difficult. Online betting sites are designed with ease of use in mind, and most beginners understand how online betting interfaces work within a couple of minutes.