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 Ladbrokes.com.au.
The 2014 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.
2014 Melbourne Cup Odds
The 2014 Melbourne Cup odds will change many times in the lead up to the race, but you will get the best odds by betting early.
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 2014 Melbourne Cup nominations are taken in early September the Melbourne Cup odds will become shorter.
Melbourne Cup Odds 2014
Early favourites in the pre-nomination 2014 Melbourne Cup odds you can bet on right now at Ladbrokes.com.au include:
- Puissance De Lune – (Bet on Puissance De Lune) – Early favourite for the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 4 November 2014. 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) – 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) – 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 2014
Betting is currently available on the Melbourne Cup First Declarations.
|-||Horse||Trainer||Ballot||Weight (Penalty)||Hcp Rating||Odds|
|1||DUNADEN (FR)||Mikel Delzangles||1||58.5kg||1||26.00|
|2||GREEN MOON (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||2||57.5kg||116||21.00|
|3||RED CADEAUX (GB)||Ed Dunlop||4||56.5kg||3||41.00|
|4||SEA MOON (GB)||Robert Hickmott||5||56.5kg||113||16.00|
|5||IT’S A DUNDEEL (NZ)||Murray Baker||3||56kg||116||41.00|
|6||MANIGHAR (FR)||Peter G Moody||6||56kg||113||251.00|
|7||BROWN PANTHER (GB)||Tom Dascombe||13||55kg||4.5||31.00|
|8||FIORENTE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||9||55kg||112||5.50|
|9||FORETELLER (GB)||Chris Waller||14||55kg||112||51.00|
|10||DANDINO (GB)||Marco Botti||17||54.5kg||5||7.00|
|12||MOURAYAN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||19||54.5kg||110||61.00|
|13||PUISSANCE DE LUNE (IRE)||Darren Weir||20||54.5kg||111||11.00|
|14||SANGSTER (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||16||54.5kg||110||201.00|
|15||SEVILLE (GER)||Robert Hickmott||21||54.5kg (1.0kg)||107||21.00|
|16||SUPER COOL||Mark Kavanagh||7||54.5kg||113||41.00|
|17||MASKED MARVEL (GB)||Robert Hickmott||26||54kg||108||18.00|
|18||MOUNT ATHOS (IRE)||Luca Cumani||24||54kg||5.5||12.00|
|19||ROYAL EMPIRE (IRE)||Saeed Bin Suroor||25||54kg||5.5||21.00|
|20||VOLEUSE DE COEURS (IRE)||Michael Moroney||8||54kg||4||16.00|
|21||WALDPARK (GER)||Anthony Freedman||27||54kg||109||101.00|
|22||GLENCADAM GOLD (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||29||53.5kg||6||101.00|
|24||MR MOET||Adam Durrant||32||53.5kg||108||61.00|
|25||SIMENON (IRE)||William Mullins||31||53.5kg||107||21.00|
|28||JET AWAY (GB)||David Hayes||57=||53kg||106||13.00|
|29||KELINNI (IRE)||Chris Waller||33||53kg||109||61.00|
|30||MORIARTY (IRE)||Chris Waller||35||53kg||6.5||21.00|
|31||MY QUEST FOR PEACE (IRE)||Peter G Moody||34||53kg||106||101.00|
|32||VEREMA (FR)||Alain de Royer Dupre||18||53kg||5||15.00|
|33||BRIGANTIN (USA)||Pat Carey||37||52.5kg||104||201.00|
|34||FORGOTTEN VOICE (IRE)||Nicky Henderson||38||52.5kg||7||41.00|
|36||MR O’CEIRIN (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||36||52.5kg (0.5kg)||103||41.00|
|37||SILENT ACHIEVER (NZ)||Roger James||22||52.5kg||112||51.00|
|38||IBICENCO (GER)||Peter G Moody||40||52kg||103||51.00|
|39||JULIENAS (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||39||52kg||7.5||81.00|
|40||KESAMPOUR (FR)||Peter G Moody||60||52kg||101||51.00|
|41||PRECEDENCE (NZ)||Bart & James Cummings||42||52kg||102||151.00|
|42||QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ)||John Sargent||28||52kg||106||251.00|
|43||ROYAL DESCENT||Chris Waller||11||52kg||107||NA*|
|44||SNEAK A PEEK (ITY)||Peter G Moody||41||52kg||7.5||81.00|
|45||MASSIYN (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||44||51.5kg||100||81.00|
|46||TUSCAN FIRE||Dan O’Sullivan||43||51.5kg||102||151.00|
|47||DEAR DEMI||Clarry Conners||23||51kg||104||31.00|
|48||POLISH KNIGHT (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||45||51kg||8.5||251.00|
|49||TRES BLUE (IRE)||Gai Waterhouse||10||51kg||4.5||21.00|
|50||ARALDO (GB)||Michael Moroney||49||50.5kg (0.5kg)||90||61.00|
|51||GRIS CARO (GB)||Jake Stephens||62=||50.5kg||95||151.00|
|53||MOTIVADO (GB)||David Hayes||53||50.5kg||93||NA*|
|54||PRINCE CHERI (FR)||David Vandyke||62=||50.5kg||9||61.00|
|55||TREMEC (NZ)||John P Thompson||50||50.5kg||100||301.00|
|56||BASS STRAIT (NZ)||David Hayes||64=||50kg||89||101.00|
|57||CARAVAN ROLLS ON (GB)||Peter Chapple-Hyam||64=||50kg||9.5||61.00|
|58||CHARLESTON LADY (GB)||David Vandyke||64=||50kg||9.5||401.00|
|59||GARUD (IRE)||Michael Moroney||64=||50kg||85||151.00|
|60||GHOST PROTOCOL (IRE)||Paul Perry||64=||50kg||9.5||401.00|
|61||GOLDONI (IRE)||David Hayes||56||50kg||89||301.00|
|62||HIPPOPUS (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||51||50kg||9||201.00|
|63||KINGDOMS (NZ)||John O’Shea||46||50kg||8.5||71.00|
|64||LET’S MAKE ADEAL||Nigel Blackiston||54||50kg||90||101.00|
|65||OASIS BLOOM||Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison||61||50kg||98||126.00|
|66||OPINION (IRE)||Chris Waller||64=||50kg||9.5||NA*|
|67||RUSCELLO (IRE)||Ed Walker||64=||50kg||78||151.00|
|69||TALENT SHOW||Graeme Ballantyne||48||50kg||99||401.00|
|70||TREVIERES (FR)||Markus Nigge||64=||50kg||99||61.00|
|71||VAQUERA (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||55||50kg||9.5||151.00|
|72||WHY NOT (GER)||David Hayes||64=||50kg||84||201.00|
Note all odds are ante-post. Correct at time of publication and subject to change.
NA* no odds available for horses that are confirmed non-starters.
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Melbourne Cup Bets 2014
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 2014 Melbourne Cup odds for a straight-up win bet and consider placing an exotic bet.
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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.