Race Day Melbourne Cup Odds 2023 Update: Absurde Market Mover

November 7, 2023

Race Day Melbourne Cup Odds 2023 Update: Absurde Market Mover

Star internationally-performed jockey Zac Purton gets his shot at a maiden Melbourne Cup success partnering the early market mover, Absurde, in the $8.41 million feature this afternoon at Flemington.

Zac Purton

Zac Purton partners the Willie Mullins-trained raider Absurde who is the 2023 Melbourne Cup market mover. Photo: Steve Hart.

The 163rd edition of the world’s richest handicap will light up headquarters in Victoria at 3:00pm (AEDT) today and below we take a look at the Melbourne Cup 2023 betting market movers and shakers.

Australian-born, Hong Kong-based Purton is in town for the carnival and will ride one of the four international raiders in this year’s Melbourne Cup field.

The fellow Mullins-trained Vauban is a long-time favourite at a current quote of $4.40 to salute from barrier three with Ryan Moore aboard the galloper first-up down under.

Vauban is the easing favourite however out from $3.40 at final acceptance time.

Despite the drift, Vauban continues to have the highest percentage of hold with Ladbrokes.com.au, currently at 18.46 per cent including one bet for $20,000 @ $4.20.

Stablemate Absurde, who won his way into the two-mile classic via an impressive Ebor Handicap win with more weight, has been steadily backed for the upset.

He could be found as long as $23 earlier but has had his Melbourne Cup odds slashed to $10 at time of publish through Ladbrokes.com.au.

No. 7 Absurde is the early Melbourne Cup betting market mover in from $23 to $10

The largest bet taken on Absurde through Ladbrokes.com.au was for $15,384.62 @ $14.

Other runners to notably firm in the Melbourne Cup markets as the punters hunt for the value include Right You Are ($81 into $31) who is one from the five-strong Maher/Eustace contingent, his stablemate Ashrun ($41 into $26) to be ridden by three-time winning hoop Kerrin McEvoy, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Military Mission ($46 into $21), and his stablemate Serpentine ($61 into $35) who is the sole remaining hope for owner Lloyd Williams to secure his incredible eighth victory.

Punters meanwhile have seemed to shy away from back-to-back wins by Gold Trip who has eased out notably from $4.40 to $7.50 to successfully defend his title with the 58.5kg top-weight from gate two with James McDonald coming aboard.

Still he holds 11.28 per cent with Ladbrokes.com.au second only to Vauban.

Gold Trip has eased out from $4.40 to $7.50 at time of publish to go back-to-back in the Melbourne Cup results

Click here for the latest Melbourne Cup odds online courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2023 Melbourne Cup Betting Market Movers

No. 2 Alenquer – $51 into $41

No. 7 Absurde – $23 into $10

No. 8 Right You Are – $81 into $31

No. 11 Ashrun – $41 into $26

No. 12 Daqiansweet Junior – $101 into $81

No. 13 Okita Soushi – $71 into $51

No. 14 Sheraz – $126 into $101

No. 15 Lastotchka – $26 into $19

No. 17 Military Mission – $46 into $21

No. 18 Serpentine – $61 into $35

No. 20 More Felons – $31 into $26

No. 21 Future History – $27 into $19

No. 24 True Marvel – $151 into $101

All Melbourne Cup odds quoted are provided by Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change.


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