Melbourne Cup odds are some of the most sought after racing markets in the world with the ‘race that stops’ a nation running at Flemington Racecourse of the first Tuesday of November each year.
The 2016 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.
2016 Melbourne Cup Odds
The current Melbourne Cup futures odds following 2016 Melbourne Cup first declarations are listed below.
The next round of 2016 Melbourne Cup betting and odds will be updated when second acceptances close on October 24.
The 2016 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 2016 Melbourne Cup nominations are taken in early September the Melbourne Cup odds will become shorter.
Melbourne Cup Odds 2016
Early favourites in the pre-nomination 2016 Melbourne Cup odds you can bet on right now at Ladbrokes.com.au include:
- Hartnell ($6) – John O’Shea-trained galloper who ran away with the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington last time out and heads towards a Cox Plate run against Winx on October 22. If all goes well in that he will back-up in the Melbourne Cup, out to improve on his 15th in the two mile classic last year.
- Bondi Beach ($9) – Aidan O’Brien-trained Irish raider and the best fancied of four-time Melbourne Cup winning owner Lloyd Williams. Finished six lengths away 16th to Prince Of Penzance last year and has been racing well around the mile and a half in Europe this campaign.
- Jameka ($11) – Ciaron Maher-trained mare is targeting the Spring Cups double with the Caulfield Cup first on the agenda. She won the Crown Oaks last Cup Carnival and is doing plenty right this time in, looking a big lightweight Cup hope.